If you or your sweetheart is asking that question, check out these great ideas for celebrating Valentine’s Day in Spokane, including several that are very affordable (marked as “DEAL”).
DEAL Romantic Valentine’s Day Hotel Package
Stratford Suites luxury hotel is offering a Valentine’s Day-themed package that includes a one-bedroom suite, a bouquet of red roses, a bottle of red wine, and gourmet chocolate truffles for only $139. All rooms feature 50” HDTV/DVD, full kitchens, and free high-speed wireless internet. Located a short drive from downtown and very close to the Northern Quest Casino and Resort (see below for fun things to do there). Call (888) 705-8877 or (509) 321-1600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make reservations!
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Play at Northern Quest Resort and Casino
Northern Quest offers an impressive array of food, pampering, and entertainment. Choose from fourteen restaurants and lounges, including Spokane’s only AAA four diamond restaurant, a sports bar with a 30’ by 10’ HDTV, a premier cigar lounge, and a nightclub. The 46,000 square feet of gaming includes table games, live poker, over 2,000 slot machines, live Keno, and off track betting. For a relaxing, romantic getaway, check out the Current Spa, where you can treat your sweetheart to a massage, facial, or body treatment. Couples’ treatments are available, and you can even receive a couples’ massage in your room if you stay at the resort’s luxury hotel. Valentine’s Day packages are available. Call 509-242-7000 for more information.
DEAL Wine Tasting Galore
The weekend before Valentine’s Day, the wineries of Spokane (there are nineteen) and local wine shops are opening their doors and offering tastings and special deals. Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., the Spokane wineries will host ValenWine weekend. Visit any participating winery for wine samples paired with delectable sweets. Click here for a map of wineries. Tasting fees may apply and are usually applicable to a wine purchase.
Warm up your taste buds with a pre-Valentine’s wine tasting and food sampling at William’s Seafood Market and Wines Friday, February 10, from 3–6:30 p.m. Taste wines for just $1 (tasting fee credited toward any purchase). Select offerings from Del Rio Vineyards, Sterling Silver Meats, and Just American Desserts will be available to try, and you can pick up some delicious food to prepare a romantic dinner at home. The Market is located at 2118 N. Ruby. Call 509-321-0747 for more information.
At Vino! A Wine Shop (222 S. Washington Street), you can sample bubblies and more for $10 on Friday, February 10, from 3–5:30 p.m. On Saturday, February 11, the entire store is on sale (hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.), so you can stock up for Valentine’s Day and the winter. Tastings will be available all day for $5.
DEAL Snowshoe and Wine Tasting on Mt. Spokane
For a fun couple’s outing, give your sweetheart the gift of fresh air, gorgeous scenery, and fine wine. Spokane Parks and Recreation will provide the snowshoes and transportation for a spectacular day of snowshoeing on Mt. Spokane on Sunday, February 19, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. After exploring the snowy trails, the group will head to Trezzi’s Farm Winery. The cost is $39, plus a $3 wine tasting fee. Call 509-363-5418, and click here to register. Check out the Spokane Parks and Rec Winter 2012 Outdoor Program for other great ideas for Valentine’s gifts for outdoor enthusiasts.
Spokane Symphony Concert: Brilliance and Virtuosity
Get dressed up (or not) and bring your Valentine to the historic Fox theater (downtown at 1001 W. Sprague Ave.) this weekend for a romantic show featuring a violin concerto. A special Valentine’s package of a long-stemmed rose and small box of chocolates is available for an advance-purchase price of $10. Click here to read the Inlander’s article about this beautiful collection of music and Mateusz Wolski, violinist. Two shows will be performed, on Saturday, February 11 at 8 p.m. (pre-concert lecture at 7 p.m.) and Sunday, February 12 at 3 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the Box Office at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. or by phone at 509-624-1200. They may also be purchased at all TicketWest outlets or at 1-800-325-SEAT.
DEAL Laugh Together at a Comedy Show
Laugher has been called the best aphrodisiac, so a comedy show makes a great Valentine’s Day date! Check out the Blue Door Theater for live improvisational comedy. Every Friday in February, the group will perform “It’s a Date,” in which audience-inspired characters look for love, at 8 p.m. (suitable for all ages). Saturdays at 9 p.m., enjoy “PG-13” short-form improv at the “Safari” show. Tickets are $7–$9. Call 509-747-7045 for reservations.
Uncle D’s Comedy Underground at Bluz at the Bend hosts live stand-up comedy in Spokane’s only Las Vegas style showroom with full bar and dinner service. Doors open at 6:30 and shows start at 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. Tickets are $12; call 509-483-7300 for reservations. On February 14, Tuesday, at 8:00 p.m., there will be a special “Singles Awareness Day” show, perfect for singles or anyone wanting to go out with friends on Valentine’s Day.