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5 Uniquely Seattle Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day

From local hot spots to weekend getaways, don't forget to indulge on February 14.
By: 
Charlotte Larson
A view of the waterfront and the Great Wheel from The Crab Pot,

February 14 is rapidly approaching. Don’t miss the chance to take a breath from wedding planning and celebrate to the fullest. Mix things up this year with a new destination, whether you go for something quirky, extravagant or adventurous. Whether you’re spending Valentine’s Day with friends, a significant other or indulging in some much-needed self love, create an evening full of moments that will keep you warm for the rest of winter.

The Classic Crab Pot

What comes to mind when you think of Seattle? Romantic rain? The salty wharf? Enjoy a little of both with a seafood dinner at the iconic Crab Pot. Tuck in your bib and have your mallet at the ready. This Valentine’s Day, The Crab Pot is serving the seafood dinner of dreams: four varieties of fresh and regionally sourced crab (a whole three pounds of it!), red jacket potatoes, fresh corn, andouille sausage and head-on shrimp. If you are not too full post-dinner, wander the pier for a quintessential Seattle experience or take in the glow of the city from the top of The Great Wheel.


The Lodge at Columbia Point

Wind Your Way Through Wine Country in the Tri-Cities

Indulge in a relaxing weekend in wine country. Head to Richland where the Lodge at Columbia Point awaits. A beautiful, serene location overlooking the Columbia River, with four star accommodations and an onsite fine dining restaurant (and wine bar!), the Lodge makes lounging in luxury easy. If you want to spend the day wandering through breathtaking wineries, TC Black luxury transportation is ready to provide the Washington Wine Experience. Choose from eight different wineries and arrive at each destination via professional driver in a luxury sedan. Cheers to your weekend away!


Suzi Pratt

Weekend Getaway, Whidbey Style

Who says Valentine’s should be limited to one day? If you need a quick escape from the city, hop on a quick ferry to one of Washington’s most stunning island destinations. Whidbey Island is a true Pacific Northwest gem with accommodations suited to every type of traveler, ranging from a rustic waterfront cabin to a stay in a luxury hotel. One of the many weekend festivities includes indulging in a drink (or a few) of your choice at the annual Red Wine & Chocolate Tour provided by Whidbey’s wineries and distilleries for a catered experience. If a weekend of quiet bliss is more your style, hike or fish the many beaches with your sweetheart.


Justin Oba

Keep it Casual and Cozy at Uneeda

Nothing says true love like a perfect burger. Celebrate with Seattle’s finest burgers, hand dipped shakes, beer, wine, and more at Uneeda. Classic selections meet creative options, with offerings ranging from burgers to bison or lamb. Located in Fremont in a converted auto garage, Uneeda is the ideal neighborhood spot to indulge your Valentine’s Day burger craving in an upscale, welcoming location.

Give the Gift of Pacific Place

If gifting is your love language, Pacific Place has it covered. Pick up sparkly items from Tiffany’s, pampering products at Aveda, or sweet treats from Trophy Cupcakes. With a spectacular new Gensler-designed entry facing South Lake Union, and a new contemporary look and feel, Pacific Place is the urban destination that redefines the shopping experience.

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