It's not to early to start planning that special date for your special someone!
Romantic dinners are great, but truly impress your special someone with a creative idea to show how much you love to be with them! Although I believe any activity which you and your special someone are doing together could easily be a romantic date, below are my topic suggestions for spending some time together!
A day at the zoo -- the Smithsonian National Zoo, to be exact. Not only is it romantic, but the price is right: free. If you go with your special other in February, then it'll be chilly. Get yourself some hot chocolate at one of the food stands. Dress warmly, walk close to each other, and snuggle as you watch the cute animals, which will be very frisky in the cooler weather!
Create your own heart! Commemorate your love on a special Valentine's date to blow your own glass heart, at Art of Fire Glass Studio. You may choose from basic red, or any other color! During this experience you'll enjoy an up-close, customized introduction to glass-blowing and work with an experienced glass artist to create your own special heart. Call ahead to make an appointment!
Spend a night at a gorgeous haunted inn in a quaint, historic town... take your pick: the Logan Inn in New Hope, PA or Farnsworth House Inn in Gettysburg.
Both the Logan Inn and Farnsworth House Inns are in the heart of lovely little towns that offer both excellent restaurants (including going on the Savor Gettysburg restaurant tour) and boutiques to browse in, plus plenty of other great things to do, from touring Revolutionary War battlefields (New Hope) and Civil War battlefields (click here and here for more details on different ways to experience the battlefields) in Gettysburg to touring historic homes (Parry Mansion in New Hope, Shriver House or the Eisenhower Farm in Gettysburg).
Take your Romance on the Rails -- a tasty dinner, a vintage setting in an old timey rail dining car, beautiful mountain scenery through the windows... I don't need to say more.
My top pick for a romantic evening is to go howl with the wolves! On the full moon each month, the Wolf Sanctuary of PA holds a Howl with the Wolves bonfire. The Full Moon tour event is held on the Saturday evening closest to the full moon and features a bonfire, live entertainment, and self-guided tours. Guides will be stationed at each pack to provide information and answer questions throughout the evening. Bring a folding chair and blanket, and marshmallows or hot dogs to roast on the bonfire as well as refreshments (though alcohol is not permitted).
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