Road Trip Idea #25: Valentines Getaways
Valentine’s Day is almost here and what better way to beat the winter and pandemic doldrums than with a getaway that’s close to home? Come for our one-of-a-kind attractions like Yankee Candle Village, the Springfield Museums and Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Whether you’re interested in a day-trip or an overnight, Western Mass is ready to welcome you while strictly adhering to all current safety protocols.
Maybe you’d like to take a day trip with your honey and enjoy a romantic dinner before heading home. Here are some suggestions to fill your day:
Western Mass Beer Trail
Spend a day on the trail and sample some of the best craft beers around. These breweries have a great selection on tap but most are also offering ‘to go’ brews to take back home to enjoy.
Richardson’s Candy Kitchen
Nothing says ‘your special’ than handmade chocolates for your Valentine. Take the scenic drive to South Deerfield to pick up something truly unique.
Spend the day trying your luck. Don’t forget to swipe your M Life rewards card to win a share of $450,000 in FREEPLAY® and prizes, including four 2021 BMW 4 Series coupes. Make the trip on Friday and Saturday so you can share a romantic Valentine’s Weekend dinner at The Chandler Steakhouse.
Spend the day treating yourself and your Valentine. Choose from ala carte options or a Spa Day Package where you’ll be treated to a massage, facial, mani/pedi and snacks. There’s even a “Hat Trick” package for men that includes a facial, MAN-icure and special gift. Of course, there’s also a Couples Massage.
Now that you’ve enjoyed your day in Western Mass, here are some of the special Valentine’s Day dining options you’ll want to try before you head home or to your hotel:
Make Valentine’s dinner extra special. The Federal is offering their winter menu with favorites like their Bucket of (risotto) Balls, Grilled Lobster Thermidor and Beignets. Or get Valentine’s Day To Go and choose from Filet Mignon and Stuffed Lobster…but make sure to order by February 5th.
What’s better than fine dining for Valentine’s Day? A great prixe fixe fine dining menu! Choose from starters like oysters on the half shell and shrimp cocktail in a jar, then move on to an entrée like NY Strip Steak and Hidden Fjord Salmon. Finish up with a decadent dessert like chocolate mousse or banana pudding. This three course meal prixe fixe menu includes so much more and is available all Valentine’s weekend.
Champney’s Restaurant & Tavern
Spend a romantic evening by the fire at this delightful dining spot nestled within an authentic country inn. Enjoy champagne and chocolates by the fire after a delectable farm-to-table dinner. Add an overnight at the charming Deerfield Inn located in the very same building.
D.Hotel Suites & Spa
So you want to get away but also want to stay away from crowded restaurants? The D.Hotel has two packages to choose from and they both include private dining for two in your hotel room. Package includes rose petals and candles to add an elegant touch to your romantic holiday. Choose the deluxe package if you’d like to include brunch. The D.Hotel also has a full service spa with a variety of massage and facial options.
Make your romantic day an overnight by booking at a hotel that’s doing all the right things to protect you and your loved ones from COVID. The Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel is just the right place! This property is exceptional in terms of service, amenities, location and now safety. They just earned safety accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC). This means that they adhere to the most stringent protocols in cleaning, disinfecting and infectious disease prevention.
For more Valentine’s Day or weekend options along with additional information about regional COVID-19 safety measures, click here.
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