There is 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, couple’s spa's, and romantic getaways.
The origin of Valentine’s 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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Immerse yourself in the vibrant colors and aesthetics of Bollywood with our dazzling decorations.
Flaunt your Bollywood style for a chance to win exciting prizes. Whether you're a Bollywood aficionado or just looking for a unique way to celebrate Valentine's Day, this event promises a fusion of love and Bollywood glamour.
Celebrate Valentine's Day With a Special Evening Tea Experience
February 9, 2024; 7pm & 8pm seatings
The Secret Tea Room
165 Hobart Ave
Cost: Member Price: $60.00 Non-Member Price: $65.00
Celebrate Valentine's Day with a very special Evening Tea in historic Wisner House overlooking a twinkling wonderland. The Secret Tea Room's full unlimited tea menu will be available along with five herbal infusions. Your choice of tea will be brewed to perfection and served with just-baked scones from the Wisner House kitchen, jam, homemade clotted cream, and scrumptious tea sandwiches on fresh baguettes from Bake. A tier of delicious desserts will also be included along with your choice of a Valentine cocktail, a glass of Prosecco, or sparkling lemonade.
Valentine's Day Planetarium Shows - Romancing the Stars
Wednesday, February 14, 2024; 7p.m & 8pm
Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium
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. This Valentine's Day evening program is for adult couples only.
Valentine Romantic NYC Harbor Cruises
Cruising February 14, 2024; Boarding Time: 5:30 PM
Lincoln Harbor Marina
1500 Harbor Blvd,
Cost: $149.90, $209.90, $239.90
Toast to the most romantic day of the year on a New Jersey Signature Dinner Cruise. Treat your Valentine to a special evening on the water with Dinner Buffet, Live DJ entertainment, dancing, Scenic New Jersey & New York's most stunning Skyline views, and more with upgrades.
Old York Cellar's - Chef José's Romantic Valentine's Day Dinners
Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday, February 14, 16, 17, 2024
Old York Cellars
80 Old York Road
A Culinary Celebration of Love, enjoy a variety of Chef's Old-World Spanish Inspired cuisine paired with Old York Cellar's finest wines.
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.
Valentine's Day Dinner at Brook Hollow Winery
Wednesday, February 14th, 2024 @ 7pm
Brook Hollow Winery
594 New Jersey 94
Columbia, New Jersey
Celebrate Valentine's Day with your loved one.
This event features a relaxed evening of soft music, great wine, delicious dinner, and build your own ice cream dessert!
Chef Anthony Pino's Valentine's Day Dinner
Wednesday, February. 14, 2024
1314 Washington St
This Valentine's Day you are invited to spend a special spirited evening of romance at Bin 14. Chef Pino has crafted a special 4- course menu for the evening.
Personal Chef - Dine Out in the Comfort of Your Home
Website - Information and Ordering
Their Private Chef serves Jersey City, Hoboken, Union City, Short Hills, Englewood Cliffs and Teaneck.
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.
Dress to impress in your finest Roman-inspired attire and enjoy an evening filled with love, laughter, and great music. Whether you're single or coupled up, this is the perfect opportunity to celebrate Valentine's Day in style. So grab your friends or your special someone and come join in for a night of unforgettable fun.
Proceeds from this event benefit the Polish School in Manville.
Exclusive Two-Passenger Flight
Balloons In Flight Over New Jersey, LLC
Meet in the rear parking lot behind: The Spain Inn II Restaurant
1045 State Hwy 173
Asbury, NJ (NOT Asbury Park, NJ)
Cost: $825 total
For that special memorable Valentine's Day, celebrate with a Hot Air Ballon ride for two over Hunterdon County with a loved one before sunset.
Imagine you & your special someone floating above the scenic and picturesque hills of Hunterdon County. They meet behind The Spain Inn II Restaurant located near Clinton, NJ at sunrise or approximately 1 1/2 hours before sunset. Includes an end of flight champagne tailgate party . Restaurant Phone Number: 908 479-4084
Perth Amboy Valentine's Day Dinner Cruise
Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Boarding 6:30pm, Departing 7pm, Returning 10pm
Deoarting from 401 Riverview Drive ق Perth Amboy NJ
Cornucopia Cruise Line
Treat your special someone to a night of elegance with a four-course dinner, music, dancing, and a breathtaking sunset!
Offers 3 options to choose from:
Non-Private Table: $218/couple
Private Table for 2 : $298/couple
VIP Private Table for 2: $398/couple
Valentine's Day Party
Wednesday, February 14, 2024; 7 PM-11pm
Lake Chateau Banquets
Woodbridge Township, NJ
Cost: $150 per couple
For reservations and inquiries, contact: Raju - 732-702-7000 or Kenny - 732-200-1820
Celebrate the season of love with an enchanting Valentine's Party for a night filled with romance, laughter, and unforgettable moments.
An Open Bar. Dinner with Live Entertainment. Best-Dressed Couple Award. Fun Games. Prizes for Game Winners. Live DJ by B Boy. Open Photo Booth. And a designated Area for Couples' Notes to express your love with personalized notes.
Icona Resort Diamond Beach
9701 Atlantic Ave.
Wildwood Crest, NJ
Get away with your sweetheart for a 1 or 2-night stay at the shore to celebrate Valentine's Day from February 9th until the 15th, 2024
The Appalachian & Black Creek Sanctuary
A luxury hotel and vacation condo at the base of Mountain Creek. They feature units complete with kitchens, working fireplaces and mountainside views.
Grand Cascades Lodge
Located in the luxurious Crystal Springs Resort with full year round resort amenities that include indoor & outdoor heated pools, mineral spa, and a fitness center. Reserve a room with a gas fireplace.
Located on the waterfront of Hoboken with scenic panoramas of the New York City skyline just minutes from Manhattan by PATH transportation and i the center of Hoboken of nightlife, great dining and chic shopping.
Chestnut Hill on the Delaware
This charming luxury Victorian B & B is perched high on the banks of the scenic Delaware River features rooms fuin this grand Victorian home is furnished with antiques, and many amenities including electric fireplaces.
Chimney Hill Estate Inn
This luxury B&B and Alpaca Farm, located above the Delaware River quaint town of Lambertville, has rooms with canopied beds, fireplaces, and Jacuzzis.
A romantic inn located high above the scenic Delaware River in a 1792 stone manor, offers guest rooms with bucolic views, fireplaces, whirlpool tubs for two, and private outdoor sitting areas.
Ocean City, NJ
A luxury, romantic B & B with 12 Suites and 2 multi-room Villa Apartments with full kitchens. Suites are decorated after French, Italian and Spanish destinations. They feature rooms with body spa showers for two, fireplaces, and your own rooftop deck with ocean views.
Congress Hall Hotel
Cape May, NJ
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 Reeds At Shelter Haven
Stone Harbor, NJ
This romantic boutique hotel on the waterfront offers on-site restaurants, a luxury Salt Spa, fitness center, pool, and many other resort style amenities, including rooms with cozy, fireplaces.