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 Ratany Bloom and Mieko's Marketplace Flowers. For an extra touch of romance, add a box of locally made chocolates from Betty Rose's Chocolate & Coffee and a bottle of Pacific 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.


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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? Schedule a date to make a personalized piece of art from Kilnfolk Studio & Gallery. If you aren't feeling so crafty, find a unique 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 Amaro's Table. For a truly special experience, you might want to consider a place with a view – you can't beat a romantic dinner overlooking the Columbia River followed up with a romantic walk along the charming Vancouver Waterfront.


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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. Extend your festivities and start celebrating the weekend prior to the love-centric holiday. Valentine's Day chocolate and wine paring at Cellar 55 is an indulging event to pursue. Any connoisseurs will find something to love among the diverse selection of wines available.


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Celebrate Galentine’s Day by heading downtown. Start by satisfying yourself with some delicious pizza at Hungry Sasquatch, followed by a show at the charming and historic Kiggins Theater. Make your way to The Dandelion Teahouse for a Lovestruck Valentine's gift basket or special gift at Romance Era's Bookshop. Toast to friendship and love at Willful Wine's Galentines Tea at the Grant House. For an added thrill, opt for a Vancouver brewery tour or a ladies night out at ilani Casino!


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