Below are just some of the things we LOVE about Valentine’s Day in Orange County; some tried and true, some with a new twist. Mix and match to make your Valentine’s Day or weekend special this year.

It's Igloo Time

Think outside the “box” with a Valentine’s Day Couple’s Perfect Afternoon Picnic with a Private Igloo and let Botanist and Barrel do the work for you to make it special. They will set you up in your own private igloo with wine, a cheese and charcuterie board, and a Botanist blanket that is yours to keep, plus dessert. Wine: Traminette Pet Nat (they call this a NC Champagne), Cheese and Charcuterie Board: Heart Shaped Cottonbell from Boxcarr Cheese and Lamb Salami from San Giuseppe with apple butter, dried fruit, and honey served with crackers and for dessert: Ganache Tart. Book Now as seatings are going fast!

Snuggle with Goats

Visiting Spring Haven Farm is always an adventure for people of all ages. In February, the farm is overflowing with love and snuggly animal hugs. Imagine the photo ops you’ll get while holding those cute little baby goats! A Valentine's Day treat for young and old alke


Love in the Kitchen

Couples that cook together, eat together! C’est si Bon Cooking School’s Date Night is hands on in the kitchen for Sushi basics. Only four couples will get to enjoy this class on Feb 17th & 18th, so we recommend to book fast. But no worries if you miss this one, C’est si Bon holds Date Night Pop-ups on a regular basis.

Look to the Skies

UPDATE: SOLD OUT. Head over to the Morehead Planetarium for special showing of Carolina Skies: Valentine’s Day Edition. “There will be strange, fantastical, romantic, and tragic tales that shaped the way we see the constellations, and might just change the way you see that special someone. Ever lay down at night to watch the stars with someone you love? That’s nothing compared to a guided tour of the whole universe, from the comfort of our reclining chairs.”

Valentine's Day Getaway

Looking for a Valentine's Day getaway or staycation? Look no further... Book our Chapel Hill for Two package and enjoy: 🥂An in-room bottle of bubbly 🍬Macarons from Le Macaron French Pastries 🍸Drinks for two at Trophy Room 💤1 p.m. late checkout. Available all February long. Book your stay

On the Menu

ACME Food & Beverage will have their regular menu as well as Valentine's Day specials for the evening. It's always a great night at the restaurant. For those who would rather stay home and chill – there is the Valentine’s Day To-Go Feast for your at-home dining pleasure. Lobster pot pie with bibb lettuce salad, blue crab and artichoke spread, with an individual cheesecake and chocolate terrine for dessert. Cost is $80 and will feed two people. Pick up will be on the 14th between noon and 2pm at Acme.

Market & Moss. Join them Friday, February 10-14th, for special Valentine’s features from the kitchen and bar plus our regular dinner and beverage menus! Chef Saca will be preparing a Valentine’s small plate (hint: Oysters Rockefeller!), a very special large plate, and a delectable chocolate dessert for two. They will also have wine features and of course, Valentine’s cocktails available.

Bin 54  A three course Valentine’s Day menu is offered on February 14th, 5-9pm, featuring your choice of Grilled Tenderloin or Striploin, Seared Salmon, Spiced Duck Breast or Wild Mushroom Risotto.

Lantern. Lantern will be hosting a Valentine's Day dinner with a 3-course menu for $75 plus optional wine pairings. Reservations are booked through the phone, give them a call! (919) 969-8846.

Il Palio. Serving a four course meal: Antipasti, Pasta, Secondi and Dolci; for the Secondi course choose from Eggplant Involtini, Grilled Swordfish alla Siciliana, Espresso Rubbed Beef Tenderloin or Grilled Lamb Chop Scottadito.

Antonia’s Hillsborough. Four courses are offered in this Valentine’s Wine Dinner. Saluti!

Let the Colonial Inn help make your Valentine's Day a romantic one. This year they have special sweetheart boxes and a remarkable menu for that evening ONLY! The whole night will be tailored for two! Contact for Valentine's boxes and dinner reservations at 984-789-4455. Reservations required, preorder NOT required. Sweetheart boxes must be purchased by 02/10 for vendors to fulfill orders.

Tried and True

Chapel Hill Florist

University Florist & Gift Shop

The Flower Patch

Matthew’s Chocolates

Epilogue: Books Chocolate Brews

Wentworth & Sloan Jewelers

Olmaz Jewelers

William Travis Jewelry

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