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Valentine’s or Galentine’s – Celebrate Either (or both) on the Beach!

December 20, 2022

Is there anything more romantic than a stroll on the beach? We don’t think so. The Alabama Gulf Coast offers picturesque beaches, award-winning restaurants, and unforgettable experiences. Whether you enjoy trying new cuisines or want to pamper yourself with a spa treatment, it’s an ideal destination for couples and girls trips alike.

Everyone knows fine dining and couples massages are quintessential Valentine’s Day experiences, but what about simply spending time together doing what you love? Take advantage of being on the water! Reserve two spots on a charter fishing boat and catch your dinner. All our homes have fully-equipped kitchens to cook up a great meal. Love wildlife? Hop on a tandem kayak with Wild Native and paddle your way through the waterways of Gulf Shores with an experienced guide on a kayak excursion.

At Kaiser Vacation Rentals, we’re here to put the easy into your vacation plans, no matter the time of year.  Check out below for our top recommendations for the perfect Valentine’s Day weekend.

Plan dinner on the beach.

If deep-sea fishing isn’t your thing, pick up some fresh seafood at a local seafood market and whip up a great dinner in your vacation rental, then head to the beach with blankets and pillows for a romantic evening that’ll be like no other. 

Pro tip: Bringing a cheap fitted sheet makes a sand-free eating space, and you can keep it for other beach days!

Another option is to check out Southern Charm Picnic Company. They’re happy to come and prepare a beautifully curated picnic complete with a catered charcuterie board and all the fixings.

Hire a personal chef.

The ultimate Galentine’s night means not lifting a finger. Takeachef has private chefs that cook in your private beach home, serve you, and clean up once dinner is done! With your valentine, an intimate couples dinner will be an unforgettable experience. Either way, hiring a personal chef offers a personalized service. They can cook your favorite meal, whether it be Asian, Indian, French, American… there are no limits to custom menu planning.

Get fancy! Make reservations for an upscale dinner.

Spend time relaxing and enjoying one another’s company at one of the many Gulf Shores fine dining restaurants. Fisher’s boasts a menu designed by a James Beard Award-winning chef. Plus, you’ll enjoy views over the Orange Beach Marina. Want dinner right on the Gulf? Try Perch, featuring premium steaks, fresh seafood, and unique entrees. If you want to check out local art when sitting down for your meal, check out Pier House, where you can choose to sit indoors surrounded by impressive art or outside to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Orange Beach.

Indulge in a day at the spa.

There’s no better way to pamper yourself than with a spa day. Serenity at the Beach and Eden are both popular spas in the area where you can get a hot stone massage, elemental nature facials, and even a couple’s massage. Want a unique experience? Try a float at Magnolia Float Spa and reduce Inflammation, improve sleep and alleviate stress. 

Pro tip: Be sure to call ahead to reserve your spot, as Valentine’s is a popular time of the year for spa services.

Take a pottery class together.

Whether you have a knack for artistic endeavors or not, a pottery class is a fantastic activity. At the Clay Studio at the Coastal Arts Center, you’ll learn how to hand-build a piece, throw it on the pottery wheel, and glaze your work. Not only will you have a blast, but you’ll also come home with a handmade souvenir of your trip away.

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach – The Perfect Valentine’s Destination

Delicious meals and relaxing spa experiences are always enjoyable, but sometimes the simplest things are the most memorable. Grab a few snacks and a blanket and head to the beach to watch the magical colors as the sun goes down. When you return to your Kaiser Vacation Rental, put on a funny rom-com or romantic movie. Want someone to handle your plans for you? Reach out to The Beach Moms, who offer full concierge services- from beach picnics to professional beach photography.

For more Galentine’s ideas, check out our Ultimate Girl’s Weekend blog. Whether you’re getting a bunch of girlfriends together for a Galentine’s trip or celebrating with your loved one, there’s plenty to do to celebrate in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.

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