If you’re looking for a special Valentine's getaway, Howard County, Maryland, has you covered with intimate restaurants, romantic resorts, and activities made for two. However, it doesn’t have to be Valentine’s Day for couples to enjoy romantic getaways in Maryland. Special moments like these can be had any time of the year here.

Book a Romantic Overnight Stay

Turf Valley Resort Swans In Howard County, MD

Many resorts offer Valentine's Day packages to make your romantic getaway memorable.

  • Celebration Packages at the Turf Valley Resort & Spa–Enjoy chocolate covered strawberries in your room and a three-course meal at Alexandra’s with a bottle of champagne. Upgrade to the Deluxe package for more romance with an in-room whirlpool and breakfast delivered in the morning.  

  • Live!® Romance Package at Live! Casino and Hotel–Treat your special someone with an overnight getaway that includes $100 dining credit, $50 Free Slot Play, and champagne.

  • Romantic Overnight Stay at the Merriweather Lakehouse–Pamper your love with a romantic getaway of luxe guest room accommodations, spa packages for two, and upscale dining at Lāk.

Howard County offers numerous hotel accommodations for the ultimate couples getaway. Whether you live in the area or are looking to explore somewhere new, you’ll find plenty of Valentine’s Day and romantic hotel packages here.

Share Something Sweet

Sweet Cascades Chocolatier

Howard County has no shortage of treats with plenty of dessert shops to satisfy your Valentine's sweet tooth.

Visit historic Ellicott City's Sweet Cascades for chocolate-covered strawberries or the Robinson Nature Center in Columbia for in-person Valentine's Chocolate-Dipping and Wine-Sipping classes.

Decadent Dessert Bar in Maple Lawn serves everything from cakes to cookies while Kupcakes & Co. in Elkridge offers tempting cupcakes, and Tous Les Jour specializes in French-Korean pastries.

Enjoy a Meal for Two

Restaurant Weeks Couple Alexandras

Share a candlelit romantic dinner for two at one of our restaurants for a meal to remember.

  • Elkridge Furnace Inn & Garden House–Known for its scenic views and quaint ambiance, The Elkridge Furnace Inn is the perfect place for a romantic meal. Enjoy plentiful dishes of foie gras chicken liver mousse and wild mushroom risotto. Seasonal cocktails and decadent desserts only add to the cozy experience.

  • The Kings Contrivance Restaurant–Highly regarded as Howard County's finest restaurant, you’ll savor extraordinary New American dishes mixed with European and Asian influences, including escargots bourguignon, grilled New Zealand lamb chops, and chocolate raspberry cake.

  • 18th & 21st–Spend the evening with your sweetheart listening to live music in a sophisticated prohibition-style supper club for adults-only. The apple spiced manhattan pairs well with elevated plates of truffle croquettes and braised beef short rib.

Pick up Flowers from J&J Blooming Studio

Flower Barn Bouquet

Located near historic Ellicott City, J&J Blooming Studio offers charming flower arrangements that are ideal for Valentine’s Day. The friendly and outgoing staff will help create the perfect gift for somebody you love.

Go on a Day Date

Sweet Cascades Chocolatier

Sweet Cascades Chocolatier

While in historic Ellicott City, stroll along the charming shops of Main Street and warm up with a winter-themed coffee from Little Market Cafe. Venture into the charming boutiques, such as Sweet Elizabeth Jane to surprise your sweetheart with a special date-night outfit.

Head to Maple Lawn’s locally-owned shop Bra-La-La to pick up a unique gift for your Valentine. Try an out-of-the-box Valentine's day at Autobahn Indoor Speedway in Savage with go-karts and axe throwing. 

Howard County offers the best romantic getaways in Maryland! Check out things to do and events to create a unique experience for Valentine's Day and beyond.