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150 Romantic Destinations in the US You Must Visit

Looking for romantic escapes, getaways, or activity ideas for couples? These are the must-visit destinations in your state.

     

    February is the month of love, and Valentine’s Day is nearly here! Explore destinations across the US to find the best romantic spots in every state. Couples looking for something to do will find plenty of options, whether they’re looking for a unique getaway, a sunset cruise, or even a chocolate festival! 

    We’ve compiled a list of all the most romantic places to visit across the country. Mark your calendars for these upcoming events because you don’t want to miss the romantic opportunity of a lifetime near you!

    Alabama

    Plan a romantic date night for you and your partner on board the Harriott II River Boat. This historic boat is the perfect setting to enjoy a delicious meal while cruising along the Alabama River. There will be plenty of live entertainment playing all night.

    Step into the lush Birmingham Botanical Gardens, where paved pathways wind around the colorful floral displays. You can easily spend a few hours exploring the garden’s 67 acres during a stroll while taking selfies in front of the decorative sculptures. 

    The Gulf Coast is a lovely romantic getaway destination in Alabama. Head down to Orange Beach, where you’ll get to enjoy the warmer southern climate and explore couples’ favorite beach town. The laid-back atmosphere makes for a fun day of enjoying views of the Gulf of Mexico or finding cute gifts for one another in the local shops.

    Alaska

    A romantic getaway to Alaska is always an option for cold lovers. There’s nothing like snuggling next to a fireplace in one of the cabin rentals available in Denali National Park. Spend a couple of days exploring the park’s arctic terrain where it’s just you, your partner, and the beautiful scenery.

    Forget about a candlelit dinner when visiting Alaska because the Northern Lights provide plenty of light for a romantic evening. Visit Fairbanks and surprise your date with a night of gazing up into the sky and admiring one of the Earth’s most beautiful phenomena. 

    Warm-up from the cold weather at the Goddard Hot Springs. Located right outside of Sitka on Baranof Island, these naturally heated pools are an excellent place to soak in the waters as the cold air outside provides a therapeutic contrast during your relaxation session.

    Arizona

    Soar high above the desert when you take your date on a hot air balloon ride. It’s one of the most romantic things to do in Phoenix for a view that will take your breath away as you witness the golden desert sunrises.

    Give yourself a pass to stay up past your bedtime to go stargazing in Sedona. It’s a dark sky area where the universe reveals itself before you. Evening Sky Tours takes groups on a night out to see the Milky Way Galaxy and planets using high-powered telescopes. Be sure to make a wish if you see a shooting star! 

    Nested in the Verde Valley are the lush fields that make up the Verde Valley Wine Trail. Take your date on a wine tasting tour to a selection of the more than 25 wineries in the valley. If you prefer to truly indulge in the experience, there are luxurious resorts and lodging nearby for an overnight stay.

    Arkansas

    Discover the “grandest collection of bathhouses in the US” while visiting Hot Springs National Park. Choose from one of eight historic bathhouses still in use where couples can enjoy relaxation and rejuvenation remedies that have treated locals since the 19th century.

    Outdoorsy couples can trek through the Ozark National Forest on one of its countless trails. Wake up to beautiful views from your private cabin before going on an adventure to the highest summit in Arkansas or other natural landmarks hidden within the forest. 

    Fill your evening with the soothing sounds of soul music while venue hopping along the Arkansas Delta Music Trail. The musical roots in this region go deep with venues hosting concerts, and historical radio shows still preserved to tell the stories created within their walls.

    California

    The famous Napa Valley Wine Region in Northern California is the perfect backdrop to a lovely romantic getaway. Take a tour of the region to experience the savory tastes that make the Napa Valley so special. You can end the evening with fine dining at one of the local Michelin-star restaurants.

    Go for a romantic glamping trip to Lake Tahoe, whose secluded shores await. Lake cruises offer panoramic views of the mountains surrounding the lake. Warm-up beneath a blanket while on a horse-drawn sleigh ride and enjoy the views while ascending the Heavenly Gondola Ride. 

    Escape the busy streets of San Diego with a trip nearby to Coronado Island. It will feel like your island getaway with a palm tree-lined sandy coastline. Shop for unique gifts for that special someone before heading to your reservations at an oceanfront restaurant for an intimate dinner.

    Colorado

    If the Garden of the Gods is said to be so beautiful to impress higher powers, surely it will be sufficient for your date night. Guided tours on horseback are the best way to appreciate the landscape and unique sandstone formations emerging from it.

    Estes Park is home to the annual Wine and Chocolate Festival. While the event is canceled for 2022, it gives time to plan your trip to next year’s festival, where you’ll taste the finest wines and chocolates crafted in the region. Live music playing in the venue sets the perfect atmosphere for a fun time out.  

