February marks the month of love, so in that spirit we thought we’d share some of our favorite places for date night in Destin and 30A!  There are plenty of romantic activities and places to explore- both upscale or more relaxed.  Whether you live on the Emerald Coast or are visiting for a valentine’s weekend with your spouse, find some of our favorite date night options below.

Pazzo Italiano

Pazzo is one of our favorite Italian restaurants.  Open for lunch and dinner, they are a great choice for a nice meal in Destin!  They’re centrally located catty corner from the Commons and have beautiful decor and great service.  You can always order ahead for pickup and enjoy your meal from your condo or favorite beach.  They also have a great happy hour menu!

Henderson Park Inn

Henderson Park Inn is well known for being one of the most romantic resorts in the country, and it’s Destin’s adult-only resort.  Enjoy dinner at Beach Walk Cafe (where no one under 13 can dine), followed by a beach bonfire, or a romantic stay in one of their incredible suites!


In Miramar Beach, Bijoux has a more upscale atmosphere with Coastal French cuisine.  Located in the Market Shops off Highway 98, their menu includes plenty of Gulf seafood and steaks, along with dozens of adult beverage options!

Cuvée Kitchen + Wine Bar

Cuvée is another go-to date night restaurant in Destin.  They offer a variety of Gulf-to-table dishes, sushi, craft cocktails, and a large wine selection.

Camille’s at Crystal Beach

The sister restaurant of Harbor Docks, you can expect the same great quality food at Camille’s. Menu favorites include a thin crust pizza, seared scallops and gulf shrimp, and an ever-changing catch of the day. Our personal favorite is their sushi!  If you go, you must try the Backdown Roll!

Roux 30A

Roux 30A has been a longtime favorite of ours and their atmosphere is hard to beat!  A more upscale dining experience, Roux 30A is tucked away in the art district of Grayton Beach within walking distance from several cute art galleries and shops.

Local Craft Breweries

Craft breweries have been popping up all over the country, and 30A is no exception.  Many local breweries have tastings and other events year-round! Grayton Beer Company and Idyll Hounds are not far from each other in 30A, and Destin Brewery is right in the heart of Destin.

Explore Outdoors  

Take a stroll down some of the beautiful trails on the coastline at one of half a dozen Florida State Parks along the Emerald Coast.  If you’d prefer to explore atop your very own horse, Western Pleasure Riding Stable offers several types of trail rides in Santa Rosa Beach.  A guided tour will give you the full outdoor experience – along with some history of the local area!

Nanbu Noodle Bar

Nanbu is Japanese for “southerner” and this Grayton Beach restaurant is a welcome addition!  From poke bowls to ramen and more, Nanbu offers a great selection of Japanese favorites in a welcoming atmosphere.  You can even order online for pickup (or delivery if you’re close!).

Schedule a Couple’s Portrait Session

Capturing photos of the two of you shouldn’t be reserved for just engagements and special occasions.  You can make a unique date experience out of it – reach out today to schedule a couple’s portrait session you can look back on for years to come!

Most of all, enjoy your quality time together!  Give some of these awesome restaurants a try and let us know which ones are your favorites. We hope you have a wonderful date night and make some lasting memories.

Do you have go-to date night activities or restaurants?  Leave a comment – we’d love to add your favorites to the list!