5 Romantic Things to do in Gainesville on Valentine’s Day

The most romantic day of the year is upon us! Valentine’s Day is here and for me, it’s a day to celebrate LOVE! Not just love for your significant other, but love for all the important people in your life.

I’ve rounded up some of the most romantic things to do in Gainesville on Valentine’s Day, and these aren’t just for couples. Whether you want to do something fun with your significant other, best friends or event your parents, any one of these activities would be super fun!

Book A Weekend Staycation At Sweetwater Branch Inn

I may be slightly biased (since I work at and am getting married at Sweetwater Branch Inn) but this is the most romantic hotel in Gainesville. The beautiful rooms, the magical gardens and its location right downtown makes Sweetwater the perfect spot for a romantic staycation! Click here to check it out!

Enjoy A Night Of Dance With Loveland

Dance Alive National Ballet is performing Loveland, a collection of beautifully choreographed dances that revolve around the theme of love, on Valentine’s Day at the Phillips Center. Click here to purchase tickets for this super romantic evening!

Experience An Evening Of Culture and Art

The 11th Annual Cinema Verde International Environmental Film and Arts Festival is happening February 13-16 at the Heartwood Soundstage. If you’re looking to get out and do something unique, this is a great opportunity! There are 46 films from 12 countries, plus food trucks and drinks so you can make a whole night out of it!

Try Beer and Donuts at Swamp Head Brewery

Swamp Hear Brewery is offering Valentine’s Day Beer and Mini Donut Pairings starting at 5pm on the 14th. This is a combination I never knew I needed and it sounds like a great event to go to with a group of friends! The Flight sets include three 5-oz beers with three coordinating mini donuts for $14.

Get Dinner and a Show at The Keys

If you’re looking for a one-stop shop on Valentine’s Day, you can enjoy yummy food and live music at The Keys Grill & Piano Bar. They’re serving up aspecial Valentine’s Day menu and a having a dueling piano show. Celebration Pointe also has a movie theatre, so you could have a whole evening of fun!




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