Family-friendly hotel packages designed to lure tourists and locals

Looking to take a quick weekend getaway this summer?

Discover The Palm Beaches, the county’s tourism marketing agency, has put together a list of summertime deals and packages that are being offered at local hotels.

(Left to right) Brady Ferguson, 6, Jake Smart, 10, his sister Sarah Smart, 15, and Riley Ferguson, 4, enjoy splashing in the intracoastal waterway in Ocean Inlet Park near the Boynton Inlet on July 11, 2015.  Brady and Riley, from Lake Placid, FL, were visiting Sarah and Jake, who live in Boynton Beach.  (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)
(Left to right) Brady Ferguson, 6, Jake Smart, 10, his sister Sarah Smart, 15, and Riley Ferguson, 4, enjoy splashing in the intracoastal waterway in Ocean Inlet Park near the Boynton Inlet on July 11, 2015. Brady and Riley, from Lake Placid, FL, were visiting Sarah and Jake, who live in Boynton Beach. (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)

Tourism leaders are hoping the promotions entice locals to take a staycation in Palm Beach County.

When Florida’s tourism season enters its slower summer months, local tourism officials and hoteliers shift their marketing efforts to focus on visitors within driving distance of Palm Beach County.

Some of the summer promotions on Discover’s list are offered available only to Florida residents.

Here is the list:

SUMMER HOTEL DEALS
Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa
Bring the family for an adventure that they will never forget with this resort’s Little Loggerhead Package and Explore our Reef Package. Both packages include an oceanfront suite at the AAA Four Diamond-rated resort, fully equipped with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, private balconies, and an in-suite washer and dryer. The Kids Club caters to youngsters ages 4-12 with daily activities customized to ages and interests. On the “menu” are crafts, sports and seasonal adventures from sand art and hair braiding to water balloon games, treasure digs and sea shell expeditions. Sessions are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, with Parent’s Night Out on Fridays and Saturdays, 6 to 10 p.m., including dinner ($45). Plus, on Friday nights at 8 p.m. a Dive-In Movie is shown at the Lagoon Pool on the resort’s big screen. The resort’s condo-style suites make multigenerational family travel a (sea) breeze and a slew of on-site activities, award-winning resort spa and casual to fine dining options. More information can be found online at PalmBeachMarriottResort.com, or by calling 561-340-1700.

  • The Little Loggerhead Package keeps the whole family busy with unlimited non-motorized watersports, tickets for two adults and two children to visit the sea turtles at Loggerhead Marine Life Center with a private tour of the facilities, and participation in the Adopt a Sea Turtle program, where guests will receive a certificate with the name of their adopted sea turtle. A portion of proceeds from the package is donated to Loggerhead Marine Life Center. This offer is valid May through August with prices starting at $284 per night.
  • Adventurous guests ages 10 and older can search for turtles and other marine life with the Explore Our Reef Package, providing guests with snorkel masks and fins to experience the reef located right off the resort’s private beach. While kids enjoy the water, parents receive two signature cocktails upon arrival, and two beach chairs and umbrella daily to relax and unwind. This offer is valid May through August with prices starting at $309 per night.

Delray Beach Marriott Summer Special

Explore the uniqueness of Delray Beach’s quaint shops, local artisans and mouthwatering bistros just steps from the Delray Beach Marriott. Book your stay this summer, and receive breakfast daily and gain access to this Mediterranean oasis featuring a full-service spa, several on-site restaurants, and a resort style pool, all within a short drive visit museums, shopping, and endless outdoor activities. This offer is valid April 1 through September 30, with rates starting at $209.

Summer Savings at The Delray Breakers

Florida residents can save up to 15% off when booking their summer stay at The Delray Breakers. Valid Florida Identification will be required at check in. For those outside of Florida, savings can still be had if they are a AAA, CAA or AARP member. Proof of membership card will be required at check in.

