Last-minute local ideas for Valentine’s Day

From flowers to happy hours to meteor showers, we’ve got ideas to make your Valentine’s Day special.

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There’s no dodging Cupid’s arrow — Valentine’s Day is here. Whether you’re celebrating your friendships or sugaring up your sweetheart, we’ve got last-minute Valentine’s Day ideas that will have you loving love.

🌵 Get fantastical with botanicals

If you’re quick, you might have your pick of bouquets using Floom, an online marketplace that partners with florists that deliver locally.

Or, get creative and nab a potted plant from these plant spots. Nothing says forever like a hardy succulent.

      🥂 Keep spirits up

      If you didn’t score reservations, don’t overthink… grab a drink. The following spots have weekday happy hours:

      • St. Pete Brewing Co. | Monday-Thursday, 2-5:30 p.m., and daily late nights, 10:30 p.m.-12 a.m. | $1 off beers and ciders, and half-off during late nights.
      • Cigar City Brewing | 11 a.m.-10 p.m. | Smoke a stogey and drink a freshly brewed and discounted Jai Alai India pale ale.

      For more options, check out our happy hour guide.

      🌟 Go stargazing

      It doesn’t get much more idyllic than bundling up and looking at the stars. Grab some blankets (and maybe a hot drink) and head to one of these spots away from man-made light to take in the sky.

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