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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Come cruise on New York Harbor and indulge in Spirit Cruises' delicious Valentine's Day buffet, and sip champagne to toast the one you love most. NJ Spirit offers a unique and romantic way to celebrate love this Valentine's Day. Revel in unobstructed views of the Empire State Building, One World Trade, the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, and more! Spirit Cruises is offering three packages this Valentine's Day, starting at $124.90 per person. All packages include a table for your party size, a champagne toast, a rose per couple, DJ entertainment, table-side service, festive décor, onboard games, and a fresh buffet dinner made onboard. Different packages are available for purchase at checkout. Boarding begins at 6:30pm and sailing is from 7-10pm.
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.
Celebrate 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
Induldge in a Flotation Therapy Session for Mind/Body Rejuvenation
537 Kearny Ave
Kearny, NJ 07032
Isolation tank therapy offers a host of benefits for mind/body rejuvenation. Your muscles can relax completely, your mind can become quiet and still, and you can achieve a feeling of weightlessness and utter relaxation that cannot be found elsewhere. The benefits of this unique experience, similar to that of deep meditation and the dreamlike state you enter just before falling asleep, may include a number of mental and physical benefits.
Personal Chef - Dine Out in the Comfort of Your Home
Website - Information and Ordering
Serves Jersey City, Hoboken, Union City, Mantoloking, Saddle River, Far Hills and Essex Fells.
Offers high end, gourmet chefs to prepare, cook serve, and clean up. You even have the option of selecting a chef from the list of chefs.
Be sure to stop by Little Detour photo booth for a cute vintage-inspired Valentine's Day photo strip. Bring your pet for a photo and learn how to adopt one! Our non-profit partner this year is See Spot Rescued, a 501(c)3 all volunteer, foster-based rescue in Jersey City, NJ. The event is free, all ages, rain or shine and pet-friendly.
Hot air balloon ride - An Overnight Romantic Adventure Getaway
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 .
A Valentine's Day Dinner Show by The Jersey Four
February 14, 2020; @7pm
110 Schanck Rd,
Cost: Exclusive Skydeck Seating – $70 per seat; Preferred Seating – Private table for 2, 4 or 6 – $65 per seat; Reserved Seating – $50 per seat (See website for details)
The Cast of The Jersey Four will take you on a journey from the very beginning of The Four Season's Number #1 Hit's – Frankie Valli's solo career – to present day Four Seasons shows. Songs such as Sherry, Big Girls Don't Cry, Rag Doll, Walk Like a Man, Dawn, Let's Hang On, and Who Loves You are just some of the many hits you'll enjoy from their great collection of songs from those four guys from Jersey. The Jersey Four's interpretation of these classic hits along with their unique vocals, fabulous stage show, famous "Jersey Bounce Horns", authentic costume and music equipment which recreate that famous sound of The Four Seasons. So if you are a fan and enjoy the songs and sound of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons who are still performing worldwide today, you should make it a must to see Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Jersey Boys along with a sure thing, "The Jersey Four".
Valentine's Day Cruise - Sailing from Elizabeth
February 14, 2020; (7:30pm - midnight)
71 Front Street
Elizabeth, New Jersey
Web Site / Booking
Contact:: 718-646-8083, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: $199 General Admission & $299 VIP
If you are looking for an out of the ordinary Valentine's Day experience and willing to adventure away from the busy streets of New Jersey Check this out!
Sail the New York Harbor with views of Lower Manhattan, NJ Skyline, & the Statue of Liberty, on a romantic cruise aboard New Jersey and New York City's premier yacht, Atlantis! The backdrop sets the tone for this ultra-exclusive event, a four hour get-away, surrounded by the elegant NYC & NJ skylines.The General Admission $199 ticket includes a -Four Course Seated Dinner Menu & Dessert Display -Gold Open Bar -Signature Valentine drink upon boarding -Champagne toast -Romantic atmosphere with tables of 2-6 (dependent on party size) in the main dining room . Access to our Lounge deck (second floor) with Dance-floor and DJ -Access to our Sky Deck (third floor-outdoor level) with 360 degree views of the skyline Cruise.
