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[GIVEAWAY] How to Spend Valentine's Day at Easton

There's no shortage of excellent ways to spend Valentine's Day at Easton! We caught up with our insiders MomE, TrendE, FoodE and MrE to get all sorts of great tips and tricks for making this Valentine's Day a memorable occasion.

That's not all we've got though! We've put together an awesome Valentine's Day giveaway that is sure to make your heart flutter with joy. Simply complete the entry form below for your chance to win one of the following prizes (we'll be selecting three winners at random):

 

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Valentine's Carriage Rides and Photos at Easton

If you're looking to transform your Valentine's Day celebration into a fairy tale affair, you'll definitely want to stop by our Central Park Fountain for a complimentary photo. We'll have a photographer on site February 10 and 14 from 5-8 PM. We'll also have carriage rides available for $10 per person, if you're bringing the little ones with you to celebrate, children 15 and under ride free with a paying adult. Pickup is near of Zara on Gramercy Street during the following dates and times:

 

  • February 9: 6-10 PM
  • February 10: 6-10 PM
  • February 11: 3-7 PM
  • February 14: 6-10 PM
  • February 16: 6-10 PM
  • February 17: 6-10 PM
  • February 18: 3-7 PM

Valentine's Day Dining Specials

Several Easton restaurants are celebrating Valentine's Day with special offers. For example, Kona Grill will be offering a special menu from February 13-15 with delicious items like Tuna Wonton Crisps, the Sergio Roll, Lemongrass Crusted Snapper, Valentine's Filet and Cappuccino Buttercream Pie. Be sure to make your reservation sooner rather than later!

BRIO is also offering a tempting Valentine's Day menu from February 9-18, available during lunch and dinner. Enjoy Lobster and Shrimp Scampi or Bistecca BRIO and finish your meal with a decadent BRIO Molten Chocolate Cake - the perfect end to a romantic meal.

Continue reading to hear what our Easton insiders had to say about planning the perfect Valentine's Day at Easton.

Valentine's Day Recommendations from FoodE

Where are the best places to go for a special Valentine's dinner at Easton?

The Melting Pot is touted as one of the top romantic restaurants in the country. It is more of an evening affair and quite the dining experience! I would say dining at a French bistro, like Bon Vie, could be a very romantic setting, as well. Just imagine sipping a French wine paired with some fabulous cheeses before dinner - je aimed le fromage (that's "I love cheese" in French)! Mitchell's Ocean Club is another perfect spot for celebrating a special occasion (including Valentine's Day). Their butter cake for two is the perfect dessert to split!

If surf and turf is more your style, Smith & Wollensky has a nice variety of steaks and seafood to choose from, as well! And lastly, you can never go wrong with Cooper's Hawk. The wine selection and parings there are second to none!If surf and turf is more your style, Smith & Wollensky has a nice variety of steaks and seafood to choose from, as well! And lastly, you can never go wrong with Cooper's Hawk. The wine selection and parings there are second to none!

Valentine's Day Recommendations from MrE

Where's the best place to go for newer couples celebrating Valentine's Day at Easton?

If you're worried about conversation stalling and those awkward silences popping up, play it safe by starting off your evening at a place like Columbus Funny Bone or AMC Easton 30. Going to a show first will give you time to laugh and get comfortable with each other. Then, if you decide to wine and dine her afterward, you'll have some concrete conversation topics.

When it comes to making reservations, do you know of any restaurants that are "hidden gems" at Easton that might not be as packed…for us procrastinators?

Bottom line is make your reservation NOW! Your date is worth it. However, if you're determined to procrastinate, then you might have more luck at some more casual restaurants. BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse, Ted's Montana Grill, Rusty Bucket and World of Beer all might be decent bets for last-minute planners.


Valentine's Day Recommendations from MomE

Are there any places at Easton to pick up cute Valentine's Day cards for the kids?

Paper Source has the cutest ideas for Valentine's Day cards! If I'm able to plan ahead, I shop the sale rack at Paper Source after Valentine's Day for next year's supply. Their DIY experts are also a great resource for ideas on creating unique Valentines. Calling the store to see what workshops they have coming up is a great idea. A winter day can turn into the perfect craft time for you and your little ones!

Are there any stores that will be hosting special Valentine's Day activities and/or events?

Kids eat free on Valentine's Day at Rusty Bucket, and they even get a cool kiddie cocktail to add to the festivities.

Valentine's Day Recommendations from TrendE

Galentine's Day has become quite popular! If you were to spend a day with the girls, what would be on your list of things to do at Easton?

Ah, so much to do! I would do lunch or dinner with lots of shopping. Depending on the mood, we could either see a movie or go to Columbus Funny Bone for some laughs.

What's your idea of the perfect date night?

The perfect date night to me would be an evening of enjoying each other's company. A cooking class at Sur La Table would be really fun, followed by dessert and drinks at Cooper's Hawk. The atmosphere of the restaurant is very cozy and romantic.

What's your idea of the perfect Valentine's Day? We'd love to hear all about it! Let us know in the comments.

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