Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, have you made plans yet? Whether you’re in a new relationship, or have been together for a while, taking the time to create a special day for just the two of you can spark some fresh romance.
While sending a card, buying flowers and chocolates, or simply planning a cozy evening at home for a Netflix marathon are certainly lovely gestures, why not step it up this year with an experience your significant other will not soon forget.
Valentine’s Date Ideas in Blacksburg
Here are a few ideas we believe will put a sparkle in your loved one’s eye for weeks to come.
SIPS OR SUDS
Wine tasting is always an enjoyable time, and who better to enjoy it with than the one you love most? Map out a tour of wineries or settle in at your favorite chateau for an afternoon of sips. Bring along some chocolates or check to see if they offer a romance package to make the day more special.
If wine isn’t quite your scene, a brewery could be the perfect alternative. In fact, we have a healthy selection at the Continental Divide Lounge!
Cap off the day with dinner for two at Preston’s where we provide the ambiance and a delicious meal so you can focus on each other.
Feeling adventurous? Start at Preston’s for a romantic brunch, then head out on your adventure to a nearby escape room. Escape rooms are wonderful for couples because they get your blood pumping and boost communication. They also add an element of mystery and unknown that makes for a bonding adventure.
We just hope that you are able to escape on time …
TAKE A ROMANTIC HIKE
Enjoy the great outdoors? With several hiking trails in the area, including parts of the Appalachian Trail, there are plenty of opportunities to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. We suggest that you pack layers! It can get chilly in Blacksburg. You may also consider packing a bottle of wine or champagne to sip on to take a break and enjoy the hike.
If you’re new to the area or are looking for a new trail, this article might help.
ONLINE COOKING OR MIXOLOGY CLASS
If heading out is not in the cards this year, why not make staying in more tasty?
There are few things more romantic than learning something new together! A cooking or mixology class offers a multi-sensory experience with the added bonus of a tasty dinner. Classes are a fun way to draw out conversation and learn more about each other while learning a new skill you can use for future dates. To continue the romance, coordinate with matching aprons, and plan a follow-up romantic evening in, to practice what you learned.
TAKE A DRIVE
Set up a playlist, map out your stops, and plan to take your love on a day trip, hitting a few key spots along the way. Exploring new terrain can be fun and adventurous and there are few better road trip destinations than Blacksburg.
If you prefer, you can just hit the road, meandering while checking out the sites, until you find a place you want to eat or explore. Sometimes unscheduled trips make the best memories.
TREAT YOURSELVES TO A WEEKEND AWAY
If you are looking for a more traditional escape, we have a few specials that might be right up your alley.
Our various Valentine’s Day romance packages include a room stocked with champagne and strawberries and breakfast at Prestons Restaurant or a dinner package that includes your room, breakfast at Prestons, champagne and strawberries, and a very special Valentine dinner.
If your schedules don’t allow for a whole weekend getaway, don’t despair! Our Valentine’s brunch was created to make one meal feel like a romantic getaway. Contact us soon to secure your reservations as we have limited availability.
Blacksburg is a great option if you are wanting to make Valentine’s special with a mini-vacation. The options are almost endless when it comes to ways to enjoy the special day. In the end, the most important part is enjoying the time with your oh-so-special loved one.