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Romantic Valentine’s Day Ideas in Bellingham and Whatcom County

February is the month for love, and ideas for celebrating are plentiful in Bellingham and Whatcom County. Whether you're planning a staycation or a romantic scenic drive getaway, you will find it all in the peak of the Pacific Northwest!

The Chrysalis Inn & Spa Bellingham, Curio Collection by Hilton, features amazing views of Bellingham Bay. Each bay-view guest room has a window seat, fireplace, two-person tub, walk-in shower, and spa amenities. Have a bottle of champagne delivered to your room and call it a night!

If you're staying at the Chrysalis, you will want to check out Keenan's at the Pier! Located inside the hotel, Keenan's is offering a 4-course prix fixe menu at $90 per person with an optional wine pairing for an additional $35 per person from 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. on Feb 14. Reservations are highly recommended at (360) 392-5510.

📞 (360) 756-1005

🏠 804 10th St, Bellingham, Washington

Book your room directly at the Inn at Lynden, for a stay from February 11 through February 19, 2022, and you will receive a special Valentine Treat from Fresco Artisan Chocolates!

📞 (360) 746-8597

🏠100 5th St, Lynden, Washington

Celebrate Valentine's Day the entire month of February and surprise your loved one with a romantic getaway to Hotel Bellwether on the bay. Cozy-up in our luxurious rooms and enjoy your fireplace and jetted soaking tub while gazing over the San Juan Islands.

Romance Package includes:

  • A complimentary upgrade & late checkout on request.
  • Trio of roses in-room on arrival.
  • Bottle of Treveri sparkling Rosé on ice.
  • A locally crafted bath bomb to soothe your soul!

Travel Tip: This offer is available Sunday - Thursdays and select weekend dates in February only. Comp room upgrade & late checkout are subject to availability. Let the love flow!

📞 (360) 392-3100

🏠1 Bellwether Way, Bellingham, Washington

Share the Love with your Furry Friend! 

Bring along your canine cuddler for your getaway at Hotel Bellwether. Bella, our official Canine Concierge, has selected our pet package items to ensure her canine friends enjoy a royal stay. 

The pet package includes: 

  • Comfy large dog bed
  • Microfiber towel
  • Dog bowls
  • Bottled water
  • Dog treats
  • Food mat
  • A personalized note from Bella herself! 

Travel Tip: Add pet package to any room reservation when booking online or via phone. Subject to a $50 to $100 fee per night per pet, based on size of the dog.

📞 (360) 392-3100

🏠1 Bellwether Way, Bellingham, Washington

Bar Cicotti, located inside the Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building, is hosting a pop-up sale from local maker Mouth Water Pottery! Stop by Friday, February 4th, and shop handmade ceramic cups, mugs, trinket boxes, vases, and more for all your Valentine’s Day gift needs!

Prioritize shopping local this Valentine's Day! Enjoy a free glass of wine while you shop Adored Boutique's collection of sweet gifts for your loved ones. Local artists will be on hand selling a variety of charming items on Friday, February 11th, perfect for your valentine!

Valentine’s Day came early! This year spread the love with Historic Fairhaven's chocolate walk on Saturday, February 12! Featuring over 24 businesses & restaurants, ticket holders will check-in at Chocolate Central where you’ll receive a chocolate collection bag and a passport map to all the participating businesses! Limited space is available so register now!

Make sure this valentine's day is full of axe-citement thanks to Bellingham Axe! Stop by Monday, February 14th from 6 - 10 p.m. to celebrate like you never have before!

Looking for sweets to give to your sweetie? The finest grade Callebaut chocolate is imported from Belgium to create a full range of truffles at Chocolate Necessities in downtown Bellingham. Bring your sweetheart into the shop to experience a taste-test, and a warm mug of drinking chocolate, as well as wine tasting and Italian gelato.

Also located in downtown Bellingham is Pure Bliss Desserts, specializing in cakes, cupcakes, and cookies. Every dessert is made from scratch and can be enjoyed alongside a glass of Port, Champagne, Wine, or Mead. Bellingham is also home to Evolve Chocolates located on the second floor of Village Books in Historic Fairhaven District.

