Love is in the air in Cortland County! Whether you're single or spending the day with your sweetheart, there are a variety of fun ways to plan the perfect Valentine's Day.
Get out and explore the area at these love-themed activities...
Enjoy a Romantic Dinner
If you're looking to woo your sweetheart over a plate of food, Cortland County has a plethora of amazing restaurants - just don't forget to make a reservation. Try Green Arch for classic Italian dishes along with traditional Utica Greens, Francesca's flatbread and famous homemade "Arch Sauce". Head to Mangia Stattizitto for a fine dining experience with an appetizer of clams, an entrée of delicious fresh made pasta and a dessert of 20 Layer Crepe Cake. If you're looking to taste something new, try Pita Gourmet for authentic Middle Eastern cuisine. They offer daily specials full of robust, earthy flavors, along with classics like Tabouleh, Falafel and Baklava. Check out the full list of county restaurants.
Indulge in Chocolate
Few things go together like chocolate and Valentine's Day. BRU 64 is teaming up with Lune Chocolat for a wine and chocolate pairing event from February 13-15. Take your taste buds on an adventure as you try four different gourmet bonbon chocolates with a variety of wine. Just a few steps down the street, the Finger Lakes Tasting & Tap Room is pairing a variety of NYS beers, wines and liquors with delectable treats. Sip on a Pleasant Valley Vanilla Cream Sherry with a Coconut Almond Truffle. Staying in for the evening? You can also pick up a local product for your sweetie at these Cortland County bakeries.
Sing Your Heart Out
Bring your singing voice (or lack thereof) and a list of your favorite love song to Downtown Cortland Repertory Theatre's Valentine Karaoke. If you want to turn it up as a single person, there will be a laundry list of heartbreak and motivational songs to power ballad your way through the holiday.
Craft Something Together
A painting date night is an unforgettable Valentine's date - it's unique, creative and romantic. Create a starry night composition over two canvases at Cheerful & Creative during their Date Night Paint & Sip. Instant Artist is also hosting a Paint & Sip where you can pick your own painting or pottery piece to paint.
You don't need to be Van Gogh to enjoy these experiences - the wonderful instructors will there to help every step of the way. Don't forget the classes are BYOB, so bring a beverage that brings out the creative in you.
Single and Ready to Mingle
If you are single and ready to mingle, Greek Peak Mountain Resort is holding Valentine's Ski-Dating. Find love on a lift as you go on three ski dates throughout the evening, and wrap up with a beverage at Trax Pub & Grill. Worst case you end up with a bunch of new ski and snowboard buddies. Book your spot today by calling (866) 377-1294.