Bundle up and Get Outside!
Fall in Love with your favorite hiking spots all over again when you experience them in their winter splendor. February is usually one of those months where I want to stay inside by the fireplace, but after seeing my friends’ beautiful frozen photos of waterfalls and rivers in my Facebook feed all month, I’ve changed my mind. Bundle up and explore our area hikes for a completely different experience. Our favorite falls, Cascades, in Pembroke, VA are also close to picturesque dining at The Palisades restaurant in Pembroke and Mountain Lake Lodge, making for a romantic getaway. Get the scoop on all of our area hikes from our friends at Roanoke Outside.
Create something together.
From comedy, to cooking to painting- Roanoke offers many options for you to get creative with your Valentine. Theatre 3 is hosting a Couples Improv class that is sure to bring you laughs for years to come. If cooking is more your speed,Roanoke County Parks & Rec. , Roanoke Co + Op, Roanoke Community Garden Association, and Bushi Sushi (very limited offering) offer a variety of classes this month. A couples painting at Paint Nite or VA Paint Party is another great option for getting creative with your partner.
And although Tour Roanoke & Fortunato event, A Taste of Naples is sold out for February 10, a gift certificate for the March event would be a great gift.
Are you a Power Couple?
Test your wit and problem solving powers by participating in a Step Into Mystery event. Step Into Mystery brings a live action clue game to many top local restaurants and breweries for a night of food, fun, and laughs. Another interactive and fun test of your wit is working together to escape your fate at one of Roanoke’s escape rooms. Deciphered, Riddle Me Roanoke, and All in Adventures offer unique experiences.
You can never go wrong with Great Food, Drinks and Chocolate!
Skip the box of chocolates and go for the good stuff on a Roanoke Food Tour. On a Food and Culture tour, you’ll enjoy chocolate from Altus Chocolate or chocolatepaper. Learn about Roanoke’s vibrant history and you may even hear a love story. If a velvety Chocolate Stout is more your style, you’ll enjoy visiting 4 area breweries on a Roanoke Craft Beer Tour.
Some say lightning never strikes twice. If you feel that way about finding your partner in crime, consider purchasing a gift certificate to Tour Roanoke’s new Moonshine tour, a sure to be popular, upcoming tour of the distilleries in Franklin and Henry Counties. You’ll learn about the history and culture of the famous White Lighting as you sample moonshine. Cheers!
Single on Valentines?
No worries, there is plenty of fun for you this Valentine’s too! Downshift Bikes is offering a fun bike and brew event for singles on February 10th. Meet new friends as you bike to Big Lick, Deschutes and Starr Hill breweries. Organizing a private group tour with Tour Roanoke is also a great way to celebrate Singles Awareness Day!
Wishing you, good food, good fun, and Star City love this Valentines!
Beth is a proud Roanoke native who enjoys sharing the region’s treasures with anyone who will listen. Beth sees every day as a new adventure, follow her for more Roanoke fun @starcitybeth.