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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner here in Columbia! Have you made your Valentine’s Day plans for you this year yet? Are you looking for a romantic spot, or maybe you looking for a romantic dinner for this very special occasion? Here are some suggestions that will be the perfect place to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Columbia SC! In addition, here are some of the top romantic spots in Columbia to make the night one you and that special person won’t forget!

Love is Brewing
Who says Valentine’s Day must be a fancy affair? Keep it casual and raise a glass to your beau over a couple of brews. Won’t you Beer My Valentine? Say you will at Flying Saucer. Combine a few of your favorite things and enjoy some Evolution through Chocolate Beer & Chocolate Pairings at The Casual Pint or Conquest Brewing Company.
Focus on the fun! Grab a couple pints, listen to live music and prove how good a team you are as you conquer the scavenger hunt at Arts & Draughts.

Wine and Dine

Sidle up close to your sweetie for some pre-dinner nibbles and drinks. Prepare to be impressed by the chic new kid in town, Lula Drake Wine Parlour. The extensive and carefully-curated wine list is like none other around. Sip on a cocktail or two beneath fairy lights and bold artwork at Goat’s. Spice things up with Spanish tapas or partake in an Evolution through Chocolate Wine & Chocolate Pairing at Gervais & Vine.

A “Hearty” Appetite
Indulging in an incredible meal is a Valentine’s Day must. Make a reservation at Al’s Upstairs, The Oak Table or Twisted Spur Brewing and enjoy special prix-fixe menus. You can’t beat the al fresco ambience of the February Harvest Dinner at City Roots. Or, do it yourself! Participate in one of three classes being offered at Let’s Cook Culinary Studio and take pride in a meal you prepared together.

The Cherry on Top
There’s always room for dessert! Order a milkshake with two straws at Kaminsky’s, share a sinfully good slice of cake at Nonnah’s or stroll hand in hand with a couple of cones from Sweet Cream Co.

Top Romantic Spots to visit in the Greater Columbia Area!

■ A blanket spread in the Horseshoe at the University of South Carolina
■ Swinging benches at Finlay Park
■ Picnic tables at Dreher Island State Park
■ Above the city’s twinkling lights at the Rooftop Bar | Sheraton Hotel
■ Village at Sandhill (window shopping and people watching)
■ In the Botanical Garden at Riverbanks
■ Park benches overlooking the river at Riverwalk | West Columbia/Cayce
■ Sunset from the Lake Murray Dam
■ Historic Columbia Foundation’s Historic House Gardens

Whatever your plans maybe you have so many options for that perfect Valentine’s Day Celebration in Columbia! If you have any other suggestions, please let me know so that we can share, and please be sure to follow me on Facebook and LinkedIn!

You can also contact me Marianne Hatton at my website I Sell This Town


*info courtesy of http://www.columbiacvb.com