If the winter weather has you down, planning a fun date night for Valentine’s Day is sure to help drive those winter blues away! And you don’t have to go far. Whether you want a quiet day in nature or a dinner and a show, you have plenty of options right here. Check out these things to go do for Valentine’s Day in Mount Vernon and throughout Skagit County.

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Have dinner and see Mariachi Herencia De Mexico for Valentine’s Day in Skagit Valley. Photo courtesy: Mariachi Herencia De Mexico

See Mariachi Herencia De Mexico

If you and your significant other like music, have an early Valentine’s date night at McIntyre Hall Performing Arts & Conference Center. The one-night only performance of Mariachi Herencia De Mexico is happening on Sunday, February 6 at 3 p.m. The ensemble is a group of students from Chicago’s immigrant barios, that had a hit on their debut album of traditional Mexican music, which received a 2017 Latin GRAMMY nomination.

Enjoy Fine Dining

Max Dale’s Steak & Chop House is a great place to go if you are looking for an elegant date night with superb food. From the chili-lime prawns to the Chuckanut bay cheesecake, it’s a wonderful way to indulge for the evening. Reservations strongly recommended and can be done online.

Take a Walk

Spending Valentine’s Day with your favorite person doesn’t mean you have to spend a lot. Heading out into nature for a fun walk can be a wonderful date! Bring a picnic or some to-go food from your favorite restaurant and you’re ready for a great date night. The Padilla Bay Shore Trail is a good choice if you are looking for views of waterways and the Salish Sea. Another idea is Washington Park in Anacortes. It’s a wonderful place with incredible views no matter the weather.

Have a Staycation

Sometimes it’s nice to get away on a quick trip and what better time for a little staycation than Valentine’s Day weekend? The Heron Inn & Day Spa in La Conner is a great choice if you want to relax and renew on your mini-vacation. They have spa packages that include massages, facials, scrubs and more. Rooms include luxury suites with fireplaces and jetted tubs.

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Enjoy a romantic sunset at Whispering Firs. Photo courtesy: Whispering Firs

Whispering Firs Bed & Breakfast in Mount Vernon is an excellent idea if you want a hot tub and plenty of outdoor activities to choose from, including hiking, canoeing, volleyball, mini-golf style croquet and more. Their suites including fireplaces, private baths and stunning views.

Stay and Play

If your looking for a staycation that also involves gaming, then head to The Skagit Casino Resort. They have incredible rooms and suites, including the Skagit King suite that boosts a king bed, fireplace, jetted spa, microwave, fridge, living room, two robes and more. On the game floor they have tons of options for you and on Thursdays during the month of February you can take advantage of Free-Play Fury. Of course, you’ll get hungry! They have happy hour daily in The Winner’s Lounge from 3 p.m. to 7 pm. and then dine at their Express Eats or Tacos and Tequila (Thursday-Saturday only).

Go to a Valentine’s Day Dance

If you are looking for a dance, you don’t have to go too far outside our county to find one. The Camano Center is putting on their annual Valentine’s Day Dance on Saturday, February 12 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The dance will be held in the Sundin Room and features Camano Junction. Prices is $10 for adults and $8 for students at the door, cash or checks only.

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