Romantic Valentine's Day Events in New Jersey
Things To Do in 2018 to Make it a Special Romantic Occasion
There's more to Valentine's Day than a box of chocolates or a dozen roses.
Here you will find suggestions, ideas, events, places to go, the best and affordable romantic restaurants, couples spa's, and romantic getaways.
The origin of Valentines Day is riddled with myth. What we do know is that February has long been a month of romance.
Valentine, who later became St. Valentine, was a priest who sent the first "valentine" greeting himself. While in prison, it is believed that Valentine fell in love with a young girl who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter, which he signed "From your Valentine"
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Northern NJ Valentines Day Events and Activities
Valentine's Day Masquerade Ball
Friday, February 9, 2018: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3 Valley Road
Reservations required. Tickets $25 per person. Call (973)247-0085 ext 201
Don a mask and join in for some dancing and fun. Desserts will be served and a cash bar will be available. Semi-formal attire requested, and mask required. Tickets are $25 per person. No one under twenty-one will be admitted.
This event is hosted by the Passaic County Historical Society. The Castle has been awarded the Landmark designation by The New Jersey and National Registers of Historical Places'
Romancing the Stars
February 10 & 14, 2018 @7 p.m.
Raritan Valley Community College
118 Lamington Road
Branchburg, New Jersey
For ages 16 & older (no children, please)
It's date night at the Planetarium!� Enjoy a light-hearted look at the Universe.� Stars, constellations, songs, and stories all celebrate love.Take a trip into outer space in the state-of-the-art, digital RVCC Planetarium. Using the SkySkan DigitalSky system, we can recreate the day and night skies from here on Earth, or anywhere else! We show you what stars and planets are visible in tonight's sky.
"Love is in the Air" Valentines Concert
February 11, 2018; @2pm
Farmstead Arts Center
450 King George Road
Basking Ridge, New Jersey 07920
Cost: $10 - $20
Bring your valentine to this bewitching program of American Songbook romantic classics by Gershwin, Porter, Berlin and more. Warren Schein has been performing on stages from New York to LA for over two decades. A funny, entertaining singer and actor, Schein is known for his shows entitled "The Borscht Belt to Broadway" and "Tribute to Mel Tormé" with a cd of the same name.
A Plainfield resident, James (Jimmy) Horan has served as musical director, conductor, pianist, and arranger in New York (Meet Me in St. Louis, The Producers) and New Jersey theater venues (Paper Mill Playhouse) for over three decades. Jim recently arranged, musically directed, and accompanied "King (Carole) For A Day" in New York City, a benefit for Lifebeat, Inc. Jim has composed music and lyrics for three original theater pieces, most notably Chopin and Sand about the love affair between the great composer and the notorious writer. Jim has performed as a singer and accompanist at leading New York City venues such as Danny's Skylight, Feinstein's 54 Below, The Metropolitan Room, The Duplex, Don't Tell Mama, Rose's Turn, and The Stonewall. His vocal and instrumental arrangements have been featured on critically acclaimed solo artist recordings, choral gospel and pop concerts on both the East and West coast, and by the Washington DC gay men's chorus.
Valentine's Day Cruise
Cruising Wednesday, February 14, 2018; 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Departing Lincoln Harbor, Weehawken NJ
Create an awesome romantic memory aboard the Spirit yacht and treat the one you love to a cruise along New York Harbor. with bountiful buffet, DJ entertainment, dancing and strolls beneath the stars and awesome NYC Skyline Views.
Take in a day of cross country skiing or snow shoeing and combine it with an overnight stay at a nearby romantic Bed & Breakfast.
High Point XC Ski Center
1480, Rt. 23
Sussex, NJ 07461
High Point with the highest snowfall in New Jersey, offers cross country skiing and snow shoeing. This is a great area for beginners and intermediates, and for experienced cross country skiers who enjoy a scenic setting. High Point is an ideal place for newcomers to the sport who want to learn from experienced instructors and to get to experience the joy of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, High Point is the most equipped, and best groomed cross-country ski and snowshoe area in NJ, and one of the few with equipment rentals.
