Last Minute Valentine’s Weekend Plan Ideas

It’s understandable that some people overdo it with Valentine’s Day this year since last February was spent in lockdown as vaccines started rolling out. There’s plenty to do and plenty to buy to mark the mid-month holiday.

The Coeur d’Alene Resort (cdaresort.com) is offering a couples retreat through Monday. Special features switch to the outdoor infinity pool Sunday through Monday. Relax in the giant hot tub while gazing at the frozen lake with cold drinks. The Valentine Romance Night on the Lake package includes a $100 dining credit for any of the resort’s restaurants.

There’s also a Valentine’s Spa Romance package that includes a pair of 50-minute spa services. Galentine’s Day Special includes lakeside accommodation, two 50-minute spa services, with the option of a facial, massage or pedicure, and in-room mimosa brunch . There are also chef-prepared menus for Valentine’s Day at Beverly’s and Dockside.

Northern Quest Resort & Casino (northernquest.com) offers room packages with La Rive Spa, which offers a couples candlelight massage with a bottle of champagne. There is also a package with an aromatherapy bath.

Masselow’s Steakhouse offers a four-course dinner on Sunday and Monday. Premium bone-in rib eye, aged New York strip loin, sea bass, duck, tenderloin and shrimp are among the entree choices.

Go Mediterranean at Hunt Spokane (huntspokane.com), which serves a Spanish-themed six-course dinner with wine pairing on Valentine’s Day. The annual Spokane Club (spokaneclub.org) Sweetheart Valentine’s Day Dinner in the Cutter, a four-course experience, is planned. Other downtown Valentine’s Day dining options include Zona Blanca (limefishsalt.com and eventbrite.com) and Tavolata (ethanstowellrestaurants.com), as well as a Valentine’s Day celebration at the Wonder Building.

For those who would like to stay at home, there’s Spokandy Chocolatier (spokandy.com), which has been around for over a century. Treat yourself to a range of delights, from milk and dark chocolate to almond toffee, made from pure cane sugar and butter blended with almonds. It’s borderline addictive.

For those who want to take their chocolate experience in a different direction, there’s the CBD Chocolate Bar from Green Road (greenroads.com). The treat is an artisanal dark chocolate bar handcrafted in small batches and infused with 180mg of CBD sourced from US-grown hemp.

If CBD is your thing, check out the products from Heylo (heylocannabis.com) sold at Cinder (cindersmoke.com). Items include jams, extracts, lubes, and vapes.

And if you’re single or prefer to be alone, pick up books at Auntie’s Bookstore (auntiesbooks.com) or buy vinyl at 4000 Holes (facebook.com/bob4000angel). Two ideas: “Dead Flowers” by the Rolling Stones and Tom Perotta’s latest novel “The Abstinence Teacher”.

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