Four Seasons: Road to Romance Package – Whisk yourselves away for a memorable night with a package designed for romance. If you’re thinking of popping the question, their complimentary Say Yes! add-on will help turn your dream engagement into a reality. The expert Concierge team is on hand to help you plan the perfect proposal.
Liberty Hotel: Guilty Pleasures Romance Package – They’re not opposed to having (or hosting) a little fun, so hang your “Solitary” sign on the door for a romantic stay at The Liberty Hotel. Included are whimsical ways to keep sparks flying and extra time to cuddle the next day. This luxury Boston hotel package includes: overnight luxurious accommodations, champagne delivered to your room, breakfast for two in their signature restaurant CLINK, or through In-room dining, chocolate dipped strawberries, intimacy kit and an extended late check-out of 3pm.
Wrentham Premium Outlets – Find an impressive collection of 170 designer and name brand outlets stores at savings of 25-65% every day.
Omni Parker House: Romance Remembered – The Omni hotel is one of the more cozy, traditional and well-known hotels in Boston. Located in the heart of downtown Boston and along the Freedom Trail, this is a perfect spot for any lovers looking to celebrate with the city at the tips of their fingers.
Spirit of Boston – Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise – The Spirit of Boston is a steadfast option for couples looking to have a few drinks, maybe some dinner, but more importantly to get the most gorgeous views of Boston’s skyline around. Their Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise will begin at 7:00 PM (6:30 PM boarding time) and dock around 10 PM. There are three packages available; Platinum ($169.90), Gold ($129.90) and Silver ($99.90). Bon voyage!
Wine Fest Champagne Dinner Dance - The 24th annual Boston Wine Festival is currently ongoing, so what better way to celebrate your love than with a Champagne Dinner Dance? This is a perfect opportunity to enjoy a romantic evening of dancing and live music paired with incredible wine, champagne and food options courtesy of Chef Daniel Bruce. The event takes place at the Boston Harbor Hotel and tickets are $195.
GREATER BOSTON VALENTINE DINING
Abe & Louie’s – This iconic Boston steakhouse lets couples dine in pairs for Valentine’s Day with a romantic three-course prix fixe menu fit for two. Aphrodisiac-laced offerings like Blue Point Oysters and Long Stem Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries are complemented by shareable Prime-grade steaks and a set of two of the restaurant’s signature sides. The three-course menu for two plus a prosecco toast at dessert is available for $139.00 per couple.
Area Four - A true jack of all trades, the Technology Square bakery/coffeehouse and bar/oven celebrates Valentine’s Day with festive baked goods, themed specialty cocktails and four-course menus to match any attitude toward the romantic occasion. Pastry Chef Katie Kimble whips up large Passion Fruit Macaroons fit for any sugar-loving sweetheart, available boxed for the road or to savor in the Area Four Café for $3.00 from February 11-17.
Back Deck – Boston’s new year-round destination for professional backyard grilling invites guests to come in from the cold for a charcoal-fueled Valentine’s Day cookout. Special à la carte additions to the menu include a decadent Seafood Platter for Two, a Dirty Steak cooked directly on burning embers and a shareable heart-shaped Strawberry Pavlova.
Grafton Street – Make February 14 a casual affair at this Harvard Square mainstay. Gather with friends at the bar and toast with craft cocktails and perfectly poured pints or take a seat in the dining room, where guests are invited to enjoy Executive Chef Eric Gregory’s lust-worthy Valentine’s Day specials. In addition to GRAFTON STREET’s regular menu of contemporary American classics, à la carte dishes include a Chestnut Rangoon, Pan-Seared Atlantic Halibut and Dark Chocolate Decadence Cake.
Lumiere – On February 14, LUMIÈRE celebrates love and romance with three courses of Michael Leviton’s bistro-inspired, sustainably-focused cuisine. Guests are invited to choose from dishes like Oysters Escabeche, Red Fire Farm Sweet Potato Gnocchi, Dry-Aged Grass-Fed Rain Crow Ranch Beef Rib Steak and Rose Champagne Sorbet. The locally-sourced Valentine’s Day prix fixe menu costs $75.00 per guest, with optional wine pairings available for $30.00. For more information and the full prix fixe menu, visit.
