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A stand-up paddleboard adventure beckons at sunset.

Think outside the chocolate box and consider a romantic portrait of the two of you. The photographers at Prion Photography can capture you together in your home, your favorite haunt or in their state-of-the-art studio. Thanks to their artistry and decades of experience, you’ll have a loving memory that you can treasure forever. Chocolates are eaten and flowers fade—but some moments are meant to last. 1661 Bal Harbour Drive, Venice, (941) 444-9525

With Venice Day Spa’s “Escape from It All” spa package, you can indulge yourself (or your special someone) to the max. This luxe package includes a signature facial, manicure, pedicure, blow-dry and styling and a make-up consultation. To make your escape complete, the package includes a champagne lunch and a gift to take home. What’s not to love? Venice Shopping Center, 509 Tamiami Trail S., Venice, (941) 488-3674

Go off the grid and glide through the wonders of natural Florida on a stand-up paddleboard adventure (sunrise, sunset and full moon are most romantic) on the Intracoastal Waterway in and around Venice, Nokomis and Osprey. Orchestrated by the Authentic Fusion yoga studio, this eco-tour is followed by a guided meditation on the water. As the poet Keats said, “A thing of beauty is a joy forever.” 101 W. Venice Ave., #24, Venice, (941) 237-6318

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A Swarovski gold-plated necklace is a gleaming gift.

Fête her with the sparkling artistry of Swarovski jewelry. Artisans Venice features Swarovski’s timelessly elegant necklace and earring sets created especially for Valentine’s Day. Choose between rhodium or gold-plated limited-edition sets available in clear crystal, silver shade, moonlight and other glimmering shades. These entrancing pieces add heartfelt elegance to both day and evening wear. 203 W. Venice Ave., (941) 488-8666

Reserve a table at sunset on the Gulfside deck at Fins at Sharky’s and toast your love with a glass of Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Champagne. Chef Marc Alton suggests starting off with a dozen fresh raw oysters. Then share the surf and turf—a decadent combo of filet mignon, king crab legs and choice of Maine lobster, Florida stone crabs or Gulf shrimp. The Belgian chocolate mousse awaits—to be shared with one spoon under the light of the twinkling stars. 1600 Harbor Drive S., Venice, (941) 999-3467 

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Ghost Orchid #1. “Art comes from the Heart” -Clyde Butcher

Looking for a legacy gift to give each other this Valentine’s Day? Clyde Butcher’s Venice Gallery & Studio abounds with the artist’s stunning black-and-white photography. His visions range from exquisite close-ups of the traceries of ghost orchids to awe-inspiring panoramas of heavy clouds above the Everglades and magnificent Grand Canyon vistas. If an original is not in your budget, the gallery also offers prints, books and cards. 237 Warfield Ave., Venice, (941) 486-0811

What to pack for a perfect romantic picnic? In the words of Omar Khayyám, “A jug of wine, a loaf of bread—and thou.” Head to Snook Haven Park, with its 2.5 acres of natural Florida splendor along the Myakka River. Explore the glories of the river as you paddle and meander. If you’re thinking of popping the big question, this is the place to do it. The wild things (including alligators, turtles and roseate spoonbills) will cheer from the sidelines. Snook Haven Park, 5000 E. Venice Ave., Venice, (941) 485-7221. (Rent canoes through 

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In the mood for a campy, cool love story? Then check out The Toxic Avenger, which springs into action all this month at Venice Theatre. The charming, funny musical includes a superhero, his beautiful girlfriend, a corrupt New Jersey mayor and a bunch of bullies, mobsters and stiletto-wearing back-up singers. Spoiler alert: The Toxic Avenger conquers all in the end. (Whether love conquers all is up to you.) 140 W. Tampa Ave., Venice, (941) 488-1115

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