Valentine's Day Events in New England
Boston's Original Chocolate Tour
Old Town Trolley Tours offers decadent excursions on Saturdays from early January through April featuring three chocolate-sampling stops. You'll even get to enjoy Boston Cream Pie at the place where it was invented: the Omni Parker House Hotel.
Chairlift Speed Dating at Black Mountain
On Saturday, February 15, 2014, meet your match on the slopes as New Hampshire's Black Mountain hosts its eighth annual Chairlift Speed Dating event. Live music and love potions are on tap at an après ski event in the Lostbo Pub, and prizes will be awarded for the day's best and worst pick-up lines.
Chocolate & Wine Weekend
On February 7-19, 2014, sample two of the finest things in life at participating wineries along the Seneca Lake Wine trail in the Finger Lakes region of New York.
Cloud Nine Nuptials
Say "I do" for the first time, or renew your vows at the top of Cloud Nine, then ski down this trail at Vermont's Mount Snow with a crowd of newlyweds and reweds this Valentine's Day. You'll need to purchase a lift ticket and meet at the bottom of the Sunbrook Lift at 10 a.m. for the group ceremony, which concludes with complimentary cake, hot chocolate and coffee at the Bullwheel. RSVP by February 10, 2014, and have all of your paperwork in place if you want your exchange of vows to be official.
Cocktails and Love Tales at the House of Blues Boston
Spend an engaging evening at the House of Blues Foundation Room in Boston sipping wine and cocktails, nibbling hors d'oeuvres, dancing to tunes spun by DJ Kevin Cusson and taking a voyeuristic look at animal courtship during an adults-only (21+) talk on February 6, 2014 from 6-10 p.m. Cocktails and Love Tales raises funds for Zoo New England's Franklin Park and Stone Zoos. Go stag or bring a date to this lively session, and learn about wild lust with zoo historian Dr. Rory Browne.
DARK & Decadent
Connecticut's Jonathan Edwards Winery hosts DARK & Decadent, a Valentine's weekend event featuring music, Connecticut-made artisan chocolates and a glass of DARK, the winery's port-style dessert wine, or another selection of your choice. Buy tickets in advance for this annual sell-out.
Fairfield Chocolate Festival
The 21st annual Fairfield Chocolate Festival on Saturday, February 8, in Fairfield, Maine, is an affordable, family-friendly pre-Valentine's Day event featuring "all things chocolate."
Moosehead Lake Chocolate Festival
On Sunday, February 16, 2014, enjoy a memorable Valentine's Day on Maine's Moosehead Lake at the Moosehead Lake Region Chamber's annual Chocolate Festival. Area chefs will prepare decadent desserts, and your $10 entry fee allows you to sample 12 of them. That's right: a dozen chocolatey desserts!
Naked at the Art Museum Scavenger Hunt
Looking for adults-only fun in Boston this Valentine's Day weekend? Spend the evening of February 14 or the afternoon of February 15, 2014 participating in Watson Adventures' Naked at the Art Museum Scavenger Hunt at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. You'll scrutinize paintings, sculptures and period rooms as you search for everything from randy Romans to Gauguin's island girls to a god with Venus envy. No knowledge of art is required to participate in this unblushing look at nudity in the arts.
Romance at the Manse
Enjoy special romance-themed tours of the Old Manse in Concord, Massachusetts, on Sunday, February 9, 2014. You'll visit areas of this historic home that are rarely open to visitors and hear tales of love surrounding the home's former inhabitants, including newlyweds Nathaniel and Sophia Hawthorne. Romantic refreshments will be served.
Snowcat Dining Adventure at epic
At Okemo Mountain Resort in Ludlow, Vermont, board the Grey Goose snowcat for a starlit ride to epic restaurant, where you'll share a five-course meal fireside on Valentine's Day, February 14, or on Saturday, February 15, 2014.
Wine & Chocolate Weekend
The Chautauqua Lake Erie Wine Trail hosts a Wine & Chocolate Weekend February 14-16, 2014. Tour 24 wineries, sampling sumptuous chocolate creations and regional wines.