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Valentine’s Day in Boston

Four Seasons: Romantic Getaway 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: Retreat to Romance 
 – 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.

Valentines Dinner Dance – 
The 26th 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.

Works of Love, Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre
February 6 – 22
Warm up winter’s chill with Works of Love, three powerful ballets by celebrated dancemaker José Mateo that explore the intensity, emotion and playfulness of human relationships.

Defending the Caveman
February 13 – 15
Valentine’s Day 2015 at the Regent Theatre brings Defending the Caveman, which holds the record as the longest-running solo play in Broadway history! A hilariously insightful play about the ways men and women relate, Caveman has both sexes roaring with laughter and recognitions. Affectionate nudging between audience members occurs during the performance as they recognize themselves in the stories being told on stage.

Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus
February 12 – 15
When Mars and Venus collide, the adventures are earth-shatteringly hysterical! Join our favorite Martian and discover how to get a little “piece” on Earth.

Chamber Orchestra of Boston
TANGO TRADITION CONTINUES
Acclaimed tango dancers Armando Orzuza and Nuria Martinez will return to join the Chamber Orchestra of Boston Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 7:30 PM at First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough St. in a program entitled “Valentine Tango.” “This is the sixth year we’ve presented our tango-themed program for Valentine’s Day. It’s been very popular with our audiences and there’s so much great music inspired by tango. We love discovering and sharing it,” says Music Director David Feltner. The perfect way to spend Valentine’s Day!

Yours Forever
February 10, 6-8pm
Old State House Museum, 206 Washington St., Boston
An evening with one of the Two Nerdy History Girls, Susan Holloway Scott, who writes novels under the name Isabella Bradford. She will discuss historical love stories and artifacts that have inspired her novels and will sign books afterward. Enjoy delicious hors d’ouerves and dessert and meet John and Dolly Hancock while viewing artifacts of love from the collection.

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.

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.

Pain D’Avignon
 – 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

ACTIVITIES

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Date Night with Clay
Snuggle up to your sweetie for an evening of ceramics activity for couples! Work as a team on the wheel, decorating clay “hearts,” or building your own signature romantic sculpture. Workshop includes wine, refreshments, materials and tools for building, firing services, and 1.5 hours of instruction and assistance in building and decorating a unique Valentine’s Day gift. All levels welcome. No ceramic experience necessary. For ages 21+. Limit 10 couples per session.

The Discovery Museums
Saturday, February 14th
Roses are red. Violets are blue. Join us and make a pop-up card or two! Use simple engineering and your creativity to make one of a kind Valentine’s to share with family and friends.

Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House
Saturday, February 14th | 3:00pm-5:00pm
“A Valentine Visit with the Alcotts” Living History Tour and Workshop
If you are young — or just young-at-heart — bring your loved ones to share in games, crafts, stories, refreshments, and a very special living history tour of Orchard House while you come to understand the many ways Victorians celebrated “Love’s Own Day!” Suitable for ages 6-106! Space is limited. Reservations are required.

Olympia’s Zorba Music Hall
Saturday, February 14th | 6:30pm
“My Funny Valentine.” Come out for a night of laughter and dancing with Paul D’Angelo and Mill City Revival Band. Appetizers and Dinner Specials available starting at 6:30pm. Show begins at 8:00pm.

Pinots Palette
Friday, February 13th | 7:00pm-9:00pm
Valentine Date Night. Love is in the air! Our Valentine date night event are perfect for couples to create a perfect painting together. Give yourself a special gift.

Saturday, February 14th | 7:00pm-9:00pm
Red Hot V Day. All you need is love! Celebrate a Red Hot Valentine’s Day at Pinot’s Palette. Please dress and wear Red!

12th Annual Salem So Sweet
 – February 6-15. 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!

M is for Museum: Somebody Loves You, Valentine
Friday, February 13; 10:30 am
Drop-In, included with admission
Look at our collection of antique valentines, hear the story, Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, and make special valentines to bring home. M is for Museum educational program series is a fun, first-museum experience combining early literacy and socialization that meets the 2nd Friday of each month.
This program is appropriate for children ages 2.9 and up.

DINING

Artistry on the Green | The Inn at Hastings Park
Friday, February 13th & Saturday, February 14th
We will be serving a four course prix fixe menu. $65 per person with an option for wine pairings for $25. Reservations are available from 5:00pm-9:30pm.

Concord’s Colonial Inn
Friday, February 13th – Sunday, February 15th
Join us for dinner with the one you love. Serving our Valentine’s Day Specials all weekend long! Call and make your reservation today.

Cobblestones of Lowell
Friday, February 13th – Sunday, February 15th
We have prepared romantic specials just for you and your special someone. Plus, we’re spreading the love all weekend long. Call and reserve your table today!

fifty warren
Friday, Febraury 13th & Saturday, February 14th
Enjoy an intimate dinner with your loved one in the heart of historic downtown Lowell. Our executive chef has created a Prix-Fixe Menu for only $75 per couple. Call and make your reservation today!

moonstones
Friday, February 13th – Sunday, February 15
Oysters and Champagne? Fine wine and decadent chocolate desserts? We’re spreading the love all weekend long. Are you better in the morning? What could be more delicious then chocolate covered strawberries and champagne to accompany your red velvet pancakes, melting whipped mascarpone and pure VT maple syrup? Call and reserve your table today.

