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Okay guys, let’s face it. There’s a lot of pressure on you to give your significant other an unforgettable Valentine’s Day. And girls, you want to feel special, to know that some careful thought and planning went into the day’s agenda. If it’s your first Valentine’s Day as a couple, you want to set the standard high and earn some brownie points. If you’re in a more “seasoned” relationship, you want to show that you can still keep the romance alive.
But don’t fret! The Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce has got it covered for you. Here’s a guide for having the best Valentine’s Day in the Lebanon Valley!
• Chocolates & Flowers
Don’t forget to show up at the front door with the traditional box of chocolates or bouquet of roses!
Wertz Candies has been a Lebanon, PA, staple since 1931, serving caramel corn, opera fudge, and old-fashioned favorites from its storefront at 718 Cumberland St. For Valentine’s Day, you can select your own Valentine’s box and handpick which creams and truffles you want to include.
Or, stop by Hershey’s Chocolate World, part of The Hershey Company, to pick up your significant other’s favorite chocolate bars. Better yet, take your date to Chocolate World and watch them stare in awe at the mountains of sweetness piled on the shelves. You can even hop on the free ride, make your own candy bar, and more!
What says, “I love you,” more than chocolate? Flowers might do the trick! The Flower Garden located at 125 W. Main St. in Annville offers floral arrangements for a variety of special and everyday occasions. Go with the traditional red roses, or customize your bouquet with your date’s favorite blooms!
If you really want to get fancy, you can combine the two gifts and go with an Edible Arrangements assortment. Lebanon’s Edible Arrangements shop is located at 37 S. 8th St. Not only will your bouquet look good enough to eat, it will be!
The Lebanon Valley has a plethora of ideal restaurants for your perfect Valentine’s dinner. Before you decide on a dinner location, you’ll want to first decide on your budget, and the ambiance you want for your meal. Try the Blue Bird Inn, the Downtown Lounge, the Gin Mill, the Sinkhole Saloon, or the Quentin Tavern for a more relaxed, pub-like setting. Check out the Foundry Craft Grillery, Hidden Still Spirits, and Snitz Creek for that craft eatery and brewery feel. Or, get a table at Inn 422, Tony’s Mining Company or Trattoria Fratelli for an intimate dinner complete with dim lighting and a sensual atmosphere. For a complete list of Chamber member restaurants in the Lebanon Valley, visit lvchamber.org.
Don’t want the evening to end after the main meal? Try these fun ideas!
Enjoy a glass of wine at ADAMS Vintners! Located at 30 E. Main St. in Annville, ADAMS has a number of dry and sweet, specially crafted wines for your enjoyment. They also have a tapas menu that pairs perfectly with your beverages. The cool ambiance, mix of smooth jazz and EDM music, and featured art hanging on the walls make for a romantic atmosphere.
Brushstrokes on Canvas, a wine and paint venue located at 720 Quentin Rd. in Lebanon, allows attendees to BYOB their own wine, beer, or other cold beverages. Bring your favorite drink on Saturday, Feb. 13, to their special Valentine’s Day event from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Enjoy food and drink as you are guided through painting a “Box of Hearts” portrait. Cost is $41 per seat, and registration is available at brushstrokesoncanvas.com.
• The Gift
Want to really wow your date? End the night with the best Valentine’s gift! Give them a certificate to Lebanon Valley Massage, located at 811 E. Main St. in Annville, so that they can unwind and relax whenever they want. Or, give them something that sparkles and shines. For women, it could be the gift of a diamond necklace. For men, it could be a stylish watch. Whatever it is, trust the Lebanon Valley’s jewelers to help you purchase the perfect gift. Visit B.T. O’Donnell Goldsmith-Jeweler, Gemistry Jewelry, Leitzel’s Jewelry, or Main Street Jewelry & Gifts to find that special something for that special someone. Contact information is available at lvchamber.org.
See! Now wasn’t that easy? Follow our fool-proof method to give your significant other, and yourself, the Valentine’s Day you’ve both been dreaming about…with a little help from Cupid and his arrow of course!
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