    Loveland lives up to its name by hosting the annual Loveland Sweetheart Festival. You can share a kiss while going through the Tunnel of Love, cheers to a long relationship in the Loveland Pub and Beer Hall, and end the evening with a spectacular light show.

    Connecticut

    Get ready for an evening full of fun at the Mohegan Sun. Spend a romantic weekend in this playground for adults where you can do everything from attending a live performance inside the 10,000 seat arena or testing your luck in the world-class casino.  

    See art come to life during the Fire & Ice – a Valentine Festival. Held in downtown Putnam on February 12th, this event will feature dozens of artistic ice carvings. You can spend a few hours wandering the grounds watching the artists at work on their ice masterpieces or checking out the contrasting fire performances.

    Delight your date with a trip to Newton, where you can set off on the famous Connecticut Chocolate Trail. Sweets from this region have appealed to palettes worldwide, and now you get to taste their origins. You’ll be surprised by the diversity in chocolates, such as handcrafted treats from Castle Hill Chocolate or the amazing artisan craft chocolates from Le Rouge.

    Delaware

    The Delaware Shore of Rehoboth Beach is always welcoming couples seeking a romantic place to spend time this February. The award-winning Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk is the perfect backdrop as you go for a stroll holding hands and enjoying snacks. And don’t forget to stick around for the picturesque sunset. 

    Spend a romantic weekend together at The Inn at Montchanin Village & Spa. This antique inn includes an onsite spa where couples can get pampered together. You’ll have plenty of white-robe selfies in between healing massages before retreating for a good night’s sleep in cozy guestrooms.

    There’s always a reason to dress up in Wilmington. So put on your finest dress and suit for an evening show at the Candlelight Theater. The night will start with a fine dining meal before the curtains open for an encore-worthy theatrical performance.

    Florida

    The “happiest place on Earth” will soon become the most romantic place when you visit Disney World this Valentine’s Day. Check-in to your room with a bottle of champagne and chocolates, then enter the park to create your own romantic Disney fairytale. 

    However, a romantic destination doesn’t always need an elaborate plan. Something as simple as a Monday evening stop by Naples Pier can make the most memorable date as you enjoy the sunset over the Gulf of Mexico. 

    Amelia Island will feel like your own private island in this secluded getaway off the coast of Florida. Plan a tour with Kelly Seashore Ranch provides couples with a special horseback riding experience on the beach where you’ll trot along the beautiful coastline.

    Georgia

    Take in the views along the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway en route to your romantic cabin retreat in the Blue Ridge Mountains. You can fill up your day with discovering waterfalls on nature hikes, picking fruits at the Mercier Orchards, or dining in at the Toccoa Riverside Restaurant. 

    Make this Valentine’s Day about showing your care for others during the Cupid’s Undie Run. Marathon participants forego clothing as they race through Atlanta’s Buckhead to support charity. After the race, you can enjoy a massive dance party to celebrate your accomplishment!

    Experience genuine southern hospitality when you stay at the Château Élan Winery & Resort. Pair delectable wine tasting at this vineyard reminiscent of the French countryside. The vast property includes an array of guest amenities and comfortable suites for rest, relaxation, and romance this holiday.

    Hawaii

    Climb aboard the Star of Honolulu, which has provided cruise experiences in Hawaii for more than 65 years. You’ll cruise along the picturesque coast of Honolulu, where your meal will be accompanied by a showcase of the vibrant Hawaiian culture. Keep watch at the horizon during the sunsets, and you might see whales.

    Treat yourself to a luxury stay at the Four Seasons Resort Lanai. Your weekend will be filled with wondrous romantic moments with specials such as providing guests with picnic baskets to enjoy a beachfront picnic. It even offers a night picnic package with a toast of champagne beneath a starry sky. 

    There are a lot of romantic resort packages at the local resorts, but Turtle Bay Resort has a truly special offering for couples this February. Couples can bond while being pampered at the Nalu Kinetic Spa or enjoy a day at the beach on the secluded Kawela Bay with horseback riding and kayaking.

    Idaho

    Spend a romantic weekend together in a cozy bed and breakfast inn at Lake Coeur d’Alene. This getaway takes you to Idaho’s second-largest lake, where you can enjoy a day cruise sightseeing around its scenic shores. Spirits remain high on board thanks to a full-service bar and sound system.

    Dedicate your trip to the Love Lock Fence in Twin Falls to the bond that you and your partner share forever. Place your lock on the fence and enjoy a moment of beauty as you watch the sunset over the Snake River Canyon. 

    Dash through the snow on a Valentine’s Day Sleigh Ride Dinner. Head to the Linn Canyon Ranch in Victor, ID, which offers couples a gourmet dinner before going on a fun ride on a sleigh. You’ll be plenty warm beneath the covers as you enjoy the ride with the person most special to you.

