Love is in the air in NH: Treat Your Valentine to a Decadent Dinner, Overnight Getaway, or Winter Adventure

Valentine's Day in NHFebruary is the month for hearts and love. Here in New Hampshire, there are plenty of options to celebrate, whether you’re looking for a special dining experience, a getaway for a romantic weekend, or something fun to do to enjoy our beautiful state in all its winter glory.

For a special occasion dinner, there are several restaurants to choose from in Southern New Hampshire. Hanover Street Chophouse is a favorite in Manchester, especially for beef lovers. That’s where you’ll find the finest cuts of steak. There’s also a variety of seafood on the menu for the ultimate surf and turf experience. Out on the Seacoast, make a reservation at Black Trumpet. Sit along the harbor while enjoying specialty gourmet dishes and beverages. A longtime, popular romantic spot is the Bedford Village Inn. Choose the atmosphere to suit your desire — the dining room, Tavern, Corks Wine Bar, or the lobby bar. For dessert, order the signature chocolate bag. You won’t regret it.  For less formal surroundings, MT’s Local Kitchen in Nashua might be just what you’re looking for. Every meal made from fresh, local ingredients sets this restaurant apart.

If you want to add a romantic overnight stay or weekend to reconnect with your love, New Hampshire offers great hotels for a luxurious experience. The Common Man Inn has two locations, in Claremont and Plymouth. For an even cozier experience, reserve a cabin in the woods in Plymouth. The Bedford Village Inn isn’t far from home in southern New Hampshire but can make you feel a world away. Among the special deals to choose from, the Winter Romance package includes fine dining, a bottle of cabernet, a fireplace and large soaking tub. The romance packages at Wentworth by the Sea provide options like chocolate-dipped strawberries, sparkling wine, and in-room couples massages. Couples who love to ski should consider the Omni Mount Washington Hotel at Bretton Woods. Escape to the White Mountains for a day or two on the slopes, then relax with a Deluxe Romance stay at the grand hotel, which also includes breakfast, dinner and a sleigh ride.

When you’re looking for a fun outing or simply an entertaining night out, New Hampshire has it all. Theatre and concert lovers shouldn’t miss a chance to catch a live show or performance at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, The Palace or Rex Theatres in Manchester, the Flying Monkey in Plymouth, and Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord. Up for something more adventurous? See what it’s like to be on a dog sled team for the ultimate winter experience. More than a ride in the snow, you’ll feel the thrill of mushing like a pro and interacting with the canine athletes that make it possible. The Farm by the River provides a gentler adventure with horse-drawn sleighs and carriages.

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