Delray Sands Resort Summer Specials

  • Florida Resident Rate– Enjoy a getaway just a few miles away from home with this Florida Resident deal! Floridians can enjoy discounts off of the best available rates. Call to reserve at 866-790-2198. Offer is subject to availability and valid Florida s\State Identification is required at check-in.  This offer cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion, and is not valid for groups or other contracted rates.
  • Fun in the Sun Package – This summer savings package includes, overnight accommodations, two welcome cocktails, a beach umbrella and breakfast for two adults. This offer is subject to availability and some restrictions do apply. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion, and excludes taxes, gratuities, and resort fees.

West Palm Beach Marriott

Beginning April 1, book your summer stay at West Palm Beach Marriott, where kids eat free all weekend long. Retreat to this oasis in the city, located in the heart of West Palm Beach Florida. With a resort-style pool, farm-to-fork restaurant Bistro 1001, and within less than 1 miles from CityPlace, The Kravis Center for The Performing Arts, and Clematis Street you’re just minutes from museums, unique shopping and family-friendly activities. Rates start at $209 when using code: S4B
SUMMER ATTRACTION & DINING DEALS

Discover The Palm Beaches’ Discover Pass
This family-friendly year-round pass offers savings to up to four of the most popular family attractions in the county, including Fun Depot, Lion Country Safari, Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, and South Florida Science Center and Aquarium. With four different “bundle and save” options, visitors can save off admission prices from two to all four attractions. The pass is available for purchase only at palmbeachfl.com/discover-pass.

Palm Beach County Golf Passport – May 2016 – September 2016
For just a low price of $160, Passports entitle you to one 18-hole round and one small bucket of range balls at each of the Palm Beach County Golf facilities (9-holes at John Prince Golf Learning Center). Passports may be redeemed at any time within the month range designated on the cover. Each passport comes with one “Bonus Coupon.” This bonus coupon can be used at the facility of your choosing.

Flavor Palm Beach

From Tequesta to Boca Raton, savor the flavor of more than 50 local restaurants and bistros during the entire month of September. From surf and turf to burgers and fries, Flavor Palm Beach invites you to enjoy three-course prix fixe lunch and/or dinner options for a great price. A sampling of the 2015 participating restaurants included Avocado Grill, 50 Ocean, BrickTop’s, Kitchen, Meat Market, Josef’s Kitchen, III Forks and Imoto, to name a few.

West Palm Beach Food Tour
If your family enjoys watching Food Network, they’ll love discovering delicious Downtown West Palm Beach on this walking food tour, which combines sightseeing and lunch into one delicious adventure. This summer, save 20% by using the discount code “Family.” This is a three-hour tour, so it’s not recommended for the little ones, but the big kids will be sure to eat it up.

 

 

Deal Alert: What to buy, what to skip in March

A new month brings a new batch of discounts.

The deal-hunting website FatWallet.com says shoppers can expect to find deep discounts on winter clothing this month. You can also expect savings on travel packages, sports gear and older models of electronics.

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“A wide seasonal inventory shift collides with tax refunds, offering March shoppers very timely savings on high-quality personal items,” stated Brent Shelton, online shopping expert for FatWallet.com. “Consumers will find some the lowest prices ever on last year’s winter clothing, electronics, mobile devices and outdoor sports gear this month.”

Here is FatWallet.com’s money-saving list of what to buy this March:

Smartphone Deals:  Following the Mobile World Congress comes news of the new mobile devices for 2016. New Android phones, tablets, wearables and virtual reality technology brings a fire sale of last year’s Android-based models as cell phone brands, and carriers, market discounts to a captive audience during the heavily-watched March Madness. Consumers can save $100s on older smartphones, smartwatches and tablets this month.

Winter Clothing Clearance: A scattered selection of top brand outerwear from stores like REI, Patagonia, Columbia and Land’s End can be found at outlet prices, featuring 50-80 percent off quality thermals, pullovers, coats, boots and high performance outdoor apparel. Big box retailers extend season-ending clearance sales for the home and closet, as well as spring shoe deals featuring up to 50 percent off a variety of running shoe from stores like FinishLine, New Balance Outlet and Nike.

