2013 Valentine's Day in Happy Valley
Make Valentine's Day Different This Year
Single? Dating? Married? Engaged? Whatever your relationship status may be, let Happy Valley take care of your Valentines Day plans.
Many men (and women) struggle with how to make Valentines Day special; what gifts to buy, where to eat, what to do, etc. Plan your evening in Happy Valley with your significant other, or a group of friends!
Some of the best places to take a date for dinner include, The Tavern (http://thetavern.com), Spats Café (http://site.spatscafe.com), Zola Bistro (http://www.zolabistro.com), Kelly’s Steak & Seafood (http://kellys-steak.com/content/home.php), Harrison's Wine Grill & Catering, and Otto’s Pub & Brewery (http://ottospubandbrewery.net). Most of these restaurants come with a fully equipped bar where, if you are over 21, can enjoy a class of wine or indulge in a festive cocktail. If drinking is not an option, dessert is just as pleasing. State College’s fine dining restaurants take Valentines Day seriously so expect more than just a store bought box of chocolates.
If you are having trouble thinking up that perfect gift for your loved one, you can’t go wrong with jewelry. Kranich’s Jewlers (http://www.kranichs.com) downtown has a wide selection of necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and, yes, rings too. If you don’t find what you’re looking for there, walk down the street and try Moyer Jewelers (http://moyerjewelers.com), also located on East College Ave. downtown and reasonably priced. If you are looking for other gift ideas besides jewelry, downtown shopping offers many other places to come up with some good gift ideas. Pick out a celebratory cigar at the Cigar Den (http://www.yourcigarden.com) for your man or get him/her some memorable Penn State paraphernalia at The Old State Clothing Company (http://www.oldstate.com). Flowers are never a bad idea either. Create a fixture at Avant Garden (http://www.avantgardenfloral.com) and surprise your date with some classic V-day roses and pair it with a bottle of wine from the Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery (http://www.mtnittanywinery.com).
If you happen to wander slightly out of downtown State College, here is another great date idea- the movies! Invite a group of friends, couples, or go as a duo and enjoy an early or late showing at any of the venues State College has to offer. Premier Theater (http://www.statecollege.com/movies/theater_detail.php?id=8) has several theater rooms within the building and enough show times to make it easier to decide on the question of, when? With stadium seating and a full snack bar, you will be surprised by how comfortable you can be! If they don’t have what you’re looking for, try College 9 Theatre (http://www.statecollege.com/movies/theater_detail.php?id=10), which offers similar accommodations and a few different movie options.
Also, don't miss these great winter romance and Valentine's packages from around Happy Valley.
So, this Valentines Day, don’t worry too much about who, what, when, where, or why. State College has got you covered. Try a restaurant, grab a drink downtown, exchange gifts, or go to the movies. Whatever your desires may be on this Valentines Day, make sure you plan your night in State College. You and your date(s) will not be disappointed.
Start planning and making reservations for Thursday, February 14, 2013!
Specials Around Town!
Carnegie Inn & Spa Indulge your Valentine with one of the romantic opportunities at Carnegie Inn & Spa in Toftrees. From February 14 through the 16th, Carnegie will offer a special dinner menu in their award-winning fine dining restaurant. In addition, their overnight Valentine Package includes dinner for two, sparkling wine with dinner, chocolate dipped strawberries, and a full breakfast. The Carnegie Inn and Spa is sure to impress your special someone. Make your reservations today! 814-234-2424
Ramada Conference Center: Sweep your valentine off their feet with one of the Ramada's Valentines Day Specials. This year they are offering three specials -The Love and Laughter Package, the Sweetheart Package, and the Ultimate Love and Laughter Package. Indulge on valentines day this year and celebrate at the Ramada with your loved one! Call (814) 238-3001 to book your reservations. More information (pdf)
The Atherton Hotel: Whether it's a celebration of many happy years together, a romantic proposal or a fun night out with a good friend, show your special someone a delightfully sweet time at The Atherton Hotel. Offering their Sweetheart Package this year for Valentine's Day, The Atherton Hotel is the perfect place to celebrate. Call to reserve a spot (814) 231-2100
Gigi's Restaurant and Wine Lounge: Gigi's features and atmosphere "where old world sophistication meets modern elegance." Gigi's is featuring a five-course special Valentine's menu which you can view in full here. They are offering two different seatings on Valentine's night, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Call to reserve your table today. (814) 861-3463
The Nittany Lion Inn: Take your special someone to the Nittany Lion in on Valentine's Day, and enjoy a candle-lit dinner and the finest dining. Their courteous staff and skilled chefs will be sure to create an evening to remember! They are featuring a specialized Valentine's Day menu, which starts at $35 per person. Call (814) 865-8500 for more information.
Toftrees Golf Resort and Conference Center: Toftrees is featuring their Valentine's Day Special dinner this year, available February 14-17 for two! Choose from a special soup, salad, appetizer, entree and dessert with your loved one and you will not be disappointed. Call (814)-234-8000 to make your reservation today!
- The Tavern (http://thetavern.com)
- Spats Café (http://site.spatscafe.com)
- Zola Bistro (http://www.zolabistro.com)
- Kelly’s Steak & Seafood (http://kellys-steak.com/content/home.php)
- Harrison's Wine Grill & Catering (http://harrisonsmenu.com)
- Gigi's Restaurant and Wine Lounge (http://www.gigisdining.com/pdf/red_menu.jpg)
- Kranich’s Jewlers (http://www.kranichs.com)
- Moyer Jewelers (http://moyerjewelers.com)
- Cigar Den (http://www.yourcigarden.com)
- The Old State Clothing Company (http://www.oldstate.com)
- Avant Garden (http://www.avantgardenfloral.com)
- Mount Nittany Winery (http://www.mtnittanywinery.com)
Things to Do:
- Premier Theater (http://www.statecollege.com/movies/theater_detail.php?id=8)
- College 9 Theatre (http://www.statecollege.com/movies/theater_detail.php?id=10)
- Mount Nittany Winery (http://www.mtnittanywinery.com)
photo credit: WPSU.com