| 02/07/2022 | Updated | Attend, Attractions, Holiday, Savor - Food & Fun, Shopping, Spa, Health & Fitness, Unwind |   

Romantic Valentineโ€™s Day Ideas in Bellingham and Whatcom County - 2023

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 Valentines getaway for 2023, you will find it all in the peak of the Pacific Northwest! We've rounded up a list of romantic hotels, date-worthy restaurants, sweet shops, and more. 

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

You can also bring your four-legged Valentine with the Bellwether's pet package!

๐Ÿ“ž (360) 392-3100

๐Ÿ 1 Bellwether Way, Bellingham, Washington

Enjoy a cozy winter getaway with your significant other at Fairhaven Village Inn! The Inn is right next to Galloway's Cocktail Bar, the perfect place to grab a warming drink with your Valentine. 

Not only are you in easy walking distance of Fairhaven's many excellent and romantic restaurants, but you're also only steps away from the boardwalk at Taylor Dock, the perfect destination for a moonlit stroll with your sweetheart. 

๐Ÿ“ž (360) 733-1311

๐Ÿ  1200 10th St, Bellingham, Washington

Book a romantic night away at the Inn at Lynden during the month of love and enjoy midwinter savings with the "Hello Winter" promotion!

Stay one night and receive 10% off the inn's seasonal rate. Extend your stay and receive 20% off the second night. Extend again and receive 30% off the third night. This promotion is good for ANY room type on ANY nights in January, February and March of 2023.

For a special treat, all guests checking in during the week of Valentines, February 10-19, will receive a gift of Fresco chocolate raspberry bark. Fresco Chocolate is hand crafted in Lynden and features the delicious raspberries the region is famous for. 

๐Ÿ“ž (360) 746-8597

๐Ÿ 100 5th St, Lynden, Washington

All February long, surprise your loved one with a romantic getaway to Oostema Farmstead! Whether you want to kick back and take it easy away from the hustle and bustle of daily life or experience something new in Whatcom County, Oostema Farmstead is the perfect place to spend Valentine’s with your other half. โค๏ธ

Curl up in front of the fire, grab a blanket, or roast some marshmallows for smores. How about watching some sunsets and star gazing from the hot tub? (weather permitting)

In February, enjoy a 3 Night Break for the discounted price of $510 (including taxes and fees). This offer applies to the Farmstead Apartment or Tiny Farmhouse and is valid for direct bookings only based on 2 guests. The farm will include a complimentary Small Charcuterie Grazing Box, Crate of Firewood, and Smores Kit valued at $40.00,

The Chrysalis Inn & Spa Bellingham, a 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 the hotel's on-site restaurant, Keenan's at the Pier! With delicious seafood dishes and a wine menu for perfect pairings, it's an ideal spot for a convenient (and romantic) dinner. Reservations are highly recommended. 

๐Ÿ“ž (360) 756-1005

๐Ÿ  804 10th St, Bellingham, Washington

Run away to the sea with your special someone at Semiahmoo Resort in Blaine. Romantic any time of the year (think: walks on the beach, fine dining, and couples massages), Semiahmoo goes all out during Valentines Day with specials, events, packages, and more:

• Feb. 10-14: In-Room Valentine’s Day Package (roses, champagne, chocolate, and fruit) $75 

• Feb. 14: Valentine’s Dinner at Packers Kitchen + Bar 

• Feb. 14: Valentine’s Dinner at Great Blue Heron Grill

• Feb 14: Semiahmoo Sips Valentine’s Day Edition $25

• Feb 14 -18: Chocolate Warming Body Massage and Chocolate Mousse Glow Facial by Eminence Spa Specials


All of February: "Month of Love" Spa Specials at Flow Motion 

Find deals on special love-themed services and packages for couples. 


