Explore Your Favorite Area of Town
Richmond may be known as the River City all year long, but on Valentine’s Day it takes the title of Most Romantic City. From Scott’s Addition to Downtown love is in the air and all over the city there are plenty of local spots to visit on the most romantic day of the year. For a cozy, intimate dinner for two, make reservations at Brenner Pass in Scott’s Addition and end your evening with some fun at The Circuit Arcade Bar. But if your romance is sending you Downtown, then plan a romantic dinner at Belle & James and after head to Kabana for drinks and a beautiful view of the city.
See a Show Together
This year, shake up your Valentine’s Day date night plans and instead grab tickets to a local show. From comedy and concerts to $2 movies and musicals, exploring Richmond’s entertainment scene with your S.O. will make for a Valentine’s Day you won’t ever forget. If you’re a couple that loves to laugh, head to the Coalition Theater for a hysterical night of comedy. But if you want to keep things casual, check out a $2 movie at the Byrd Theater and after the film grab dinner at the Mellow Mushroom.
Visit Somewhere New
Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to take your romance to a new city, so instead of of a intimate dinner for two, shake things up and plan a romantic getaway. Get cozy in the mountains and take a trip to Charlottesville, VA. While you’re there make sure to check out one of Charlottesville’s 30+ wineries and get in a little history with a day trip to Monticello. But if you want to visit a town that almost as cool as RVA, then a trip to Staunton, VA won’t disappoint. Downtown Staunton has a vibrant music and arts scene, and you won’t want to miss brew hopping on this Shenandoah Beerwerks trail.
Learn a New Skill Together
Instead of making reservations at your favorite restaurant this Valentine’s Day, head to Mise En Place and create your own romantic meal for two. At Mise En Place you will learn new techniques that you can take back to your own kitchen and how to make a delicious meal that you can easily replicate in your own kitchen. At their Table for Two: A Night in Paris Valentine’s Day class, expect to make and eat, Butternut Squash Tartes, Ribeye Steak, Chocolate Mousse and more. After your meal is complete, mingle with other couples at the class or head back to your favorite bar for a nightcap.
Plan the Ultimate Staycation
Skip the crowded restaurants this Valentine’s Day and head to the Quirk Hotel for a romantic staycation. Located in the heart of the city, the Quirk Hotel is the perfect place to let the world around you fade away and to focus only on your romance. During your stay make sure to check out local art at the Quirk Gallery and take in the view of the city from the Q Rooftop. But whether you want to spend your Valentine’s Day with room service and Netflix or want to head to the Maple and Pine Restaurant for a romantic dinner for two, you’ll never want to spend a 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 Richmond and explore your favorite city with OccasionGenius.
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