    Illinois

    You don’t have to look hard to find something romantic to do in Chicago. One popular destination where you’ll run into many other couples is the Chicago Riverwalk. Register for one of the “free tours on foot” to learn about the stunning architecture seen on the riverfront.

    Spend the afternoon in Maggie Daley Park, where couples are free to enjoy its romantic setting. This open-air park in Chicago has an ice skating rink set up for the season, or you can check out the decorations around the plaza. Don’t be surprised if you see a few proposals happening here!

    Escape to Galena, where you’ll have a delightful stay at the charming Farmers Guest House. The inn’s attentive service makes sure your romantic getaway is extra special with in-house couple’s spa services, WineTime in the evenings, and a full breakfast served every morning to fill you up for a day of exploring Galena.

    Indiana

    Bring out your artistic side with the Couples Create! The event will be hosted at Urban Vines Winery & Brewery. You’ll have the opportunity to make your wine glasses all while enjoying one of their many tasty wines. The experience lasts a few hours, but you’ll have your wine glasses to take home and remember the night forever. 

    If you time it right, you can share a toast with your loved one just as you pass over the Morse Reservoir on the Nickel Plate Express Dinner Ride. This romantic journey is perfect for everyone. Wine lovers can take Uncorked Express for onboard wine tasting, while beer enthusiasts can revel in the spirits served during the Ales & Rails Express.

    Are you thinking about renewing your wedding vows? How about during the Sharing the Love event in Indianapolis. Head down to City Market on Valentine’s Day for the mass wedding vow renewal service. All couples are welcome to join the free celebration.

    Iowa

    Every year, couples love attending Romance Weekend in Amana Colonies. This year, from Feb. 11-13, the festival will feature town-wide participation with shops and restaurants offering special discounts and bed and breakfast inns providing romantic packages. The weekend is plenty of time to see what the town has to offer. 

    Wintertime in Iowa is far from the tropics, but the greater Des Moines Botanical Garden will transport you to your favorite island. Lovely paths wind through the indoor and outdoor exhibition space where native seasonal flowers sit beautifully in arranged designs.

    Clear your schedule for a night at the Englert Theatre. The historical theatre-turned-cultural center has several activities perfect for couples on date night. Catch one of the live music concerts or enjoy a couple’s wine tasting. Head upstairs to the second floor, where you’ll be greeted with an art exhibition.

    Kansas

    Be sure to clear your camera roll because you’ll take lots of couple selfies during the Kansas City Fountain Tour. Nicknamed the “City of Fountains,” more than 200 fountains await you, each with its own characteristics that make them unique. See how many you can visit in a day and discover your favorites around town!

    Stuck without a date this Valentine’s Day? Cheer yourself up with a Puppygram! Volunteers from the Great Plains SPCA will be busy all day delivering puppies to singles and couples around Kansas City. For a half-hour, you’ll have your own puppy to play with and cuddle.  

    Make Topeka, KS, your romantic destination this February by spending a day at Lake Shawnee. Paddle the gentle waters together as you admire the scenic coastline, then return to the shores for a lakeside picnic. Finally, gaze up at the night sky full of twinkling stars.

    Kentucky

    It’s a rite of passage for traveling through the Red River Gorge to stand at Lover’s Leap. This landmark viewpoint is a natural bridge overlooking the gorge that attracts couples thanks to the legend of past lovers. Several trails lead to the viewpoint and other natural landmarks within the park.

    Satisfy your sweet tooth with your own craft masterpieces made during the Annual Decadent Chocolate Valentine’s Day Event. The Mad Potter hosts a night of art, succulent chocolates, drinks, and romantic music to set the right mood. Couples get their own semi-private table to enjoy a relaxing evening together.

    Learn about what makes each sparkling glass of the bubbly special during a tasting at The Champagnery. This unique venue in Louisville offers a special holiday package for couples to enjoy a flight of champagne with guided tasting by an expert.

    Louisiana

    New Orleans is full of charming neighborhoods. Hop in a vintage streetcar and cruise down St. Charles Avenue. You’ll see firsthand why it’s one of the most iconic neighborhoods in the entire city. Live Oak Tree-lined streets shade beautiful historic buildings and enchanting homes.

    Treat the flower of your life to a garden walk at the American Rose Center Garden. The sprawling 118-acre park is the largest rose garden in the US. Stroll the grounds as over 20,000 rose bushes of all kinds radiate the setting with their floral beauty.

    Tour around the Historic Charpentier District of Lake Charles while on a romantic carriage ride. Horse-drawn carriages loop around the district, taking you past stunning historical architecture and along the scenic lakefront. You can easily spend the day checking out the boutique shops and restaurants around town.

    Maine

    Retreat to Ogunquit for a romantic coastal getaway. Rent a beachfront cottage with a view overlooking Ogunquit Beach. Take a stroll around town to marvel at the charming New England vibe. Support one of the local eateries that offer special dinners for a romantic evening in town. 