February 10-12 & 14: My Circus Valentine 

Join the Bellingham Circus Guild for their 14th installment of My Circus Valentine! "My Circus Valentine'' has been a Valentine staple in Bellingham since its debut in 2010. This year, the celebration returns with a new collection of gravity-defying circus acts. Featuring stunning local circus artists Bellingham has come to love plus dazzling guests new to the Cirque Lab stage, this show has a reputation for plucking heartstrings and making them sing! 


February 10-14: S'mores by the Sea at Semiahmoo Resort 

Celebrate love around a cozy, seaside bonfire. Pick up your gourmet s’mores board for two at the front desk, then head to one of Semiahmoo's outdoor firepits. The $21 board includes traditional & chocolate graham crackers, assorted marshmallows, bananas, Hershey’s chocolate bar, chocolate ganache, white chocolate, peanut butter mousse, and brownie bites.


February 11: 

Fairhaven Chocolate Walk

Love chocolate? Then you'll love Fairhaven's Annual Chocolate Walk! Ticket holders receive a collection bag & passport to over 18 participating businesses to collect chocolates. Check-in begins at noon at the Historic Fairhaven Associations Hub Center. The walk goes until 5pm. Tickets available at www.enjoyfairhaven.com

All You Need Is Love - Art Open House at Gallery Syre 

Gallery Syre is proud to invite you to the final exhibition of its first Artist Open Call. The exhibition titled “All You Need Is Love” showcases the works of 45 finalists who expressed themselves and the concept of love and universal understanding through their art. Come and celebrate with local desserts and beverages!

5CC Live Pro Wrestling "Cupid Clash"

Cupid's Clash Chapter 3! 5CC is back with a full slate of matches to entertain you and your special someone. 5CC champion Caden Cassidy and Tag Team Champions State of Emergency will defend their titles plus much more Valentine's Fun!

Hearts for Housing 2023 - Enchanted Forest Gala & Auction

Join Lydia Place for an enchanted Valentine's fundraising event! The gala and auction raises money for programs and services that help individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Whatcom County. Hosted at Four Points by Sheraton, the magical evening will feature a champagne welcome, appetizers, a three-course meal, wine, games, entertainment, and more! Purchase tickets at heartsforhousing.com


February 12: Bellingham Chamber Music Society Concert

The Bellingham Chamber Music Society is delighted to present their Valentine's inspired concert: "Devotion". Enjoy an elegant afternoon in the beautiful Crystal Ballroom of the Hotel Leo - sip champagne and listen to classical works that were inspired by painting poetry and dance. 


February 14: 

Meowentine's Day at NEKO Cat Cafe

In love with cats? Then it’s time to ask them to be your Meowentine! NEKO Bellingham has 20+ adoptable kitty cupids to turn your Valentine’s Day into the cutest, cuddliest Meowentine’s Day ever! Whether you’re taking your date, yourself, your kiddos, or your besties, enjoy special Meowentines menus (and treats!), gifts fur your cat-loving Meowentine, & alll the kitties you could dream of! Reservations highly recommended and available at https://nekocatcafe.com/!

"Love is Love" Dessert Tower for Two at Evolve Chocolate & Cafe 

Show your love with this multi-part sweet feast at Evolve! For $50, Chef Christy Fox brings you six different love-inspired desserts, from guava chiffon cake to meyer lemon ganache truffles to a "Spice of Life" float made with raspberry pink peppercorn sorbet, rose petals, and sparkling wine. 


February 24: Murder Mystery Weekend at Semiahmoo Resort 

What's more romantic than a murder mystery? Spend an unforgettable, interactive weekend at Semiahmoo Resort as you work to solve a mysterious homicide. Throughout the weekend, several murders will take place. A detective starts an investigation, and everyone in the group becomes a suspect. Be prepared to defend yourself because sooner or later, you’ll be questioned too. There will be clues, twists, and turns, and a lot of action—all performed during meals (and with a bit of humor). Put on your sleuth hat and submit your solution at the end of the weekend for a chance to win prizes. The package includes a two-night stay, cocktail party, all meals on Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday. 

