February. It’s the month of romance, and no matter what your feelings on Valentine’s Day, there’s always a little love in the air this time of year. So, if you need some ideas of how to feel the spark, you’re in luck. We’ve rounded up five places where you can write your Spokane Love Story.
Not only is this Spokane gem beautiful, it has a hidden love story. Venture to the Elizabethan room on the second floor and search for the marriage proposal carved into the molding. No one knows who secretly carved the words “Will You Marry Me?” into the wood, or if the intended ever said yes. The words are so well camouflaged, many hotel employees don’t even know they exist! It’s a sweet mystery of a bygone era that’s sure to evoke some love this Valentine’s Day and help you write your own Spokane Love Story.
Italian food is easily the most romantic, but that’s not the only reason to visit Europa this February. Tucked away in the side tables near the bar are dozens of letters. Love letters, notes between friends, accounts of how couples spent their day together. All hand written, many scribbled on napkins. The owner of Europa doesn’t know when they first started to appear in the drawers, but over the years, guests have continued to add to the stack. Sit down for a drink, enjoy a nice meal, and literally write your Spokane Love Story down and tuck it away for others to discover.
Arbor Crest Winery
Award-winning wines, a great view… does it get more romantic? Yes. Yes, it does. Throw in a lovely fire and live music and you have the perfect romantic evening to pair with a glass of Cliff House Red. The Fireside Music series is running every Friday and Saturday this season, so there are plenty of opportunities to write your Spokane Love Story this winter. Take a walk around the estate, enjoy the views, enjoy the music, and take home a special bottle to remember the day.
Music is the universal love language, so celebrate your love with the Spokane Symphony. This February, the Symphony has just the right composition for your Spokane Love Story. On February 11-12, acclaimed cellist Joshua Roman joins them for an incredible performance of some of Tchaikovsky’s pieces inspired by Shakespeare. You can also enjoy the sounds of the symphony as they break off into ensembles on Valentine’s day, playing chamber selections in the Marie Antoinette Ballroom at the Historic Davenport Hotel – it’d be a good time to go searching for that hidden marriage proposal!
Grab your sweetheart and lace up those skates! Rediscover young love as you enjoy the ice in Riverfront Park. Warm up with a couple’s skate to your favorite songs as you enjoy the final season under the Pavilion. Next year the Ice Palace will be transformed into the new ice ribbon, so take this opportunity to make some romantic memories. You’ll want to be able to say “remember when…” as you look back on your Spokane Love Story – trust me!