Uncle Floyd's Valentine's Day Show
appearing with the The Nick Filomeno Trio
Sunday, February 14, 2018;
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
Stanhope House - Main Stage
45 Main Street
Stanhope, NJ, 07874
Website - Tickets
($10 in advance, $15 in cash at the door / $10 Food & beverage min. collected in cash at door for all guests)
Uncle Floyd Vivino, the Jersey legend who David Bowie, the Ramones and Dramarama paid tribute to in song, will present his take on Valentine's Day.
Much of the humor has a twist aimed at adults in the style of Soupy Sales and Pee Wee Herman. The show featured slapstick comedy, puppetry, some audience participation, and piano music. Floyd's puppet sidekick (actually a ventriloquial figure) was named Oogie. His on-air interaction with off camera staff and sidekicks is somewhat in the vein of what Howard Stern and Chelsea Handler would later do.
Personal Chef - Dine Out in the Comfort of Your Home
Website - Information and Ordering
201-741-3971 ( Bergen, Essex, and Union counties in New Jersey)
Prefer not to hire a baby sitter to go out for dinner? After a long day of work, do you prefer not to hop in a car and head out to a restaurant?
Your Personal Chef will come to your home with the freshest groceries and equipment needed to prepare your meal. You leave work, drive directly home and what you want to eat is waiting for you. You just heat and enjoy. Menus are made to match each client's likes or dislikes. Low fat, low sodium, reduced carb, gourmet, home style and many other personalized menus are available.
Celebrtate Valentine's Day with an Overnight Stay at Crystal Springs Resort
Strolling hand-in-hand, relaxing with a couples massage, sharing an intimate meal at 4-Star Restaurant Latour — Crystal Springs Resort has everything you need to make Valentine's Day unforgettable for you and your partner. From romantic holiday themed activities to chocolates and champagne, you'll find something special to share at every turn and countless ways to connect and rekindle during a romantic holiday away. Valentine's Highlights Special menus at all Resort Dining Venues Holiday themed class/tasting featuring chocolate Romance themed activities
Reviews/booking for Crystal Springs Grand Cascades Lodge
Hot air balloon ride
with an optional overnight Romantic package at a local Bed & Breakfast
In Flight Balloon Adventures
Combine the adventure of a Hot Air Balloon flight with the romance of elegant dining, followed by a comfortable night in a charming country Bed and Breakfast. Sunrise flight, evening flight, dinner before or after - your choice
Central NJ Valentines Day Events and Activities
Annual Valentine's Day Plunge
Saturday, February 3, 2018; plunging at 12 noon
on Main Beach in Manasquan
Manasquan, New Jersey
(show your support)
This annual event for a good cause features an exciting fund raiser where participants, called Plungers, collect donations for ALS patients in exchange for plunging into the icy Atlantic Ocean. To support this event, register as an individual, be a spectator, or make a donation.
Renew Your Vows at Laurita Winery
Saturday, February 10, 2018; 1 PM – 3 PM
85 Archertown Rd,
New Egypt, NJ
Cost: Free, but must register in advance
A great pre-Valentines Day celebration. Show your happily-ever-after is still going strong! "Say: 'I Do', Again" is a non-denominational service performed by Wedding Officiant Dave Turner.
Arrive by 1pm to check in, receive your carnation for the ladies and shot of Chocolate Therapy for the gentlemen, and relax. Music begins at 1:30 pm, with the ceremony beginning promptly at 2pm.
Pre-registration is REQUIRED by Feb. 9th!
Valentine's Market & Brunch in the Grand Arcade of Convention Hall
Sunday, February 11, 2018; noon to 5 pm
Grand Arcade of Convention Hall
Asbury Park, NJ
Grab yourValentine and head over to the Valentine's Market featuring the best in local and regional vendors selling goods and gifts hand made locally with love. Vendors will be selling gifts ranging from handmade jewelry, art, home goods, and chocolates for your Valentine's Day sweetheart. Pick up gorgeous flower bouquets from Faye + Renee or make your own at their Flower Bar.
