Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

Valentine's Day in Denver
Photo by: Jennifer Zambrano via Flickr

Planning to enjoy a getaway to the city on Valentine’s Day? In our last blog post, we wrote about why it’s great idea to book a vacation rental for a romantic trip with your significant other. 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 Boston to the Big Easy, we’ve got you covered.


Restaurants: Want to have a unique gourmet experience that heightens your senses? Try the “dining in the dark” experience at the beautiful and historic Hampshire House. For other ideas, check out this Valentine’s Day specific restaurant guide for Boston

To do: Cruise around the iconic Boston Harbor aboard an elegant ship with an option to do a romantic dinner and lunch event. For more information, visit this page



Restaurants: For $59 per person, Argyll Whisky Beer is offering three courses of U.K.-inspired gourmet dishes prepared with a refined American flair. Did we mention this gastropub offers more than 240 selections of whiskey? For other Denver suggestions, visit this page

To do: Want to see the beauty of downtown Denver at a leisurely pace? Wait at one of the various pick-up points at the 16th Street Mall and you’ll be able to ride together under a blanket in a Cinderella-style carriage pulled by gorgeous draft horses. 



Restaurant: Chez Philippe, named as one of the Top 100 Romantic Restaurants in the USA by Open Table, is offering a classic French gourmet three course meal for $95 per person. Be sure to reserve! Other ideas for romantic Memphis dining can be found on this website.

To do: Have you always wanted to learn how to dance? The Blue Suede Ballroom is hosting four different early evening dance classes at $30 per couple. After that, why not head back to downtown to stroll down Beale Street?



Restaurant: There are so many fantastic and delicious restaurants in Nashville that it’s near impossible to decide! We recommend The Standard at The Smith House for a historic Southern dining experience. For other Valentine’s Day dining options, visit this website.

To do: As expected, Music City has plenty of excellent music events to make a date of on Valentine’s Day weekend. On February 13th, Rick Springfield will perform classic 80’s throwbacks at the Wildhorse SaloonOn both the 13th and Valentine’s Day, Sheryl Crow will perform at the Nashville Symphony.


New Orleans

Restaurant: With a long history and rave reviews, Commander’s Palace is practically a NOLA landmark. With outstanding Southern gourmet dishes such as turtle soup, soft-shell crab, and spiced rum cake, it’s no surprise that this award winning restaurant is known as the place to celebrate. For other ideas, pay a visit to this page.  

To do: Mardi Gras might be over, but there are plenty of Valentine’s Day adventures to be had in the historic French Quarter, including local jazz fare at The Spotted Cat. Located between the Garden District and French Quarter, another venue called BB’s Stage Door Canteen will be presenting a tribute to Frank Sinatra on the night of Valentine’s Day.