It's time to start thinking of some things to do for Valentine's Day in Seattle Southside! Even with pandemic-related restrictions, there are more than a few places to take your significant other for a special day/night in Seattle Southside. From a sweet indulgence at a chocolate factory, to a romantic dinner out, to a staycation deal at a nice hotel, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to "wow" your valentine!


Top Sixteen Ideas for Things to Do to Celebrate Valentine's Day in Seattle Southside

  1. Take a Chocolate Factory Tour at Seattle Chocolate
  2. Romance Package at the Marriott Seattle Airport
  3. Saint Valentine's Dinner at Copperleaf Restaurant
  4. Impress your Valentine with a romantic recipe
  5. Stop by any of these best places to pick up some traditional flowers and candy
  6. Go Zip Lining
  7. Go On a  Whale Watching Excursion
  8. There Ain't No Mountain High Enough
  9. Take a Dinner Cruise in Puget Sound
  10. Family Fun Center After Dark
  11. Spencer's for Steaks and Chops
  12. Waterleaf Restaurant
  13. MaST Center
  14. Seattle Great Wheel
  15. Bloedel Reserve
  16. Crystal Mountain Gondola


Take a Factory Tour at Seattle Chocolate

Seattle Chocolates Experience Chocolate Tour

Treat your sweetie to a sweet treat on the Seattle Chocolates Factory Tour! Yes, the tour is still operating with new, safety guidelines! You’ll learn about Seattle Chocolates’ sustainable sourcing methods, see how the truffle bars are made, and get plenty of delectable samples. After the tour, you’ll have a chance to buy some unique flavors from the shop! If you’re going around Valentine’s Day, try the special “here’s looking at you” sparkling mimosa dark chocolate bar.


Valentine Escape Package at the Marriott Seattle Airport

Valentine Escape Package promo

After the year we've had, everyone needs a getaway! The Marriott Seattle Airport makes it easy with their Valentine Escape Package. Enjoy deluxe accommodations for two nights (February 12th-February 14th) in an Executive King, chocolate covered strawberries and a complimentary bottle of champagne each night, and dinner for two delivered directly to your room! Use the code 5RP when making your reservation to take advantage of this special discount. 


Saint Valentine's Dinner at Copperleaf Restaurant

Couple eating a meal by the fireplace at Copperleaf Restaurant

Head to the Cedarbrook Lodge to experience a romantic Saint Valentine's Dinner at Copperleaf Restaurant. Chef Adam Stevenson will take you on a culinary journey with a delectable five-course menu featuring Taylor Shellfish Oysters, Maple Leaf Duck Breast, Passionfruit Tapioca, and more; expertly paired with award-winning wines.

Seating will be outdoors on their covered patio or indoor open-air. We'll keep you warm with heat lamps and a roaring fireplace, but be sure to bundle up. It's the perfect excuse to cuddle up close to your better half.


Impress your valentine with a romantic recipe

Plated Salmon

Impress your Valentine with a gourmet recipe (or try making one together!). Our recipes of the month have something for everyone. This month, we've got a fresh and delicious salmon recipe from Basil's Executive Chef David Wilson. The recipe comes with step by step directions and a video tutorial from the chef, so don't be intimidated!


Buy Local: Flowers & Candy

Des Moines Farmers Market Flower Vendor Sunflowers

There are plenty of local candy and flower specialty shops in this area to help you come up with the perfect gift combination. For some top rated flower shops, try SeaTac Buds & Blooms, or Puget Sound Floral in Normandy Park. When it comes to candy, Tukwila seems to be the candy capital of Seattle Southside. In addition to Seattle Chocolates, try See's Candies on Southcenter Parkway, or Candy Tyme and Lolli and Pops, both in Westfield Southcenter.

Zip Line

Zip Line through the forest in the Pacific Northwest

Canopy Tours Northwest is a premier zip line tour company that brings you through the woods at the historic Kristoferson Farm on Camano Island, WA only about a 90-minute drive from Seattle Southside. Canopy Tours is holding a Sweetheart Valentine’s Day deal throughout the month of February, which includes a two-hour long tour with four zip lines, for only $70 a person.

Times: 10:30 am, 1:00 pm, 1:30 pm


Whale Watching

orca and Mt Rainier

San Juan Safaris is offering their first Wildlife Tour on Valentine’s Day this year. Take a scenic road trip to the San Juan Islands and have the opportunity to see whales around the islands, sea lions, and other wildlife. Every female guest will receive a beautiful, red rose as an added bonus!