– This Valentine’s Day, candlelight and white linens transform this Cape Cod destination for the finest European-style breads into a romantic Paris bistro. From February 14 through February 17, guests at PAIN D’AVIGNON are invited to savor a special four-course prix fixe menu featuring indulgent updates on European cuisine including Crispy Fried Oysters, Coconut Soup with Bay Scallops, Homemade Lobster Roe Pappardelle and Crème Fraîche Panna Cotta. The prix fixe is $75 per person or $110 with an optional wine pairing and includes a Heart-Shaped Chocolate Hazelnut Loaf, the perfect souvenir d’amour presented at evening’s end.
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NORTH OF BOSTON & GREATER MERRIMACK VALLEY
Men Are From Mars & Women are From Venus – February 14, 2013, 8 p.m. Lowell Memorial Auditorium E. Merrimack St., Lowell adapted from John Gray’s iconic book, builds on the success of the number 1 best-selling relationship book in history.
Emerson Inn by the Sea: Romance Package – This package makes a perfect gift for that special someone! It includes two nights accommodation with breakfast for two each morning and Chocolate Covered Strawberries with Sparkling Wine upon arrival and a $50.00 Diner Certificate for our Grand Cafe or Grand Parlor.
Chococoa Baking Company – Stop in and pick up some whoopie pies for the one you love.
11th Annual Salem So Sweet
February 14, 2013 Brush off your winter blues at this annual celebration of chocolate, ice sculptures, and wine. Kicking off on Friday night with a Wine and Chocolate tasting, and continuing through the weekend with more than 15 ice sculptures installed around downtown Salem. Downtown businesses offer promotions, events, tastings, and great shopping through Valentine’s Day. Don’t miss the Golden Ticket drawing for fabulous prizes!
SOUTH OF BOSTON
John Carver Inn Fire & Ice Romance Package – Package includes 1 night in a Suite or Fireplace room, champagne, chocolates, $10 meal allowance for breakfast, lunch or dinner and 10% discount on all Beach Plum Spa services. Getaway with your sweetheart…cozy up to your own fireplace, enjoy champagne and chocolates and savor the moment of true romance.
Suite Deal Package
– Escape for a romantic rendezvous at the John Carver and be treated to this suite deal, too sweet to miss! Includes 1 night, $50 meal allowance for breakfast, lunch or dinner at the Hearth ‘n Kettle Restaurant, 2 – 60 minute Massages including gratuities and chocolates. Sure to leave you like your sweet self all over again!
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CAPE COD AND THE ISLANDS
International Inn & Suites: “Cuddles and Bubbles Package” – This package is back at International Inn and Suites. You supply the cuddle and they will supply the bubble in a Jacuzzi built for two. One Night Special: Book one night in Royal Victorian, Crown Victorian Suite or Plaza Suite and get a complimentary dinner for two. Two Nights Special: Book one night in Royal Victorian, Crown Victorian Suite or Plaza Suite and get the second night for only $50.
Cape Codder Resort and Spa Fire & Ice Romance Package – Starting at only $139, package includes 1 night in a Suite or Fireplace room, champagne, chocolates, $10 meal allowance for breakfast, lunch or dinner at the Grand Cru Wine Bar or Hearth ‘n Kettle Restaurant and 10% discount on all Beach Plum Spa services. Getaway with your sweetheart…cozy up to your own fireplace, enjoy champagne and chocolates and savor the moment of true romance.
Suite Deal Package – Escape for a romantic rendezvous at the Cape Codder and be treated to this suite deal, too sweet to miss! Includes 1 night, $50 meal allowance for breakfast, lunch or dinner at the Grand Cru Wine Bar or Hearth ‘n Kettle Restaurant, 2 – 60 minute Massages including gratuities and chocolates. Sure to leave you like your sweet self all over again!
Dan’l Webster Inn & Spa Sweetheart Package – Available Sunday through Friday until February 28, this package starts at just $108 and includes 1 night at 25% off, champagne and chocolates, $50 meal allowance for Fine Dining or Tavern and 15% off spa services in our Beach Plum Spa.
Amore Package – Starting at just $210, package includes 1 night at 20% off, bottle of wine, fruit and cheese plate, amore gift, $90 meal allowance for Fine Dining or Tavern. Vita – Amore – Riso (Life – Love – Laughter)…that’s what it’s all about!
Suite Deal Package – Escape for a romantic rendezvous at the Dan’l Webster and be treated to this suite deal, too sweet to miss! Includes 1 night, $50 meal allowance for Fine Dining or Tavern, 2 – 60 minute Massages including gratuities and chocolates. Sure to leave you like your sweet self all over again!