Electronics Deals:  2015 4K TV deals get pushed to clearance following Super Bowl sales as newer 4K technology hits inventory, including 60” or larger 4k TVs priced below $900. Shoppers can also expect to save as much as 40 percent on quality consumer electronics from major retailers featuring deals on last year’s wireless tech such as bluetooth and streaming media devices and a rising demand for smart home tech. Camera enthusiasts know this is a great month to grab some of the best pricing ever on last year’s DSLRs, refurbished camera bodies, zoom lenses and compact digital cameras.

Spring Travel Deals:  Last minute Spring Break packages and March Madness hotel deals trend early this month. Late March launches the beginning of early summer vacation deals and hotel discounts for proactive summer vacation bookers looking to cash in on early summer travel deals and first-come options on location, seating and availability. Luggage deals are also a huge trend this month, offering shoppers some of the best savings of the year on rollers and luggage sets, rivaling Black Friday prices.

Outdoor Sporting Gear:  Winter sports equipment and accessories hit clearance all month, including some of the lowest prices of the year on skiing, hockey, hunting and ice-fishing gear. Last year’s bicycles and accessories see 50 percent or better discounting to make way for newer 2016 models, as will collegiate wear, spring sports gear and apparel for golfers, cyclists, runners and NFL pre-draft and MLB pre-season merchandise.

Try these money-saving tips when shopping on Amazon

With Amazon raising its free shipping minimum for non-Prime members, deal experts say savvy shoppers can find other ways to save when buying from the online retailer.

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Bargain hunter Kyle James, who runs the website Rather-Be-Shopping.com, has put together a list of eight money savings tips to help shoppers find the best deals on Amazon.

James recommends Amazon shoppers reach out to an “chat rep” to get price protection for up to 7 days after the item is delivered.  If you notice the price of your item has dropped, James’ site Rather-Be-Shopping.com says you should reach out to an Amazon rep online and ask for price adjustment,

To monitor Amazon’s prices, James suggests shoppers a bargain shopping websites like CamelCamelCamel.com. The website will email you when Amazon drops its price on an item you are monitoring.

If your an Amazon Prime member, and your package doesn’t arrive on-time,  James says you may be able to get a free 1-month extension of your Prime membership.

Also, James says you should watch for coupons on Amazon’s site. “Most shoppers I talk to have no idea they exist because they’re hard to find on their website,” James said.

Amazon has a special section dedicated to coupons, and James says savvy shoppers can score deals by monitoring the offerings.

To see James’ complete list of Amazon shopping tips, click here.

Born on Feb. 29? Check out this birthday freebie

If you were born on Leap Day, you’re in luck.

Pizza Hut is giving away free pizzas to customers born on Feb. 29.

Anyone who visits a participating Pizza Hut restaurant on Feb. 29 and shows a government-issued photo ID to prove they were born on Leap Day will receive a free, one-topping Personal Pan Pizza for carryout, according to a news release announcing the promotion.

Pizza Hut is test marketing its Skinny Slice pizzas in West Palm Beach and Toledo, Ohio. (Photo/Pizza Hut)
Pizza Hut is test marketing its Skinny Slice pizzas in West Palm Beach and Toledo, Ohio. (Photo/Pizza Hut)

The national restaurant chain will also host a Pizza Party on Feb. 29 in Anthony, Texas, which is known as the “Leap Year Capital of the World.” Since 1988, the town has hosted a birthday festival each Leap Year for people born on Feb. 29.

This year, Pizza Hut plans to offer those at the town’s annual birthday party parade the choice of a free cheese or pepperoni Personal Pan Pizza.