Evolve Chocolates has a new location! Evolve Espresso + Provisions, located in downtown Bellingham inside Historic Hotel Leo, is serving tasty treats like blueberry coffee cake, ginger citrus pies, honeycomb sponge toffee, chocolate truffles, and of course Espresso drinks, wine bottles, beer cans, fine cigars, and fresh flowers!

Experience Love at First Bite at the Lighthouse Grill Restaurant at Hotel Bellwether!

Snuggle up at a table by the fireplace or a window seat with spectacular views of Bellingham Bay. Enjoy signature breakfast, lunch, brunch, dinner and happy hour menus created by Executive Chef Gary Martin & Sous Chef Travis Beaulieu and a special delectable dinner menu during Valentine’s Day weekend and February 14th! 

Spice things up at Taco Tuesdays available all day from 11 am to 9 pm. Toast to the sunset and choose from an extensive wine, beer and specialty cocktail list. Enjoy live music on Fridays and Saturdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

📞(360) 392-3200

🏠1 Bellwether Way, Bellingham, Washington

Known for their aphrodisiac power, oysters are grown in the local waters around Whatcom County and are best to eat in months containing the letter “r” (January-April & September-December). That makes February prime oyster-eating season!

Low-budget (and possibly the most romantic): go directly to the source. Take a mid-day outing to Taylor Shellfish Farm on Chuckanut Drive. Bring your own tablecloth, plates, silverware and picnic sides. Purchase fresh oysters in the little farm store, spread out your feast on the picnic tables around back overlooking Samish Bay, and barbecue them on the spot.

Mid-range budget: For an amazing oyster feast in a funky-fun location, try the Rock and Rye Oyster House in downtown Bellingham. This is a classic cocktail bar, which takes pride in its selection of unique drinks, as well as its selection of local oysters.

High-budget: Make a reservation at the Oyster Bar on Chuckanut Drive, located on the cliff above Taylor Shellfish. This gorgeous venue also overlooks Samish Bay. Get there before sunset for great views through the evergreens. Here the chef prepares a gorgeous array of oysters on the half shell, as well as baked oysters, fried oysters, and variety of gourmet seafood dishes from halibut and salmon to abalone and lobster.

The Steakhouse at Silver Reef Casino Resort was voted Best of the Northwest in 2018 and has won awards from Wine Spectator. The mood lighting in this restaurant is perfect for romance, and the food is phenomenal. Enjoy a private booth for two and select from the extensive wine list. The steak & lobster is romantically served under a silver dome and be sure to see the amazing dessert cart as well. Reservations are required.

Dirty Dan Harris Steakhouse has been a staple in the Historic Fairhaven district of Bellingham for nearly 42 years and won't disappoint. They serve up the finest custom-aged beef, prime rib, wild-caught seafood, salmon, and local produce around.

If romance means being pampered from head to toe, a signature spa treatment may be just the ticket. Whatcom County is home to two hotels with full-service spas, each with unique offerings.

Book a couples massage at Chrysalis Inn & Spa! Spend some relaxing time with your partner or a friend and enjoy your choice of our massage experiences in an adjoining room. The Chrysalis strongly recommend booking reservations at least two weeks in advance for the spa.

You can also book a couples hot stone massage at Spa at Silver Reef. A Native American tradition, their hot stone massage has the ability to increase circulation; providing full mind and body relaxation. Silver Reef Spa uses heated river stones in combination with luxurious massage oil, massaging the body from head to toe. You and your special someone can enjoy a relaxing one-hour massage, side by side in one of our lovely treatment rooms. Reservations are required for appointments Friday through Sunday.

Don't forget about Flow Motion in Ferndale, which is offering three different massage specials for Valentine's Day! Enjoy a couples massage in their salt cave, a special couples massage in Flow's new forest-themed suit, and a three-hour spa pass, or enjoy a massage in Flow Motion's amethyst cave! The cave has been closed to all other spa-goers just for this. Did we mention they're one of the few man-made amethyst caves in Washington State? 

In the Fairhaven Historic District, right next to Fairhaven Village Inn, Galloway’s Cocktail Bar features a rich wine and beer selection along with unique craft cocktails. 

Transport yourself to Italy with a trip to Ferndale's Leader Block Wine Co. for some unforgettable dishes! Known globally as a top destination for wine lovers, Leader Block is the perfect Valentine's Day experience.

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