Valentine's Day is almost here, and Howard County has lots of events and attractions that will have you feeling the love. Whether you’re celebrating with your best friends, family, or significant other, Howard County has just what you need for a romantic (or not so romantic) weekend getaway! 

Things to do:

Secolari Artisan Oils & Vinegars will be offering a number of cooking classes this month. These various classes will teach you how to cook fried oyster salad mignonette, savory ricotta and pistachio tartufi, artichoke and gouda casserole and more.

Thinking of taking your special someone out for dinner and a show? Young Frankenstein is currently playing atToby’s Dinner Theater. Based on the hit Mel Brooks movie, you'll enjoy a buffet dinner while watching one of the funniest musicals to come out in a long while.

If you need some much needed TLC, The Massage Boutique in Old Ellicott City is offering The Couples Flame package, which includes a 50 minute massage, a 50 minute AVEDA signature facial, and a paraffin foot treatment! Rather do something just for you? They also offer a champagne and rose body scrub treatment, which includes a glass of champagne!

Have little ones you want to celebrate with? Carroll Baldwin Hall will be having a Valentine's Day Themed Children’s morning, which will have stories, crafts, theater games, and more. This is perfect for children ages 5-12!

Robinson Nature Center is hosting their annual Valentine's Day Truffle Making & Wine Tasting on February 10. Learn the art of hand-rolling your own delectable chocolate truffles and enjoy tastings from Linganore Winery. 

Find more Valentine's themed events on our calendar. 

Places to eat:

Afternoon Tea at Belmont Manor is always a hit for the romantics at heart. This traditional English Afternoon Tea includes a bottomless pot of tea, a Manor scone with clotted cream and jam, tea savories, and of course desserts. After, you and your loved one can take a stroll around the Manor!

Dinner at  Portalli’s should be a must on any Valentine’s list! Located right in Old Ellicott City, this restaurant provides the perfect romantic setting for any Valentine’s dinner! Dine on Prince Edward Island Mussels, Baked Oysters, Braised Lamb Shank, Crab Ravioli, and so much more.

The Elkridge Furnace Inn, The Kings Contrivance, Tersiguel's and many other Howard County restaurants have special menus planned for the 14th.

If you need dessert, don't forget about Sweet Cascades. They offer fun, funky and delicious chocolate creations. We highly recommend you pre-order some of their chocolate covered strawberries for a Valentine's Day treat!

Where to stay:

Turf Valley Resort is offering a February Romance Package, perfect for yourself and that special someone! The package includes overnight accommodations in an executive king or 1-bedroom suite, a three-course dinner for two at Alexandra’s American Fusion, chocolate covered strawberries and a champagne toast at dinner.   

The Wayside Inn is offering a Romantic Getaway Package, complete with a stay in the Luxury Pierpoint Suite, the largest suite in the Inn, a complimentary glass of wine and snacks at check in and a delicious dinner at Tersiguel’s French Country Restaurant in Old Ellicott City. There you will be treated to the “Chef’s Tasting Menu”--an eight-course meal! For an additional fee, you can have a bouquet of roses delivered to your room as well!