The month of February is upon us - otherwise known as the month of love. Grocery stores covered with red and pink confections, fresh roses on city corners, and restaurants aglow with the soft flicker of candlelight conjure a warmth in the heart. Whether you plan to celebrate the month of love as an evening spent privately between you and your significant other, with the family, with your gals, or simply by yourself, your TIME is best spent in Spotsylvania!
“T” is for Together with the Family
If some of your family’s most cherished moments happen around the dinner table, The Battlefield Country Store is your destination to create your next memory. One look at their Instagram feed and their piled-high sandwiches and grandiose milkshakes will have you on the way there before you know it! The Battlefield Country Store also offers the Victory Espresso Bar for a signature latte if Mom and Dad need a little pep in their step. Before you head to the next stop, treat yourself to a bakery item or another snack to have at the ready. After dinner, if you have younger kiddos in tow, check out Penny Lanes and Games inside Paragon Theater – your one-stop shop for bowling, arcade games, and a movie theater! Luxury bowling suites with plush couches and big screen TVs can be reserved for your crew to convene around. The movie theater even has IMAX options! For your preteens/teens, stop in Rush Hour Live Escape Rooms. Nothing says bonding time like working as a team to break free from these themed challenge rooms!
“I” is for an Intimate Evening Just the Two of You
This February, let Spotsylvania be the picturesque backdrop for an intimate date night solely for you and your significant other. Start the evening off at 1781 Brewery and Wilderness Run Vineyards, located on a family-run farm serving local beers and wines for the best of both worlds, say if he likes brews but she is exclusive to vino! Then, treat your Valentine to dinner at Itavie New York Grill and Bakery. Whether you indulge in Lobster Arancini, Gnocchi Nonna Rosa, or a New York Strip, Itavie is a top-notch choice for sharing a delectable meal. For dessert, ask for one (or a combination!) of Itavie’s sixteen gelato flavors to-go and take a stroll around the Spotsylvania Courthouse Village. With this quaint town’s charm on softly lit display at night, it will be nearly impossible not to fall in love all over again!
“M” is for Me Time
You can’t pour from an empty cup, right? If you’re looking to rest and recharge this February, Spotsylvania has the perfect set up for you. Knead away any stress with a reservation at Radiant Wellness Massage. Afterwards, pick up a meal from Basilico New York Deli, offering a hearty choice of hero sandwiches, soups, pastas, platters, pizza, and more. And don’t forget the dessert! Basilico offers an assortment of cheesecakes, pastries, and cookies that are not to be missed. Once you pick up at Basilico, retreat to a private cabin or cottage at Stevenson Ridge. While at the serene 87-acre historical property, enjoy a book by the fire, relax in a clawfoot tub, or take a scenic hike. Remember, treating yourself isn’t selfish – it’s self care!
“E” is for Extravaganzas with Your Girls
Your girls have been with you through thick and thin, and February is the month to celebrate all the love in your tribe in Spotsylvania. Start the afternoon at Eden Try Winery. Indulge in the crowd pleaser known as Eve’s Delight, a complex rosé with an off-dry finish. Your gals that are red wine fans also have plenty of options, including the Fig Leaf Red, a Virginia Merlot that is the owner’s favorite sipping wine. Once the girls have had a couple glasses and nourishment is needed, Bravo! Italian Kitchen offers everything from soup and salads to chicken parmesan and filet mignon, depending on what sounds good. End the evening with a ladies-only shopping spree at the Spotsylvania Towne Center. When was the last time you could wander through a plethora of stores with no responsibilities other than to try on oversized sunglasses, chic dresses, a pair or two of great boots, and any other item you might fancy with your best gals?
No matter what company you plan to keep this February, isn’t it TIME to plan your visit to Spotsylvania? For more info on what to get up to with your favorite folks while you’re here, visit www.visitspotsy.com.