1. Movie night
Need a quiet night OUT of the house? Catch a movie at the Gloria Theatre! With multiple show times and the option of a movie package (including popcorn & a drink with your ticket), it makes a a nice night out in Downtown Urbana.
2. Dinner for two
A classic date night that can appease all! Champaign County is home to a wide variety of restaurants ranging from Italian comfort foods at Café Paradiso to Venezuelan cuisine at Abuela’s Kitchen to an amazing weekly special at MIXX165 to a more casual Pub & Grill option at Mad River Farm Market. For a little added excitement, Mad River Farm Market has “Name That Tune” every Thursday!
3. Paint and sip
Dragonfly Vineyard is offering a “Paint & Sip” event on February 6th. Paint & Sip events include materials needed to paint and a glass of wine, with additional food and drinks available. Even if painting isn’t your thing, Dragonfly Vineyard and Folck Winery offer other options for a more traditional night out!
4. Weekend Getaway
Sometimes you need more than just a night away... why not stretch it to a weekend? The Scioto Inn is offering a Valentine’s Special for an all-inclusive 2-day, 2-night stay for 2 individuals. Along with your choice of a room, this package includes a live performance, breakfast both mornings, 1 catered dinner, and 1 night on the town!
5. Wine and blanket making
Our Kitchen Window Winery & Home Goods is hosting another Chunky Blanket Making workshop on February 8th. Sip wine and make a gorgeous blanket with your sweetie. Perfect to cuddle under for your next movie night! If blankets aren’t your thing, Our Kitchen Window hosts many other events perfect for a date night, such as February Wine Club on February 10th, Paint Your Pet on February 28th, and more. Check out their Facebook for a full list of upcoming events!
6. ice cream
It’s never too cold for ice cream! Satisfy your sweet tooth after dinner (or ice cream FOR dinner, no judgement here!) by stopping by Cool Spot or Dairy Queen this Valentine’s Day. While you’re at it, order a milkshake with two straws for 50s-esque romantic feel!