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Ways to Say "I Love You": Your Guide to Valentine's Day

From sweet treats to date night activities, there are plenty of ways to show your romantic partners or beloved friends “I Love You” by celebrating Valentine’s Day the Downtown Raleigh way. ❤️

If your business is offering Valentine’s Day events, specials, or products please contact to be included in this guide.

Ticketed Events & Reservations

Dessert Pre-Orders

Floral Arrangement Pre-Orders


Copperline Plant Co.

V-Day Mystery Bags

DECO Raleigh

Fragrant candles

Decree Company

Letterpress stationary 


Men's high-end leather shoes

Fifi + Talbot

Ethically-sourced women's clothing

Quercus Studio 

Handmade fine jewelry

Munjo Munjo

Sweet Heart Set Valentine's Day cards

Find more Downtown Raleigh retailers here


Wine & Dine 

Sparks will fly at Sushi O Bistro & Sushi Bar’s three-course Valentine’s Dinner.

Get that perfect bottle of wine by doing a tasting at The Raleigh Wine Shop.

Indulge in some freshly-baked desserts and craft cocktails at Bittersweet.

The Parlor at the Heights House Hotel offers a luxury drinking & dining experience inside one of Downtown Raleigh’s oldest homes.

Find some skyline views on the rooftop at 10th & Terrace or head underground for an intimate dive-bar experience at Neptunes Parlour.

Make Date Night a Date Day and grab brunch at Good Day, Good Night or The Station at Person Street.


Sweet Treats for Your Sweetie

Amitie Macaron

Captain Cookie and the Milkman

The Cupcake Shoppe Bakery 

Escazú Chocolates

Layered Croissanterie 

Mon Macaron

Sugar Euphoria

Yellow Dog Bread Company 


Date Ideas

Go on a walking tour of the many Downtown Raleigh art studios & galleries like 311 Gallery, CAM, Gallery C, and others

A movie date is a classic choice so get your tickets for two at Marbles IMAX Theater

Let all your stress melt away at Adara Spa during a couple’s massage.

The Carolina Ballet is hosting breathtaking and romantic performances of Robert Weiss’ Grieg: Piano Concerto.

If you’re a competitive couple, see who can get the highest score playing games at Boxcar Bar and Arcade or Side Quest Game Lounge and Bar.

Escape your normal routine and have a sweetheart staycation at the Longleaf Hotel.

Capture memories that will last a lifetime at the Original Selfie Museum

Take a romantic Sip N’ Stroll walk around the city with your favorite alcoholic beverage from a participating bar

If your furry friend is your one true love, take some pictures of your pet at the Unleashed Valentine’s photo booth.



Fallon’s Flowers

Kelly Odom Flowers and Interiors

Sweet Love Blossoms

TG Floristry


Romantic Activities and Events 

Valentine's at The Willard

The Willard Rooftop Lounge

February 9th – February 19th

Head to The Willard before or after your dinner for a special dessert and champagne pairing for two overlooking the Downtown Raleigh skyline.

Galentine's Celebration in The Studio

Designed For Joy

February 10th

Celebrate the holiday of love with your closest gal pals in the Designed For Joy studio.

Residence Inn Valentine's Day Package

Residence Inn Raleigh Downtown 

February 10th – 11th

The Residence Inn Valentine’s Day package is the perfect treat for pampering your partner—and you don’t even have to leave the hotel to share a fabulous night together!

Reign After Dark 

Reign Luxury Beauty Lounge

February 11th

Join Reign Luxury Beauty Lounge for a warm and soothing environment where the menu is set with small plates, chocolates, dessert, and a bottle of wine. This will also include 2 relaxing orchid mani’s and pedi’s.

“Be Mine” Valentines Cookie Decorating

Joy Worthy Co.

February 13th

During this class, Taylor Whitworth of Oakwood Cookie Co will demonstrate how to design and decorate six “conversation heart” sugar cookies.

V-Day State of Love Party

State of Beer Bottle + Sandwich Shop

February 14th

This Valentine’s Day State of Beer is celebrating all states of love with tarot card readings and spritzy drink specials.

Valentine’s Day at Mulino

Mulino’s Italian Kitchen & Bar

February 14th 

Nothing says “I love you” like a four-course Italian dinner and vino!