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8 Romantic Things To Do In Washington State This Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. If you’re looking for something to do with your loved one in Washington State, we have you covered. This beautiful pacific northwest state is home to countless romantic things to do — here are 8 to consider!

Seattle skyline and space needle at sunset.

1. Take A Romantic Day Trip To Leavenworth

Leavenworth, Washington is a charming town nestled amongst the lush forests of the state. While its location alone would make it a wonderful place to visit, its unique german theme truly seals the deal. It’s also the perfect destination for a romantic day trip. The town is home to a wide variety of restaurants perfect for a dinner for two, as well as some attractions perfect for a romantic outing, such as carriage rides.

street view of building with mountain in the background

2. Make Candles In Seattle

If you and your partner are the crafty, DIY sort, here’s a fun option! Located in Seattle, Elm Candle Bar offers visitors the option to create their own candles. You can choose everything from the size to the scent, and you’ll be left with a truly one-of-a-kind candle to take home! This is a super fun, hands-on way to create both a unique Valentine’s gift and make some great memories. You can make reservations for your stop on their website.

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Two candles sitting on a table

3. Take A Ride On The Seattle Great Wheel

Here’s another memorable, romantic option in Seattle! The Seattle Great Wheel is a 175-foot Ferris wheel that overlooks Puget sound and the city. It’s also the perfect place for a romantic valentine’s day excursion. In addition to the usual rides, the great wheel is also offering a 4-course dining package – perfect for couples — on the days leading up to Valentine’s day. Reservations can be made online.

Seattle Great Wheel At Sunset

4. Enjoy A Skyride In Spokane

Seattle isn’t the only city in Washington with some beautiful views! If you’re looking for something to do near Spokane with your partner, consider a ride on Spokane’s Numerica Skyride, which travels over the beautiful Spokane river and offers one-of-a-kind views of the falls – perfect for making some romantic memories.

Skyride over Spokane River

5. Enjoy A Romantic Day On The San Juan Islands

Here’s an option for a romantic afternoon or day trip with your partner! The San Juan islands are an archipelago located off the shore of Seattle. Consisting of over 100 small islands, larger islands such as Orcas Island and the aptly named San Juan Island are the most popular to visit. You and your partner can reach them by ferry, and both are home to gorgeous views and a number of high-quality dining options perfect for a romantic meal. The Madrona Bar and Grill on Orcas Island, for example, offers both views of the ocean and mouth-watering meals.

Aerial view of Orcas Island

6. Take In Gorgeous Views At Snoqualmie Falls

If you and your partner enjoy nature, head out to the gorgeous Snoqualmie Falls to take in a gorgeous cascade. The falls are located about half an hour from Seattle, making it the perfect distance for couples looking for a trip from the city. For an added bonus, enjoy a romantic meal at Salish Lodge and Spa, which overlooks the falls.

Snoqualmie falls in Washington State

7. Enjoy Wine Tasting In Walla Walla

If you’re looking for date ideas on the eastern side of the state, you aren’t out of luck! This is another option for a fun day trip. Head over to Walla Walla — part of the state’s wine country – to enjoy wine tasting. The town is home to over 100 wineries and tasting rooms, such as Seven Hills Winery.

Red wine being poured into a glass.

8. Rent A Hot Tub Boat In Seattle

Here’s another great option for a one-of-a-kind date idea in the Seattle area. Head over to Lake Union to rent a hot tub boat. Even better for couples, not only are boat rentals offered but also add-ons that will make your date night truly memorable, such as rose petals in the water or wine.

Aerial view of Lake Union in Washington State.

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