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“I love you. I am who I am because of you. You are every reason, every hope, and every dream I’ve ever had, and no matter what happens to us in the future, everyday we are together is the greatest day of my life. I will always be yours.”

-Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

If you’re looking for a way to impress and/or express your affections for your favorite lady or guy on Valentine’s day, look no further than any quote from the movie The Notebook. Still considered one of the most romantic movies of all time, this epic love story was filmed mostly on location in our beautiful state of South Carolina! What better way to lay the groundwork for a day of love spent in the Palmetto State, right?

But that’s just the starting point. We’ve put our heads together to come up with some romantic ways to spend Valentine’s Day 2019 in the Lowcountry. Read on for ideas that range from informal to fashionable, and everything in between.

The Chocolate Tree

Who says romance has to cost an arm and a leg (not to mention lots of cash)? Take a stroll with your beloved around Beaufort, South Carolina, a charming town bursting with history and southern charm. Our suggested Valentine’s itinerary includes rambling down streets lined with centuries-old lives oaks, and enjoying the sunset from the beautifully landscaped Henry C. Chambers waterfront park. Be sure to check out local confectionery The Chocolate Tree while you’re there and pick up a treat (or four) for your sweetheart. Their fine chocolates are made on-site!

Location: 507 Carteret Street, Beaufort, SC

Beaufort, SC

Sunset in Beaufort | Photo: Writefully Said

Charlie’s L’etoile Verte

In 1982, proprietor Charlie Golson took inspiration for his enchanting restaurant—translated Charlie’s Green Star—from the bistros and cafes he visited while living and studying in Paris. Offering an extensive wine list that specializes in California Cabs, Oregon Pinot Noir, Rhone Valley, and Bordeaux, this Hilton Head restaurant is still family-owned and operated and has served fine French cuisine for more than 25 years. A favorite of locals and visitors alike, the chef-created daily menu includes the freshest of local seafood available prepared with an elegant French twist. Charlie’s French Country ambience is warm and intimate and sure to delight you and your date on Valentine’s Day!

Contact for reservations: 843-842-2267

The Jazz Corner – February 14 from 7:30 to 10:30 pm

Looking for a Valentine’s date night that includes good food and great entertainment? Look no further than The Jazz Corner, one of the world’s premiere jazz spots, located right here in the heart of the Lowcountry on Hilton Head Island! Join pianist and vocalist Lavon Spencer, a native of Savannah, Georgia, as he presents Jazz in the Key of Life, featuring Louise Spencer and other special guests. They will be offering a special Valentine’s Day Blues and Jazz celebration of some of the genre’s favorite artists. Listen to covers of music by Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Al Jarreau, Johnny Mercer and more while you and your significant other enjoy drinks and dinner. A must for jazz aficionados!

Music Charge: $15.00. For reservations: 843-842-8620

Palmetto Bluff Chapel Concert – February 14 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm

Palmetto Bluff offers an amazing series of chapel concerts and the Valentine’s Day presentation featuring dynamic singer-songwriter Heather Rice is sure to be a February favorite. A resident of Charleston, the Star Phoenix said of her voice, “A warm, jazzy style…her voice is absolutely stunning!” Treat your true love to this special Valentine’s Day Chapel Concert and allow the music and atmosphere to transport you to another time and place. This intimate evening of acoustic music will be held at the picturesque May River Chapel. Tickets are $35.00 and a a cash bar will also be available.

Get tickets here: http://bit.ly/2NJgDx8

Palmetto Bluff Chapel

Congress Street Up Speakeasy

Love is certainly not a crime at this unique Savannah spot! Serving up authentic prohibition style libations, this innovative establishment, which is located within the American Prohibition Museum, just might be the way to toast your special valentine. Known for their enticing cocktails and quiet, romantic atmosphere, this 20s-styled speakeasy is rated one of the hottest bars in Savannah. Proper is attire is requested, and guests are asked to “dress to impress” for their special night out. Cheers!

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