Are you tired of having the same old date night over and over again? With Valentine's Day approaching, it's the perfect time to shake things up a bit and try something new with your significant other. Keep reading to see our Top 5 list of fun, romantic, and exciting date night ideas in Sarasota!

Gulf Gate Food Tour: Coined "Sarasota's Epcot," Gulf Gate allows you to sample food and drinks from all around the world. With 25 ethnic food options between numerous bars and restaurants, free parking, and less than two miles from one of the country's best beaches, this is a no-brainer for date night!

Beer Tasting: One of Sarasota's numerous local breweries, Calusa Brewing features a tasting room that would impress any beer lover. A rotating selection of handcrafted beers alongside live music, food trucks, a pool table, and other games will keep you two having fun all night long. 

Sunset Cruise: What could be more romantic and relaxing than cruising around the beautiful Gulf waters? Marina Jack's Sunset Cruise gives you a dinner buffet with live music and stunning views. Reservations can be made by phone at (941)365-4232.

St. Armands Circle:  St. Armands Circle offers upscale shopping and some of the best dining options in Sarasota. A couple of local favorites are Venezia, which serves authentic Italian food, and Crab & Fin, which has some of the best seafood in the area. St. Armand's Circle also hosts frequent events that cater to couples with all different kinds of interests.

Art After 5: For artsy couples, The Ringling Museum of Art holds a weekly Art After 5 event on Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This unique viewing experience allows you to see the museum's permanent collection and special exhibits while sipping cocktails. Entry is $10 for adults, or free for museum members! 

Related content: Where to Find the Best Shopping in Sarasota from Malls to Boutiques

With these awesome Sarasota spots, date night no longer has to be boring. Surprise your significant other with one of these fun ideas, and they'll be sure to love it. You're now ready to take your date nights to the next level for Valentine's Day this year!

Register on 941Area to stay in the know on fun things to do in Sarasota, Sarasota restaurants, events in Sarasota, and much more. Your subscription is always free!