Celebrate your Valentine with these 6 Adirondack Coast romance essentials

On the Adirondack Coast, we believe love is an adventure. When it comes to celebrating your special someone, it helps to have a plan. That’s where we come in!

The events and date-night ideas below are sure to keep your romance alive and thriving on the Adirondack Coast this February.

Get dressed up and enjoy a candlelight dinner for two

From Plattsburgh to Chazy, there are plenty of unique fine dining options to choose from. If it’s European-inspired American cuisine you’re after, head to Anthony’s Restaurant & Bistro. Steak and seafood lovers should check out Butcher Block. For an intimate dining experience in the heart of historic downtown Plattsburgh, make a reservation at Irises Café & Wine Bar, boasting 40 different wines by the glass and an extensive martini selection.


Planning to celebrate V-Day early? Amazing Grace Vineyard will host its annual Valentine’s Day 5-Course Dinner on February 11 complete with local wines and live jazz music.

Catch a recent movie or a spectacular show

Make it a dinner-and-a-movie kind of night by heading to the North Country’s premiere locally owned and operated theatre, Cumberland 12 Cinemas, offering stadium seating for the latest releases. Or, check out Regal Champlain Centre Stadium 8 at Champlain Centre (hopefully you’ve already taken care of any necessary Valentine’s Day shopping, but just in case you’re a total procrastinator, you’ll have plenty of shops to frantically dart into while your boo thinks you’re running to the concession stand for those raisinettes).

Prefer a live performance? The Strand Center Theatre welcomes Scarlett Grand Review II: Burlesque at its Best on February 11 for her iconic burlesque show! Purchase tickets online in advance.

Book a hotel or a cozy B&B for your romantic getaway

Choose from a variety of conveniently located mid and upscale hotels on Route 3 in Plattsburgh or opt for a more intimate stay at area bed and breakfasts like Point Au Roche Lodge (right near Point Au Roche State Park overlooking Lake Champlain) or Hummingbird Home right in downtown Plattsburgh.

Sample the region’s authentic beverages

Whether it’s beer or wine you’re after, the Adirondack Coast is becoming well known for its unique vineyards and breweries. Have a dose of history with your craft brew when you visit Valcour Brewing Company, Oval Craft Brewing, or Plattsburgh Brewing Company. From the War of 1812 to the Old Airforce Base, our history is as rich and flavorful as our beers. To experience some of the area’s best locally-sourced dishes with your brews, head to Livingood’s, where they're committed to sustainable partnerships with area farms.

Stop in at tasting rooms along the 33-mile long Adirondack Coast Wine Trail, sampling wines made from unique cold-hardy grapes, with each winery and vineyard showcasing its own personality and dash of famous Adirondack hospitality.

Experience your favorite pastime – or try something completely new!

Are you the type of couple that likes to work out together? Give candlelight yoga at Trinity Yoga a try! Prefer to exercise outdoors? Go for a winter hike or snowshoe or cross country ski by moonlight at Point Au Roche State Park (don’t forget your flashlights!).

Or maybe you’re the type of couple that likes to experience the great outdoors without exerting much energy. That’s cool too! Set up an appointment with Country Dreams Farm and soak in the Adirondack Coast’s glittering landscape while cuddling up during a horse-drawn sleigh ride.

Find a special treat for that special someone…

Show your sweetheart just how sweet you think his or her heart is when you surprise them with delicious locally-made confections! Rambach’s Bakery offers scrumptious pastries and cakes, while Adirondack Chocolates crafts a variety of assorted chocolate gift boxes.  If you’re after artisan cupcakes, stop by Delish by Irises and choose from their fresh cupcakes of the week.


No matter how you decide to celebrate, it’s who you’re with that matters. Make this Valentine’s Day one both of you will never forget on the Adirondack Coast! Check out our easy-to-use Trip Planner Tool to start creating your travel itinerary.