If a dozen roses and a box of chocolates seems like a worn-out way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, keep reading. This year, hotels and restaurants are into the weird and wonderful. The Curtis Hotel in Denver is offering packages like the Ellen & Portia as part of a “couples we love” Valentine’s Day celebration. Wear blonde wigs to find your inner Ellen and take in the town. The hotel says that package has been a big success. Read more about the Curtis Hotel here.
If you and your true love crave the offbeat, then your hearts will be overflowing with joy for these not so ordinary ideas for Valentine’s Day ideas.
Waffle House will get out the white tablecloths and the candles this Thursday night. Sweethearts can partake of Scattered, Smothered & Covered® hash browns all around, a Toddle House omelet or Texas cheesesteak melt by candlelight. “Valentine’s at Waffle House is all about true love with a side of bacon,” says Pat Warner, Waffle House Vice President of Culture. “The Waffle House Valentine’s Day dinner has become a tradition for many of our regular patrons and fans.” Warner wants to see your waffle-sweet photos on Instagram @wh_1955 or on Twitter @WaffleHouse. Check restaurant locations at www.wafflehouse.com. And yes, they are taking reservations.
A Presidential Valentine’s Day
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library, near Los Angeles, has just the thing for history buffs who love romance. Sit under the wings of President Reagan’s Air Force One plane at a table for two, and dine and dance your way into the evening. For $160 per couple, museum entrance, dinner, dancing to live music and a rose in a bud vase are included. For more information for the dinner, www.reaganfoundation.org.
Naked at The Getty and The Met
Watson Adventures is hosting a post V-Day hunt for nudity at the Getty Center in Los Angeles and The Met in New York. Fully-clothed adult-only teams will partake of a scavenger hunt to find secrets hidden in works of art from nudist paintings. Highlights for the Getty include a sultry dog whisperer, slapstick with a lemon, an ancient game of wife swap, Toulouse-Lautrec’s “moodel,” Mischief’s bear hide, a Cupid who pulls a Mike Tyson move, a god who enjoys children (preferably with a bit of mustard),” according to the event planners. No knowledge of art or nudity is needed. The hunts are offered Feb. 16 at The Met and March 2 at the Getty. Check the website for details on these and other similar hunts around the country.
Makin’ Whoopee in Colorado Springs
Check in to The Mining Exchange Wyndham Grand Hotel in Colorado Springs and have a little fun with a whoopee-pie making kit and a bottle of champagne for you and your sweetie as part of the Sweetheart Package Getaway. The Suite and Sweet Package includes an overnight stay in a Jr. Suite (ask for a corner room for sweet views), dining credit in the city’s best Cajun restaurant, Springs Orleans, champagne and chocolate covered strawberries. Both packages include late check-out so you can sleep late and stay under the covers to finish off those strawberries or whoopee pies. Link here for more information.
Cheap Date in California
Personality Hotels in San Francisco, Monterey and Santa Rosa has a cheap date package for couples who enjoy a nice hotel and a good laugh. The cheap date package, guaranteed to make your date laugh (but not impress) is marketed for hipsters who love life outside the crayon box. The cheap date package includes a bottle of bubbly, a box of conversation hearts, a bear-shaped honey bottle, Jack in the Box dinner coupons, a romance kit (condoms, toilettes and more they say) and two blank Valentine's Day cards (to avoid any oops I forgot awkward moments). Link here for details on how to impress your Valentine at one of four Personality Hotels, http://info.personalityhotels.com/packages.
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