Valentine’s Day is a time to bring romance back into your life. As parents, it is often difficult to relax and enjoy a ‘date night.’ This year, hire a babysitter and relax on Valentine’s Day. Whether you want comedy, a day spa, a cruise or just a quiet dinner, Tampa Bay has something for everyone. But don’t forget to make reservations far in advance of Valentine’s Day as these venues fill up fast.

Tampa Improv
1600 East 8th Ave., C-112
Tampa, FL 33605
(813) 864-4000

Tampa Improv will be having a special Valentine’s Day comedy presentation by John Witherspoon. Mr. Witherspoon co-starred on the sitcom “The Wayans Bros.” He is considered one of America’s funniest dads. Enjoy a couple’s night with dinner, drinks and laughter at the Tampa Improv. Cost of the show is $25; dinner and drinks are available for an additional charge.

Saddlebrook Valentine’s Sweetheart Special
Saddlebrook Resort
5700 Saddlebrook Way
Wesley Chapel, FL 33543
(813) 973-1111

Saddlebrook Resort is offering a Valentine’s Sweetheart Special for only $99 per person per night. Lounge by the pool, enjoy a couple’s massage at the spa or relax in the one of the hot tubs. If you enjoy sports, play a round of golf on the golf course or play a match on the tennis courts. Unwind after dark in the sports bar or lounge after dining in the steakhouse. Saddlebrook Resort offers 24-hour room service, champagne with chocolate-covered strawberries, continental breakfast in bed and many more amenities for its Valentine’s Day guests.

Pia Esthetics Day Spa
215 1st St. N.E.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 346-6740

Treat yourselves to a facial, waxing, a massage, body treatments and more at Pia Estehtics Day Spa. Take advantage of the spa package available or enjoy any of the many spa treatments offered by the day spa. Employees of Pia Estehtics Day Spa are highly trained and are required to complete additional continuing education while employed at the spa. Gift certificates are also available for purchase.

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Valentine’s Day Cruise
Yacht StarShip Dining Cruises
603 Channelside Drive
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 223-7999

Enjoy a lunch or dinner cruise on Valentine’s Day with your loved one. Relax and enjoy the romance and charm of Tampa Bay aboard a luxurious yacht. For the two-hour lunch cruise, patrons can reserve a private table and be treated to a three-course meal prepared by Executive Chef Bob Barfield. Dinner cruise patrons can enjoy a three-hour cruise complete with a prix-fixe menu at a private table, a DJ and a spectacular view of Tampa Bay. Reservations for the cruises should be made well in advance as the cruises sell out every year. Lunch cruises depart at noon, while dinner cruises depart at 7 p.m.

Armani’s Restaurant
2900 Bayport Drive
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 207-6800

Enjoy a nice relaxing dinner at Armani’s Restaurant. Armani’s famous antipasto bar offers a variety of foods such as vegetables, meats, seafood’s, cheeses and salads. There is also a lounge where visitors can relax to the sounds of pianists on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Patrons can also relax on the patio while enjoying fine Italian cuisine and a relaxing drink. This is a popular Tampa Bay dining hotspot, so reservations are recommended but not required.

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