Celebrate Valentine’s Day with these staycation deals

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, local tourism leaders are promoting a handful of deals perfectly designed for both visitors and county residents looking for a romantic getaway.

Discover The Palm Beaches, Palm Beach County’s official tourism marketing arm, has put together a list of Valentine’s Day deals and packages that visitors and residents can enjoy.

The list includes underwater expeditions, outdoor outings and hotel packages. Here are the featured promotions:

photo provided
photo provided


Show that special someone you care by strapping on some flippers and hitting the water hand-in-hand. The closet place in North America to the Gulf Stream current, The Palm Beaches’ reefs are home to an abundance of diverse marine life in clear and warm water, making it a tropical paradise for snorkelers and scuba divers to access world-class diving without leaving the Continental US. The Palm Beaches is also home to 151 artificial reefs, which provide a fascinating experience for divers. This includes 45 scuttled ships and the storied cargo-ship, Ana Cecilia, which was recently sunk off Lake Worth Inlet in July 2016.

Diving cost per couple: $100 +tax (private guide for 2)

Snorkeling cost per couple: $30 (mask, fins, snorkel set)

Location: Jim Abernethy’s Scuba Adventures, 216 North Federal Highway, Lake Park, FL 33403

Phone: (561) 842-6356; Website: www.scuba-adventures.com

Grab your champagne glass and partner, and experience why The Palm Beaches has been dubbed the “Winter Equestrian Capital of the World”. Sit back and watch the game of kings during a champagne-filled Sunday Brunch on the Lilly Pulitzer Patio at The Pavilion.

Cost per couple: $60 (stadium seating); $280 (Sunday Brunch Verdana seating)

Location: International Polo Club Palm Beach, 3667 120th Avenue South, Wellington, FL 33414

Phone: (561) 204-5687 | (561) 282-5334 | (561) 784-3993; Website: www.ipc.coth.com

Couples who ‘safari’ together, stay together! Test each other’s limits with a drive through this destination’s very own safari kingdom. Over 900 WILD animals including lions, giraffes and rhinos live in Palm Beach County’s backyard and inhabit its four-mile drive-through safari. Couples may also opt for a walk-through safari experience, and with animal displays, encounters and feeding experiences, this adventure will be sure to make this Valentine’s Day one to remember.

Cost per couple: $70 (regular admission); $180 (special guided photo tour)

Location: Lion Country Safari, 2003 Lion Country Safari Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33470

Phone: (561) 793-1084 | (561) 793-9603; Website: www.lioncountrysafari.com



Flalger Museum (photo provided)
Flalger Museum (photo provided)

Take a Step Back in Time at the Henry Morrison Flagler MuseumAs a wedding gift to his bride, Henry Flagler built Whitehall, a 75-room, 100,000-square- foot Gilded Age mansion. The couple used the home as a winter retreat. Today, Whitehall remains one of America’s most romantic destinations. This Valentine’s Day, enjoy the elegance and allure of this historic gem with a special Gilded Age style Tea-for-Two in the Café des Beaux-Arts with your other half. Every Tea-for-Two package includes admission to the Museum, Valentine’s Day rose, keepsake photo, a small box of Whitehall Gourmet Chocolates, and a $10 gift card to the Museum Store.  Advance purchase is recommended. To purchase tickets by phone please call (561) 655-2833 or purchase online. The cost is $80 per couple for Museum Members, includes tax and gratuity, and $120 per couple for non-members, and includes Museum admission, tax and gratuity.

Cost Per Couple: $80 per couple for Museum Members, includes tax and gratuity, and $120 per couple for non-members, and includes Museum admission, tax and gratuity.

Address: The Flagler Museum, One Whitehall Way, Palm Beach, FL 33480

Phone: (561) 655-2833

URL: http://www.flaglermuseum.us

Valentine Toast at the Top at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum – Romance is in the air. Literally. Propose to your Valentine at the top of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, or share a lovely view with that special someone during this annual tradition, started by Jupiter pioneers Harry and Susan DuBois. For just $50, couples can enjoy 15 minutes of romantic twilight and champagne for two. This event is for couples only. Two couples will aloft at a time. Weddings are not permitted at this event. Time slots available for RSVP are February 13 and February 14, 2017 only, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Attendees must RSVP in advance by phone 561-747-8380 x101.

