Explore Your Favorite Area of Town
Charlotte may known as the Queen City all year round, but on Valentine’s Day it takes the title of Most Romantic City. From Uptown to Plaza Midwood, love is in the air and there are plenty of local spots to visit on the most romantic day of the year. For a cozy intimate dinner for two, head to Soul Gastrolounge in Plaza Midwood and after dinner check out Workman’s Friend for a nightcap. But if your romance is sending you Uptown, grab dinner and cocktails at 204 North and end your evening with a walk through Romare Bearden Park.
See a Show Together
This year, shake up your Valentine’s Day and instead of dinner and drinks, grab tickets to a local show. From comedy and concerts, to plays and musicals, exploring Charlotte’s entertainment scene with your S.O. will make for a Valentine’s Day you won’t ever forget. The off-broadway hit comedy, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus will be taking the stage at the Belk Theater and the hysterical performance will have you laughing right out of your seat. But if live music is more your scene, then head to the Neighborhood Theater where Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express will the jamming all through the night.
Visit Somewhere New
Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to take your romance to a new city, so instead of planning a romantic dinner for two, make time for a quick getaway. Get cozy in the mountains and take a trip to Boone, NC. Add a little adventure to your trip and head to Grandfather Mountain for a hike and make sure to try out local game at the Gamekeeper Restaurant. But if the beach is calling your name, then a trip to Charleston, SC is a must-do. After exploring downtown, head to Husk for some good Southern cooking and spend the rest of your evening with your feet in the water.
Learn a New Skill Together
Instead of making reservations at your favorite restaurant this Valentine’s Day, head to Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen and create your own romantic meal for two. At Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen you will learn new techniques that will take your cooking to the next level and how to create a delicious meal that you can easily replicate in your own kitchen. Their Valentine’s Day class menu will include Spice Beef Cannelloni, Seared to perfection Scallops and a Dark Chocolate Cremeux with White Chocolate Mousse to finish. After your meal is complete, mingle with other couples at your table or head back to Uptown for a nightcap.
Plan the Ultimate Staycation
Skip the crowded restaurants this Valentine’s Day and head to the Dunhill Hotel for a romantic staycation. Located in the heart of Uptown, the Dunhill Hotel is the perfect place to let the world around you fade away and to focus only on your romance. Spice things up with their Romantic Getaway package and expect a bottle of champagne and house-made truffles awaiting you in your room and in the morning, breakfast in bed. So whether you want to spend the evening with room service and Netflix or want to head to the Asbury for a romantic dinner, you’ll never want to spend Valentine’s Day any other way.
From all of us at OccasionGenius, we hope you feel the love this Valentine’s Day. Keep loving on Charlotte and explore your favorite city with OccasionGenius.
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