8 Creative Valentine’s Day Ideas

Make your Valentine ’s Day a little more full of love with these out of the box memory making ideas!

Take a Class Together

There are many opportunities to take a class together. Arts + Education at the Hoyt is hosting bowl making workshops to benefit Empty Bowls Children Summer Food Program – not only are you creating a memory together, but you’re helping someone in need while participating.  The Hoyt also holds one day workshops for mosaics, bread making, drawing and much more.

Stop by Two Rivers Artisan Coffee Works for delicious coffee and monthly classes. This month’s classes include: Caffeine & Canvas, Hook and Needle and DIY Bath Bombs.

Nova Destinations hosts paint ‘n sip classes weekly at their locations. Indulge in your favorite wine while creating a master piece.

Arts + Education at the Hoyt

Get Your Game On

Time for some friendly competition – make a bet on who pays for the next part of your date!

Let’s go bowling! A perfect date night or a double date night idea! Maybe make it a party and reserve a few lanes! Colonial Lanes offers you a fun time for an affordable price.

Trivia Night happens every Tuesday night at the Fractured Grape Wine Cellars in New Wilmington. Check out The Corner in Harlansburg trivia night dates too!

Trivia Night at Fracture Grape

Stay-cation at Cozy B&B

Volant and New Wilmington are bursting with cozy bed and breakfasts. There is nothing better than having someone pamper you. Make an appointment for couples massages or a spa day at C.J. Cochran & Co Day Spa & Salon, Mary Turner Skin Care & Day Spa or Joyce Houck Massage Therapy then head back to your B&B of choice to sleep in and wake to a scrumptious breakfast made just for you!

Jacqueline House of Wilmington

Sip Your Way

Boasting 5 wine and brew stops – Route 208 is a perfect trail to sip your way through. Begin in Volant at Knockin Noggin Cidery & Winery for their ever popular hard cider, head a few stores over for Volant Winery and on to New Wilmington for your next stop at Fracture Grape Wine Cellars. Be sure to take a photo op with the “doctor” – then finish in Pulaski for Nova Cellars Winery and Brew 32.

Crooked Tongue Brewing is 10 minutes away from Nova Cellars Winery. Here you can enjoy locally brewed beer while tasting their Valentine’s Day inspired menu in a hip environment.

Be sure to check out their live music schedule! All weekend long you can find live music at one of the locations!

Crooked Tongue Brewing

Sweet Hearts Deserve A Sweet Snack

Both ideas are perfect for takeout before, after or during (bowling) your date night!

Pita A Sandwich Stop is currently serving heart shaped pita bread covered in cinnamon sugar. Let me tell you – it is DELICIOUS!

Pizza Joes is running a heart shaped pizza special for Valentine’s Day. Please call your local PJ to see if they are participating.

Pita A Sandwich Shop

Dinner & Show

Every Tuesday in February Westminster College is hosting the Tournées French Film Festival.  Now in its 6th year, the festival offers you award winning foreign movies – Thanks to the Westminster College Division of Communications, Arts, Languages and Literature (CALL) and the Jake Erhardt International Film Series for bringing this opportunity to Lawrence County.

The movies being shown are Feb. 13: Fatima, Feb. 20: Les dernières nouvelles du cosmos (Latest News from the Cosmos)and Feb. 27: La noire de (Black Girl). All movies are shown at 7:00 pm in the Mueller Theater within McKelvey Campus Center, Westminster College, 319 S. Market Street, New Wilmington, PA

Be sure to make a reservation at your favorite restaurant before or after the movie. Some ideas include Tavern on the Square, Tuscany Square, Ninos II Tomato and The Crane Room.

The Crane Room Grill  – Photo Credit: Michael Fornataro

Get Dirty at Mines & Meadows

Mines and Meadows is a premier ATV, dirt bike, and side by side riding resort and campground and has the only underground riding in the Northeast! With over 84 miles of recreational trails on 877 acres of land, underground riding through abandoned limestone mines makes each journey unforgettable. On Valentine’s day they are running a Lovers Lane Special – couples ride for the price of one, $25!

Mines & Meadows

Take a Hike – Together That Is

Lace up your hiking shoes for trails throughout McConnells Mill State Park, North Country Trail or West Park Nature Center. Just interested in a romantic stroll? Enjoy local parks like Cascade Park, Ewing Park or John Thompson trail behind Neshannock High School.

McConnells Mill State Park  – Photo Credit: Michael Fornataro

Love and laughter are life’s greatest medicine and you can find both in Lawrence County! Happy Valentine’s Day!

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