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Valentine's Day (& Other Romantic Occasions)

Valentine's Day is coming up soon, but that doesn't mean Vermont's romantic options are only for February 14th. There are plenty of options for love and romance in Vermont, so take your time to explore these possibilities (the list works even better if you play Moonlight in Vermont in the background while you read it).

Treat yourself (and your partner) to a dinner out  

These restaurants have very special and delectable Valentine's Day dinner menus: Bleu Northeast Kitchen in Burlington, Burlington Beer Company in BurlingtonBlack Flannel Brewing and Distilling in Essex Junction, Maple Soul in Rochester,  and Highland Lodge in Greensboro. Please make sure to check availability or make a reservation before heading over. Not feeling like eating out? There's also the potential for dinner in - pick up some Vermont gourmet treats at one of our featured food markets.

Pick up a sweet, savory, or alcoholic treat 

Vermont chocolate makers are ready to celebrate with you. Visit Lake Champlain Chocolates in Burlington or Rabble Rouser Chocolate and Craft Co.  in Montpelier for special chocolates to savor. If chocolate isn't what you prefer, how about a box of maple candy? Find the closest maple to you on our list of maple producers or stop by the Mad River Taste Place to pick up the Vermont Favorite Box and have a cozy charcuterie board by the fire.  Champagne is nice, but check out some other sparkling options. Visit our breweries and or pick up one of these cider favorites. Drop by a Vermont distillery and pick something up for your favorite cocktail. 

Plan a Trip

Feeling adventurous? Plan your own romantic weekend, vacation, or staycation using our trail building tool. Have you ever stayed overnight at a farm? Farm stay experiences offer Vermonters and visitors alike an opportunity to discover life on the farm! Vermont has farm stays and inns all over the state. Where ever you stay, you'll local food and a room with a view.

Get Outside

Take a magical horse drawn carriage ride at Shelburne Farms, maybe you'll get lucky and it will be snowy! Or for those who want to add some exercise, you can ice skate on the Statehouse Lawn.



(This article is a 2023 update from an earlier article.)

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