The annual day of love is nearing. If you haven’t begun thinking about your Valentine’s Day plans yet, fear not because Spokane has you covered with date ideas and romantic things to do.
For Valentine’s Day, you can both try something new by taking a fun class together. Pinot’s Palette hosts wine and painting events where you can see your artistic skills improve right before your eyes. An instructor will guide you step by step through recreating a masterpiece, and you’ll both leave with your very own painting as a Valentine’s keepsake.
Reach their heart through their stomach with a cooking class at The Kitchen Engine. The local, independent kitchen store hosts cooking classes every month with an ever-changing menu. You’ll pick up the skills to create new recipes and enjoy a meal while you’re at it. Plus, your sweetie will be impressed with what a thoughtful gourmand you are!
Make a Toast
Spend the day navigating through the Cork District or Inland Northwest Ale Trail. Choose your preferred beverage and set out to sip and conquer. The Cork District encompasses 20 wineries, cellars, and tasting rooms mostly in downtown Spokane. The outlying few will transport you away from the city and into scenic territory well worth the drive.
If beer is your drink of choice, then the Ale Trail might be a Valentine’s gift all on its own. With more than 41 breweries in the region, you only need to visit 12 to get the souvenir mini growler. Whether you go the wine or beer route, make sure to toast to your romance.
Share a Meal
Treat your partner to a meal you’ll both remember forever. Clinkerdagger overlooks the Spokane Falls and boasts one of the best restaurant views in town. The fine dining establishment has been a Spokane landmark for over 40 years and might strike a love note for you, becoming a Valentine’s tradition for decades to come.
For an interactive dinner, head to The Melting Pot of Spokane in the heart of downtown. Drown yourself in cheese and chocolate fondue creations while you sip cocktails together. Melting Pot also offers several different themed dinners specifically designed to encourage romance this Valentine's day.
On the entertainment front, there are plenty of options for couples of all interests. Get sporty by cheering on the team at a Spokane Chiefs Hockey game. A hometown victory might be the celebratory nudge you need to share a warm embrace rinkside. A rousing performance is often enough to make the heart swell with emotion, so catch a show from the Best of Broadway series or the Spokane Symphony.
Of course, not much can beat the thrill of a helicopter ride high above the city with White Rabbit Heli Tours. If you’re planning on popping the question, this intimate setting might be the perfect location to ensure a positive response.
Choose one, or several, of Spokane’s romantic ideas and you’ll be well on your way to setting a new precedent for Valentine’s Day. Plus, be sure to check out this year’s special deals on romantic meals, couples outings, and more for this special day celebrating love.