Cost Per Couple: $50 for 15 minutes of romantic twilight and champagne for two

Address: Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter, FL 33469

Phone: (561) 747-8380 | (561) 575-3292

URL: http://www.jupiterlighthouse.org

Steve Lawrence Sings Sinatra: A Musical Tribute To The Man And His Music – Steve Lawrence is best known as partner to his wife, Eydie Gormé, in the former pop duo Steve and Eydie, which opened for Frank Sinatra on his Diamond Jubilee World Tour in 1990-1991. After he retired, Sinatra gave Lawrence a book of arrangements, which he used to record Steve Lawrence Sings Sinatra: A Musical Tribute to the Man and His Music. Lawrence honors his longtime friend with a heartfelt Valentine’s Day performance. Treat your love to this heart-felt performance this February 14, 2017 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $25.

Cost Per Couple: $50 ($25 per ticket)

Address: Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Phone: (561) 832-7469 | (561) 833-3901 | (800) 572-8471

URL: http://www.kravis.org/



The pool at the Chesterfield (photo provided)
The pool at the Chesterfield (photo provided)

Sweetheart Package at The Chesterfield Palm Beach – Valid through April 30, 2017, this package will put you in the mood for easy-going togetherness as you share a Florida vacation and quality time together. Enjoy a stay in one of the luxuriously appointed room or suite, a welcome gift upon arrival, a romantic dinner for two with wine in the evening, live entertainment in the Leopard Lounge and Restaurant, a glass of champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries at turndown, continental breakfast for two and more. Prices begin at $470 per night, excluding tax and gratuities and are based on double occupancy. This package is subject to availability.

Cost Per Couple: Rates from $470 per night

Address: The Chesterfield Palm Beach, 363 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach, FL 33480

Phone: (561) 659-5800 | (561) 659-6707 | (800) 243-7871

URL: https://www.chesterfieldpb.com

“Be My Valentine” package at the Hilton West Palm Beach – Stay between January 1, 2017 through March 31, 2017 for a romantic retreat in a one-bedroom suite with a five-night stay, couples massage at Anushka Spa, a cabana for two days, picnic basket with goodies to enjoy a day at the beach when you use the “p8” booking code. Booking dates from now through March 26. A seven-day cancellation is required. Rates start at $319.

Cost Per Couple: Rates from $319 per night

Address: Hilton West Palm Beach, 600 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Phone: (561) 231-6000

URL: http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/florida/hilton-west-palm-beach-PBIWPHH/index.html

A Suite-Heart Spa Retreat at the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa – Sweep your sweetheart off their feet with the sweeping ocean views and palm-fringed sands this Valentine’s Day. The resort’s Ultimate Spa Retreat pampers couples with a 50-minute spa treatment at SiSpa and access to all spa facilities, including steam room, heated marble beds, relaxation room with hot tea bar, private whirlpool, and waterfall showers. Rates start at $539 per night. Reservations can be made online or by calling 561-340-1700. This offer is valid through March 28, 2017.

Cost Per Couple: Rates start at $539 per night

Address: Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa, 3800 North Ocean Drive, Singer Island, FL 33404

Phone: (561) 340-1700 | (561) 340-1725

URL: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/pbisg-palm-beach-marriott-singer-island-beach-resort-and-spa/



Valentine’s Day Dinner at The Chesterfield’s Leopard Lounge and Restaurant – Rendezvous with your special someone at The Leopard Lounge and Restaurant during this special Valentine’s Day four-course dinner, followed by live entertainment and dancing. A red rose is the hotel’s gift to ladies at the end of the evening. Dinner will be held from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. The cost of dinner is $275 for two (plus tax and gratuity). Reservations are required by calling (561) 659-5800 ext.154. Make your Valentine’s Day even more special by combining this offer with the Sweetheart package.

Cost Per Couple: $275 for dinner for two

Address: The Chesterfield Palm Beach, 363 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach, FL 33480

Phone: (561) 659-5800

URL: https://www.chesterfieldpb.com/food-and-drink/the-leopard-lounge-restaurant

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