    Valentine’s Day isn’t just a one-day event in Kennebunkport. Instead, it celebrates love with its month-long Paint the Town Red festival, where the town gets a red makeover. You’ll see red hearts everywhere and plenty of red lights twinkling around town. The festival features several themed events, including mixology classes and pop-up shops.

    Snap your own postcard-perfect photos during a couple’s photoshoot at Portland Head Lighthouse. As one of the most photographed lighthouses in Maine, this lighthouse is the perfect backdrop to a photo session with your partner. You’ll have stunning views of Cape Elizabeth’s rocky coastline as you strike your favorite poses.

    Maryland

    Visiting Silver Spring puts you in a great location to access some of the best wineries on the Capital Wine Trails. Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard, Great Shoals Winery, and Rocklands Farm are just a few wineries offering tours to see behind-the-scenes and taste amazing wine. 

    Couples can run side-by-side during the Valentine’s 5K. This marathon race is held at the Kinder Fame Park and is open to the public to participate in. It’s a fun way to celebrate your Valentine’s Day in Annapolis. 

    Discover if you have talent as a couple during the Annual Romantic Paint & Dance event in Bethesda. Couples perform together with one person painting and the other dancing during this fun event that keeps you engaged the entire time. Event supplies are included with tickets, and drinks will be available for sale during the event.

    Massachusetts

    Take in sights of the Boston skyline when you ride on the Boston Harbor Special Valentine’s Day Cruises. These romantic cruises take you on an excursion through the harbor. Jazz melodies serenade you while you take sips of savory champagne.

    Massachusetts is cold in the winter, so turn up the heat while you go for a ride on the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway. Gaze out the windows as you trek along the rugged New England coastline extending to the Atlantic Ocean. The route runs from Newburyport to Boston.

    You and your partner deserve a romantic getaway to Martha’s Vineyard this February! It has everything you could want – frosty oceanfront views from a romantic beach stroll to tasting world-renowned wines produced at the local wineries.

    Michigan

    Impress your date with fantastic artwork exhibited at the Valent-ICE Festival. Downtown Grand Rapids transforms into an open-air gallery hosting its annual ice sculpture festival. Discover more than 80 ice sculptures on guided walking tours, where you’ll get tons of info about your favorite sculptures.

    Make reservations in a charming inn in Traverse City so that you can take full advantage of the Old Mission Peninsula Wine Trail. Local wineries like the Chateau Grand Traverse help make a name for this Michigan wine region and offer wine tastings, tours, and more.

    Pull up, let the seats back, and get ready for a double feature playing at the Ford Wyoming Drive-In Theatre. The iconic marquee out front of this drive-in movie theater shows the latest films playing on its massive screens. Don’t worry; there will be plenty of time between films to pick up popcorn and snacks at the concession stands.

    Minnesota

    After a romantic dinner in Minneapolis, cap off the evening with a Mississippi River Carriage Ride. The horse’s hoofs trot rhythmically on Main Street’s cobblestone roads while you pass landmarks like Merriam Street Bridge and the Hennepin Avenue Bridge. It’s one of the best ways to see the Minneapolis skylines. 

    Make reservations to guarantee your seat at one of Minnesota’s most unique dinner tables. Located in Wayzata, ninetwentyfive is a Scandinavian-inspired restaurant offering winter igloo dinners. The icy-domed exterior contrasts the cozy inside, where you’ll have a themed dinner served to you and your date.

    Romantic date nights are about creating memories, and scents always take you back to special moments in your life. This year, make the perfect memory with the Create-Your-Own Scent event at Olfactory Scent Studio. Couples customize their scents and make a candle that you can take home.

    Mississippi

    Step into the past when you spend Valentine’s Day at Manship House Museum. You’ll feel like a specially invited guest as you tour around this historic home. Exhibits detail Victorian traditions during Valentine’s Day dating back to the 19th century.

    In case you’ll be working all day on Monday, there’s still plenty of time to enjoy a romantic weekend in Madison. In the evening, take your date to Reservoir Overlook for a magical sunset picnic. The waterfront views are unmatched as you snuggle up the lakeshore.

    See a gentler side of the ‘Mighty Mississippi’ when you take a romantic evening cruise on a Mississippi riverboat. These vintage cruise boats provide couples with an intimate atmosphere aboard the signature Betsey Ann Riverboat. Also, get a taste of the local food scene with locally-provided food for the dinner.

    Missouri

    It’s time to groove at the Valentine’s Music Fest in St. Louis. R&B’s biggest legends like Keisha Cole, Ja Rule, and Donell Jones play their hits that set the mood for romance this Valentine’s Day. The concert takes place on February 11th, so get your tickets soon!

    Branson is a go-to destination for live entertainment. The Hughes Music Show brings together a multi-show experience in its Valentine’s Day celebration. Couples will enjoy dinner while watching a romantic movie. Finally, the night concludes with a Hughes Music Show. 

