Looking for the perfect way to spend your Valentine’s Weekend? Howard County, Maryland has one of a kind bakeries and desserts, delectable dinners from the comfort of your home, and great romantic hotel getaways near Washington, DC and Baltimore. Here are just a few ideas to spark a bit of romance over Valentine’s Day.

Plan a Romantic Overnight Stay

Turf Valley Resort Swans

Pamper you and your loved one at Turf Valley Resort & Spa  and enjoy cozy hotel rooms and indulgent Spa Treatments like hot stone massages, seaweed wraps and even chocolate body scrubs. Tusculum Farm is a 1700’s farmhouse transformed into a beautiful farmside Inn, perfect for a romantic moonlit evening. Rest assured all HoCo's hotels will be ready to accommodate if you want to turn this Valentine's Day into the perfect getaway! Book your overnight stay here

Pick up Chocolates, Cakes, & Sweets

Tous Le Jour Pastries

Howard County has no shortage of chocolates, cupcakes, pastries and sweets to indulge in. There are a myriad of bakeries along Maryland’s Korean Way, such as Tous Les Jour, which specializes in French-Korean pastries and cakes. Kupcakes & Co. will not doubt be offering tempting Valentine’s Day cupcakes. In addition to their stunning cakes and desserts, Decadent Dessert Bar in Maple Lawn will also be serving a Valentine’s Day Cookie Kit. Visit Sweet Cascades for delicious chocolate creations like chocolate covered strawberries and Old Bay chocolate crabs. 

Order Romantic Dinner & Drinks

Valentines Dinner

Light some candles, dim the lights, change out of your pajamas or sweats, and share a candlelit romantic dinner at home from one our restaurants. Here are just a few of the special Valentine's Day special menus and offers:

  • Valentines Day Dinner for 2 @ Bushel and a Peck Kitchen & Bar
  • Valentine's Weekend Prix Fixe @ Grille 620
  • Valentine's Menu @ Rathskeller
  • Valentine's Dinner @ Alexandra's American Fusion
  • A Valentine's Prix Fixe @ Lib's Grill Maple Lawn
  • Valentine's Day To Go @ Seasons 52

Howard County Recreation and Parks will be offering Valentine's Family Fun Take Home Kits for pick up at the North Laurel Community Center. These kits include two 11 inch pizzas provided by Walkers Tap & Table, sugar cookies and decorations, DIY slime, hot hoco mix and more. 

Special Valentines day meals may be available at more restaurants so be sure to keep up to date with our full list of restaurants and dining deals. Almost all restaurants offer carryout and delivery options, so whatever you and your honey are in the mood for, HoCo has you covered.

Stop by the Wine Bin, or a craft brewery or distillery to get the perfect pairing for your meal. Treat Yo' Valentine at Jailbreak Brewing, with special Valentine's package featuring a mixed 4 pack of craft beer, handmade beer truffles, and a hand poured soy candle. 

Pick up Flowers from Flower BarnFlower Barn Exterior with Flowers

Located in Historic Ellicott City, Flower Barn offers charming custom and premade flower arrangements, succulents, airplants, & fresh cut flowers for any occasion, including Valentine’s Day. The friendly and outgoing staff will help create the perfect gift for somebody you love.

Plan your own special Valentine's Day! Check out things to do, free or almost free, events, and Virtual @ Home activities to create a unique and special Valentines experience.