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Adventure, Culture and Entertainment Set the Scene for Romance in Jacksonville

From the shores of her white sandy beaches, to the twinkling lights of downtown’s entertainment hub, if you are looking for romance in Jacksonville you are sure to find it… and maybe a little adventure too.

Seek new heights with A Hot Air Balloon Ride over J-ville’s expansive geography and see the city from a whole new perspective with the one you love. While you are fulfilling romantic fantasies go horseback riding on the beach with Kelly Seahorse Ranch in Amelia Island. Take your adventure further out to sea with a charter on Now and Zen Private Charters where you determine the destination.

Looking to break out of your comfort zone and learn something new? At Publix Aprons Cooking School brush up on the basics or dig deep in some technique and learn if the quickest way to your lover’s heart is truly through their stomach.

When you are ready for some entertainment visit historic venues like the Florida Theatre and Alhambra Theatre & Dining who continue to reinvent themselves as go-to destinations in the modern world.

Whether it’s a cultural experience, learning something new, or fulfilling a life-long fantasy, these essential Jacksonville destinations are sure to impress any date. Put these great spots on your bucket list and see how many you can check off as you get to know the Bold New City of the South, and your date a whole new light.

Sweet Pete's Candy
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If you are looking to sweeten up your romance then take your date to Jacksonville's candy wonderland, Sweet Pete's. At Sweet Pete's you can reserve a space at the Dessert Bar and enjoy cupcakes, old fashioned milk shakes, cookies, brownies and...  Read More



The Florida Theatre is one of the few remaining historic theatre's still operating in Jacksonville. Established in 1927, throughout the years the Florida Theatre's stage has displayed the likes of pop super stars like Diana Ross, John Legend,...  Read More



They say that the surest way to your lovers heart is through their stomach. If that's truly the case then picking up some new skills in the kitchen is sure to bring you closer together. At Aprons Cooking School you and your date can learn the...  Read More



For the perfect occasion to get dressed up and enjoy Broadway quality entertainment and a fine dining culinary experience bring your date to Alhambra Theatre & Dining. As one of Jacksonville's landmark entertainment venues, the Alhambra's...  Read More

Atlantic Beach


Escape the stressors of this world and unwind together at the Spa at One Ocean Resort. Arrive early with your date and let your cares slip away as you wrap yourself in a luxurious robe and find a moment to let it all go in the tranquil...  Read More



Sail away into the sunset with the one you love with Now and Zen Sailing Charters. Cruising the waters of the St. Johns river in the 42' Manta catamaran is not only romantic, it's a unique perspective of the city you may not have seen before....  Read More



Feel the sea breeze sweep through your hair as your splash through the surf on horseback with Kelly Seahorse Ranch in Amelia Island State Park. Check this iconic fantasy off your bucket list with the one you love and take in the beauty of sea,...  Read More



What better place to romance the one you love than at Jacksonville's newest icon, Cowford Chophouse? Setting a fresh standard for culinary sophistication in its historic downtown abode. Every detail of Cowford's two story restaurant, rooftop...  Read More



If your love has no bounds then take it sky high with A Hot Air Balloon Ride. Let award winning pilot David Fuller navigate you through the clouds in an experience of a lifetime. Each ride begins with a celebratory mimosa or beverage of your...  Read More

Amelia Island


Delight even the most sophisticated foodie with an evening to remember at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island's AAA Five Diamond Award winner Salt. Reserve well in advance the "Seat in the Kitchen", a special room inside the kitchen where guests can...  Read More


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Jacksonville, FL based Amy West is the creator of, a travel and lifestyle brand including TV show "Like Love Want Need".

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