Start the Day

Breakfast at The Birch Door

Jump start your day of romance by taking your favorite person out for something sweet. With peach, orange, grapefruit,and pomegranate mimosas, you can get your day buzzing on a delicious note before moving on to Fresh Fruit Blintzes or Blueberry Lemon Cobbler French Toast. If you’re feeling savory, go for the Corned Beef Hash.


Breakfast in Bed

If you’re in Skagit County, swing by Calico Cupboard in Mount Vernon, La Conner, or Anacortes for their famous Old-Fashioned Cinnamon Rolls and hot coffee to-go. Whatcom folks can head to Mount Bakery for a selection of fresh-baked goods like chocolate croissants and orange cranberry cream scones.

Get Outside

Take a Stroll at Teddy Bear Cove

This short, 1.8-mile trail is the perfect option for a quiet jaunt by the water. Start your journey at the North Chuckanut Mountain parking lot. From there, head down to the water where you can watch the waves or scan the sand for seashells with your Valentine. Afterward, head to downtown Fairhaven for lunch at Colophon Café or coffee and pastries at Iron Rooster Bakery.


Walk the Boardwalk in La Conner

There’s never an ugly day in La Conner, especially if you’re out on the boardwalk.Spend the afternoon browsing the numerous shops and boutiques downtown or just enjoy the view of Swinomish Channel as you stroll along the waterfront. If you start feeling peckish, there’s plenty of restaurants to choose from.

Hit the Bar

Dance to The Replayzmentz at CrossRoads BBQ, Bar, & Grill

In our taste section, you’ll find a review of Bellingham’s newest BBQ joint and sports bar, CrossRoads. If you’re looking for a good time in addition to good food, head to CrossRoads on Valentine’s Day to enjoy a live show from The Replayzmentz, a band from Birch Bay. Music starts at 7:30 p.m. and should wrap up before 11. The Replayzmentz are known to get people moving, so don’t forget your dancing shoes.


Grab a Cocktail Downtown

L&L Libations in downtown Bellingham is the perfect place for a nightcap. This new cocktail lounge on State Street has retro-Florida vibes with an assortment of delicious drinks. Temple Bar is another great stop, with a menu of extra crafty cocktails sure to warm your heart from the inside. Their shareable cheese plate is a perfect option for a late-night snack or pre-dinner warm-up.

See a Show

My Circus Valentine

For an entire decade, the Bellingham Circus Guild has hosted this heartwarming event to entertain couples and soothe lonely bachelors and bachelorettes. This month, from the 13–16th, join the Circus Guild for another installment of acrobatics, gravity-defying performances, and general circus merriment. On top of all this, enjoy sweet treats, a dress-up photo booth, and plenty of love potions. You can catch two shows on the 14th, one at 6 p.m. and another at 9 p.m. Tickets are available online or at the front door (a select number of tickets will remain even if sold out online!)


Late-Night Movie at the Pickford or Limelight

After dinner, get cozy with your significant other as the lights go down and the projector begins to roll. At the concession stand you’ll find plenty of food and drink options to keep you satisfied throughout the show, including beer, wine, popcorn, and candy. The curated theater offers only the best movies out there, from major motion pictures to smaller indie productions and documentaries. Whatever you see, it’s sure to inspire conversation late into the night.

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