    Lake retreats are the perfect escape. Chateau on the Lake Resort & Spa offers its Romantic Rendezvous package. Pleasure yourselves with a couples massage, then retreat to your room to pop open your chilled champagne bottle with views overlooking the Ozarks.

    Montana

    For an authentic (and romantic) experience in Montana, head down to the 20th Annual Cowboy Ball in Bitterroot Valley. You’ll have a rockin’ good night with music provided by the local 406 Band. In addition, the event includes a live auction, raffle, and upgraded dinner options. 

    The vast Glacier National Park makes each cabin rental feel like a secluded lodge. You’ll have plenty of privacy this holiday as you explore the beautiful landscape on a hike or simply sit back in the cozy cabin while enjoying the views. 

    Whitefish is one of the top ski resorts in Montana. But when couples aren’t busy shredding the mountains, they can be found exploring the town. This picturesque town sits in the shadows of Glacier Mountain, where you can go from your homely inn to a lovely café or boutique shop within minutes.

    Nebraska

    Did you know that Valentine, NE, is a real place? It’s only fitting that this town lives up to its name with a holiday theme consistent throughout it. So take a drive around town and stop by the Valentine: Heart City sign for a couple’s selfie and mail letters with the Valentine postmark.

    Ride-sharing apps will surely be busy in Omaha during the weekend, so opt for a carriage ride instead. Magical Journey Carriage Service offers romantic rides around Old Market, where you’ll trot along in a cozy carriage. 

    The Arbor Lodge Mansion is full of stories, and love is one that’s been well documented by the Morton family who lived here. Visit the museum to see the holiday exhibition dedicated to love as you browse archives of weddings and old romantic letters kept all these years.

    Nevada

    Las Vegas is the entertainment capital of the world. It welcomes couples with world-class romantic suites and plenty of options for dinner and a show along the Las Vegas Strip. Take your date on a gondola ride or dance together against the backdrop of the Bellagio Fountain. Not to mention plenty of places to elope. 

    There’s no hiding your relationship status this Valentine’s Day, as everyone at the 9th Annual Devil Made Me Do It Saloon Crawl showcases if they’re single or taken. You’ll hop around several historical saloons across Virginia City while enjoying drinks at each stop.  

    See if chocolate really is an aphrodisiac when you visit the Ethel M Chocolate Factory. It’s known for its gourmet chocolates that you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get a taste of. After a factory tour, step outside to the Botanical Cactus Garden home to more than 300 cacti.

    New Hampshire

    Embrace the New Hampshire cold at the Ice Castles in North Woodstock. This elaborate ice sculpture park features decorative archways, tunnels, thrones, and even draped in lights for an icy light show. You can spend hours taking fun pictures in front of the creations.

    Tasty treats await you during the 32nd Annual Chocolate Festival in Intervale. Discover the best creations from the region’s chocolatiers as you ski along the ‘Sweetest Day on the Trails.’ Tickets are required for the festival taking place on February 27th. 

    All aboard the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad for the dinner train ride. You’ll depart from Meredith, where you’ll loop around the Lake Winnipesaukee region. Dinner is served onboard the two-hour ride.

    New Jersey

    Every year, couples plunge together into the freezing Atlantic Ocean for the Valentine Plunge. Now in its 16th edition, it’s bigger than ever as it helps support ALS charities. But, even if you don’t want to participate, couples are always welcome to watch. 

    The Historic Absecon Lighthouse is a picturesque lighthouse that wants to give couples an experience that will surely make the sparks fly. First, it will host a vow renewal service at the Keeper’s Cottage. After, climb up the stairs to the top of the lighthouse for sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean.

    Take a sunset dinner cruise on Perth Amboy. It will host a special Valentine’s Day dinner this year. The only thing better than the hors d’oeuvres, filet mignon, and chocolate-covered strawberries served for dinner is the colorful sunset over Raritan Bay.

    New Mexico

    One of the most iconic sights in New Mexico is seeing hot air balloons soaring high above the deserts. Luckily, the Friends & Lovers Balloon Rally is running from Feb 12-13. See the colorful balloons flying over Balloon Fiesta Park in a picturesque setting free to the public to watch.

    Yurt glamping outside Taos introduces a traditional way of life for locals reimagined as a contemporary romantic experience. The Taos Canyon sits at your feet as you immerse yourself in nature in this one-of-a-kind accommodation experience. 

    The Gruet Winery is a staple to the wine community in Santa Fe. Since 1984, it’s produced quality Méthode Champenoise sparkling wines locally, amongst other types. Couples can visit the winery for a wine and champagne tasting in the tasting room.

    New York

    Times Square is the heartbeat of New York City, so it’s fitting that it hosts the Annual Valentine’s Day Art Installation. Each year, the city makes an artist call for a creative way to represent love and exhibits the work for all in the ‘Big Apple’ to see. 

