Valentine’s Day Date Ideas


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So far February has been cold, dreary, and rainy, and the forecast for this week is not looking much better. However, there is one bright spot on the calendar. This Sunday is February 14, Valentine’s Day. While some love it and some loathe it, a Valentine’s date planned right can make even the biggest skeptic feel loved. Here is a list of date ideas that vary in price and location:

  • Kings Dining and Entertainment- Kings Dining and Entertainment is located at North Hills in Raleigh, NC. Kings is an award-winning restaurant and an upscale bowling alley that is tons of fun and family-friendly. Kings is a casual atmosphere but a very special treat. If interested in spending Valentine’s Day here, be sure to make your reservation online and bring your mask and hand sanitizer. Kings will not disappoint you or your special valentine. 

  • Catered Valentine’s- Don’t want to go out to dinner or spend time in the kitchen, but want to have something special at home? Pre-order a prepared meal by Scarborough Fare from Piggly Wiggly in Nashville. Scarborough Fair is fresh and delicious. The Valentine’s Day menu contains items such as flat iron steak with truffle butter and broccolini, crab cakes with lemon dill sauce and broccolini, and peanut butter and chocolate heart truffles. Be sure to call Piggly Wiggly in Nashville as soon as possible if you are interested. 

  • Around The Table- A box of chocolate after a date is an expected treat for Valentine’s Day, so why not give your valentine an unexpected treat? Around The Table is the best place to find that special treat. Around The Table is a home bakery with sweet treats that hit the spot. To order your special valentine red velvet cupcakes or a heart-shaped cake, email [email protected]

  • On The Square- Nothing can beat On the Square, so why not take your valentine there? On the Square is a well-known restaurant located in Historic Downtown Tarboro with a delicious menu that changes weekly and a staff that provides superior service. This year, On the Square will be open on Valentine’s Day and is offering a special Valentine’s menu. If interested, be sure to make a reservation online. If they are booked on Sunday, be flexible and take your date on Friday or Saturday! 

  • Cozymeals- Want to cook with your valentine but don’t know how or what to make? Book a virtual, interactive cooking class with Cozymeals! Cozymeals has received great reviews from patrons. The Valentine’s Day menu they are advertising consists of souffles, authentic Spanish paella, Italian dishes, Spanish tapas, and chocolate desserts to name a few. Cozymeals is a great way to have fun while impressing your special guest.