By Emma Buchanan
Whether you’re itching to get out of the house this year to enjoy a night on the town, or you’re planning a cozy night in, downtown Lexington can help make your Valentine’s Day perfect. From shopping, to fun activities, to delicious food and thoughtful gifts, treat yourself, your Galentine’s, or your significant other downtown this year!
Delicious Dinner Options
If you’re looking to stay home due to COVID or the winter weather, we’ve got you covered! Staying inside doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a fancy dinner. Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse is offering a Valentine Meal Kit that easily serves two people. The kit includes filet mignon, lobster tail, shrimp cocktail, sides, and dessert. It’s a wonderful at-home option that is guaranteed to be delicious, and doubles as a fun cooking activity! Another great local restaurant that is offering meal delivery is Graze at the Woodlands. They offer delicious, unique dinner options that you can get through Uber eats, GrubHub, or DoorDash.
On the other hand, if you’re looking to have a fun Valentine’s night out, there are plenty of exciting options in downtown Lexington! Pasta Garage is offering a Valentine’s Special, featuring dinner for two including a salad, appetizer, entree, dessert, and wine. Or make reservations at Infinity: a Sky Bar & Cafe, the perfect spot to enjoy a romantic meal with a unique view of downtown Lexington. Another great option is Roulay Restaurant and Bar, they are offering a Valentine’s Prix Fixe Dinner Saturday and Sunday night! Their menu is located at the top of the comments on their Facebook Page. It includes four courses and a champagne toast, or a cup of chicory coffee! Add on a Charcuterie Board for two, and/or Chesapeake Bay Oysters!
Finding the Perfect Gift
Of course, along with a nice meal, it never hurts to surprise your loved one with a special gift or to treat yourself for a change. There are so many unique and creative shops around downtown but allow us to introduce you to just a few.
L.V. Harkness is hosting its Valentine’s Day Sale this week, until February 13 you can get 20% off all jewelry along with free gift wrapping! L.V. Harkness has beautiful home decor, and a wide selection of “For Her” and “For Him” gifts. If you’d like to personalize a gift for your special someone, they even have a Design Bar where you can customize special gift items.
Maybe you’ve decided to treat yourself this year! Head over to Bella Rose and get yourself a gorgeous Valentine’s Day outfit, where not only do they offer beautiful looks, but a percentage of their February sales will be donated to the American Heart Association!
Planning A Relaxing Staycation
Nothing is better than taking some time for yourself to just get away from life and its stress. Celebrate the holiday all weekend with an overnight stay at the new Queen’s Gambit-themed room in 21c Museum Hotel downtown. The Harmon Room will transport you back to the 1960s, and it is a must-see if you’re a fan of the popular Netflix show that takes place in Lexington. Of course, they also have other beautiful hotel rooms if chess isn’t your game!
Another fantastic overnight option is a stay at the Lexington Marriott City Center. These luxurious rooms are brand new and offer fantastic views, comfortable living areas, and various services and amenities. The Marriott is also connected to Infinity: SkyBar and Cafe, which offers the best views in Lexington. Enjoy dinner and drinks without ever having to venture out in the cold!
No matter how you choose to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, there is a downtown business that can help you make it perfect. Whether it’s a night out on the town, exploring new restaurants, or staying in and preparing a meal at home, we hope that you enjoy the company of loved ones this weekend. If you decide to try out one of our ideas, make sure you post and tag us so we can be a part of the fun!