Valentine’s Day Ideas in Lower Alabama

Did you know that Valentine’s Day is the second most popular holiday right behind Christmas? Yes, the holiday commonly associated with love is runner up to the birth of our Lord. You want to do something special but what can you do in Lower Alabama that doesn’t involve biscuits and mud riding? Don’t worry, there’s plenty to do down here to celebrate Valentine’s Day (note: may or may not involve biscuits).

The common things we associate with Valentine’s Day are decadent chocolate covered strawberries, a bottle of wine and….cheese? What? Just me? The Cheese Cottage gets it because they are offering an exclusive couples event Valentine’s Day evening. Select a bottle of wine and let the folks at The Cheese Cottage do the rest! Accompanying your wine will be a chocolate covered strawberries, a cheese board and other appetizing accouterments.  

The Mobile Big Band Society will hold its annual Dinner and Dance on Valentine’s Day night. Get down to the sounds of swing while enjoying dinner and drinks. But leave the Crocs at home because the clothing code is “dressy”.

Sure, you can go out to dinner at any basic restaurant, eat the same basic food and just be well, basic this Valentine’s Day (Yawn!). Or you can turn up the heat by visiting NoJa in downtown Mobile. Their romantically lit courtyard delivers the perfect, swoon-worthy ambiance. 

Take your special someone to the nuthouse this Valentine’s Days. Ok, what I mean is, visit Three George’s Candy Shop and Nuthouse on Dauphin Street. The shop has you covered in all things confection. 

Take a stroll along the Mobile Bay at dusk and let the sunset be the backdrop for that (non-annoying) couple’s selfie. Just watch out for the gators. Nothing ruins Valentine’s Day more than an impromptu visit to the ER because your leg got chewed off.

So your significant other isn’t whisking you away on some exotic cruise this Valentine’s Day (sad face). What he can do is take you aboard the Perdido Queen Dinner Cruise for a romantic ride along the coast, no effort required. The paddleboard boat takes cruisers along the Mobile Bay for some of the best sunset views. Don’t worry, they have you covered when it comes to food and booze with a self-serve buffet and a cash bar. 

Say “I Do” all over again at LuLu’s in Gulf Shores. On Saturday, February 9, the eccentric eatery will hold its annual Tropical Re-Union Wedding Vow Renewal Ceremony. There will be champagne, wedding cake, and flowers for the bride. Best of all, and probably your husband’s favorite part, it’s FREE!

Spend Valentine’s Day in grand style at The Grand Hotel  (see what I did there) in Point Clear. The property has many romance inspired amenities including couples massage, cozy fire pits and fine dining restaurants.

Well, I did warn you didn’t I? But who wouldn’t want this for Valentine’s Day? For Chick-fil-A, chicken is the new chocolate! That’s right, miniature scrumptious chicken and biscuits! What more could a gal ask for? Love where you live with the one who means the most to you this Valentine’s Day. Lower Alabama has you covered like chocolate on a strawb

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