Valentines Sweets, Eats, and Experiences in Delaware
Looking for ways to express your love while supporting local businesses? Well, look no further. With unique experiences, delicious eats, sweet treats, crafty fun and weekend stays we’ve found lots of ways to celebrate love this Valentine’s Day.
Experiences You’ll Love
Brandywine Creek State Park
Calling all love birds, and bird lovers! Embark on a relaxing hike through the scenic Brandywine Creek State Park and learn how birds relate to Valentine’s Day in folkloric stories. Register in the office or over the phone at 302-655-5740.
Camp Adventureland Couples Tournament
Grab your Valentine and prepare them for a competitive night at the axe throwing ring. Camp Adventureland is hosting a couples Axe Throwing tournament that you won’t want to “miss.” Book online or call. 302-449-2267.
Cookies Creative Lounge
Start off your lovely weekend with a crafty day at Cookies Creative Lounge. Enjoy a workshop that includes designing your own t-shirt, engraving a keychain, and creating a small paper flower arrangement. Plus, My Sisters Fault empanadas will be available. So, what is not to love? Tickets available at www.cookiespaperpetals.com.
Treat your sweetheart to a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner at Benvenuto featuring violinist Nate Grower, specialty cocktails and entrees you’ll love. Reserve your table at 302.265.2652.
Harvest Tide Steakhouse
Lewes and Bethany Beach
The culinary delights at Harvest Tide Steakhouse and smooth cocktails are sure to make your heart skip a beat this season. With a valentine’s menu that features shrimp bourbon bisque, dry-aged New York strip, Nutella mouse, and chocolate espresso martinis the things to love are endless. Order carryout February 11-14 to create your own unique dining experience at home.
Spend your Valentines Day in Style at Le Cavalier where the vibes are just as good as the menu. Under vintage lighting, and French interior design you can enjoy items like steak tartare, ceviche, beef wellington, and a coconut semifreddo to top it all off. Reserve your spot at https://www.lecavalierde.com/event/valentines-day-2022/.
The Clubhouse at Baywood
Brighten up your typical dinner plans with a special order of a bouquet of flowers waiting at your table. A visit to The Clubhouse at Baywood includes the beautiful blooms and unique menu items like raw oysters, Chesapeake rockfish, and more. For reservations & floral arrangement orders please call 302-947-9225 or contact [email protected].
3bb is serving up all thing’s chocolate for whichever mood you’re feeling on this Valentine’s Day. Their “Smash Heart” features a large chocolate heart mold filled with themed goodies and provides your own hammer to smash the heart until the goodies are revealed! Or for a more relaxed vibe go with the chocolate covered strawberries, simple & sweet.
At Bing’s Bakery their one true valentine is… chocolate! Place your order for a chocolate cake topped with chocolate mousse and chocolate covered strawberries! Visit their website to place your order.
House of Coffi
For a festive spot to visit head to the historic streets of downtown Dover for a sip of the House of Coffi’s Valentine’s Day specials. Including a cupid’s cold brew and a “Be Mine” macchiato.
My Sisters Fault
Visit My Sisters Fault to “bake” your Valentine’s Day the best! Choose from keto donuts, to personal pretzel salad cups, and colorful cakes. Be sure to place your orders early as these sweets sell out fast at https://www.mysistersfault-milford.com/
Stop by this groovy shack for unique sweets that are sure to make your heart day happy. Strawberries ‘n’ cream Smith Island cakes, and cakes topped with rose petals are just a few items that make their menu so unique. For the shopping lovers in your life ask about their chocolate high heels and chocolate purses. To place your order text/call 302.604.0858.
Spark’d Creative Pastry
Spark’d is the spot for unique cookies and picture-perfect cakes. Pick up your valentines’ goodies there and then while at DECO Wilmington you can treat yourself to Connies Chicken & Waffles or a sweet smoothie from Green Box Kitchen.
Love is Brewing:
Blue Earl Brewing Company
Craft Beer and four-course dinners make the perfect pair. Visit Blue Earl Brewing for just that for their first ever Valentine’s Day Beer Dinner. Including course features like Pan Seared Duck and Caramel Budino. If you’re looking for a to-go option visit the brewery on Valentine’s Day for 20% off to-go cans for that craft beer lover in your life. Tickets available at blueearlbrewing.ticketleap.com/valentines-day-beer-dinner.
Have a “sweet” day at Liquid Alchemy with sips of honey mead and a cupcake decorating class! Decorate half a dozen cupcakes that will be perfect for gifting or for treating yourself and eating all of them in one sitting. The choice is yours! Call 302-438-0252 for reservations.
Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery
Looking for a Galantine’s getaway? Head over to Salted Vines Vineyard and Winery for the ultimate wine and chocolate lovers’ pairing. Visit Saturday through Monday for the special flight. Or for your own at-home experience pick up a to-go bottle of your favorite red or white and then head to Shaka Shack for dessert!
Painted Stave Distilling
Take your date night up another notch with to-go cocktails, cheese, and sweet creations with Painted Stave Distilling’s Valentine’s Date Night Charcuterie + Cocktails. Start off with two of their cocktails, like their Raspberry Mocha White Russian or New York Sour, and pair it with a pink macaron or heart-shaped gouda for a perfect stay-at-home date night. Place your order at https://store.paintedstave.com/events.
Spend an entire weekend focusing on nothing but rest & relaxation at Bally’s Dover. All in one place you’ll find a cozy place to stay, a luxurious spa experience at Toppers Spa, and a delightful dinner at places like Jerry Longos Meatballs & Martinis.
Bethany Beach Ocean Suites
Leave the planning to Bethany Beach Ocean Suites for a perfect weekend away. Their Month of Love package includes a gift certificate to 99 Sea Level, gourmet chocolates, wine, and of course the comfort of an ocean-front hotel. Make your reservation here.
Relax and reconnect by the sounds of the crashing waves and the scent of the salty air nearby. At Boardwalk Plaza Hotel you’ll not only have the luxury of oceanfront views but also dinner and breakfast accommodations and champagne with chocolate! Call (800) 33-BEACH for Reservations!
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. Learn more about this package https://www.dogfish.com/inn/packages
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. Learn more about this package https://www.hiltonchristiana.com/special-pkg.
Spend your weekend in luxury at Hotel Du Pont. Their je t’aime Valentine Package includes an in-suite dining experience with an indulging menu, valet parking, and a dozen red roses. Learn more about this package here.
The Inn at Montchanin Village & Spa
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. Learn more about this package https://montchanin.com/packages.html.
Please remember to follow recommended safety precautions including wearing a face covering and maintaining social distancing. Please remember to stay home and get tested if you are sick