    There’s no denying that New York City has one of the best skylines in the world, and a ride on Valentine’s Day Yacht Cruise will confirm it. Watch as New York illuminates as the sunsets behind the skyscrapers. You’ll have a meal and enjoy dancing while cruising on the Hudson River. 

    Escape to the Adirondacks, where you’ll find romantic resorts for the ultimate getaway. Stay at a quiet Lake George inn, where you’ll return to cozy hospitality after a day exploring the landscape.

    North Carolina

    Turn your romantic getaway into a fairy tale when you step inside the castle known as the Biltmore Estate. This holiday, it’s hosting couples for an elegant wine and chocolate tasting experience that makes the perfect date night. Tickets are required to take part in the event.

    The Outer Banks is one of the most beautiful parts of North Carolina, thanks to the scenic coastline. After dining at a waterfront restaurant, go for an evening stroll in the downtown Historic Manteo. You’ll eventually reach the boardwalk just in time to watch the sunset.

    You’ve chosen wisely if your partner likes beer just as much as you do because it means that you’ll both enjoy the February Beer Dinner at Suffolk Punch Brewing. It’s hosting an event designed to attract the beer lover in all of us for a sampling of tasty beer and a five-course dinner on the side.

    North Dakota

    The month of love is the perfect time to show how big your heart is by helping out the Fargo community during the Giving Hearts Day Chili Feed. On February 10th, from 11 am to 1 pm, volunteers can visit the parking lot to donate items and food to charity and get a chance to taste award-winning chili.

    Prepare for a classy evening at the 33rd Annual Sweetheart Ball. You’ll enjoy a fun evening supporting the charitable work of the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Donations to the causes are recommended for entry to the event.

    We can all use peace and quiet this holiday, and Lake Metigoshe State Park will truly call your name. It’s a serene wilderness area outside of Bottineau, ND, that offers yurt glamping and other accommodations. Tap into your wild side with snowmobiling and snowshoe hiking before ending the day snuggling with your partner.

    Ohio

    The Nationwide Arena in Columbus is where you’ll want to be on February 12th as it hosts the Ohio Valentine’s Love Affair. Music R&B legends like Monica, Bell Biv Devoe, and 112 will play their biggest hits in this major live music concert.

    Check out Riverscape in Dayton to find the MetroParks Ice Rink. Take advantage of this seasonal activity with couples ice skating. It offers a special Sweetheart Skate event this holiday designed to give couples the best time at the park.

    The soothing sounds of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra will delight you this holiday for the Valentine Romance concert. You’ll hear the crafted composition of professional instrumentalists performing love songs in the Southern Theatre. Tickets only cost $10, and the show starts on February 13th at 3 pm.

    Oklahoma

    How about a bit of fun at the Valentine’s Skate in Oklahoma City. Couples can enjoy a night at the themed skating event where you’ll vibe to music and share loads of laughter. Try to slip away for a second to request a shoutout for your partner or send candy grams.

    You might stumble upon one of your hidden talents when you take part in a Painting With a Twist Valentine’s Day Event. These special events will feature themed canvas and couple’s pictures that take two people to complete. And, of course, you’ll have plenty to drink in case you need inspiration.

    Every year, the OKC Zoo hosts a special Valentine’s Dinner. While it’s still unconfirmed for 2022, you can still mark your calendars for this socially distanced dinner before wandering the zoo to find your favorite animals. There will be entertainment and a special ‘love potion’ available for purchase throughout the event.

    Oregon

    The Oregon Symphony has been hard at work preparing for an evening of magnificent musicianship. A Pink Martini Valentine is a premier music concert in Portland that features Thomas Lauderdale and China Forbes. It will be a musical masterpiece you don’t want to miss. 

    Travel to the Wild West when you stay at the Brasada Ranch. Reserve their Romance on the Ranch package for an intimate stay in the one-bedroom accommodations that feature a hot tub, champagne, and other romantic perks. If you’re more of the adventurous type, the Trails and Treats will take you on horseback riding excursions before digging into tasty smores.

    You’ve been looking forward to a way to get out of the house safely and the Love Struck! Drive-In Valentines Movie Event will keep you comfortable inside your own car. Drive-up for this nighttime lineup of classic and romantic movies.

    Pennsylvania

    Drive up to the Poconos for one of Pennsylvania’s most romantic destinations this season of love. Resorts offer romantic packages designed to keep couples immersed in the atmosphere of love. Soak in your heart-shaped hot tub before getting dressed up for an intimate dinner. Every night is date night in the Poconos. 

    It must be something in the air that makes sparks fly in Philadelphia, especially inside the LOVE Park. Named for the iconic LOVE statue, this public park is perfect to go for a leisurely afternoon or evening stroll. Of course, you won’t be the only couple planning to take pictures in front of the statue. 

