Valentine’s Day Fun in Staunton
What a year! If you found love during quarantine or stayed in love during lockdown, you must be doing something right. You and your special someone have exercised patience and kindness toward each other, and you deserve a special Valentine’s Day to celebrate your love. Here are some ideas that are unique to Staunton that will help make your day memorable and romantic.
Zynodoa Valentine’s Day Menu
Zynodoa offers a delicious modern twist on classic Southern cuisine. You’ll always be able to find something delightful that emphasizes local and seasonal ingredients, but you won’t want to miss the special Valentine’s Day 4-course chefs tasting menu! And if you want to make it a really special night, roses will be available to order ahead of time for your table.
Clocktower Eats & Sweets Valentine’s Day
The Clocktower restaurant serves a great menu with modern versions of classic pastas and desserts as well as a large sandwich and panini selection. You can get amazing crab cakes and even seven different kinds of mac and cheese any day of the year, but they’re really going all out for Valentine’s Day with their special Eats & Sweets menu. Treat your sweetie to great food and a special night out in this historic building in downtown Staunton.
Emilio’s Valentine Specials
Emilio’s will be open on Sunday, Feb 14th. Specials for Valentine’s weekend (February 12-14) include a lobster bisque soup selection. The entrée special will be grilled blackened salmon over wilted spinach in a white wine lemon butter sauce served with side lobster ravioli in our homemade Alfredo sauce. Plan to enjoy items from the regular menu as well as half-off bottles of 2013 Barbaresco.
Heart-Shaped Pizza at Shenandoah Pizza & Tap House
So, you’ve decided that you’d rather stay in with your sweetheart this year? No worries, we’ve got you covered! Order a heart-shaped pizza from Shenandoah Pizza & Tap House and it will surely make your sweetie’s heart flutter.
The Blackburn Inn – Valentine Sweetheart Package
Make reservations for a night of luxury at The Blackburn Inn with the Valentine Sweetheart Package. Imagine opening the door to your room and being greeted with chocolate-covered strawberries, a bottle of prosecco, and a bed sprinkled with rose petals. After a night of romance, a hearty breakfast for two will be delivered to your room.
Hotel 24 South – Date Night Getaway
Schedule a Friday or Saturday night getaway at Hotel 24 South. Not only will you get to relax in your stylish room, but you’ll also get chocolate-covered strawberries, drinks credit in The 1924 Lounge, and a delicious breakfast for two. Even your parking is included in this special.
Mill Street Body & Soul Day
Mill Street Body & Soul Day Spa and Salon tends to all your spa needs, including massage, hair, nails, and waxing. This Valentine’s Day, indulge in a sole-relaxing treatment for couples and your partner (and your feet) will love you for it! Want even more relaxation? Stick around for a 30, 60, or 90-minute massage.
Chocolates from Cocoa Mill
Chocolates are another old Valentine’s standby that we shouldn’t mess with because they’re just so perfect. Cocoa Mill has heart-shaped boxes filled with artisan truffles. You can also get kind of crazy with boozy truffles and order a side of spice-it-up bark!
Champagne from Yelping Dog
You can choose from Staunton’s widest selection of local and international wines at Yelping Dog Wine. From over 1,500 bottles, you’ll be sure to find a delicious red, white, or sparkling wine to stoke the romantic fires. You might even select an insulated wine and cheese carrier, packed with deliciousness, and take advantage of the next temperate day for a romantic picnic. Check out Staunton’s best picnic spots.
Treat your loved one to a relaxing and therapeutic bath with wonderful smelling supplies from Essentially Zen. You’ll find soy candles, artisan soaps, body frostings, and more. If you can’t make up your mind, try a gift of monthly Find-Your-Zen subscription boxes that include seasonal candles, bath bombs, scrubs, and lotions. Another great way to pamper your love is with great-smelling heart-shaped bath bombs and make-your-own love potion massage oils from Ali & Co.
Flowers from Brin’s Posy
There’s a reason flowers are a traditional Valentine’s Day gift. They lift us up during the gloomiest days of the year and make us anticipate the spring that is coming. Brin’s Posy in downtown Staunton seeks to create unique designs inspired by the Shenandoah Valley to celebrate your special occasions. Order a Valentine’s Day arrangement, or better yet, treat your love to a subscription service for a weekly or monthly delivery of seasonal flowers.
Medieval Fantasies Gyfte Shoppe
From February 1-14, Medieval Fantasies Gyfte Shoppe will post Valentine’s specialty items on social media. Be on the lookout for all kinds of fun gifts including handmade Victorian Valentine’s day cards, chocolate strawberry loose tea, tea infusers with heart-shaped key charms, cherry chocolate welsh cakes, and more. Medieval Fantasies also sells bath items, candles, and even bows and arrows (if you want to play cupid or take your Valentine out for a bit of target shooting).
Meeting of the Minds
You might not immediately think of an escape room when you’re planning a romantic Valentine’s Day activity, but there’s something thrilling about pooling your brainpower against a ticking clock at Crack the Code Escape Room. From cat ladies to weather gods, to missing FBI agents, five games are available right now, including two specially designed around Staunton.