Blackpool is the traditional home of holiday romance - where millions of people have found the partner of their dreams or spent a short but sweet staycation with their soulmate. 

Whether you're a young couple or young at heart, there's plenty to see and do to make Valentine's a special day to remember.

It could be a stroll, hand-in-hand, along the beach; afternoon tea in the magnificent Tower Ballroom; a date night in one of our many restaurants; or cocktails in a seafront bar with the sun setting over the Irish Sea. Whatever your heart desires, you will find it in the nation’s favourite seaside resort.

To mark the occasion, some of the key venues and attractions will be illuminated in red on Tuesday 14 February including the iconic Blackpool Tower, the Big Wheel on Central Pier, the dome of the Winter Gardens, the promenade-fronted Hampton By Hilton hotel and the Blackpool Illuminations arches.

Blackpool has a plethora of secret gems and small independent dining spots to tempt you – and to suit all tastes and pockets.

Try a delicious homemade pizza from Stefani’s in Cedar Square; share a gigantic 18-inch pizza at Dirty Blondes; treat yourself to a juicy steak at Bank Bar and Grill; enjoy Chinese at the multi-award winning Mandarin on Birley Street; experience the town's smallest wine bar with a mouth-watering charcuterie board at Nook on Cheapside; or, for a licence to thrill, sip a cocktail in the sophisticated Spyglass Bar on Central Promenade.

If you prefer a wine and fine dining experience, try the classic White Tower Restaurant at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, head to The Upper Deck Bar and Grill in Grosvenor Casino or try The Beach House, offering great food as well as unparalleled and Instagrammable sea views.

If top quality entertainment is your date night of choice, there is plenty on offer to celebrate your relationship this Valentine's Day.

The Comedy Station is Blackpool’s longest running comedy club, and it remains one of the most popular in town. Compered by Ryan Gleeson, an evening at this show includes brilliant performances from three comedians, from up-and-coming performers to seasoned stars.

Glamorous and glitzy, Funny Girls is the epitome of Las Vegas meets Blackpool. The extravagant burlesque drag show has been delighting residents and visitors for nearly 30 years and they're not showing any signs of slowing down.

Or head to VIVA for a sensational evening with the music of ABBA on Friday 17 February! A spectacular party show celebration of the songs of Europe’s original pop four-piece. You’ll enjoy plenty of music and dancing in a fast-moving show – featuring the resident Viva cast. 

If you’re looking for a tranquil escape and time to just be together, Blackpool has the answer. Three times voted England’s favourite, Stanley Park is perfect for a romantic picnic or leisurely walk, with lush flora and fauna, ornamental gardens and a picturesque lake. Even if it’s a bit too chilly for a picnic, be sure to bring along a Thermos to share or make a pit-stop at the wonderfully welcoming Art Deco cafe, overlooking the ornamental Italian Gardens.

And last, but never least, Blackpool has six miles of sandy beach, a wonderful promenade, and fabulous views across the Irish Sea. Walk arm-in-arm with that special someone, catching up, reminiscing and enjoying the unique public art of the Great Promenade Art Show including the dazzling Mirror Ball, or taking that ultimate Valentine selfie in front of The Blackpool Tower, where the structure and the illuminated heart will be lit red for the occasion.

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