Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to spend extra special time with your sweetie. Staying home for a cozy celebration can be romantic, or if you’re up for it, a unique experience or adventure could be just the thing. Remember, whether you hit the town or just hit the same spots on the couch, what matters is that you do it together.
STAY IN FOR DINNER AND ROMANCE
Goldbelly Valentine’s Day Dinner
For the ultimate cozy Valentine’s Day, order in a meal kit from an incredible restaurant. All orders are shipped straight to your door so all you have to add is the vino (and the love!). Choose from McLoons Lobster Shack, Ivan Ramen, Lou Malnati’s Pizza, Thatcher & Rye and many more. Delivery is said to be really fast but be sure to order ASAP.
David’s Culinary Delights
2520 Hooper Ave, Brick Twp.
Experience a romantic dinner in the comfort of your home. They will prepare and serve you a three-course meal. The package even includes an at-home couples’ massage done by massage therapists that arrive at the same time as the chef. Chef David serves the Central Jersey area.
TREAT YOUR SWEETIE TO A CULINARY ADVENTURE
10 Bridge St., Lambertville
Learn to make bread with expert bread baker Karl Wagner! On Feb 5 or Feb 11 you’ll have the chance to make a focaccia, stuffed breads, baguettes and more.
It’s Greek to Me
Clifton, Englewood, Fort Lee, Ridgewood
Greek food exudes love, so book a babysitter for a beautiful dinner or call Grandma to watch the kids during the day and have lunch.
16 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton
Rat’s is offering a Valentine’s Day menu during dinner service on February 14. Located inside Grounds for Sculpture the restaurant is “designed to give visitors the sense they have stepped into a village reminiscent of the impressionist painter Claude Monet’s beloved town of Giverny.”
Locations in Newark, Fairfield and Caldwell
Enjoy a specially prepared menu Valentine’s Day Menu and a romantic night of Italian and American love songs by international singing star Francesca Cavaliere on Saturday, February 11. On Tuesday, February 14, try the Valentine’s Day menu and martini special with your special someone.
618 Park Ave., Freehold
Grab your significant other on February 8 and learn how to make three different cocktails that can be easily recreated at home to make your love swoon on any day.
HIT UP A VINEYARD FOR A TASTING AND QUALITY TIME
225 North White Horse Pike, Hammonton
There are cute options to choose from. A Valentine’s Dinner Dance on February 11 includes a night of wining, dining and dancing. Treat your Valentine to a gourmet dinner prepared on site but the executive chef and enjoy a Tomasello Winery Love Potion. Or, on February 12 come by for the wine and truffle pairing, which will have you and your special someone tasting four chocolates complemented by four wines and a full lunch menu.
Brook Hollow Winery
594 New Jersey 94, Columbia
Treat your date to a relaxed evening of soft music by Alex Kerssen, great wine, and dinner and dessert. You’ll have a choice from several entrees like oven roasted salmon or seared duck breast served with a tomato bruschetta appetizer, autumn salad, fingerling potatoes, seasonal vegetables, dinner rolls and dessert. And don’t forget about the wine!
Alchemy Mind and Body
4451 Rte. 27, Princeton
The Couples Retreat is the perfect escape for two! Treat yourselves to a 60-minute Garden Pass with access to a private hot tub and communal steam sauna. Then bring some light snacks for while you soak your feet for 30 minutes while outside. If you’d like the Couples Escape option, you can add on a 60-minute side-by-side aromatherapy massage.
Avanti Day Resort
345 Rte. 9, Manalapan
Avanti offers myriad massages, facials and body treatments, but on Feb. 11 and 12 if you book a service, you’ll be treated to lunch inside the Spa Tranquility Lounge to extend your relaxation even longer.
SoJo Spa Club
660 River Rd., Edgewater
End the night with a toast! Hotel SoJo guests staying for Valentine’s Day will receive complimentary champagne and chocolates delivered to their rooms. Valid for couples checking in on Feb. 10, 11, 17 or 18. You’ll be in total bliss after spending the day getting a massage, swimming in the outdoor heated pool or relaxing in the sauna.
GET OLD-FASHIONED WITH YOUR VALENTINE
Howell Living History Farm
70 Woodens Lane, Hopewell
The air may be chilly, but the farm’s wintery landscape is the perfect setting for a heartwarming Valentine’s Day ride. On Saturday, February 11, couples can take a romantic spin in a two-seater sleigh or carriage pulled by a team of light workhorses.
TRY A HIGH SEAS ADVENTURE
Perth Amboy Dinner Cruise
From 401 Riverview Drive Perth Amboy – Raritan Bay
Cornucopia Cruise Line, Boarding 6:30 pm, Departing 7 pm
On Saturday, February 11, and Sunday, February 12, enjoy exciting dinner selections consisting of savory chicken, fresh fish, perfectly prepared beef selections, pasta selection, rice, potato, vegetables, international desserts, coffee and tea. Cost is $99.95 per person, and there is a cash bar.
MAKE IT A WEEKEND GETAWAY
Crystal Springs Resort
3 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg
From a Suite Heart Escape to a Spa Daycation, Crystal Springs Resort has everything you need to make Valentine’s Day unforgettable for you and your partner. From romantic holiday-themed activities to chocolates and champagne, you’ll find something special to share at every turn and countless ways to connect and rekindle during a romantic holiday away.
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