More Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

Love Park in Philadelphia
Love Park in Philadelphia, Photo by: Gene Tobia via Flickr

Planning to enjoy a trip to the city on Valentine’s Day?

At Stay Alfred, we think that it’s always a fantastic idea to book a romantic getaway with your significant other. If you’re staying with us during this special time, we’re sure that you’ll enjoy the privacy and amenities that our downtown properties have to offer.

However, we know that it can be a bit difficult to find the perfect date idea in an unfamiliar city. Stay Alfred Vacation Rentals hosts guests in numerous cities across the U.S., and we believe that all of these cities have excellent restaurants, attractions, and events that are sure to make your 2016 Valentine’s Day memorable! From Philadelphia to our country’s Capital, we’ve got you covered!



Restaurants: Located in Rittenhouse Square, Sbraga Restaurant (of Top Chef fame) on Broad Street is offering a special Valentine’s prix fixe menu with optional wine pairings. For other Philadelphia delights, see this page.

Attraction: Step aboard the Spirit of Philadelphia for a romantic lunch or dinner cruise down the Delaware River. For more information, visit this link. Also, consider going to Love Park to take a selfie with your loved one! (Pictured above)


San Antonio

Restaurants: Enjoy a stroll down San Antonio’s River Walk when you head out to go dine at Bella On the River, a city hot spot for romantic dining. Be sure to make reservations! Other San Antonio restaurants can be found on this page.

Attraction: Spend the day bike touring the majestic missions all across the city via the new Mission Reach trail. At Mission San Jose, you’ll be able to see Pedro Huzar’s famous Rose Window sculpture that he crafted for his love in 1775.


San Diego

Restaurants: Consider dining in the swanky Gaslamp Quarter for V Day- great restaurants abound! Check out Osetra if you’re interested in seafood, or Donovan’s Steakhouse if you prefer a savory steak. More San Diego dinner ideas can be found here.

Attraction: What’s more romantic than wine? On February 13th, you can embark on an unforgettable Baja Wine Country tour that will even stop in Tijuana, Northern Mexico. $189 with transportation, wine, lunch, and sometimes chocolate included. More information here.



Restaurants: Andina, Portland’s premier Peruvian restaurant, is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a three course dinner with South American wine pairings. If Peruvian isn’t your thing, check out this list of other romantic Portland dining options.

Attraction: Portland offers traditional Valentine’s Day activities such as dinner cruises and winery tours, but if you’re looking for something a little less sappy, consider taking the Haunted Valentine Beer Tour through Portland’s sketchy and haunted past. Your date will be jumping into your arms!



Restaurants: Travel to Pike Place Market and dine at Maximilien, a French hotspot with panoramic views of the Puget Sound. To accommodate different budgets, Maximilien is offering three different Valentine’s Day date specials. More Seattle restaurants can be found on this list.

Attraction: Seattle is an incredibly artistic city, so why not stroll through the Ballard Art Walk along Ballard Avenue on Valentine’s night? While you’re in the area, you’re guaranteed to find an interesting bar to stop in.


Washington, D.C.

Restaurants: Are you a chocolate fan? Head to Co Co Sala to enjoy their Valentine’s special called “50 Shades of Chocolate”. This $90 prix fixe menu will serve five courses that each incorporate chocolate. For other great romantic restaurants, see this article.

Attraction: Head over to one of the city’s numerous ice skating rinks to hold hands with your loved one as you glide across the ice.