As the calendar turns to February, thoughts of romance begin to warm the winter air. If you’re planning an evening with a special someone look no further than the Front Royal area! You’ll find that a small town Valentine’s Day is the perfect setting for your romance to blossom. Read on for five tips (plus a bonus!) on celebrating Valentine’s Day (or any romantic occasion) in the Front Royal area. With fine dining, fun activities for couples, and wineries aplenty, there’s enough ideas here to keep the romance going all year long.
1. Sample Front Royal’s Fine Dining
Nothing says “I love you” quite like dinner at an elegant table for two. If you’re in search of a traditional dinner date Front Royal’s fine dining eateries are at your disposal.
At The Element on Main Street, you’ll find gourmet food and the atmosphere to go with it. Valentine’s seating is limited. Go here to make your reservation for The Element’s February 13th Valentine’s Day celebration.
Is it just us, or is there something especially romantic about Italy? If you’re in search of pasta, pizza, and all things Italian, check out Front Royal’s Osteria 510 for farm-to-table gourmet Italian food.
For another fine dining options, lovers of Asian cuisine, should visit Try Thai on Main Street.
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Battlefield Fitness is working in tandem with some restaurants and offering chid care services while couples can enjoy a Valentine's dinner out! Such a fabulous idea!
2. Casual Dining Spots that Locals Love
If you’re not in the mood for formal dining, a fun, casual eatery can also be a setting for great date. Today, we’re featuring two old Front Royal favorites where locals have been making great memories for years!
If there’s one restaurant in Front Royal that pizza lovers shouldn’t miss, it’s The Melting Pot! This local favorite has been feeding pizza to Front Royal for over 50 years. Some locals have been making memories here for a lifetime!
For a fun twist on the traditional dinner date, why not try a breakfast date instead? The Apple House is an old Front Royal area favorite that gets you out of town, but doesn’t involve a long drive. Don’t forget to end your meal with one of their famous apple butter donuts! Or come back in the evening for a drink, appetizers, and a sandwich at the Apple House’s newly opened Bushel Pub. With a drink menu full of Virginia wines and Virginia Craft Beers, it’s a great date-spot for lovers of local products.
3. Take a Dance Class
What could be more romantic than enjoying a dance together? If you or your partner have two left feet, don’t worry! Jig ’N’ Jive Dance Studio offers private ballroom and swing dance classes for couples. Have fun together, learn a new skill, and listen to romantic music, all at the same time!
4. Paint Your Own Memories!
Speaking of learning new skills, The Studio on Front Royal’s Main Street hosts frequent paint parties, where you’ll get step-by-step instructions on creating your own masterpiece. All supplies are provided, so you can relax and enjoy getting creative together. Paint party participants are welcome to bring their own beverages and snacks. Make it extra romantic with some wine and chocolate to enjoy while you work. At the end of the day, you’ll have something beautiful to hang on your wall that will remind of this special time spent together.
5. Enjoy a Glass of Virginia Wine
There’s something about the experience of sharing a glass of wine that is both memorable and romantic. If you’re in search of a wine date, the Front Royal area has a wealth of options. Enjoy a glass of wine and gourmet tapas at ViNoVA, right in town. Or drive out of the town to one of Front Royal’s local wineries. Rappahannock Cellars, and Fox Meadow Winery are two nearby favorites that combine delectable wines with all the classy winery atmosphere you love.
Bonus: Take your picture by the LOVE Sign
While you’re out and about town on your date, don’t forget that Front Royal has a great spot for a fun photo shoot. Stop by Front Royal’s LOVE sign (located by the downtown gazebo). It’s the perfect background for taking a memorable picture together.
And ... while you're out, take a stroll down Main Street and around town to enjoy Warren County's First Annual Chocolate Crawl! Sound deliciously enticing doesn't it? Be sure to check out the details and list of participants here!
These are our top picks, but there really are almost unlimited options for romantic outings in the Front Royal area. Anything can be romantic when you’re with the love of your life on Valentine’s Day! To get more ideas for a fun activity that you’ll both enjoy, see our posts here and here. Take it from someone who got engaged, and married in the Front Royal area: it’s easy to fall in love in Front Royal!
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