Valentines Day in Jackson date night ideas, treats, events


Some consider Valentine’s Day to be one of the most romantic days of the year.

To show their affection for each other, many couples buy each other gifts or spend time together.

If you still have plans, here are some local businesses selling Valentine’s Day treats, gifts, and ideas for Cupid-smitten lovers planning to celebrate in Jackson.

Gifts: chocolates, flowers, pastries

Nandy’s sweets: 1220 East Northside Drive, Suite 390, Maywood Mart Mall

Interested in a classic box of chocolates? The family shop sells different sizes of boxes with assorted treats. There are also foil-wrapped chocolates, hot chocolate bombs, candy apples, and chocolate-dipped strawberries.

Most items can be shipped except strawberries. These are available by placing an order online or in store and picking them up at the store.

Campbell’s Bakery: 3013 North State St.

Tea cakes and petit fours for Valentine’s Day are on sale at this iconic Fondren bakery, along with heart-shaped and frosted cookies. Drop by for a box of treats.

The bakery’s regular menu also includes cookies, cupcakes, bars, cakes and cheesecakes.

Whitley’s Flowers: 740 Lakeland Drive

Complete a Valentine’s Day gift with roses from this family boutique.

If roses aren’t your style, the florist offers arrangements with other flowers like lilies and orchids as well as houseplants.

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Activities: Dinner, massages, hikes

Manliness: 1200 North State St.

Check out the restaurant’s Valentine’s Day menu available February 11-15. Specialties include strawberry salad, oysters and tenderloin.

The regular menu includes seafood, meat, pizza as well as alcoholic beverages including cocktails, spirits and beer.

The restaurant is open for dinner or pick up for those who want to celebrate at home.

The interior of The Manship in Jackson.

Jax-Zen Healing Arts Center: 155 Wesley Ave.

Are you looking to relax and take care of yourself and your partner? Jax-Zen Healing Arts Center offers couples massages and flotation therapy. Sale ends February 14.

A couples package includes 90 minutes of flotation therapy for $115. Each person has a private room to float in a relaxing tank of saturated Epsom salt water. Then, the couples can meet in the Zen lounge.

Or treat yourself to 60-minute massages and 90-minute flotation therapy for $250. Your better half can float around while you enjoy a massage, then swap.

Visit the links above to schedule an appointment or make a purchase.

A relaxation area at Jax-Zen Float, a flotation therapy center in Midtown Jackson.

LeFleur’s Bluff State Park: 3315 Lakeland Terrence

This 305-acre park has plenty to do for nature lovers: hiking, nine-hole golf course, driving range, camping and more. A trail connects the golf course, the Mississippi Children’s Museum, the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, and Mayes Lake.

A paddler glides across the surface of Lake Mayes in March at LeFleur's Bluff State Park in Jackson.

Nearby is the 2.5-mile Museum Trail that runs from Laurel Street to the Mississippi Farmer’s Market on Jefferson Street.

Journalist Mina Corpuz can be reached by email at [email protected] You can follow her on Twitter @mlcorpuz.


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