February 11 

Celebrate the day of love with the ones you love! Families of 2nd graders and younger are invited to wear festive outfits, make crafts, and win prizes playing games at our booths. 

From 2:00-3:00 pm we will offer a Sensory Friendly experience. During this time, we will have a limited supply of headphones at the door for families to use while visiting the party. 

2nd grade and younger accompanied by an adult Free ($3 suggested donation).

February 12

Brought to you by Bellingham Parks and Recreation department, this fun Valentines Day event at the Bloedel Donovan Park Pavilion is a fun way to sweeten up your family's holiday.

Chef Annalee Dunn of the Tiny Onion Cooking School will lead a group through making tasty Valentines. Participants will make 2-3 treats, all allergen-friendly and adaptable for food preferences.

Located on the top floor of Village Books in Fairhaven, Evolve Chocolate + Cafe is a great place to pick up an edible present for your Valentine. You'll find tasty treats like blueberry coffee cake, ginger citrus pies, honeycomb sponge toffee, and of course a variety of chocolate confections for your special someone. 

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. 

This adorable and locally owned boutique in Fairhaven Village has everything your loved one might love for Valentines Day. From clothing to body products to jewelry and more, they've even put together a handy Valentines Day Gift Guide to help you select the perfect heartfelt present. 

They're also hosting a VALENTINE'S DAY SHOPPING EVENT on February 4. Enjoy a glass of bubbly while you shop a collection of sweet gifts for your loved ones. Local artists will be on site selling a variety of charming items, perfect for your valentine! 

Snuggle up at a table by the fireplace or a window seat with spectacular views of Bellingham Bay. This restaurant, located in the charming Hotel Bellwether, offers signature breakfast, lunch, brunch, dinner and happy hour menus. 

๐Ÿ“ž(360) 392-3200

๐Ÿ 1 Bellwether Way, Bellingham, Washington

Enjoy a special and delicious Valentine's Day dinner at Keenan's at the Pier, located inside The Chrysalis Inn & Spa Bellingham, Curio Collection by Hilton.

Call for reservations, tables will go fast! 

๐Ÿ“ž(360) 392-5510

๐Ÿ 804 10th St, Bellingham, Washington

With awards from Wine Spectator, The Steak House at Silver Reef Casino Resort offers a romantic atmosphere paired with phenomenal food. 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.

๐Ÿ“ž(360) 384-7070

๐Ÿ 4876 Haxton Way, Ferndale, Washington

No romantic Bellingham restaurant roundup would be complete without mention of The Black Cat. Also known as Le Chat Noir, this French-inspired bistro has been serving spirits in Fairhaven Village since 1987 from its third-floor perch in the Sycamore Building. Low lights and a full menu make Black Cat a great date spot. Share an order of Petit Fondue, order a Cat Scratch Lemonade (jalapeño vodka, basil, lemon, simple, sierra mist, soda), and gaze out the windows over historic Fairhaven. Over three decades later, Le Chat Noir is still the cat’s meow.

๐Ÿ“ž(360) 733-6136

๐Ÿ 1200 Harris Ave #310, Bellingham, Washington

Located at Semiahmoo Resort on spectacular Semiahmoo Spit, Packers Kitchen + Bar is a romantic destination for drinks and dinner any time of year. But head there on February 14 from 4-10pm for a special Valentine's Day dinner featuring locally sourced, seasonal ingredients along with a bottle of local wine or a specialty cocktail. Available as a four-course pre-fixe menu or a la carte. Reservations are recommended.

๐Ÿ“ž(360) 318-2090

๐Ÿ  9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy, Blaine, Washington

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.

๐Ÿ“ž(360) 676-1011

๐Ÿ 1211 11th St, 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): 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: Enjoy an amazing oyster feast at Rock and Rye Oyster House in downtown Bellingham. This classic cocktail bar 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, overlooking 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.

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