| 01/15/2024 | Updated | Attend, Attractions, Holiday, Savor - Food & Fun |   

Romantic Valentineโ€™s Day Ideas in Bellingham and Whatcom County - 2024

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 2024, 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. 

Spend the night or a romantic weekend dining out, finding some sweets, attending a show, and basking in a glorious sunset all in and around Downtown Bellingham. 

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February 10, 2024

Fairhaven Village

Stroll the village and collect 18 unique chocolates (handmade in Washington State). Tickets will go on sale in January. More details available at www.enjoyfairhaven.com.

February 10, 2024

Hotel Leo 

Join the Bellingham Queer Collective for a night of dancing, romance, music and fun at the Hotel Leo’s Crystal Ballroom! Enjoy an evening where you can dress up, sparkle and dance to the sounds of Capture Entertainment. A full bar will be available in the Ballroom to purchase drinks. A variety of appetizers are included in the ticket cost. 

February 10, 2024 

Four Points by Sheraton

Enjoy an evening of enchantment and giving at the Lydia Place Hearts for Housing Gala and Auction. This annual Valentine’s event will be a night of mystery and allure combining fantasy and philanthropy.  

February 10, 14, 17, & 24 - 2024

Fairhaven Village

What's more romantic than the afterlife? Cuddle up with your boo this Valentine's Day season as paranormal expert Charles Crooks shares the ins and outs of haunted Fairhaven in this walking tour. Visit their website for tickets and more information!

February 14, 2024 

NEKO Cat Cafe 

It’s Meowentine’s Day at NEKO Bellingham: the only Valentine’s destination where you’re guaranteed to fall in love! Join 25+ kitty cupids on Feb 14 for an adorable special cat room session.

February 14, 2024

Semiahmoo Resort

This Valentines Day, spice things up with an interactive, salsa making class for a special date night! Bring a loved one or gather a group of your closest friends for a chef-led class on traditional salsa making. Enjoy a margarita while you show off your best chopping skills and bring home two traditional salsas! Tickets include the interactive class, all ingredients, and one margarita per guest. Additional drinks will be available for purchase.  

February 14

Boundary Bay Brewery 

This brewery tour (21+) will take you behind the scenes of Boundary Bay, guiding you through our beer-making process, while offering exclusive tastes of our beer along the way! Along with the brewery tour, we’ll enjoy a pint and special hors d’oeuvres in the Mountain Room! 

February 14-18, 2024

Bellingham Circus Guild 

A show that truly pulls on the heart strings, My Circus Valentine brings together local and regional star-studded acts to speak to our common human need for love and connection. Profound and spectacular, thrilling and tender, heart breaking and breath taking – revel in the meaning of love!

February 15, 2024

Mount Baker Theatre

DeVotchKa brings its eclectic cabaret sound to the historic Mount Baker Theatre Main Stage!

February 17, 2024

Semiahmoo Resort

Bring a loved one or gather a group of your closest friends for this interactive mixology class featuring four signature Semiahmoo classic cocktails! A talented Semiahmoo bartender will lead you in crafting cocktails to enjoy while learning skills to transform your future bartending at home.  

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. The hotel's Month of Love promotion includes a sea salt caramels and a trio of roses in your room upon arrival, a bottle of chilled bubbly on ice, and breakfast for two in the Lighthouse Grill. 

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

Be our Valentine! When you check in from Feb 12, 2024 through Feb 17, 2024, you'll receive a complimentary package of delicious raspberry chocolate bark from Fresco Artisan Chocolate, made right here in Lynden. 

Book your dates now to enjoy this chocolate raspberry goodness!

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)

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

Check their website for details!

February 10, 2024

Bloedel Donovan Park's Community Building

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

From 1:30–2:30 pm enjoy a sensory friendly experience for youth ages 16 and younger accompanied by an adult. During this time, we will have a limited supply of headphones, gloves, and fidgets at the door for families to use while visiting the party.

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. 

Carnal is a critically acclaimed wood-fired restaurant in downtown Bellingham featuring a trio of chefs from NYC Michelin starred restaurants. Carnal specializes in slow-cooked meat and the seasonal produce and aquaculture of the Pacific Northwest. Carnal also offers an extensive list of craft cocktails, local beers and a curated wine list. Choose between an indoor dining room centered around a wood burning fireplace or a beautiful garden patio.

๐Ÿ“ž(360) 306-3587

๐Ÿ 1234 North State Street, Bellingham, Washington

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

Spend your Valentine's Day in Bellingham enjoying great Italian food, stellar wine, and exceptional hospitality. Lombardi’s specializes in made-from-scratch sauces, salad dressings, and desserts, along with imported Italian staples such as pizza flour, cheeses, Barilla pasta, and olive oils. Lombardi’s is also committed to sourcing local products whenever feasible. The location, which enjoys views of the marina, is perfect for a romantic date night. 


๐Ÿ  Bellwether Way #112, 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

Named among the 50 Best New Restaurants in America by Esquire in 2023, Bistro Estelle is a great place to enjoy a meal out with your significant other on or around Valentine's Day. Located in Fairhaven Village, Estelle offers romantic ambiance paired with delectable dishes. Reservations are highly encouraged. 


๐Ÿ 1147 11th Street 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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