by Suzy Casey

Saint Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love and affection! There are no rules. The holiday isn’t for lovers only, although some feel that way. If you are single, grab a friend. Why should you miss out on all the fun? Don’t worry about crowds, the holiday falls on a Tuesday and many businesses are offering specials the weekend before and after too. Go out and enjoy a show or a lovely dinner and remember, the meals may be priced “per couple”, but really they just mean “for two”! Many restaurants are offering their regular menu too.

Check out our Valentine’s Day celebration ideas…

Watch a Show

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is the Tony Award®- winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream… or a really great pair of shoes.

Get your tickets here,

Girls Night at the Movies

Girlfriends, beer and wine bar, stadium seating with luxurious, leather rockers throughout and a smoking hot new movie! Reserve your tickets now

Frozen or on the Rocks?

Ice Skating and Margherita’s that sounds like a great combo to us and long as no one gets hurt! This is a sweet, romantic and somewhat low budget way to spend Valentine’s Day. Keep in mind, this is NOT just for couples! After you spend some time on the ice check out the new Modern Mexican restaurant on the Riverfront, Del Pez, where you can grab a bite and toast with Margherita’s your way!

Valentine’s Day Dining

Kid Shelleen’s Charcoal House & Saloon

Valentine’s Dinner for Two.

There will be a choice of one appetizer, two entrées and choice of one dessert per couple for $50.

Domaine Hudson

Enjoy chef’s specials from the à la carte menu or order from the five-course prix fixe menu.

The Valentine’s Day menu will also be available on Saturday, Feb. 11, and Monday, Feb. 13. For reservations, call 655-9463.

Harry’s Savoy Grill

Check out Harry’s optional three-course menu from Friday, Feb. 10 through Tuesday, Feb. 14.

The menu can be paired with wines, if desired. The regular menu will also be available.

The Hilton Wilmington/Christiana

The Valentine’s Day menu will be available from Feb. 10 through Feb. 18.

The hotel also has overnight room packages for a romantic getaway. Choose Cupid’s Ultimate Package, complete with a two-carat diamond ring, chef’s table dinner in the room, a couple’s massage and a hot breakfast in the morning.

Tonic Bar & Grille