A fun winter date night along Scenic Highway 30A

A fun winter date night along Scenic Highway 30A
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With so many things to see and do along Scenic Highway 30A, there’s no shortage of ideas for a great wintertime date night. While we can’t guarantee you’ll have a magical night worthy of a Hallmark or Lifetime holiday rom-com, we can definitely help you set the stage for an awesomely romantic rendezvous. Here are some ideas that are great for a cozy and unique date night when there’s a chill in the air:

Enjoy a great meal at a cozy restaurant

Any of these restaurants are great options for a terrific date night meal. The Scenic Highway 30A area has some of the best restaurants for a date night you’ll find anywhere! One of the oldest and coziest restaurant cottages in the Scenic 30A area is Cafe Tango at Santa Rosa Beach. You can eat on-site or enjoy a chef-prepared meal at home. if you go with the at-home option, all you have to do is heat and serve. It’s an easy way to enjoy a more intimate dinner prepared by a chef. Either way, you’ll enjoy the fresh and local ingredients and Spanish and Mediterranean flavors.

And don’t forget an awesome after-dinner treat! For dessert, we love La Crema Tapas & Chocolate at Rosemary Beach. Enjoy chocolate fondue with apples, bananas, strawberries, pound cafe AND marshmallows! La Crema Latte is a chilled mocha caramel latte poured over vanilla ice cream topped with whipped cream, served with pirouettes, a chocolate chip cookie and dark chocolate. Chocolate overload!

It requires a 15-minute cook time, but the Hot Chocolate Molten Cake at La Crema is fantastic — it’s a mug of molten dark fudge cake that’s crisp on top with hot lava chocolate. Or the appropriately named OMG — a whipped espresso cream sandwiched between two warm triple chocolate chip cookies. Check out all of the other possibilities at this link.

Take a sunset drive, or walk

The Highway 30A area is called scenic for good reason. We have some of the most breathtaking views in the world along Scenic Highway 30A! Take a drive, stopping and strolling along your favorite beach at sunset. There are so many free things to do with a special someone! Need some more date-night ideas? Check out this list.

Enjoy a date afternoon on a bicycle

OK, it’s not exactly date night, but spending an afternoon on a bicycle on a brisk winter afternoon is a great way to enjoy the company of your special someone. Fresh air and sunshine — it doesn’t get much better than this! Head over to Big Daddy’s Bike Shop on Santa Rosa Beach and then go explore one of these awesome trails. They have Full Suspension Mountain Bikes, Carbon and Aluminum Road Bikes, Hybrid Bicycles and Fat Tire Sand Bikes. After all that exertion, you’ll probably get hungry. So grab dinner after your ride at one of these awesome restaurants.

Enjoy a great glass of wine

For couples that enjoy wine, Scenic Highway 30A has a multitude of options. Dinner for two and a bottle of wine for $39.99 and a host of other wine-inspired specials make The Wine Bar a great (and affordable!) option for dinner and wine. You can also take a bottle of your favorite wine and two comfy chairs and head down to the beach for a nice glass of wine and a spectacular sunset.

Find something fun to do

There’s always something fun going on along Highway 30A. Check this handy calendar of events to find something fun to do with your date. Because the weather is so great year-round, you’ll find indoor and outdoor options even in the winter months.

Get some (really great!) ice cream

A visit to Blue Mountain Beach Creamery on Santa Rosa Beach is a great date night option. This family-run enterprise features frozen ice cream, yogurt and sorbet treats. With our mild winters, ice cream is the perfect afternoon or after date-night-meal treat. This is a favorite destination for locals and visitors alike.

Hit the bookstore

You’ll find what you’re looking for at Books-a-Million, located in the Destin Commons. You and your date could purchase the same book and hold a mini book club as your second date, or you and your date could get to know each other by purchasing each other’s favorite book.

With how fast-paced everyone’s lives are becoming, it’s important to slow down and take in moments that someday could become special memories. Reading and looking at books forces you to slow down and take in your surroundings, and that is exactly what your attitude should be on a date, too.

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