Make it a date! Join in on the Sunday Brunch with Slowey + The Boats hosted by Hi-Tide and Anchor's Bend. Brunch will include a delicious menu and specialty cocktails. Afterwards, get cozy in our fireplace lounge and enjoy music by "Hey Bulldog," a Beatles tribute band.Enjoy oysters and champagne at the Asbury Oyster Bar or grab a delicious hot toddy at Anchor's Bend Hot Drink Bar. Be sure to stop by Little Detour photo booth for a cute vintage-inspired Valentine's Day photo strip. Stop by the craft workshops. You'll leave with creations that are all your own, from cards to paintings to soap.
Southern NJ Valentines Day Events and Activities
Romantic Couples Spa Experience
Qua Baths & Spa at Caesars
2100 Pacific Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ
Enjoy an overnight romantic spa experience for couples. This is a luxurious retreat that taps into the natural, healing powers of water to bring you a one-of-a-kind experience. Bathed in natural light, accented by smooth stone flooring and dark woods. They offer a choice of couples packages and Deluxe Couple's Suites, including massages for a healthy, romantic journey.
Other Statewide Valentine's Day Ideas
Send A Romantic Valentine's singing Telegram
Preppygrams Singing Telegrams
1-800-936-7464 ( Sent statewide to New Jersey and NY)
Give your loved one a special Valentine;s Day experience.
All telegrams are written based on information you provide us about the recipient who receives a decorated scroll with a copy of the lyrics to keep as a memento! Some of our costumes include tuxedo, red heart, gorilla, chicken, clown, grim reaper, fireman, doctor, nurse, French maid, priest, nun, Tarzan, Winnie-the-pooh, Elvis and more.
Same day service available! -
You want a singing telegram sent fast? There is no better or romantic spontaneous gift that you can give to your loved one in NJ. Preppy-grams delivers singing telegrams 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year! They accept all major credit cards and even PayPal!
Valentine Day Chocolates and Chocolatiers
92 North Main Street
They sell on-line at at their three retail stores located in New Jersey, offering seasonal fresh, handmade chocolates with intense chocolate flavor combined with rich smoothness.
At their production factory in Robbinsville, you can watch fresh chocolates being made through their observation window. Visitors can taste Free Samples of our chocolate daily.
Suzi’s Sweet Shoppe
1100 Highway 35
Middletown, NJ 07748
Offers premium homemade chocolates using fresh, high-quality ingredients. Noted for their chocolate-dipped strawberries.
Romantic Northern NJ Hotels and Bed & Breakfasts
Located in the Sussex County Skylands, reserve one of the romantic suites in the Carriage House with gas fireplaces and Jacuzzi tubs.
A luxury resort hotel with amenities that include indoor & outdoor heated pools, mineral spa, sports & fitness facilities, six Golf courses, and other fun activities Reviews/booking
A romantic honeymoon B&B in the Skylands Region with suites having a fireplace and whirlpool tubs for two. Massage services are also available.
This charming mini-estate is ideal for a quiet romantic getaway. Deluxe rooms have a two-person soaking tub, a fireplace, and a private balcony.Reviews/booking
Romantic Central NJ Hotels and Bed & Breakfasts
This historic Inn, across Potter Park and "The Lake" surrounded by tree-lined streets, offers Jacuzzis, wood burning fireplaces, and sun decks or balconies.
Two beautiful homes overlooking the Delaware River in the quaint town of Milford, NJ conveniently located near Lambertville, NJ
A 6 room 1882 historic inn located in the heart of Clinton, one block from the village shops, major attractions, and casual restaurants.
his charming 1878 Victorian B and B near the Delaware River offers working fireplaces framed in carved oak mantles and romantic Jacuzzis with marble & Italian stonework.
Romantic Southern NJ Hotels and Bed & Breakfasts
A luxury, romantic B & B with 12 Suites and 2 multi-room Villa Apartments with full kitchens. They feature rooms with body spa showers for two and fireplaces.
The Bedford is open all year round and provides the setting for the perfect romantic escape. In the colder months, sit on the closed in porch, warmed by a small fireplace.
Across the street from the beach, this 106 room historic hotel a restaurant, has a lounge, a nightclub, includes a full-service health spa and a fitness center.
The Virginia Hotel is an historic 1879 landmark luxury hotel with 24 intimate, restored rooms, and an excellent fine dining Ebbitt Room restaurant on it's premises.