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32 Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day in Marion County

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Valentine’s Day is a day rich with history, love, and chocolate. And by sheer coincidence, so is Marion County!

Romance your way through Marion County this Valentine’s Day in any manner you choose. I’ve outlined some of the best…

Classic: The classic date night of dinner and a movie is perfect for those couples who might not be that serious just yet. If you’re doing something clearly casual, go for Tygart Valley Cinemas and Mi Pueblo. For something a little sweeter, choose Colasessano’s for the pizza and gelato.

Romantic: First things first. White’s Fine Jewelry is a must if you’re planning a romantic Valentine’s date. What might be the most romantic food option in town is, of course, Italian: Muriale’s. Tiramisu certainly sounds like love to me.

Creative: A sweet Valentine’s date at Mountain Creative is for only the cutest of couples! To make it even cuter, don’t buy chocolate for your Valentine. Buy cupcakes! Get an assortment, mix and match frostings and enjoy your adorable evening – brought to you in part by Cakes with a Personal Touch.

woman holding a glass of dark beer clinking glassesDon’t forget about flowers! Short Story Brewing is the place to go for this. No, really, hear me out. The Build Your Own Bouquet Workshop is a time to create another masterpiece for your Valentine. There’s always Perennial Floral for those who may struggle in the wonderful design of floral arrangement.

Healthy: Main Street Yoga is the place to go for a thoughtful date with your love. Take advantage of the weekly vinyasa class that falls on Valentine’s Day, but don’t forget about the chocolates! But how to do it healthy? Health Naturally has the organic deliciousness to feed your body and your sweet tooth.

Hipster: A hipster date has to seamlessly incorporate craft beer and coffee with elevated Appalachian cuisine. Start out at Joe n Throw for a lovely latte, brownie to share and a selection of hipster Valentine gifts. Up the street is The Rambling Root with a fancy hipster date plan.

Take some time prior to Feb. 14 to prep for your date:

Spa Oasis has the cleansing and beautifying facials you need – I’m talking to you, men! Plus, the float specials include chocolates!

Tuscan Sun Spa is a mani-pedi godsend for less than fortunate looking appendages. It’s not just the spa you’ll love. Shop for makeup and clothes – essential to a great Valentine’s Day.

Savvy Consignment is where to go for all your sartorial and accessorizing needs. Get the whole outfit here, plus heels – all with designer brand names.

Gifts:

A good Valentine’s date isn’t complete without a bottle of wine. Mountain Dragon Mazery’s local honey wine can’t be topped!

woman looking at a fur shawl on a mannequinGet something with a past and a purpose at Arts & AntiquesMarketplace or Sweet Memories Antique Mall.

Kerri’s Korner Bookstore has new and used books full of adventure, love, and life – an all-encompassing Valentine gift.

Country chic gifts go great with chocolate, both of which can be found at Rider’s Pharmacy, Cards & Gifts.

Restaurants:

Backwoods at the Belmont has high-end and romantic foods with an impeccable wine list.

Aquarium Lounge has that Valentine’s atmosphere with dishes to suit.

DJ’s 50’s & 60’s Diner is Valentine dream of milkshake sharing and french fry dipping.

Get quirky:

Comic Paradise Plus has quite the selection of subculture gifts.

Assumption Records is how to set the mood: Rosemary Clooney, Ella Fitzgerald, Dean Martin. Contemporary works, too. And you can find it all here!

Weekend options:

Main Street Yoga isn’t messing around this Valentine’s Day. Book their Couples’ Yoga & Massage class Valentine’s Weekend.

Sagebrush Roundup has your country love song this Valentine’s Day with a concert.

bed with a tray of 2 wine glasses, bottle of wine, fruit and flowersA bed and breakfast getaway is a lovely getaway especially combined with the West Virginia atmosphere at A Nature’s Song Bed & Breakfast. Or, enjoy small-town life in a cute, little downtown at The Rhododendron House.

For a more central Valentine’s getaway, take a couple’s staycation at the Hampton Inn. Why? So you can enjoy the shuttle service with Copperhouse Grill with their diverse menu of food and cocktails!

Brunch could be the sweetest meal of the day if you go to Little Red Hen with your sweetheart. Nothing says Be my Valentine like quiche and sharing a loaf of pull-apart cinnamon roll bread.

Most of the aforementioned options work well on the weekends, too!

How will you be celebrating the most romantic day of the year?

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