February 14th will be here soon. This Valentine’s Day ditch the last-minute card and the out-of-budget dinner. It’s time to set your sights on an experience your partner won’t soon forget. Whether your relationship is new, or you’ve been dating for years, a #VisitWilm getaway is sure to inspire romance.

Need some ideas? Here are five Valentine’s getaway ideas in Greater Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley:

1. Forget traditional dinner reservations.

Grab yourself a couple of tickets to Cabaret at Wilmington’s own Candlelight Theater, combining a fine dining experience with superb musical theater entertainment. Join the fun and take yourself back to 1920s Berlin at the exciting Kit Kat Club, the backdrop for an unconventional love triangle that plays out against the rise of the Nazi party.

2. Plan a surprise adventure.

Get close and comfy with your significant other on a romantic dinner train ride through the beautiful Red Clay Valley on the Wilmington and Western Railroad. This scenic ride aboard a vintage diesel-powered train will make last year’s chocolates and flowers a distant memory.

3. Treat your Valentine to a romantic weekend away.

The Hilton Christiana sets the mood with a Valentine’s Day Chef’s Table Dinner and a special discounted room rate. From the amazing scallops to the coffee-rubbed New York Strip to the Drunken Monkey dessert, this six-course feast will create a delicious beginning to an intimate and relaxing getaway for just the two of you.

4. Go to the Grand.

Set the stage for a night to remember. Pick up two tickets to the February 14 performance by Manhattan Transfer at Copeland Hall in downtown Wilmington’s Grand Opera House. Let the jazzy, R&B-inspired sounds of this Grammy award-winning quartet set the mood for romance.

5. Celebrate with the entire family.

Spread the love to the whole family with “Valentine’s Day – Wild About Love” at the Delaware Museum of Natural History. Feel the butterflies (literally) that come with new love, entertain the kids with live animal presentations, and take a family stroll through an enchanting rainforest maze.  

No matter where you choose to spend Valentine’s Day in Greater Wilmington, one thing is for certain … love is in the air! For more ideas on how to celebrate the most romantic day of the year, visit www.visitwilmingtonde.com/events. 

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