Valentine's Day: Wow Your Sweetheart With A Sleigh Ride or B&B Stay
Valentine's Day. Two words that invoke both excitement and terror. With the influx of dizzying red and pink heart packaging, poetry-filled cards and the push to find the perfect gift to create the perfect evening for the perfect mate, the holiday can be overwhelming.
Whether single or in a relationship, don't rely on Cupid to make this Valentine's Day fun. Instead, take a deep breath, relax and enjoy this Feb. 14 with any of these events around the state.
- By Crystal Maldonado, Hartford Courant
Visit Vivo Seasonal Trattoria at the Marriott Hartford Downtown, 200 Columbus Blvd., for a four-course dinner on Sunday, Feb. 13 or Monday, Feb14.
Take a sleigh ride with Foxglove Farm at Beaverbrook Farm, Beaverbrook Road, Lyme, in a four-passenger cart with leather seats and warm, heavy blankets.
Chocolate is a staple of Valentine's Day. For traditional gifts, try Bridgewater Chocolate, 12 LaSalle Road, West Hartford, which offers several options. A Valentine Assortment with toffees, turtles, peanut butter and Belgian chocolates in a red box with a gift bow is offered in half, one or two pound boxes for $20.50, $37.95 and $67.75.
Pamper yourself at Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa, 625 North Road, Groton, with their "Red Door Spa Valentine's Day" package, available Friday, Feb. 11 through Sunday, Feb. 13. In addition to overnight accommodations for two, the package comes with a 50-minute Swedish massage and a make-up refresher at the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa.
The Tidewater Inn, 949 Boston Post Road, Madison, offers two Valentine's Day packages through February: "Love Beyond Measure Valentine Escape" and "Sweethearts Valentine Escape."
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