Whether you are looking for upscale dining, laid back chocolate tastings, unique parties or dinner and a show, Harrisburg is the perfect place to celebrate Valentine's Day with your sweetheart. Here are three tips to make this a Valentine’s Day to remember:
1. Don't Forget the Sweets
Start with a trip to Anna Rose Bakery, where the hard work has been done for you. They have a wide variety of handmade treats including chocolate dipped strawberries, locally made Matango’s chocolates, customizable cupcakes and confectionary sweets. You can even pick up an assorted gift set, perfectly wrapped and ready to surprise that special someone.
Hops, Vines & Spirits Tasting Room, located in the heart of downtown Harrisburg, is offering the perfect date night for any and all chocolate lovers. On February 7th and again on February 14th, the Tasting Room will offer 1/2 pound assorted chocolates from Victoria's candies, chocolate fudge from Penn State Candies, chocolate covered strawberries and chocolate decadence cake from Anna Rose Bakery, plus your choice of wine, craft beer or a mixed drink flight of your choice. The best part - all this for only $10!
2. Make Your Dinner Reservation Early
As the locals know, Harrisburg has no shortage of award-winning, one-of-a-kind dining options.
Enjoy European inspired cuisine with a robust wine list at Note Bistro and Wine Bar, located in a beautifully restored 1910 Victorian home in Midtown Harrisburg.
If you are searching for a fine-dining experience, Chef Ron Canady’s French-inspired menu at Char’s Tracy Mansion is sure to impress. Be sure to make reservations early to get a table featuring breathtaking views of the Susquehanna River.
For a quiet meal in an award-winning restaurant only 1-block from the Capitol building, make your reservations at Home231. Serving seasonal American food highlighting the season’s best from local farmers, this downtown gem also offers free off-street parking.
1700 Degrees Steakhouse features Midwestern prime beef, dry aged beef, certified Angus beef, and the finest sustainable seafood, all served in a stunning restaurant known for their 1,000 wine bottle wall. The best part, all dinner guests receive complimentary valet parking!
3. Catch a Show
After dinner, stop over at the Midtown Cinema, Harrisburg’s independent art house theater to catch a movie. Get there early and swing by ZeroDay Brewery, located directly behind the cinema, to pick up a crowler filled with your favorite local brew to bring into the movie!
If live theater is more to your liking, don’t wait to get your tickets for Amélie the Musical. Based on the award-winning French film, Amélie is coming to Open Stage, one of Harrisburg's premier Theatres. With a start time of 7:30pm and the theatre's convenient location to a parking garage next door, you can easily book dinner reservations and still make it to the theatre on time.