“Pizza Hut has been the site of many, many birthday parties through the years, and since Leaplings only get to celebrate their true birthdays every four years, we wanted to make their day special and help them honor their birthdays in a big way,” said Doug Terfehr, senior director of public relations, Pizza Hut. “To mark the day in an even bigger way, we felt it was only fitting that we bring a pizza party to the Leap Year Capital of the World. We’re excited to spend our extra day in 2016 celebrating the best way we know how: with great-tasting, flavorful Pizza Hut pizza.”

For those not born on Feb. 29, Pizza Hut has a deal for you too. The company points to its $5 Flavor Menu. Pizza Hut said the menu features “a medium one-topping pizza, eight bone-out WingStreet Wings, the Ultimate HERSHEY’S Chocolate Chip Cookie, HERSHEY’S Triple Chocolate Brownie, Tuscani Pasta, a double order of breadsticks or flavor sticks and four 20-oz. Pepsi beverages for just $5 each when ordering two or more.”

 

Presidents’ Day sales: 3 tips to find the best deals

Many retailers have already launched Presidents’ Day sales, offering deep discounting on furniture,
appliances, electronics and spring break travel, according FatWallet.com.

The deal hunting and cash-back shopping website has put together these tips to help maximize your savings this year: holidayshoppingap

  • Leverage Tax Refunds- Look for 6 month 0 percent financing on big-ticket purchases, get it now, and pay it off with no interest when you’re return comes in.
  • Save on Big Purchases- Expect average savings of 20-40 percent off name brand furniture, mattresses, appliances, and electronics, and up to 80 percent off seasonal clearance.
  • Expose Hidden Savings- Look for retailers offering free delivery and haul-away when purchasing very large items like appliances and furniture.

Presidents’ Day sales: What to buy, what to skip

Planning to hit the sales over the three-day holiday weekend?

The deal hunters at Ben’s Bargains have put together this list of what to buy and what to skip this year:

  • Don’t buy Spring Apparel. Spring Apparel lines started rolling out during January, but still aren’t going to be discounted heavily for a couple months. It’s unlikely that consumers will see more than 25 percent off retail prices on Spring clothing.122513 christmas shopping 1
  • Buy  Winter Apparel. Over the entire week leading up to President’s Day, expect discounts up to 80 percent off retail on items like winter coats and cold weather accessories. Look to retailers like REI and Columbia to lead this charge as well as big chains like Macy’s and Kohl’s to participate as well.
  • Don’t buy Patio Furniture. As the warmer months are approaching, patio sets and other types of furniture like outdoor beds will be priced at a premium rather than a discount. It’s also unlikely that consumers will find discounts on last year’s models as inventory has dwindled due to closeouts in November, December and January. The same advice goes for gas grills as well.
  • Buy  Mattresses and Indoor Furniture. As always, President’s Day is fantastic for purchasing a new mattress with discounts reaching as high at 60 percent at major retailers like Sears. In addition, new furniture models are arriving in stores pushing older models off the show floor into the clearance section. Look for discounts between 15 to 25 percent on indoor furniture at major chains.
  • Don’t buy Jewelry. Not surprisingly, jewelry stores are reaping the rewards of Valentine’s Day, the holiday directly preceding President’s Day. Any existing sale will likely be no more than 10 to 20 percent off. Wait until August and September for the best jewelry discounts.
  • Buy Valentine’s Day Candy on President’s Day. Desperate to shift the seasonal shelves to Easter candy as soon as possible, retailers will heavily discount candy and other sweets starting early President’s Day morning. Look for discounts up to 80 percent off retail prices. Complex flower arrangements that didn’t sell on Sunday may also be heavily discounted.
  • Don’t buy Toys for Kids. Toy sales have almost completely dried up after an aggressive holiday shopping season in 2015. While many retailers will have general site-wide sales for President’s Day, toy prices will be at full MSRP and won’t offer the same level of aggressive discounts as November and December.
  • Buy Electronic “Toys”. Of course, adults will be delighted at discounts on electronics such as televisions, smartphones, tablets and laptops. Look for discounts from 25 to 40 percent on last year’s models. This trend will only get more aggressive in March as the Japanese fiscal year comes to a close. However, be aware that inventory dwindles as discounts increase.
  • Don’t buy Luggage. In general, luggage will be at full price on President’s Day, perhaps between 5 to 10 percent off retail. If you really need to replace a set of luggage, look for discounts to kick in around mid-March as new models roll into stores in time for summer travel.
  • Buy Spring Break Travel Deals. Due to the timing of President’s Day. It’s positioned several weeks before most Spring Break holidays around the country. Look for aggressive discounts on both airfare and hotel bookings as well as combined packages from sites like Priceline, Travelocity and Kayak.

