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Valentine’s Day in Seattle

Whether you are Sleepless in Seattle or looking for McDreamy, Seattle is a great city for falling in love. There are many events and opportunities to create a timeless and unforgettable day for the one you love.

Here are a few ideas for things to do in and around Seattle:

Open Table is a great website to book a table at all of Seattle’s top restaurants.

The Laugh Lover’s Ball
at the Moore theater is said to be “an evening of sophisticated sillyness”, so if you love to laugh with the one you love this is ideal for you.

How about Dinner and a Cruise in the bay aboard the Royal Argosy, surely the perfect start to a romantic evening.

How about Dinner and a Show, there are many locations in Seattle that combine the two, whether it be live music or a cabaret show. Check out the goings on at TROIANI located on 3rd and Madison, jazz and great Italian food are the highlights. Or you can swing by a cozy little bar in Capital Hill for Ladie’s night and free champagne, check out The Bottleneck Lounge at 2328 E. Madison St.

Here is a guide to some hotels that offer some Romantic Deals for Valentine’s Day. A few scattered rose petals on the pillow of a private suite is a sure way to a fantastic evening. A little link to help you book.

Feeling energetic? Why not join the annual Love ’em or Leave ’em Valentines Dash held at Greenlake, the unofficial headquarters for athletically focused romantic encounters.

But remember, its not all about the money you spend. Whether you are a first time visitor to Seattle or a long time resident there are many beautiful sites to see and parks to enjoy. Take a walk around the International Fountain, go up the Space Needle right before dark and get the best of both views during the day and at night. Wonder down the waterfront to the Sculpture Park, explore the Locks in Ballard and take a stroll at Golden Gardens beach.

For those of you ready to move to the next step, check out the Diamond Engagement Ring Guide for some helpful tips.

There are many different legends and stories of the origin of Valentine’s day, all are linked to a priest who is now known as St. Valentine. Some believe he defied an emperor who banned marriage to increase his troops, others say he helped Christians escape the Romans, which ever it is, its the notion of love and friendship that has carried through. So whether you are single or involved, Valentine’s Day is about being together and celebrating love and life, so how ever you choose to spend it make it a day to remember.