$95 per adult/$65 per child
3-hour Whale watching tour departing at 12pm noon


Summit at Snoqualmie

Summit at Snoqualmie

The Summit at Snoqualmie is offering a Ski & Dine Valentine’s Day event from 6:15 pm – 10:00 pm. Enjoy a unique adventurous evening with your sweetheart. The special event will be held at Silver Fir Lodge, and it’ll be perfect for anyone who finds being in mountains comfortable, fun, and romantic!

There will be a delicious four-course dinner as well, only offered for 21+. Not only will you have the four-course dinner, but there will be Valentines Chocolates, wine pairings, and a coupon for the gift and gear shops available as well. Packages are available with or without lift tickets.

With a lift ticket: $80 per person
Without a lift ticket: $60 per person

Cocktail hour begins at 6:15 pm
Dinner starts at 7:00 pm


Puget Sound Dinner Cruise

Waterway Cruises St. Patrick's Day Cruise

Waterways Cruises is holding a Valentine’s Lunch or Dinner Cruise along Seattle, on this lovey-dovey holiday! Departure will be from the Waterways home port, and you’ll be able to celebrate this special holiday on a romantic cruise with a beautiful view of the Seattle skyline.

Lunch: Featuring a lunch buffet, with views of Lake Union and Lake Washington.
$59 per person
Boarding is at 11:30 am
Cruise is from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Dinner: A four-course dinner will be included with your cruise, as well as a champagne toast.

$89 per person
Boarding is at 6:00 pm
Cruise is from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Family Fun Center After Dark

Have a blast with your friends over 21 at this PRIVATE EVENT at the Family Fun Center in Tukwila. Friday, February 14th from 7pm-11pm with unlimited (operational) attractions including Bowling, Go Karts, Laser Tag, XD Theater, Bumper Boats & Cars, and more!! Beer, wine, food, snacks, and points for ticket redemption games available for purchase.

Spencer's for Steaks and Chops

Spencer's for steak and chops Valentines dinner

Wine and dine your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day with a romantic evening at Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops. Make it a night to remember with complimentary valet parking and exquisite local cuisine set in an elegant dining room. Enjoy a three-course prix fixe meal or select from the full menu featuring Pacific Northwest delicacies like Neah Bay black cod and Dungeness crab cake, Double R Ranch bone-in beef tenderloin, berry crisp, Lopez Island Creamery vanilla bean ice cream and more.  For more information and to book your reservations online, please visit

Waterleaf Restaurant

Waterleaf Gathering of friends at the Bar for pints and cocktails

Waterleaf Restaurant & Bar at Hotel Interurban provides a comfortable setting that accommodates any type of gathering. On Friday the 14th and Saturday the 15th, they will have a special menu available for couples. For $50, you can choose 2 Nibbles, one bite, 2 chomps and a dessert. Additioanlly, we will have some limited edition cocktails available and lots of special occasion bubbles available! Calling to make reservations is highly recommended.

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MaST Center

Blue glowing jellyfish under water

The 2,500 square-foot facility offers public space, classroom, laboratories, offices, research areas with state-of-the-art equipment and an aquarium. The Aquarium holds over 15 tanks totaling approximately 3,000 gallons of flow-through seawater, and displays over 250 native Puget Sound marine species. The MaST Center is open for public viewing for FREE on Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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Seattle Great Wheel

Great Wheel

Reserve your own private cabin on the Seattle Great Wheel! The Seattle Great Wheel offers some of the best views of the city, and on Valentine’s Day, the wheel will be open until midnight. Not only will you get a private cabin for two, couples will also receive a champagne toast and a free photo at the photo booth, to ensure a truly unforgettable night. This special offer costs just $50 plus tax per couple.

Bloedel Reserve

View of Bloedel Reserve past a pond

Take the Ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge Island for stellar views of the Puget Sound and the Seattle skyline. Then drive up to the Bloedel Reserve for a romantic walk through the beautiful landscaped gardens.

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Crystal Mountain Gondola

Crystal Mountain Gondola

Take a scenic drive out to Crystal Mountain and ride the Gondola up to the Summit House for lunch! The Crystal Mountain Gondola is a fun and easy way to see Mount Rainier and the Cascade Mountains. At the Summit House, the menu is full of varied and delicious choices and the view is unbeatable. Two things to note: make reservations and get there early, the restaurant closes at 2:45pm.