Local hotels and hotspots offer Valentine’s Day deals

Looking to take a quick vacation this Valentine’s Day?

Discover The Palm Beaches, the county’s tourism marketing agency, has put together a list of Valentine’s Day deals and packages that are being offered at hotels, restaurants and other tourism generators across the county.

Eau Palm Beach (provided)
Eau Palm Beach (provided)

Tourism leaders are hoping the deals entice locals to celebrate the holiday with a staycation — especially since Valentine’s Day falls on a weekend this year.

Last year, hotel occupancy soared to 97 percent on Valentine’s Day as locals booked rooms and tourists tried to escape the winter weather up north.

Here is Discover The Palm Beaches’ complete list:

Hotel Deals:

Love is a Beach! Romance Package at Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa — Jupiter

Love is in the air the entire month of February at Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa. Surprise your special sweetheart this Valentine’s with a romantic beach escape. Package includes luxurious accommodations, two Welcome Lover’s cocktails served by the Resort’s oceanside fire pit, an indulgent romantic duet massage experience in The Spa and breakfast in bed for two with complimentary mimosas. The package is available the entire month of February, 2016.

Ultimate Romance Package at The Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Resort & Spa – Riviera Beach

Cozy up with your Valentine at this AAA Four Diamond-rated all-suites beach resort with the Ultimate Romance Package. This package includes a Signature Couples Massage with glass of Champagne at SiSpa, a $50 dining credit to be used at one of the resort’s three restaurants, breakfast daily and an in-room movie. The package starts at $479 per night.

Couples Getaway Package at The Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Resort & Spa Riviera Beach

This package includes a cheese tray and one bottle of champagne upon arrival, as well as breakfast for two and vouchers for two cocktails daily. The package starts at $334 per night.

Get Steamy at The New Hilton West Palm BeachWest Palm Beach

This February, for $4,900, couples will receive a one-night stay in the Honeymoon Suite and five nights in a guestroom, a champagne toast upon arrival, private in-room sommelier class followed by a private chef dinner in the Honeymoon Suite, couples massage at Anushka Spa and a poolside cabana for two days. They will also receive a steamy Kama Sutra book to spice up their stay, along with a customized picnic basket, and goodies to enjoy for a cuddly day at the beach. Visit www.hiltonwestpalmbeach.com or call (561) 231-6000 to book your stay.

Couple’s Getaway to the Marriott West Palm Beach West Palm Beach
Recharge and reconnect with your better half as you enjoy accommodations for two in the newly refreshed guestrooms, champagne upon arrival, breakfast for two, and extended check out at 2 p.m. This package is available now through March 31, 2016. Prices range from $169 to $459.

Sweetheart Package at The Chesterfield Hotel – Palm Beach

Now through February 29, you and your sweetheart can escape the winter blues with a night stay at this romantic boutique property, just a few short blocks from the Atlantic Coast beaches. Enjoy togetherness as you relax in a luxuriously appointed room, and revel over a romantic dinner for two at the Leopard Lounge and Restaurant. This special offer also includes a welcome gift, continental breakfast for two, complimentary valet service, a copy of the “12 Most Romantic Places to Kiss in Palm Beach” and a special turndown treat for two. Prices start from $470 per night (excluding tax and gratuities).

