Did you know that Vancouver WA was once ranked the fifth most romantic city in the U.S. by Amazon? Whatever Valentine's Day means to you, we hope it's filled with love for your family, friends, and yourself! Here are a few date ideas and events happening in and around The Couve this holiday. 

For the Traditionalist

If your significant other loves classic Valentine's Day gifts, you can't go wrong with a bouquet of flowers from a downtown florist like Fieldwork Flowers and Mieko's Marketplace Flowers. For an extra touch of romance, add a box of locally made chocolates from Fleur Chocolatte and a bottle of Northwest wine from any one of the local Wineries & Tasting Rooms. Enjoy a fancy dinner at a posh restaurant like Elements, 13 Coins, The Cove, and more.

For the non-traditionalist

If your loved one is more of a non-traditionalist, you might want to try something a little more unexpected. How about a gift certificate to a local craft beer or wine club? Or for a thrilling adventure, like rock climbing or a Pacific Northwest-inspired escape room? Make a personalized piece of art from Kilnfolk Studio & Gallery or buy a unique piece item from a local artisan at Pop-Local or one of the many popular boutiques.

For a romantic dinner

If you're looking for a classic way to celebrate Valentine's Day, you can't go wrong with a decadent dinner at a local restaurant. Vancouver has a wide range of options, from cozy eateries like Dediko and The Sedgwick to luxurious dining establishments like El Gaucho and DOSALAS Latin Kitchen + tequila bar. For a truly special experience, you might want to consider a place with a view – you can't beat a romantic dinner on the waterfront overlooking the Columbia River.


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For the Wine Lover

Experience the vibrant wine culture of Vancouver this Valentine's Day. Immerse yourself in the rich flavors and aromas of local wines by visiting one of the city's many tasting rooms and wineries. Members of the SW Washington Winery Association have put together the perfect date activity for you and your honey, or the gals in your life, the weekend prior to the love-centric holiday. Any connoisseurs will find something to love among the diverse selection of wines available.


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Celebrate Galentine’s Day (on February 13) by heading downtown. Start by indulging in delicious pizza at Bassolos, followed by a show at the charming and historic Kiggins Theater. Afterward, make your way to the newly opened Coral Club or Wahi Hana for a tropical toast to friendship and love. For an added thrill, opt for a Vancouver brewery tour or a ladies' night out at ilani Casino!