6 Date Ideas to Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Top of WV
Love is in the air at the Top of West Virginia. If you’ve been wanting to plan a romantic getaway, now is the perfect time. Here are a few of our wild and wonderful date ideas for a memorable weekend trip.
Culture runs deep in the Top of WV. Learn about the communities’ roots at one of several local museums. The Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center tells the story of Weirton’s past, from sheep farming to creating America’s steel. Visit the Brooke County Museum or Hancock County Museum to learn about the artifacts, people, and industries that were crucial to developing West Virginia’s smallest counties.
Prefer to guide your own tour? Check out a number of local historical sites on CLIO, an online guide to history and culture.
If you have a hard time finding the perfect gift for your loved ones, shopping local is the perfect solution. From handmade art at the Summit Gallery to locally made syrup from Family Roots Farm, it’s easy to find something unique. Fiesta Tableware always has your gift needs covered too. Pick up one of their heart-shaped dishes and grab a tour of the factory!
Don’t let the cold air keep you from checking out the breathtaking scenery in the Top of WV. Get your heart pumping by exploring one of our favorite hiking or biking trails. Take a hike at Tomlinson Run State Park, or stroll around the lake at Brooke Hills Park.
Unwind at the Spa
Treat yourself to a relaxing day full of self-care at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack, & Resort’s luxury spa. Regarded as one of the best spas in West Virginia, this spa offers massage therapy, body treatments, a nail salon, customized facials, and more. Book an appointment as part of your weekend itinerary.
Dinner for Two
Small, local restaurants are the perfect setting for a romantic dinner. With several excellent dining options in the Top of WV, food is a great way to treat your sweetheart. Visit La Cucina for an authentic Italian meal, including freshly baked breads and delicious desserts. Or, reserve a spot at the Historic Sarah Miller House for a farm-to-table dinner cooked by private Chef Brian Magilochette. Round out the evening with something sweet from Gus’s Goodies or Frank’s Pastry Shop.
Catch a Show
Before you head home, be sure to catch a performance from Cloak and Dagger. This local theatrical group hosts monthly performances in the style of old-time radio shows. Become fascinated by the sound effects the foley artists create while the voice actors perform a thrilling mystery. Such a fun and unique show is sure to make your trip memorable.
If you can’t get away this Valentine’s Day, that’s not a problem! All of these activities are just as fun in the spring, summer, and fall. Request our travel guide to start planning your trip now.