Love, Marion ❤️

How to enjoy Valentine's Day in Marion County

a man and woman wearing white overalls covered in paint splatters

What’s that smell? 


Love – it’s in the air. Or, is that the smell of pottery paints? Maybe it’s the scent of yogi serenity?

Regardless, there is definitely something fragrant in the air, and we’re certain it can help you create the perfect Valentine’s Day and share the love in Marion. 

Plan the perfect day:

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Begin your day at The Joe. In addition to starting the love fest with great-tasting coffee, caffeine can drastically improve physical performance. And you are going to need all the energy you can get to get through the day.

Or maybe you need to more staying power with breakfast at McAteer’s Restaurant. Nothing like a Hot Demus Sausage Sandwich to warm you from the inside out.

Paint Date at Mountain Creative 

Reserve a spot at the Valentine’s Day Special Couples Paint Date. Choose between their Valentine’s Clay Mug Making Date or the Mountain Mess Room “Just for Two” package. Find details on their Facebook page.

Do a little two-steppin’ at Crystalline Events during their Valentine’s Dance. Reserve your tickets here.

Nothing says love like roller skating. Skate-A-Way is open Friday from 7 – 9 and Saturday 7 – 11. Imagine holding hands, gazing into each other’s eyes while struggling to stay vertical!

Valentine’s Yoga 

Take this lovely holiday as an opportunity to open your heart through a heart-opening yoga sequence complete with music therapy for deeper peace. Class is available at 4:30 pm and 6:00 pm. Reserve your spot and bring a special someone with you and they attend for free. 

Rail Trails/Parks 

Nature has no schedule. Take your significant other on a beautiful stroll through Morris Park or any of the rail trails. Walk through Pricketts Fort to McTrail and steal a kiss under Meredith Tunnel

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Savor the perfect meal:

For an elegant dining experience, Aquarium Lounge is equipped with fine wines, seafood appetizers, and other fancy entrees to make this the best Valentine’s Day yet. The restaurant will be open from 3:00 to 10:00 pm. 

Celebrate family-style at The Poky Dot. Nothing says love like a nine-pound banana split!

Share the love Lady and the Tramp style with a large spaghetti from Muriale’s Italian Kitchen. For over 50 years Muriale’s has been serving Southern Italian cuisine to lovers of all ages. 

With their commitment to service and carefully crafted Italian food, Mama Di Roma is the perfect spot for a romantic lunch or dinner. It’s like a big hug on a plate.

Buy the perfect gift:

The age of Frank Sinatra, Etta James, and Rosemary Clooney- the most famous romantic voices of all time- was originally recorded on vinyl. Who would have thought that vintage could be so timeless? Get your romance for Valentine’s Day at Assumption Records

What could be more romantic than a bottle of fine honey wine? Mountain Dragon Mazery makes it local- the honey, the flowers, and the love. Or if you are looking for that perfect bottle of wine to go with dinner, stop by MonValley Vineyards Wine Celler to find the perfect food pairing. 

How about a special tea to share with your special Valentine. Stop by or order online BerTeas‘ Chocolate Covered Strawberry Darjeeling Tea. It’s is sure to be a day steeped in romance.

You may not be able to put a price tag on relaxation, detoxification, and health, but you can put it on a gift card at SpaOasis. While you’re there, consider what could say Valentine’s Day better than perfume? Find healthy essential oil roll-ons in Passion, Peace, and Joy. 

You can’t pass up Valentine’s Day without at least looking at jewelry. Arts and Antiques Marketplace and Pickers’ Paradise both have vintage jewels for a low cost whether that be a ring (wink, wink), necklace, or bracelet. White’s Fine Jewelry provides a contemporary beauty with Pandora charms, Alex and Ani bracelets, Mariana Necklaces, and Levian rings. 

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Wear the perfect outfit:

Savvy Consignment offers name-brand outfits and purses in an adorable boutique setting. 

Don’t forget make-up for the inevitable and oh-so-essential couple’s pictures. Tuscan Sun Spa employees will perfectly match your skin tone and show you how to apply makeup from any of their brands. (Also consider a couple’s pedicure for playing footsie later.)

However, at the end of the day, regardless of what you choose to do, buy, eat or wear, the only thing that really matters is if you were with the one you love. Hopefully, Marion County can help make that happen.  

Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤️

What plans do you have to celebrate with your special Valentine? 

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