With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, what a perfect time to recommend a few exceptional “date night” venues. My favorite part of creating “Amy West Travel” is discovering new places in my hometown and beyond that I’ve never been to. They are home to some fabulous food, characters, and stories. Listed are my top five.
1. The Tasting Room
The Tasting Room features classic Spanish Cuisine and Tapas. Featured in a quiet location slightly off the beaten path. This locale is easy to miss, but one that has become a popular spot to seek out. The Tasting Room is Winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence as well as the Best of St. Augustine. With live music every night, there isn’t a night this location isn’t romantic. We chose the Tasting Room for our anniversary dinner and can’t wait to return with friends.
2. Black Sheep
Located in a fabulous new structure in Five Points, Black Sheep seems like it’s been uprooted from a larger metropolis and planted in our midst. The inspiration of their food is Americana with a Southern emphasis. The partners pride themselves in being active participants in the farm to table movement, and are partial owners in the farm Black Hog. For a bonus, check out their rooftop bar. You can eat a
meal, or relax with a glass of wine or their signature Peach Julep. Either way, you will be swept away with a panoramic view of the skyline.
3. Sweet Pete’s
For something completely unique, travel to Sweet Pete’s in Springfield. This all-natural candy shop is full of treasures for kids young and old. Sample their special salted caramel corn, or sign up for a special Chocolate and Wine pairing. Can you say Divine?
4. One Ocean
One Ocean is truly set apart in our area. Luxurious, elegant, and artfully inspired, you must pay a visit. Go see bartender Hugh, in the lobby bar, for a unique drink created just for you. Tell him Amy sent you. If you are looking for a place to escape for a romantic night, book an Ocean Front suite. You wont regret it. If you are really looking to impress, book a couples massage at the One Ocean Resort
Spa. I took my sweetie on one and he has been begging to go back.
5. Hammock Beach Resort
What’s more romantic than a private picnic on the beach for two? Hammock Beach is designed for a weekend or a lifetime. From their private yacht, to their Ocean Course Golfing, they have something for everyone. Schedule their Picnic Package for you and your love for a
romantic memory to last a lifetime.
Have a Romantic Valentines Day, and give your sweetie some love. Keep watching the show for more great tips and treasures.