Couple’s Escape at Delray Beach Marriott – Delray Beach
Relish in each other’s company as you relish in the luxurious accommodations for two, champagne and strawberries upon arrival. Couples will also receive breakfast for two the next morning. This package is available now through March 31, 2016. Prices range from $399 to $589.

Dining Specials:

Cupid’s Duet at Prosecco CaféPalm Beach Gardens

Chef Dwayne Bell has created a four-course “Cupid’s Duet” meal, with selections aimed to seduce the gastronomic senses. Leave the romantic cooking to Prosecco Café and enjoy a culinary masterpiece with your loved one for $39.95 per person (exclusive of tax and gratuity). Valentine’s Day dinner menu is available 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Reservations are recommended.

Culinary Opulence at Spoto’s Oyster BarPalm Beach Gardens

As invisible cupids hover overhead, lovers of sea-to-plate specialties can find themselves lingering longer after they tuck into amorous delights at Spoto’s Oyster Bar in PGA Commons. The Valentine’s Day menu will showcase three crustacean classics, a toast to undying love over handcrafted cocktails, followed by a decadent dessert. Valentine’s Day hours are 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and reservations are highly recommended.

Romance is served at Avocado Grill – West Palm Beach

All day long, couples and friends can enjoy their favorite farm-to-table creations during Avocado Grill’s award-winning Sunday brunch – featuring special Valentine’s-themed offerings from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Beginning at 4:30 p.m., a prix fixe menu is available for just $59 per person. This menu will be served until 10 p.m. A complimentary glass of champagne is included during this three-course meal. Vegan and vegetarian options will also be available.

Aphrodisiac-Inspired Cuisine at Pistache – West Palm Beach

This Valentine’s Day, whether you’re celebrating love or celebrating your love for the single life, PISTACHE French Bistro has something in store for you. Pistache will feature sensual Parisian décor, aphrodisiac-inspired dishes and cocktails, a kissing booth and even a special day-time brunch option. The celebrated downtown West Palm Beach restaurant will offer a three-course Valentine’s Day brunch menu for $50 per person, as well as a three-course special dinner menu for S75 per person.

Savor Love on the West Palm Beach Food Tour – West Palm Beach

Prepare to sip, sample and savor the flavors of West Palm Beach as you celebrate your love for food alongside your special someone. Couples will receive 25% off West Palm Beach food tours and gift certificates during February with the discount code: LoveFood. Tours are offered Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa – Private Oceanfront Cabana Dining – Manalapan

Beginning February 12 through February 14, up to 24 lucky couples will have the chance to enjoy the most romantic seat in the house with the The Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa’s al fresco Valentine’s Day Private Cabana Dining Experience. Guests will enjoy view of the Atlantic in the privacy of their cabana and a butler-served four-course menu designed for the occasion by acclaimed Executive Chef Josh Thomsen. The meal will feature decadent items such as East Coast oysters on the half shell, caviar, roasted prime beef filet mignon, butter poached Maine lobster, red velvet truffles and, naturally, either Piper or Veuve champagne. Eight cabanas are available for reservations each night, and reservations are required.

Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa – FourCourses of Love at Angle Manalapan
This Valentine’s Day, Angle invites you to celebrate each other with hand-crafted cocktails and a decadent four-course meal with options such as East Coast oysters, lobster, gnocchi and a fruity bittersweet chocolate mousse. The contemporary restaurant celebrates fine modern American farm-to-fork cuisine amongst glamorous brown velvet walls and glowing candlelight. This special dinner is $95 per person.

Dinner in the Taru Gardens of The Sundy House Delray Beach

Enjoy the company of your loved one as you celebrate each other this Valentine’s Day. Sundy House invites you to share love and a four-course prix fixe menu in either the sophisticated setting of one of their dining rooms, or al fresco around the Taru Gardens. Valentine’s Day dinner menus have been created by Executive Chef Lindsay Autry. Dinner prices begin at $89 per person (excluding tax and gratuities). Dinner times are available between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.

