Love Is In The Air In West Volusia

Love is in the air in West Volusia County year-round. But in February around Valentine’s Day, it’s even more lovely!

With the big day just around the corner, here’s a look at some of the best restaurants, candy shops and other spots to visit to celebrate the day with the ones you love.

If you haven’t already figured out your dinner plans or special gift, don’t worry — MainStreet DeLand has got you covered! There are more than 15 popular restaurants in and around DeLand. One of the most popular — Cress Restaurant — has an entire Valentine’s WEEKEND planned with specials and favorites from this James Beard-nominated eatery.


If you’ve got a sweet tooth, stop by Pat & Toni’s Sweet Things around the corner from Cress. Here you’ll find hand-dipped chocolate treats, candies from your childhood, and of course, this time of year, Valentine’s hearts!

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End any special day at The Elusive Grape, DeLand’s favorite place to enjoy (and purchase) delicious wine. The personal atmosphere and enormous selection of drinks make it a must-visit spot now and throughout the year.



Is shopping on your list? Great downtown shops like Pretty Little Things are where you’ll find the perfect gift for that special someone. Whether they love jewelry, fashion, vintage décor—or even a bit of everything—you will be able to find something for them in this unique, eclectic DeLand shop.  For more fun places to do a little shopping CLICK HERE.

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Every Second Saturday is fun at Barberville Pioneer Settlement, but coming up on February 8, 2020, there is a Victorian Valentine. The day’s activities include Professional Storyteller, Joanna Demarest, who will share Victorian stories of love and romance. Enjoy tea and Valentine treats while Joanna takes you back to a time when love conquered all. Other things to do: Folk Music and Movement with Eric and Maria—an interactive introduction to folk music instruments from around the world, Love Songs through the Ages with Dennis Lawson and Valentine Cookie Decorating.

Love is in the air in West Volusia County. So hop in the car and enjoy some for yourself.