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Posted: 02/01/2023 | by Olivia

Valentine’s Day in Lancaster, PA

Explore things to do this Valentine's Day in Lancaster County. This is the perfect time to take advantage of the Lancaster Staycation discounts and book your romantic getaway. Or, reserve a table at that fancy new restaurant you've been wanting to try. Whatever you decide to do, don't forget to share some goodness everyone you meet this season.

Have a Lovely Experience

Visit Kitchen Kettle Village for their Spread the Love Tasting Tour on Saturday, February 11th. This is the perfect day-out for couples, friends and families. The self-guided tasting experience features special tastings and generous samples at food shops and eateries throughout the Village. Guests will receive a Valentine's themed gift bag and the opportunity to enter to win a Village gift basket. Remember your sweet experience with a picture at the festive Valentine's Photo Op spot and return home with one-of-a-kind items from the Village's unique shops.

Start your day on the 14th by heading over to the oldest operating market in Lancaster, Lancaster Central Market. Take a stroll while you shop the market with your significant other.

Gather up some sweet, rich and chocolatey treats at E&A Candies. They offer the famously popular chocolate covered strawberries and chocolate molded roses and hearts.

Create a work of art with your sweet heart! At Painting with a Twist, novice or experienced artists are welcome. Sip on the beverage of your choice (BYOB), listen to great music, and have a great time while a professional artist guides you in creating your own masterpiece. Valentine's themed artwork will be featured January 31st through February 19th. Book your date night today!

On February 14th, Horst Arts will host it's Valentines Day String Art craft workshop. Come and enjoy a memorable time creating string art! You will be creating your own design with nails and string on a 7 by 7 inch board. Explore your creativity this Valentines Day.

February 10th through the 14th, enjoy a Valentine's Day Dinner at Lititz Springs Restaurant where you can try delicious specials or the full menu on Valentine's Day. Head over to Plough for a dinner that will stun you with its beauty and taste, although they don't have special Valentine's Day offerings the meals will make the night feel even more special.

For the plant lover in your life, check out Sunny Spot Nursery. They have beautiful arrangements exclusively made for Valentines Day, topped with pink hearts and phrases that will sure to warm anyones heart.

Looking to take a Galentines Day? Refreshing Mountain Valentine’s Getaway would be perfect! Offering a cabin that can hold up to 8 people, has a kitchenette and a living room, perfect getaway for everyone and anyone.

Romantic Dinner Date

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Memorable meals at Lancaster's fine dining hot spots.

Enjoy dining at one of these cozy restaurants!

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Experience the magic of outdoor dining, even during the winter!

Lancaster County is home to many vineyards, wineries, and tasting rooms! Check out some of the locations below offering wine tastings.

Date Night Ideas

Looking for some more date night activities? Look no further!

Decades, while not open on Valentine's Day, makes for a fun date night out! Enjoy food & drink served to your bowling lane, dining in the restaurant, craft cocktails and plenty of draft beer choices at the bar, and play some old-school arcade games.

Head over to The Exchange to enjoy a rooftop bar with amazing craft cocktails and fabulous dinner options.

Catch a film, a bite to eat, and a crafted cocktail at Zoetropolis. Specializing in independent films and offering drinks made with Lancaster Distilleries spirits, it's a fun spot to spend an evening out at.

More of a dinner and a show type? From the 14th to the 15th Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre is offering a special deal for you and a special someone. Grab Tickets Agatha's Christie's Murder on the Orient Express and add on their Sweetheart Package, which includes a half carafe of wine and a box of Wilbur buds for only $20.50 to share with that special someone.

Have some fun and a little bit of adventure with an escape room. Escape Room Lancaster has several different escape room themes running Valentine's Day weekend to spice up a night out.

Cozy up with your Valentine on the Strasburg Rail Road's Wine & Cheese train ride. Enjoy the luxurious First Class accommodations and a tasting of select Waltz Vineyards wines paired with assorted cheeses. Book your ride today!

Enjoy a delicious dinner at The Inn at Leola Village - A Historic Hotel of America with their Baker Event Co Valentine's Ball! Treat your Valentine to a fun, romantic evening with dinner, dancing & cocktails!

Take an unforgettable and unique tour with LoKal Experiences. With tours such as Lancaster History & Craft Beer Wall, Sweet & Savory Tour, and more to choose from you're sure to have a blast. After your tour stay in The Little Stone Cottage located in close by in Kinzers, PA.

Find your new favorite wine at one of Lancaster County's many vineyards at wineries offering tastings. Try local spirits and crafted menus at Stoll and Wolfe Distillery and Thistle Finch Distillery. You can explore more of Lancaster's wineries and vineyards, breweries, or even great spots to get hand-crafted cocktails too!

Romantic Getaway

Reserved a romantic getaway on Chief Uncas River Boat, they offer Sunset Tours which will take you onto the Susquehanna. Although these tours aren't offered now (, tours will begin again after Memorial Day), if you buy two tickets for the Sunset Tour you will receive a complementary red and white rose to share with the one you love. Roses can be picked up at the Zimmerman Center’s open hours Sunday February 12 thru Valentine’s Day, February 14. This is a perfect way to share a romantic moment with your partner.

Lancaster has grown and developed exponentially over the past several years. If you've lived here you're whole life, chances are high that there is something new to explore right in your own backyard. Take advantage of our Lancaster Staycation and explore your own backyard this Valentine's Day. Whether it's a Monday through Friday hiatus or weekend adventure, there is a warm place for you to stay in Lancaster County. From cozy bed and breakfasts to high rise hotels downtown, relaxation and rejuvenation are calling this Valentine's Day.

A great way to take a staycation is at The Eden Resort and Spa this Valentine's Day. They are offering specially curate add-ons to rooms and a special dinner menu.

Follow us on Instagram to enter to win a Staycation giveaway now through April!

Plan Valentine's Day Weekend

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Book your romantic weekend getaway today!

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Whether you've lived in Lancaster your whole life, or you just moved to the County, there is bound to be something you haven't...

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Enjoy a weekend away from your crazy lives, leaving time to reconnect and recharge.

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Experience the magic of outdoor dining, even during the winter!

There is something for everyone taking place this February in Lancaster County!




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