Looking for ways to express your love while supporting local businesses? Well, look no further. With sweet treats and delicious eats to go, and weekend stays and spas to treat yourself while socially distancing, we’ve found lots of ways to celebrate love this Valentine’s Day.
My Sister’s Fault - Milford
Looking to bring home some of My Sister’s Fault sweet desserts? Order from their year-round menu, including their tres leches or their chocolate strawberry cake, or for Valentine’s Day, the sisters are serving holiday inspired sweets and keto treats on a first come first serve basis, and they do sell out fast.
Painted Stave Distilling - Smyrna
Take your date night up another notch with cocktails, cheese, and cupcakes with Painted Stave Distilling’s Valentine’s date packages. Start off with two of their cocktails, like their Chocolate Manhattan or Raspberry Spritz, and pair it with a charcuterie box and mini cupcakes for a perfect stay-at-home date night.
Thompson Island Brewing Company – Rehoboth Beach
Puff pastries and craft beer collides with Thompson Island Brewing Company’s recent Valentine Day’s inspired pairing. Grab their beer and donut pairings to go or tickets for on-site pairings of cream puffs and craft beers at the restaurant. Enjoy chocolate stout paired with hazelnut chocolate cream puffs and berry sour paired with a fruity velvet cream puff.
99 Sea Level – Bethany Beach
Enjoy a romantic sunset meal overlooking the Atlantic Ocean with a 3-course meal at 99 Sea Level. Take in live music and enjoy delicious drink specials all set against the backdrop of the pink and orange winter sky.
Le Cavalier at the Green Room - Wilmington
Make your reservations for a three course Valentine’s dinner at Le Cavalier at the Green Room, with its lavish take on French culinary classics. The dinner includes oysters Rockefeller, steak au poivre, scallops, and finishes with your choice of either white chocolate mousse or a chocolate souffle.
One Coastal Farm & Kitchen – Fenwick Island
Dinner and a show all from the comfort of your home? One Coastal Farm & Kitchen has teamed up with local band, Hope for Success, in a Valentine’s Day fundraiser benefitting the local community. Enjoy a 3-course meal and an online concert with your loved one, without leaving the couch.
Piccolina Toscana – Wilmington
Get Valentine’s Day dinner to go from Piccolina Toscana in Wilmington. With Toscana To Go you can get a 3-course meal for two, featuring your choice of linguine with lobster, filetto granchio, or lamp chops.
Sugar Factory – Dover
Be sure to make this Valentine’s Day extra sweet with Dover Downs Hotel & Casino’s newest restaurant, Sugar Factory. Dine in for a full menu featuring colorful burgers and larger-than-life milkshakes to share with your loved one.
Stays and Spas
Dogfish INN - Lewes
The Dogfish INN offers their Romantic Chemistry package that includes a bouquet of local flowers, a box of local chocolates, and growlers ready to be filled with your favorite Dogfish Head craft beer at their brewery or brewpub.
Hilton Wilmington Christiana - Newark
With a 4-course dinner for two, Hilton Wilmington Christina, delivers a romantic Valentine’s Weekend right to your room. So, pop a bottle of champagne and sit back in the comfort of your King Deluxe room while you socially distance in style.
Hilton Garden Inn - Dover
Retreat to your room and get refreshed this year with Hilton Garden Inn’s Romance Package. Start your Valentine’s stay off right with wine waiting for you on arrival. Take it slow in the morning with coffee and made-to-order breakfast for two in their restaurant, then strike out and safely explore Central Delaware’s backroads and country landscapes.
The Inn at Montchanin Village and Spa - Wilmington
Enjoy a romantic getaway at The Inn at Montchanin Village and Spa with their Great Escape Package. Stay in one of their historic suites and enjoy a three-course dinner at Krazy Kat’s Restaurant, their blacksmith shop turned restaurant. And to top it all off, you can add on a relaxing couples massage at The Spa.
The Inn at Canal Square – Lewes
Stay in the heart of downtown Lewes at The Inn at Canal Square this Valentine’s Day with their Vintage Valentine Escape. Eat in or take out from the restaurants downtown with an $80 dinner certificate and share complimentary chocolates and champagne with your loved one while taking in the sunsets of Southern Delaware.
Ideas for Date Nights and Days
Carolina Sugar Fairy - Lewes
Warm up with your loved one this Valentine’s Day with DIY cookie decorating and Hot Cocoa Bombs from Carolina Sugar Fairy. Order a kit with everything you need to paint and decorate your own cookies, a great Valentine’s Day activity for the whole family!
Cookie’s Paper and Petals - Milford
Stay in and get crafty. For couples who fell in love over a shared interest in DIY, you can create your own bouquet of paper flowers this Valentine’s Day with the help of Cookies Paper and Petals. Choose from the small rose bundle to the ultimate flower kit, where everything you’ll need for a romantic craft night at home is included.
Lums Pond State Park - Bear
For outdoor enthusiasts there’s no better way to spend Valentine’s Day than taking a pond side stroll through the great outdoors. On Valentine’s Day Lums Pond State Park is offering a guided sunset hike where you can take in the warm glow of a waning Winter sun as it sets over the shoreline of the pond.
Please remember to plan ahead and maintain social distancing. Please wear a face covering, bring hand sanitizer, and only travel with those within your immediate family unit. Make sure to review guidelines before arriving at your destination. Some locations may be operating under different capacity or require reservations. Please remember to stay home if you are sick.