Winter Date Ideas in the Blue Ridge

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Winter Date Ideas in the Blue Ridge
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The day is approaching fast and you have no plans – what do you do? Check out these fun date ideas for you and that special someone this Valentine’s Day, of course!

Classic Dinner Out – Redbook Restaurant

You just can’t go wrong with a wine and dine scenario, and we are strong believers that to way to anyone’s heart is through their stomach. Try on Hillbrook Inn‘s exclusive and luxury dining restaurant, Redbook Restaurant for size. Choose between five or four course candlelit dinners with optional wine pairings, or check out their dinner specially designed for Valentine’s Day! This special holiday dinner consists of five courses that is so fabulous, you’ll have to see the line-up for yourself. This restaurant captures a romantic air so effortlessly thanks to their retreat-style location in the secluded West Virginia mountains; we couldn’t recommend it enough.

Take a Dance ClassSocial Graces Ballroom Dance Studio

Grand Opening 2015

Located in Berryville, VA, Social Graces offers a wide array of classes for teens and adults including private and group classes, as well as weekly dance parties. With a team of highly trained instructors available to work with those with two left feet or veteran dancers alike, you’ll soon be gliding across their ballroom floor with ease! People all over the region have enjoyed Social Graces since 2001, as it’s a pleasant and useful pastime skill to learn and have. Plan a social graces class for a fun, memorable date!

Real Theatre– Apollo Civic Theatre

For a more cultured twist on film, try theatre! The Apollo Civic Theatre in Martinsburg, WV guarantees a unique experience each time you go. This February 2-11, they will be performing Neil Simon’s ‘Last of the Red Hot Lovers,’ a comedic trip about a middle-aged man’s last attempts at love and lust. This showing stands in as perfect day or night entertainment, so come in and be prepared to laugh, cry, and applaud as you and your date enjoy the history and entertainment of the exclusive Apollo Theatre.

Visit a Museum – Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

Now available in the Founders Gallery, This Must Be the Place: The Art of Landscape features works from MSV benefactor Julian Wood Glass, Jr.’s own collection (1910-1992). Stop by to experience picturesque scenes of Italy, seascapes, France, the UK, and the Americas, that have captured people over the course of three centuries. Included in the exhibition, you can find works from the incredible talented hands of Francesco Guardi, Thomas Gainsborough, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, John Frederick Kensett, and Jasper Francis Cropsey. The MSV notes that This Must Be the Place is made possible in part by the support of the Compass Society. Don’t miss your chance to view this amazing collection! It will now be running through until September, giving you plenty of time to enjoy all of these amazing works of art.


From museums to plays, to dance classes and prime hang out spots, set aside time this Valentine’s Day to take that special someone out and experience everything the Shenandoah Valley has to offer!

Winter Date Ideas