Celebrating Valentine's Day in the Triangle
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My 8-year-old son recently asked me what we were planning to do for Valentine's Day. The question surprised me because I had not given the holiday much thought, to be honest. February has a way of sneaking up like that. You think you have the chaos of the holidays behind you, but you suddenly find yourself scrambling to buy/make candy-filled boxes, cards and other goodies for school celebrations.
So, for the parents who want to make Valentine's Day extra special for their little ones this year, we've put together a quick guide to celebrating the season of love in the Triangle.
Search our comprehensive calendar for valentine fun
Let the kids create valentines/edible treats for birds through the Kids Discover Nature program at Harris County Lake County Park or make Victorian-inspired valentines at West Point on the Eno. There’s no shortage of family-friendly ideas between now and Tuesday.
You don’t need to be a super crafty parent for these simple DIY fun ideas from North Carolina artist Laura Kelly.
Find even more great ideas on our Pinterest page.
Make time for romance
Need to rekindle your romance with your significant other? Plan a romantic getaway close to home and make dinner plans at one of these Triangle restaurants. You can also visit one of these chocolate shops to buy sweet treats. Yum!
Work off those sweets
And if you buy too much of those delicious chocolates, run in the Sole Mates 5K/10K, which takes places Feb. 12 at Wake Med Soccer Park. There’s also a kids’ sprint at 2:45 p.m., so the whole family can participate.
Take a family day trip
With a forecast of sunshine and temperatures in the 70s this weekend, it’s an ideal time to visit one of North Carolina’s many road-trip worthy destinations. Use our Day Trips + Family Travel directory to make your family plans and savor the weather and time spent together!