Downtown Jacksonville’s Guide to Valentine’s Day

Author: Kayla Baker, Downtown Vision Marketing Intern

Exploring Downtown’s dining and shops are one sure way to make this year’s Valentine’s Day extra memorable! Downtown Jacksonville has romantic restaurants, local shops with unique gifts and plenty of spots to end the night in style. Whether you’re planning to enjoy the day with friends or a special someone, there’s a perfect experience waiting for you in #DTJax.

Gift Shopping 

Cypress Floral Design 

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What says Valentine’s Day more than a stunning bouquet of flowers? Whether your special someone fancies an untamed wildflower bunch or a soft rose design, a Cypress bouquet will be a huge hit. This shop delivers locally from Downtown Jacksonville, so be sure to get in your orders before the big day! 

Peterbrooke Chocolatier

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To go with your flowers, head over to Peterbrooke to grab the famous chocolate covered popcorn for your loved one. Located across from the Northbank River Walk, Peterbrooke has many confections to choose from. 

Bread and Board Provisions 

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Need a little variety in your life? Bread and Board Provisions has everything for the cook in your life, the craft beer aficionado, and the lover of all things local. Pick from a curated selection of olive wood spoons, local brews, or a gift set of local honey. Is your special someone’s love language words of affirmation? Take your pick of cards made by  local artists this Valentine’s Day!

Toon Town 

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Looking for a one-of-a-kind piece made by one of Downtown Jacksonville’s finest? The Valentine’s Day Market at Toon Town on February 17th to 18th is a date destination and gift shopping experience wrapped into one! Let them choose their own gift from a selection of unique creations. Expect artisan jewelry, timeless leather pieces, and hand painted pottery.

Manifest Distilling 

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Do you have a mixologist in your midst? Manifest Distilling has the necessary spirits to complete your loved one’s bar cart. From dark straight rye whiskey to a Florida botanical gin, Manifest caters to both old-fashioned and martini lovers alike. This organic distillery also features a tasting room, making it the perfect way to start or end your Valentine’s celebration.



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Stop by Bellwether for the delectable steak frites dish and toast this Valentine’s Day in style! This large venue would be great for bigger parties, anyone say girls night out? Located in the heart of #DTJax, this destination is ideal for exploring the nightlife scene that surrounds it.


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Located on the Southbank, BB’s is an iconic dining spot known for its amazing desserts and warm aesthetic. Start your night off right with the salmon wonton appetizer and end with the soft pink champagne cake. Reservations are going quick, so be sure to book this spot fast!

Estrella Cocina 

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Dinner with a view? Estrella Cocina sets the scene. With picturesque riverfront views from the rooftop, this is a romantic and bewitching restaurant. From traditional Mexican cuisine to modern takes on classics, Estrella is sure to please. Enjoy Valentine’s Day with the carnitas or keep it casual with their street tacos.

Night Cap

Dos Gatos 

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Looking to keep the good times rolling? Dos Gatos offers an intimate, candle lit space perfect for deep conversations over a cocktail. The New Zealander is one of their most popular libations, but make sure to try one of the rotating cocktails that uses seasonal products.

The Greenhouse Bar

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If spending Valentine’s Day with friends is more your style, Greenhouse Bar has you covered! This bar has everything from non-alcoholic mocktails to craft cocktails garnished to perfection. The Petal Power is a work-of-art that will demand a picture before sipping. While enjoying a refreshment, immerse yourself in the jungle of plants that surrounds the space.

Mayday Ice Cream 

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Rather end your night with a sweet treat? Go to the local Mayday Ice Cream to enjoy a scoop, or two, of the datil dark flavor. Can’t decide on one flavor? Try them all with their signature ice cream flight! Complete the treat with a dollop of their fresh made whipped cream or the iconic pastel sprinkles.

Happy Valentine’s Day #DTJax! Show us how you celebrate the day of love by tagging us @dtjax!