February is for Lovers Package – The High Point Inn Barnstable – Available throughout February – Sweep him/her off his/her feet with a romantic Valentine’s getaway. Choose a deluxe ocean-view room or a spacious fireplace suite and pamper yourselves with luxury. Your two night Cape Cod escape includes breakfast by candlelight, a bottle of chilled champagne and chocolates in your room on arrival, a romantic in-room couples massage, and a 3-course gourmet dinner for two one night. Available throughout the month of February. From $675 – $799 complete. This all-inclusive romantic package includes: Two nights in a spacious ocean-view room or fireplace suite. Bottle of chilled champagne and chocolates in your room on arrival. One-hour side-by-side in-room couples massage. A 3-course gourmet dinner for two one night. Breakfast by candlelight each morning. Afternoon sweet treats. Complimentary after dinner drinks at the inn.
Rejuvenation & Dining Package – The Brass Key, Provincetown – Experience the best of Provincetown spa and dining for one low package price.
Captain’s Manor Inn in Falmouth: Premium Romantic Getaway
– For those trying to escape the hustle & bustle of the city, the Captain’s Manor Inn in the historic Falmouth Village is a perfect getaway solution. Did I mention how beautiful the Cape is during the winter months? Their Premium Romantic Getaway is a no-brainer for Valentine’s Day couples looking to spend some cozy, quality time together.
Tower Hill Botanic Garden – With Valentine’s Day around the corner, romance is in the air and nowhere more so than at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, an exciting destination for first dates, a stunningly beautiful and award-winning wedding site. Year-round romantic attractions include: Favorite proposal spots such as the woodsy and ethereal Inner Park; statues of Eros and Cupid; the Summit; and the Orangerie, a greenhouse specifically recommended by the Globe: “Take your love to this 18th century greenhouse, where flowers bloom year round. Bananas, palms, orchids, lemons, exotic flowers and oranges thrive in this beautiful garden,” the newspaper declared in its recent “Best Spots to Propose in New England” feature. Valentine’s Day, in particular, fills Tower Hill Botanic Garden with romance. Some of the events and promotions planned for Valentine’s Day 2013 include: • A free chocolate gift for the first 25 couples who visit on February 14. • A special guided tour that describes the powerful language of flowers and romance. • Valentine’s Day-themed menu at Tower Hill’s own Twigs Café. • A Valentine’s Day section in the shop, including the featured Top 5 Romantic Gifts for Gardeners.
Sturbridge Host on Cedar Lake: Romantic Massachusetts Getaway Package – Escape to the tranquil shores of Cedar Lake with your loved one for a weekend getaway of romantic bliss. The Romantic Massachusetts Getaway package at Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center is the perfect excuse to indulge with your sweetheart. Enjoy quiet strolls along the scenic shoreline, or a paddleboat ride across the lake. In the evening, enjoy a romantic table for two at our restaurant. The Romantic Massachusetts Getaway is the perfect indulgence.
“Be Mine: Chocolate and Valentines”
– Old Sturbridge Village
– February 9-10
Examining the History of Antique Valentines and Hand-made Chocolate
Learn about the history of chocolate – from bean to beverage. OSV historians will demonstrate processing chocolate by hand using cacao beans in the original manner of ancient Mexico, where chocolate originates. They will use a “metate” to grind freshly roasted chocolate “nibs” to make a hot, spiced chocolate drink. Learn the secret behind the 1824 recipe for “chocolate cake.” Children can make their own valentines and visitors of all ages can “meet” the local woman responsible for the popularity of sending valentines in the United States. Portraits of her parents hang year-round in the Fitch House.
Birchwood Inn – Make your escape from the everyday world a memorable getaway experience with this special “Getaway,” designed to enhance your stay at the romantic Berkshires Inn. Romance. Relaxation. Gourmet dinners. Flowers. Chocolates. All are yours to enjoy.
Yankee Inn – The Berkshires is the perfect place to go for a getaway from the city or to just relax and spend some quality time with a loved one. Our Firespa king canopy Jacuzzi suites are perfect for a romantic weekend getaway.
Valentines Day Special Tea Tasting – Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum James Harron, Sr., president of Simpson & Vail, Inc., one of America’s oldest tea companies, will present a special tea tasting event at Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum on Valentine’s Day, Thursday, February 14, at 3:00pm. The tasting will focus on several teas which include the J. P. Morgan blend (That J.P. himself commissioned) (caffeine) and Tulsi Orange/Cranberry Ginger (no caffeine). The tasting will introduce the public to these blends that will be for sale in Ventfort Hall’s Gift Shop.