“Ignite the Night” at Boca Landing at Waterstone Resort & Marina – Boca Raton

This Valentine’s Day, couples can celebrate their love with a five-course prix fixe dinner from Friday through Sunday, February 12-14. Boca Landing’s Valentine’s Weekend dinner specials will include nightly offerings of red-hot culinary creations from Executive Chef Matthew Mixon, including some enticing offerings such as East Coast Blue Point oysters, Plumpjack jumbo sea scallops, filet mignon and a sweet finale to conclude the night. Valentine’s Day weekend dinner specials start at $75 per guest, with the additional option of a Piper Heidsieck Cuvee Brut Champagne for another $25 per guest.

Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance at Pavilion Grille – Boca Raton

A four-course dinner and dancing will be available for couples on Valentine’s Day from 6 to 11:45 p.m. Music, which begins at 8 p.m., will be provided by Joey Dale and the Gigolos. Dinner prices start at $39.95. Limited bar seating is also available at a $10 cover for the bar area only from 7:30 p.m. Bar seating includes a house drink.

Activity Specials:

Toast at the Top of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum — Jupiter

In February of 1898, Harry DuBois and Susan Sanders climbed the 105 steps to the top of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse on a blind date and it was love at first sight. He promptly proposed to her. Continuing the annual tradition, couples will have the rare opportunity to pledge their love with a beautiful tower-top view this Valentine’s Day. The historic lighthouse invites lovebirds to take their love to new heights with a 15-minute Toast at the Top, for the chance to wow (or vow) their special someone on February 13 or 14 in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Couples will receive a 15-minute spot at the top of the lighthouse and a champagne toast for two. The event is very limited, as only two couples can be aloft at a time. The cost per couple is $50 for a 15-minute spot between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. Participants must RSVP by phone to (561) 747-8380 ext. 101 to reserve a spot.

Adopt a Sea Turtle at Loggerhead Marinelife Center – Juno Beach

Show your love how you feel in a unique and creative way by adopting a sea turtle for the special someone in your life this Valentine’s Day. A sea turtle adoption includes a personalized certificate with your loved one’s name, a glossy photograph, educational materials and an advance notice of your sea turtle’s release, as well as the ability to follow weekly updates online during their turtle’s rehabilitation. Give the gift of life and love by adopting Blaine, Auntie RoeXanderForestSusan or hatchlings. Your gift directly supports the center by providing funds for medication, tank maintenance, food and on-going veterinary care. You can adopt a sea turtle now for as low as $35.

Romantic Tea for Two at the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum – Palm Beach

As 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, a Valentine’s Day rose, a keepsake photo, a small box of Whitehall Gourmet Chocolates and a $10 gift card to the Museum store. Cost to attend is $80 per couple for Museum members, and $120 per couple for non-members. Prices include Museum admission, tax and gratuity. Advance purchase is recommended.

Gal-entine’s Day at Eau Spa – Manalapan

For all the ladies looking to celebrate Gal-entine’s Day, the Forbes Five Star Eau Spa will be offering beach bootcamp classes designed to make you fall in love with your body, sexy chair dance classes, vision board workshops to help you attract Mr. Right, spa access offering pink champagne and Cupid rubber duckies, themed cupcakes and more. The “no boys allowed” zone will devote the day to celebrating the ladies on Saturday, February 13. Class times and prices vary throughout the day. Call the spa for more details.

LoveFest at Eau Spa – Manalapan

Enjoy themed cupcakes, rose champagne, the sounds of a harpist and more at the Forbes Five-Star Eau Spa’s weekend-long LoveFest. A menu of deliciously decadent couples treatments include the following options: “I Cannoli Love You” experience with butter brulee milk soak, a sweet cream body scrub, a chocolate body mask and a warm sweet cream body milk massage for $598, and the “Drunk in Love Champagne & Caviar Couples Journey” with four hours of decadence including a couples massage, couples facial, manicure, pedicure and hand drawn bath in a private Garden Villa for $1000. The treatments are available beginning Saturday, February 13 through Sunday, February 14.