We have to admit, every Valentine’s Day punny intro we thought of even made us cringe a little too hard, so we’ll spare you all (just this time).
Valentine’s Day in particular tends to come with mixed emotions, and a lot of the time, stress. Our goal for today is simple — share some local ways to spend the holiday to help alleviate the pressure of planning the perfect day.
Pro tip: reservations tend to fill up quick, so make sure to secure your spots while you can.
💝 Date ideas + other events
Romance at Ruby | Enjoy a date night at Ruby Falls during select dates for a special lantern tour, a keepsake photo + gift, and to learn about the love story of Leo Lambert and his wife, Ruby, which led to the discovery of Ruby Falls.
Spend an evening with Eros Hat Co. + Permanent Jewelry | Reserve a custom hat styling or permanent jewelry design session, enjoy charcuterie and champagne from 6-9 p.m., and receive special pricing on select styles.
Take a class at The Chattery | Try out one of the Valentines-themed classes like “Will You Be My Sugar Cookie?” Cookie Decorating 101, “Love Potion No. 9" Valentine’s Day Cocktails, or Valentine’s Day Wine & Chocolate Pairing.
A Taste to Love | Spend an evening with your special someone at Niedlov’s for an elegant five-course dinner.
Valentine’s Single Mixer | Mingle with singles this Valentine’s Day at The Wanderer (inside of Hotel Indigo). Come out for gourmet appetizers, live music by DJ 88 Trey, drinks, and plenty of fun.
Take a Valentine Train Ride | Enjoy a romantic train ride and a four-course dinner experience in a restored 1924 dining car.
Hearts and Hisses | Celebrate Valentine’s a little early on Feb. 11 at the Chattanooga Zoo with some of the zoo’s beloved residents.
🍫 Sweets and treats
Cocoa Asante | Go above and beyond with artistan chocolates crafted with cacao from Ghana.
Noogarons | The Valentine’s Day Box includes the flavors Creme Brulee, Black Forest Cherry, Pistachio Rose, Chocolate Covered Strawberry + Raspberry White Chocolate.
Poppytons Patisserie | Pick up a sweetheart cake or strawberries dipped in Callebaut dark chocolate topped with pistachios, freeze dried raspberries, gold sparkles, or drizzled milk chocolate.
Flora Chattanooga | Choose from a selection of vegan + gluten-free treats, pre-orders are open now.
Bleu Fox Cheese Shop | For someone who wants something sweet + savory, check out the Cheese Lovers Platter full or artisan cheeses, meats, Marcona almonds, chocolate covered strawberries, and more.
🌹 Where to get your flowers
Joli Jardin | Valentine’s Day pre-orders are available until Feb. 10, with deliveries heading out Feb. 11-14. You can choose between nine different bouquet styles, three sizes, and a Certified American Grown option.
Fox & Fern | Valentine’s Day pre-orders are live and must be placed by Feb. 10. Choose your count of roses and colors + Fox & Fern will take care of the rest.
BloomHeart Flower Co. | Choose between standard, deluxe, and premium flower selections.
Have another way you’re celebrating your sweetie locally? Let us know.