Plan the Perfect Valentine’s Day

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 Make your Valentine’s Day a long weekend celebration with a trip to the Grand Strand. Start the weekend off right by booking an Oceanfront Suite or Condo here at Paradise Resort. The best part about staying here is that you can eat breakfast at the Sandals Restaurant with ocean views, so you don’t even have to leave the property for the most important meal of the day. Now that you’ve got breakfast squared away, let’s talk about the rest of the weekend, from flowers, to dinner, to dessert – we’ve got you covered!

Flowers by Richard: Flowers are a sure way to start Valentine’s Day and Flowers by Richard has them all. Whether you would like them delivered or to pick them up yourself, this local florist will create the perfect masterpiece for your special weekend. You can shop by flower type, occasion, price range, and even color. Best of all, if you don’t see exactly what you are looking for on the website, stop by the shop and they will help you find the right style for your special someone.

Romance in the Gardens: A special way to make this weekend unforgettable is by participating in the Brookgreen Gardens, Romance in the Gardens. Here you will have the opportunity to renew your wedding vows on Valentine’s Day. The ceremony will be officiated at the Gates that lead into Oak Allee. During this memorable time, you will receive a vow renewal certificate and a professional photograph. There will also be music, food, champagne, and miniature bouquets. There are only a limited number of spots for this extremely precious moment, so book yours before it is too late! And for those of you that are not interested in renewing vows, take a stroll through the gardens and savor the café, trails, and music that Brookgreen has to offer.

Dinner at Hook & Barrel: Hook and Barrel serves fresh seafood that is full of flavor. They pride themselves on creating distinctive, sustainable seafood dishes with local produce in their eco-friendly restaurant. They offer a wide variety of menu options and selections from the wine barrel. You can choose from the Steam Galley, Beginnings, Produce, Entrees, and Sides. Some local favorites include the Oyster Stew, Crab Cake Sliders, Shrimp and Grits, and the Surf & Turf entrée. If you aren’t quite sure which entrée to choose or which wine to pair with it, your knowledgeable server will be more than happy to help you out. Make sure you make reservations for your decadent dinner here because it is something you do not want to miss.

Dessert at Croissants: After finishing your savory dinner at Hook and Barrel, head on over next door to Croissants Bakery for dessert. Whether you want to eat it there or take it to go, you will definitely have a hard time picking out just one dessert, because they all look so good. From cakes, to cookies, to pies, and more – you can’t go wrong with any selection, or all of them! So go ahead and take a few home with you, we won’t tell anyone!

After this perfect day, head back to Paradise Resort and enjoy your Valentine's Day getaway.