Extraordinary Valentine’s Dates are a good way to get over the cold and dreary days we’ve been having. A different sort of Valentine’s date could be just what’s needed to get out of the winter doldrums. Here are some suggestions.
Valentine’s Dates Including a Horse
Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides
Take a tour of downtown Easton snuggled up in the back of a horse-drawn carriage, and then get dropped off to do some shopping or have a meal. Your toru will take you past the Talbot County Courthouse, the old jail, The Hill Community (the USA’s free African American community), by the Tidewater Inn (considered the Gateway to the Eastern Shore), and along Goldsborough Street with all the old Victorian Homes. To make everything easy you’ll be returned only steps from where you parked your car.
Easton Carriage Tours by Tanglao Carriage Driving https://www.tcarriage.com/ 540-460-2455. $150 for up to 4 adults
Sunset Horseback Trail Ride
Experience unbridled love this Valentine’s Day weekend at Foxfire Farm! Start with a scenic sunset horseback ride through farm trails. As it gets dark out, snuggle with your special someone beside a roaring bonfire and enjoy a luxury picnic of charcuterie and champagne. Each couple will also receive a 10-15 stem bouquet of locally-grown flowers to take home!
Located in Brandywine, MD, approximately 30 minutes south of Washington, DC, 30 minutes from Alexandria, and also within easy driving distance of Annapolis. Use code COUPLE for a $25 discount on two tickets! We are limiting this special event to 6 participants per evening. Guests must be 21 and up. No experience is necessary.
Come share an adventure with us and our happy horses! Book on our website: bit.ly/FFFbooking
Valentine’s Dates and the Blues
Enjoy the Blues at Lahinch
Lahinch Tavern & Grill, located in Potomac, is an award winning restaurant. But on Monday nights starting at 7 p.m., the Wolf’s Monday Night Blues Jam is a showcase for some of the area’s top Blues frontmen:
- Linwood Taylor–International touring artist (guitar & vocals),
- Matt Kelley–Albert King Award winner (guitar & vocals), and
- Big Boy Little–DC’s own “biggest” blues harp legend (harp and vocals)
- Backed up by: Andy Hamburger (drums) and Wolf Crescenze (bass).
Beginning at 8:30 p.m, musicians who have signed up will be invited to come up 1 or 2 at a time to sit in and jam with the band. As Wolf always says: “The jam is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get, but it’s always good!”
Lahinch Tavern & Grill, 7747 Tuckerman Ln, Potomac. https://lahinchtavernandgrill.com/ 240-499-8922
Valentine’s Dates in a Yurt
If you enjoy quiet, solitude and spending time in a forest, then a yurt may be perfect for you. Savage River Lodge in Frostburg has eight different yurts, each with different designs and accents. Each yurt has a private deck, sitting room, king-sized bed with luxury linens, comforters made of synthetic down (recycled plastic bottles), a fully-plumbed private bath with an extra-large shower and double sinks. A central skylight and the gas-log fireplaces help make the yurts cozy and romantic. 2 guests only per yurt. Prices range from $295-$325 per night.
A picnic can be a fun way to spend some time with your valentine, even if it’s cold outside. Royal Picnic has indoor and outdoor picnic themes. If you want to be outside in February they use Bubble tents to keep you warm and set up one of their themed picnics in a location of your choice.
As an example, the Dinner Under the Stars package for two starts at $300 and includes:
- Setup & Cleanup
- Throw Blanket & Pillows
- Picnic Table
- Picnic Basket filled with free Snacks, Treats and Yummy Goodies
- Glasses, Plates, Napkins, and Hand Sanitizer
- Dry or Silk Flower Arrangement & Candles
- Large Teepee Tent, or Alvantor screen tent for cold weather
- A choice of wooden-crafted games (Such as Bingo, Connect 4, Chess, etc.)
- Customized Letter Board
- Wood-crafted Smartphone Amplifier instead of a Bluetooth Speaker
- Bottle of Still or Sparkling Water at no additional cost
- Bottle of non-alcoholic sparkling wine at no additional cost