Romantic Ideas for Valentine's Day in Seattle Southside
It's time to start thinking of some things to do for Valentine's Day in Seattle Southside!
Make your time together special by treating your loved one to indulgence 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 Ten Ideas for Things to Do to Celebrate Valentine's Day in Seattle Southside
Book a sitter for the kids and take a night off to focus on your loved one at Aloft Hotel in SeaTac, where they're ready to make your Valentine's night into one you won't soon forget. A deluxe room, a bottle of bubbly, and a breakfast the next morning that you don't have to worry about waking up early to cook? Yes, please! Take time out from your busy schedule to focus on love.
Take a Factory Tour at Seattle Chocolate
Treat your sweetie to a sweet treat on the Seattle Chocolates Factory Tour! Chocolates are a classic gift, but you can really wow the chocolate lover in your life by going a step beyond just getting a box of chocolates with a tour at Seattle Chocolate. 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. Their special "Berry in Love" and "Like You a Latte" chocolate truffle bars are sure to bring a smile to your face.
Impress your Valentine with a Romantic Recipe
Impress your Valentine with a gourmet recipe (or try making one together!). Our recipes of the month have something for everyone, no matter their taste buds, designed by local chefs. Try a romantic multi-course meal starting off with Crab Cakes with Spicy Aioli, Apple Berry Baked Salmon as your main course, and finish off with a decadent Warmed Chocolate and Fudge 'Naughty' Cake.
Buy Local: Flowers & Candy
There's nothing wrong with going traditional with your Valentine's gift, and 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. You can also try the Burien Farmer's Market, which is open year-round on Thursdays in Burien Town Park Square. During the winter, it's open from 10AM to 4PM, and while availability varies based on what the vendors bring, there are almost always fresh flowers available. 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.
Enjoy a Couple's Retreat and Spa Getaway
Pamper the one you love with spa treatments from the Spa at Cedarbrook. Whether you take in a couples' pedicure (pictured above), massages, or other treatments, you're sure to find something to relax, unwind, and fully treat yourself...oh, and your Valentine too, maybe. For the ultimate indulgence, make your escape complete with dinner at the Copperleaf Restaurant and a staycation at the Cedarbrook Lodge.
Set Your Heart Pounding at a Thunderbirds Game
The action at a Seattle Thunderbirds game is sure to get your heart beating faster, and with a home game at accesso ShoWare Center on Valentine's Day against the Tri-City Americans you and your date are sure to have a night to remember. Plus, it's a 2-for-Tuesday home game, meaning you can get tickets for half of the normal price, leaving more money in your pocket for a romantic dinner before the game.
Get Classically Romantic with Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Can't do a big date on a weeknight? The Northwest Symphony Orchestra has you covered with a night of romantic classical music at their annual Valentine's Concert, taking place on Friday, February 10th at 7:30PM. Hold hands with your loved one while you listen to romantic classical melodies from Brahms, Vivaldi, Morricone, and more.
Sip on Sweet Mead with Your Sweetie
Did you know that mead is the oldest form of alcoholic beverage known to historians? Take in a tasting at Contrivance Meadery or Oppegaard Meadery, our local meaderies that brew this delectable drink, and discover what has made this a beloved beverage since ancient times. Raise a glass with your sweetie and tell them that they're even sweeter than honey wine, and you've got one fantastic Valentine's moment they're sure to remember.
Take in a Show (Picture or Otherwise)
Snuggle up in the darkness of a movie theatre at AMC Southcenter Mall and watch something romantic (or something with lots of explosions, depending on your Valentine's tastes!) while sharing a tub of popcorn. Want something a little more live action? There are a few live events happening nearby on Valentine's Day, including an Air Supply concert at Emerald Queen Casino in Fife and Into the Woods at the Fifth Avenue Theatre in Downtown Seattle.
Romantic Dining in Seattle Southside
Aside from Mother's Day, Valentine's Day is the most popular day to eat out for dinner - after all, there are very few people who find doing the dishes to be romantic! So where are the most romantic dinner spots for Valentine's Day in Seattle Southside? Here are five restaurants with a romantic atmosphere that are perfect for a date night. Be sure to make reservations as early as possible, as Valentine's Day often books up fast!
Copperleaf Restaurant: Farm to table freshness and locally inspired dishes come together with the warm atmosphere of a lodge that will make you feel like you're at a remote cabin, even though you're conveniently located just minutes from Seattle Tacoma International Airport. Located at the Cedarbrook Lodge, which was formerly a corporate retreat for executives at WaMu, this restaurant offers a luxurious experience without requiring an epic-length journey.
13 Coins: Old-school charm and a huge menu make this a perfect dinner date spot. Combine with live music and a classic darkened atmosphere and you've got a recipe for a great date. Plus, the open kitchen means you get to really enjoy the show the chefs put on.
Rendition: Serving up "Urban Americana", executive chef Andrew Cross crafts an experience that is to be savored across all of the senses. Complete your date night by turning it into a staycation with a night at the Hotel Interurban, where the restaurant is located.
Spencer's for Steaks and Chops: Steakhouses are a classic for Valentine's Day, so of course we had to include Spencer's in this list. Spencer's also boasts a fantastic wine list, so you can complete your meal with the perfect Valentine's Day toast.
Miyabi Sushi: With its cozy, romantic atmosphere, Miyabi is a great place to take your date for a shared course of sushi or other Japanese classics. Whether you pick out something specific or go omakase (chef's choice), be sure to toast your love with one of their craft cocktails.