Woo Your Valentine in Wilmington

valentines dayNot sure how to woo your honey this Valentine’s Day? If you live near Wilmington, there are plenty of romantic options to choose from. From romantic Sunday brunches to stunning performances at The Grand to leisurely day trips for two, Wilmington leaves little to be desired.

Valentines Day in Wilmington

Wilmington is a top brunch destination for couples this Valentine’s Day. Take your sweetheart to the Deerfield for its famous Valentine’s Day Brunch featuring “over 111 feet of brunchy goodness.” Their Sunday brunch is expected to sell out for Valentine’s Day, so be sure to book your reservations now. You’ll enjoy choice offerings like made-to-order omelets, rack of lamb, and Deerfield’s famous bread pudding. To truly wow your honey, have a dozen roses delivered tableside (order in advance).

When it’s time for dinner, head over to the Chelsea Tavern for their Valentine’s Weekend “Sweetheart” Package and enjoy four courses of delectable delights, from warm brie cheese with fig jam and crostini to peppercorn crusted duck breasts. And of course, don’t forget the desserts. The chefs at Chelsea Tavern are preparing tiramisu and pistachio lemon tart for your special Sunday.

Sights and sounds

In between your leisurely brunch and romantic dinner, take in the sights and sounds of downtown Wilmington. Why settle for giving your love a bouquet when you can offer hundreds of exquisite orchids? The Orchid Extravaganza at Longwood Gardens runs through late March. Its balmy indoor garden features rare orchids and seasonal art displays. Score extra points with your sweetheart by hiring a photographer to capture the memories.

If you’d rather be entertained while comfortably seated, consider taking your Valentine to The Grand Opera House, a historic structure built in 1871. The box office is currently selling tickets for its February 14th performance of the 23rd Annual DE Dance Festival at Copeland Hall.

Movers and shakers

There are only a few weeks left for the outdoor ice skating rink at Horizon Riverfront Rink. Take your sweetheart for a romantic spin on the ice amidst festive winter decorations. Ice skate rentals are available, as are a warming tent and concessions.

If a day trip is more your style, consider booking passage on a romantic ferry, departing from Cape May and Lewes. When making reservations, specify that you would like the “Ferry Love Valentine’s Package,” which features a special fare rate, a complimentary glass of champagne, and other treats to enjoy during your ride.

Prefer to combine your adventures with dinner? Book a cozy train ride for two aboard the Wilmington & Western Railroad’s heated coaches. During the two-hour ride, enjoy a leisurely buffet dinner with a Port wine cheese spread, braised beef with mushrooms, Maryland-style shrimp and crab saute, and other delectable choices.

As the trendsetter in affordable luxury in Delaware, Darley Green is the neighborhood of choice for Wilmington families. Whether it’s winter or summer, spring or fall, the rich culture of Wilmington offers leisure activities galore for singles, couples, and families.

Conveniently located just 10 minutes from happening downtown Wilmington, Darley Green is among the fastest-growing communities around. While matching sophisticated architectural design with well-appointed interiors, Montchanin Builders has found the sweet spot between high-end luxury and attractive pricing.

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