    Celebrate a romantic weekend away in Peddler’s Village in Lahaska, PA. This historic colonial village features holiday events dedicated to the love holiday. Many shops in the town take part in the Share the Love event by offering specials, and there’s always beautiful scenery to walk around in with brick pathways winding between landscaped gardens.

    Rhode Island

    Signature cocktails will warm you up as you enjoy a romantic dinner inside an igloo. Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina offers unique dining arrangements for couples that overlook the bay and are heated from the cold outside air.

    Come hungry because Julian’s Annual Valentine’s Day Meal will include six courses. For two special dinner times, couples can enjoy a specially prepared meal. Stay updated on announcements to see when it’s confirmed for 2022 because seating will be extremely limited. 

    Surprise your partner with a flower bouquet and flowers when you arrive at the Vanderbilt Auberge Resort. It’s the perfect way to kick off your romantic getaway weekend with fun couples’ activities like Craft Cocktail Club Experience and other posh guest amenities.

    South Carolina

    Enjoy a night at the South Carolina State Museum when you attend the Amore Under the Stars event. The museum put together an exciting evening of romance for couples on February 10th. The event is open to the public, and museum members get a discount.

    See many of your favorite R&B artists perform during The Valentine’s Southern Soul Show. TUCKA, Sir Charles Jones, and Ms. Jody are just a few artists who will perform live for a large crowd at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center.

    Upcountry is one of the most enchanting regions in South Carolina, dotted with lovely beds and breakfast stays. Wake up to a hearty, home-cooked meal before stepping outdoors to marvel at the beautiful rural setting. You’ll come across many romantic specials enticing you to visit.

    South Dakota

    Tucked in the Black Hills of South Dakota is the Akela Spa of Deadwood. Experience the therapeutic traditions preserved from the Lakota tribe that give you an Indigenous-inspired spa treatment. Couples are welcome to enjoy the spa session together, where you’ll both feel reinvigorated by the end of it.

    Dedicate your romantic getaway to new experiences by joining the Twilight Flight at Strawbale Winery. It’s a wine tasting event like none other that closes out the tasting with a helicopter flight. You’ll get an aerial view of the winery and downtown Sioux Falls. 

    A romantic stay at the Hotel on Philips will be your dream Valentine’s getaway. It offers a special holiday package that will include several perks like champagne and a vase of roses placed in your suite to set the romantic atmosphere from the moment you arrive.

    Tennessee

    Go for a ride with your loved one on the historic Tennessee Central Railway. In Nashville, couples can board the train and participate in the DelMonaco Wine Tasting Excursion Train. You’ll ride on a vintage locomotive as you make a stop by Watertown to pick up a few of the favorite local wines to taste on the rest of the trip.

     The vintage paddlewheel boat by Tennessee Riverboat servicing passengers on its Valentine’s cruise will be the best place in Knoxville to celebrate the holiday. Couples have a choice of lunch or dinner cruise to enjoy a meal, dancing, and spectacular views of the Knoxville skyline.

     Peer up at SkyLift Park, hanging high above Gatlinburg, to see the illuminated park attractions. Bravely cross the sky bridge before entering the Tunnel of Love and other romantic light displays on the bridge. It’s an ideal place to pop the question if you’re considering making it an unforgettable date night.

    Texas

    If Grapevine, TX, makes you think about wineries, it’s because it’s a famous wine region in Texas offering its own take on the grape spirits. You can easily check out multiple wineries during the Sweetheart Wine Trail on February 12th between 11 am and 6 pm with wine and food specials at each participating location.

    Galveston Island offers scenic views looking out into the gulf. Hang out on the Historic Pleasure Pier, where you can spend a few hours or the entire day enjoying all it has to offer. The pier amusement park has everything from a roller coaster to games to a 100-ft tall Ferris wheel. 

    The recently opened Houston Botanic Garden has quickly become a favorite destination for couples looking for a romantic place to spend time. Its 132-acres makes the perfect setting as you walk the manicured lawns and decorative floral arrangements.

    Utah

    Vivant Arena in Salt Lake City hosts the Valentine’s Jam this year. This energetic lineup includes performances by Ice Cube and Bone Thugs N Harmony in a concert that will have you on your feet the entire night. So grab tickets for the show happening on February 12th.

    Try not to look too suspicious when you attend the Dinner Detective – Valentine’s Day Show. You’re instantly a part of the show are you work together to solve the dinner murder mystery. There can be clues everywhere you look, so stay vigilant and enjoy smiles and laughs with your partner.

    Wake up and stretch those legs because Cupid’s Chase 5K 2022 starts at 10 in the morning on February 12th. This marathon race brings out the entire community to support its causes. It’s an excellent way to get active this Valentine’s Day in Salt Lake City.