The VIP $299 ticket includes The Four Course Seated Dinner Menu & Dessert Display features their Valentine's Day Menu -Open Bar -Signature Valentine drink upon boarding -Complimentary Bottle of Champagne -Intimate Romantic Atmosphere with Tables of 2-6 (dependent on Party Size) in the lounge, surrounding the dance-floor. -Chocolate Covered Strawberries -A Commemorative Keepsake for Each Couple to Cherish the Evening -Access to our Sky Deck (third floor-outdoor level) with 360 degree views of the skyline.
Celebrate Valentines Day at Pier Village
February 14, 2020; 3:30 PM – 9 PM
Long Branch, NJ
Celebrate the day and evening with a full variety of activities and events.
Enjoy an evening of dinner, shopping and ice skating, complimented with Horse & Carriage Rides through our beautifully decorated Village. Single? Celebrate you at one of our many bars & lounges. Horse & Carriage Rides 4-8P
Reservations are highly suggested as many restaurants are offering a special Valentine's Day menu
Valentines Day Party - Rab ne Bana di Jodi
Friday, February 14, 2020: 7pm
Royal Albert's Palace
1050 King Georges Post Road
Edison, NJ 08837
This themed Valentines Party celebration features dining, open bar, dancing, DJ, live performances, belly dancing, with separate kids activities. Dress code: Black & red
.Wine and Chocolate Lovers' Extravaganza
February 14, 15, 2020; Friday, 6:00pm — 10:00pm & Saturday, 12:00pm — 5:00pmay
4JGs Orchards & Vineyards
127 Hillsdale Rd.
Colts Neck, NJ 07722
Join in for this fun and healthy weekend with your loved one! Wine and chocolate have a lot of similarities to each other. For one, they're both considered aphrodisiacs and they both contain antioxidants. Sample their award winning wines with all things chocolate!
Renew Your Vows at Laurita Winery
Saturday, February 15, 2020; 12 PM – 3 PM
85 Archertown Rd,
New Egypt, NJ
Cost: Free, but must register in advance
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 12 pm to check in, receive your carnation for the ladies and shot of Chocolate Therapy for the gentlemen, and relax. Music by The Bergers will be performing live at 12:30 pm, with the ceremony beginning promptly at 1pm.
Pre-registration is REQUIRED by Feb. 14th.
2520 Hooper Ave
Brick Township, NJ
Serves the Central Jersey area.
Experience a Romantic Dinner in the comfort of your home. They will prepare and serve you a three course meal. For the full romantic Valentine's Day experience, add a couples Massage!
Brides and grooms will be treated to complimentary cocktails and hors d'ouvres, while friends and family who wish to attend can pay $50 and enjoy a cash bar and passed hors d'oeuvres. Interested parties can reserve a space by emailing email@example.com.
All proceeds will be donated to the American Heart Association.
Romantic Couples Spa Experience
Qua Baths & Spa at Caesars
2100 Pacific Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ
Enjoy an overnight romantic spa experience for couples.
Qua Baths and Spa 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 Deluxe Couple's Suites & Services
Induldge in a Flotation Therapy Session for Mind/Body Rejuvenation
27 North Maple Avenue, Unit #1
Marlton NJ 08053
Sensory Deprivation Flotation Pools. offers a host of benefits for mind/body rejuvenation. Your muscles can relax completely, your mind can become quiet and still, and you can achieve a feeling of weightlessness and utter relaxation that cannot be found elsewhere. The benefits of this unique experience, similar to that of deep meditation and the dreamlike state you enter just before falling asleep, may include a number of mental and physical benefits
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.
Vesta Chocolate Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Boutique & Lab
598 Valley Road
Upper Montclair, NJ
Vesta is an artisan bean-to-bar chocolate lab and boutique, featuring chocolate bars, confections, baked goods, off-menu items, or custom-made gifts... all hand-crafted on premises in small batches every day by Chef Roger. He uses only organic cacao beans sourced from the Dominican Republic and other Latin American regions.
Vesta can fulfill custom chocolate orders for any special occasion, including Valentine's Day.