The beginning of a new year is the official marker to begin planning out your holiday festivities. With one of the largest national holidays coming up quick, in the middle of February, are you feeling the love? Whether you are celebrating an everlasting love of 30+ years, starting a new flame, or rekindling an old one Valentine’s Day is the perfect way to show them your appreciation. I have made a short list of couple-oriented events that will help you begin to express your love in some of the most thoughtful ways! Of course, each couple is different so this list is inclusive to those who have time for a weekend getaway, just an evening out and the locals who simply want to stay … local!
Enjoy your free starter guide to a marvelous Valentine’s Day celebration, and don’t forget the flowers and chocolate! 😏
1 – Skamania Lodge
If you are looking for an extremely romantic couple’s getaway, the Skamania Lodge is located about 3-hours South of Tacoma in Stevenson, Washington. This renovated-modern lodge offers an array of guest amenities during your stay such as self-guided art tours, Sunday morning yoga, access to outdoor fire pits and more! When you book a stay at the Skamania Lodge within the month of February, there are different “lover’s packages” to choose from: The Sweet Escape and Love in the Trees – both will be 25% off until February 29th. Don’t miss out on the couple events at Skamania as well. Some of which include: massages, facials, and painting classes. Your weekend at the Skamania Lodge will be as intimate as you want it to be! Find out more about your possible Valentine’s Day getaway at skamania.com.
2 – Olalla Vineyard & Winery
Going away for a whole weekend can be difficult when you have a very productive lifestyle, so I have a perfect Valentine’s Day treat for you as well. Just about 30-minutes from Tacoma is the Olalla Vineyard & Winery in Olalla, WA. This perfect location is far enough to get away from home and close enough to make it an easy couple’s evening out. Indulge yourself into timeless bottles of wine during their tasting room hours: Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday 12-6pm; Friday 3-5pm and Sunday 1-5pm. If time is on your side this Valentine’s Day, get tickets for just $10 each to attend the “Floor to Ceiling in the Loft” event after wine tasting from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Tickets and more information about the Olalla Vineyard & Winery can be found at olallawines.com.
3 – The Social Bar & Grill
Tacoma is for lovers, so why would you want to leave? For those couples of love their hometown or simply don’t have the time to travel for Valentine’s Day, romance is not far from you at all! The Social Bar & Grill on Dock street in Tacoma is hosting a weekend long “Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two,” happening from February 13th to the 17th. This dinner will include a 4-course menu and 3 wine courses from their culinary team. Save the hassle of creating a dinner menu or trying to find the best tasting wines, The Social Bar & Grill has it all figured out for you. Buy your tickets in advance for this marvelous dinner at eventbrite.com.
Planning the perfect day or weekend for your perfect person can be easier than falling in love – book one of the events above to show your person that you’ll always go above and beyond for them! Have fun, be safe, and Happy Valentine’s Day! 💘
*Romantic Dinner Options:
Here is an extra list of incredibly delicious restaurants that will be hosting special Valentine’s Day dinners. Most of these restaurants are little gems of Tacoma, that can for sure make you and that special someone feel the love for this special occasion. Be sure to check out the links and book your reservations in advance to secure your spot!
Located in Downtown Tacoma, the Melting Pot is hosting a “Six Days of Romance” special this Valentine’s Day and it is starting on February 13th and going through the 18th. This special meal includes a 5-course meal with multiple different sampler, fondue, salad, entree, and dessert options. And if you are wanting to go that extra mile because your person really deserves it, add on a romance package to your meal with roses, dipped berries and more!
This North Tacoma, Italian Restaurant and Bar is sure to bring the romance all the way from Italy straight to your table this Valentine’s Day. February 14th through the 16th, is when Pomodoro will be having their Valentine’s Day special and this year it is Jumbo Stuffed Cheese Ravioli. With a 4.5 star rating on Google, and previous high praises regarding their Valentine’s Day dinner, Pomodoro is a promising romantic night out for Tacoma natives!
When you are a native of the Pacific Northwest, sometimes the best food to eat is from the Pacific Northwest! At Cliff House Tacoma, their menus specialize in Pacific Northwest seafood, steaks, and pastas. Located in Browns Point Tacoma, Cliff House will be having a special Valentine’s Day menu for their guests. The Valentine’s Day menu will give different choices of starters, entrees, and desserts. The full menu is available online, and is the only menu available that day.
What is more romantic than enjoying a delicious chef’s dinner while gazing at the beautiful Pacific Northwest sunsets? I can’t think of many things that are! Experience this level of romance when you dine at Chambers Bay Grill this Valentine’s Day. There will be a special three course dinner menu along with three wine choices. Be sure to get your love day ticket before heading over and check out the online Valentine’s Day menu.
Steak, pasta, and wine all next to water – sounds extremely romantic! Get this exact setting at Gino’s at the Point with their featured Italian-steakhouse styled Valentine’s Day menu. They will be hosting a Valentine’s Day dinner from 3pm to 10pm on February 14th, with a specific menu that has choices in starters, soups, salads, entrees, desserts and cocktails! Reservations are necessary before attending.