    Vermont

    Save your appetite for the Bistro de Margot Valentine’s Day dinner. Couples will be served a chef-prepared meal with six courses, so be sure to pace yourself. Each dish will be better than the next as you indulge in some of the culinary creations emerging from Burlington.

    A weekend in February is the perfect time to go skiing at the Stowe Mountain Resort. It’s offering couples holiday packages so that both of you can hit the slopes and then see what charming gifts you’ll find in the boutique shops around town. 

    Experience authentic New England hospitality at the Lang House on Main Street. You’ll feel right at home as soon as you check in to this cozy bed and breakfast, where you can turn up the romance with chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne in your suite.

    Virginia

    You’ll have a blast at the Out of Body Burlesque Presents Ex’s & O’s show in Roanoke. This theatrical performance features a collective of alternative artists that will put on a show you can’t take your eyes off. It’s an experience that will have you talking long after it ends.

    Wine tasting with someone you love is always special at Beliveau Farm. Located outside of Blacksburg, couples can enjoy an evening on the farm with a four-course wine tasting paired with delicious Spanish-style tapas enough to fill you up. See why these wines have won awards, and don’t forget to grab a bottle or two to take home.

    True farm-to-table dining comes to life at Caboose Tavern. This year, it hosts the Valentine’s Day Beer Dinner. Courses crafts by Executive Chef David Rabin go perfectly with a tall glass of your favorite Caboose beer. And there’s always a surprise waiting to happen when Rabin is in the kitchen!

    Washington

    Spend a special day at the La Fete des Amoureaux event at Pike Place Market to see why the French are famous for love. This French-inspired culinary experience invites you to taste the savory flavors cooked up by Chef Potvin in a five-course meal spread. The dinner includes live music.

    Argosy Cruises will operate Seattle Harbour cruises this season. Stand with your partner on the open decks as you marvel at the 360 views of the Cascade and Olympic Mountains. The boat cruises in Elliot Bay, where you can purchase food and drinks to enjoy onboard the sightseeing tour. 

    If you’re a couple that likes to party, join in the fun taking place onboard the ships at the Valentine’s Day Boat Party Seattle 2022. The party will be rocking with lots of music, dancing, and drinks as you take in sights of the Seattle skyline.

    West Virginia

    Valentine’s Royal Tea Service is in session at Tea Shoppe. Go for a romantic afternoon tea with lovers and friends as you palm-sized treats and sandwiches. Sip delicious tea while spilling the tea, or enjoy an elegant conversation that enriches your relationship. 

    Reserve a stay at the Canaan Resort for an overnight stay during the season of love. Nestled in the Canaan Valley, it provides a tranquil place for couples to enjoy each other. Enjoy some of its many amenities like ice skating, where your date will skate free for the themed skate session.

    New River Gorge National Park is the newest park established in West Virginia. The scenic, verdant cliffs running throughout the gorge create beautiful scenery that has attracted nature photographers from all over. These picture-perfect views are all yours when you stay at the Adventures on the Gorge cabin accommodations. The package includes a bottle of wine to enjoy during your luxury cabin stay.

    Wisconsin

    Set your GPS to the Wisconsin State Fair Grounds, where the Cream Puff Drive-thru will be set up from Feb 11-14. These state delicacies fill your belly with their yummy goodness that you can share with your sweetheart. Cream puffs have a discount when bought in a pack, and pre-ordering also helps save money on the treats.

    Warm-up from the cold air in Wisconsin Dells Hot Springs or cozy up in your room at the Chula Vista Resort. There are plenty of ways to stay warm in Wisconsin while spending an overnight stay at the resort, whose rooms include an Adobe-style fireplace and dining at the Kaminski’s Chop House. 

    Attend the 16th Annual Valentine Weekend Laugh-a-thon for a night of roaring laughter. Rickey Smiley, Tommy Davidson, and Chico Bean are just a few of the all-star lineup performing for the crowd at Milwaukee’s Miller High Life Theatre that will leave you in tears by the end of the show.

    Wyoming

    The Cheyenne Botanic Gardens engages couples with an interactive craft event for Valentine’s Day 2022. Even kids are welcome in this event, where you’ll make crafts using artichoke hearts. It’s a fun way to see just how creative you can be with vegetables. 

    A snowmobile is one of the only ways to reach the Granite Hot Springs. But with your date on the back, it will be a wild ride down Granite Creek Road that will take you to a landmark worth the trip. Reward yourself with a dip in the warm hot springs that feel heavenly against the cool outdoors. 

    Go for a romantic ride on the back of an Elk-pulled sleigh. The National Elk Refuge hosts sleigh rides for couples all season as these majestic animals kick up fluffy snow while trekking around Jackson Hole. It’s also a great way to learn about the elks.

    Not into romantic celebrations? Check out our list of 150 unique attractions in the USA instead!