Looking for romantic Valentine’s Day suggestions, or date-night ideas to share with your significant other any time of the year? Richmond and Wayne County offer plenty of sweet propositions to explore.
A romantic dinner is the first order of business, and Wayne County is home to a number of suitably appropriate dining destinations. The Old Richmond Inn is a long-time local favorite for celebrating birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions. Or, pop into the Cordial Cork and kick off a memorable dinner with a flight of fine wines, craft beer or a spirit tasting while you consider the menu of tempting sandwiches, salads, entrées and sharable plates.
If you’re craving authentic Italian fare, head to Galo’s, where you can feast on dreamy pastas, wood-fired pizzas, sumptuous seafood and traditional old-world favorites under a frescoed ceiling painted to look like an open sky. In Cambridge City, No. 9 Grill makes its storied home in a renovated Knights of Pythias Lodge, serving elevated pub cuisine along the lines of steak, pork chops and delicious desserts.
Several restaurants and businesses are offering special valentine deals that you can't resist! On February 12th, Sweet Blessings, a charming bakery in downtown Richmond, is featuring dinner and dessert for two which features lasagna, salad, and garlic bread with your choice of Pupcake or cherry pie slice all for just $25! If something more intimate and cozy is your preference then Radford's home valentine's meal kit will be a hit! Impress your sweet heart with your cooking skills by serving up two filet mignons, twice baked potatoes, aphrodisiac salad, chocolate cakes and chocolate covered strawberries all for just $40!
What goes better with dinner than a show? Richmond Civic Theatre produces a full season of Main Stage musicals and productions, and the Richmond Symphony Orchestra presents classical concerts at the Civic Hall Performing Arts Center on the Richmond High School campus. For a creative spin, enjoy a visit to the Richmond Art Museum where you can browse fine art at the oldest cultural institution in Wayne County and the second oldest art museum in the state. Get messy and have fun at Paint the Towne while you and your significant other paint pottery or canvas art. February 11th, they are featuring a couples painting class you don't want to miss. For something a bit more intimate, stop by the New Boswell Brewery and Tap Room in Richmond’s historic Depot District for live entertainment and dancing. New Boswell's calendar is packed with live entertainment to enjoy including comedians and local bands.
Keep the glow going by extending your visit into an overnight stay. “Chocolate Trail,” “Valentine’s Day” and “Romance for the New Year” overnight packages up the ante with thoughtful touches like sweet treats, roses, wine or champagne.
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