This Country is in Love: Valentine’s Day Ideas

by Country Inns & Suites
Monday, February 7, 2011

As we all know, Valentine’s Day can sneak up on you – just when you’ve made it through the family gatherings, gifts and big meals of the winter holidays, it’s February. It always seems to be a surprise! Well, if you haven’t yet given much thought to planning fun activities for next week’s holiday, I wanted to share a few ideas that might be a good fit (or at the very least, ideas to get you thinking.)


They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so what better way to kick off Valentine’s Day weekend than next to your significant other in a cooking class? Join Chef Kristine Subido from Wave Restaurant as she demonstrates how to prepare heart-healthy dishes. The class includes lunch!


Or perhaps a little music on the water is what you’re after – why not try the Valentine’s Day Brunch Cruise from Hornblower Cruises and Events? This two-hour jaunt from the heart of Old Sacramento includes a full brunch menu, sparkling wine, and live entertainment. It’s the perfect mid-day activity to spend with your significant other.

New York City

And is there a better place in the country for great restaurants? Check out this list of Big Apple eateries (from, most of which offer fantastic promotions around Valentine’s Day weekend. But make your reservation early – romantic dinners are a popular choice, and these places are likely to fill up quickly.

Country Inns & Suites, Around the Country

Maybe you’re in the mood for a romantic getaway in a new part of the Country? Take a look at our February romance specials and you’ll find dozens of Country Inns & Suites locations – from Orlando to Denver – that offer discounted rates and might include special touches like chocolates or a bottle of sparkling cider.

Wherever you are, I hope you find time to spend with that special someone. I Love this Country!