It’s the Monday before Valentine’s Day, which means all the lovebirds out there are making their plans for a night of romance: a nice steak and lobster dinner out, perhaps, or maybe a romantic evening in with a swanky homemade dinner and a bottle of Chardonnay or Pinot Noir. As lovely as that all sounds, Wilmington has a couple of options for any couples who are looking to liven up their Valentine’s Day this year:
The East Coast Shag Classic: not only a romantic and exciting event, the East Coast Shag Classic also functions as a fundraiser for “Women of Hope,” an organization that supports women with breast cancer. Hosted at the Blockade Runner, this event takes place from Thursday to Sunday with options of one, two, or three night stays at the resort with breakfasts for two, and other features depending on your selected package. Live music, romantic dinners, and shag lessons are all available to spice up your Valentine’s Day this year.
The Hearts for Hope benefit of the Shag Classic features a special Valentine’s Day package, which includes one night and breakfast for two at the resort, dancing, beach music by two shag bands, and a dessert reception and open cash bar. Find out more on the East Coast Shag Classic website.
Valentine’s Day Cruise: one of the key benefits of living in this beautiful area is access to both river and ocean. Is your sweetheart a fan of the captivating water? Wilmington Water Tours is hosting a Valentine’s Day Cruise, perfect for you and your first mate. Starting with a dockside champagne reception at 5:00pm, you can expect an hour and a half long cruise with outstanding hors d’oeuvres and live music. Does this sound like the perfect date for you? Find out the details by calling 919.338.3134 or visiting the Wilmington Water Tours website.
As exciting as the above options are, if the traditional elegant dinner out is more your style, don’t forget that Wilmington has an extended list of exceptional restaurants where you can find great food, a romantic atmosphere, and an impressive wine list. You can even follow dinner with a ride in a charming horse-drawn carriage. Feeling casual? Order a delicious pizza from Pizzetta’s and turn on When Harry Met Sally. We hope the evening with your lovebird is one that is not easily forgotten, no matter how you choose to celebrate!