Chococoa Baking Company
 – Stop in and pick up some whoopie pies for the one you love.

PACKAGES

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.

Concord’s Colonial Inn
“Love is in the Air” Package includes A Queen Prescott Wing Room, VIP welcome surprise, Chocolate covered strawberries with turndown service, 3 course dinner for 2 in our romantic Merchants Row Restaurant, Sunday Brunch Buffet for 2, Life soft music in the dining room. Rate: $375 (plus tax & gratuity). Available Saturday, February 13th – Sunday, February 14th.

Stonehedge Inn & Spa
A Country Valentine
Imagine being nestled in a luxurious European Country Inn, surrounded by New England’s woodlands and only the finest in wine and cuisine for your Valentine. Your Valentine’s Package Includes: A One Night Stay, double occupancy (French Country Suites available with Jacuzzi or Fireplace), Dinner for Two in our dining room, Left Bank, Breakfast in the privacy of your Suite or in Left Bank (a Saturday night stay includes breakfast or Sunday Jazz Brunch), Bottle of Champagne, Red Roses for your Valentine upon arrival, A Special Valentine amenity at turndown. Rates $525-$625 excluding tax and gratuity (available February 8-22, 2015)

Spa Lover’s Valentine
A Valentine to remember forever…
Your Valentine’s Package Includes: A One Night Stay, double occupancy (French Country Suites available with Jacuzzi or Fireplace), Dinner for Two in our dining room, Left Bank, Breakfast in the privacy of your Suite or in Left Bank (a Saturday night stay includes breakfast or Sunday Jazz Brunch), Bottle of Champagne, Red Roses for your Valentine upon arrival, A Special Valentine amenity at turndown, Two Private 50 Minute spa treatments (choose from Classic Massage, Classic Facial, Skin Fit for Him Facial, Back Facial, Aromatic Salt Glow, Luxury Back Treatment, Vineyard or Hand & Foot Massage). Rates $685-$785 excluding tax and gratuity (available February 8-22, 2015)

Inn at Hastings Park
Revolutionary Romance
We know that February in New England can be cold, so we are heating things up at The Inn with our Revolutionary Romance overnight package.  Enjoy a romantic stay in one of our luxurious guest rooms with your sweetheart while indulging in a chilled bottle of bubbly and house-made chocolate covered strawberries upon your arrival.
Superior Room: $295; Suite: $425

UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center
Friday, February 13th & Saturday, February 14th
Our Valentine’s Stay & Dine Package, is perfect to reconnect with the one you love! The package includes the following for two people: Prix-fixe dinner at 50 Warren, One-night stay in our Deluxe, Inn-style 
Guestrooms, Early Arrival and Late Check-out, In-room Champagne & Chocolate-dipped 
Strawberries & Full Breakfast the following morning. Only $200 per couple (a $300 value!)
Tax and gratuity not included.

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.

Romance Getaway 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!


 – 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.

The Carlisle House Inn
Valentine’s Weekend Special Package
February 12-16
Enjoy a romantic weekend in one of our spacious queen rooms with working fireplace! Package includes delicious continental plus breakfast and a bottle of bubbly and chocolates upon arrival. $299 plus tax for a two-night stay in a queen room. Stay three nights and get 50% off the third night.

CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS

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.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14

Mount Wachusett
What better way to spend Valentine’s Day than a day on the slopes with that special someone? Enjoy 2-for-1 demos, tasty sweets from Red Apple Farm, and wrap up the day with dinner in the Black Diamond or drinks & music in the Coppertop! Looking for that perfect gift? Check out our BFF Package and give the gift of skiing or riding to someone who has always wanted to learn! (You’ll save on your lift ticket too!!)

 

WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS

Ten Romantic Spots in The Berkshires

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.

Good Stock Farm Cooking School- Hatfield
Special couple’s demo dinner the eve before Valentine’s Day, Friday, February 13, 2015. Sip cocktails and mingle about the Good Stock homestead while Chef Sandy D’Amato prepares a special Valentine’s menu with matching wines that is sure to warm hearts and bellies. Observation 6:30 to 7:30, Dinner 7:30, $250 per couple

“Untamed!” A Valentine’s Eve Celebration at the Mead Art Museum
Friday, February 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
View Japanese erotic prints from the collection and get inspired for the festival of love with a Valentine’s Eve celebration. Held in conjunction with the exhibition Nature, Pleasure, Myth: Animals in the Art of Japan. Refreshments served.

Events at the Clark

Make Art with Someone You Love
February 13-16, 2015
Enjoy a two-day craft workshop at Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program and two romantic nights at nearby Old Mill Inn.  Arrive on Friday night for champagne (or sparkling cider), decadent chocolate, and a vase of roses in your room.  Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast, then head out to Snow Farm to fire up your creativity.   Workshops include mosaics, glass beads, kiln glass, pottery, metalsmithing, and animation.   Small classes.  Beginners welcome.   Dine in any of the excellent nearby restaurants on Saturday night or work late in the studio.  Call to register: 413-268-3101.