12 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in St. Louis

Friday February 1, 2013

Love is in the air and spring is just around the corner, so take a winter break in St. Louis. STL is a hot bed of activity throughout February and it’s loaded with several ways to do something special for the one you love and admire!

You don’t have to travel for a romantic getaway:

Moonrise Hotel
The Moonrise is offering two Valentines Day packages, available through the month of February. The “Love Shack” package includes a superior king or double queen room, in room Love Potion Number 9 cocktail kit, breakfast for two in bed and more for $189 per night. Or indulge with the “Peace, Love, and Breakfast in Bed” package, which includes a superior king, champagne & strawberries, rose petal turndown, and breakfast for two in bed from $299 per night.

(314) 721-1111

The Fleur-de-Lys – St. Louis
Make your stay an even grander affair with a romantic carriage ride aboard a lovely vis-a-vie carriage drawn by a majestic Clydesdale. Your private ride will meander through historic Tower Grove Park’s 289 acres of greenswards, featuring bronze statuary, fountsil, lily ponds and fanciful pavilions. Then, return to the Inn for a sumptuous four-course dinner, which you can select from their chef’s delicious seasonal offerings. The cost of the package is $450 in addition to the room price, which starts at $150 a night.

(314) 773-3500

The Cheshire
Write your own love story with a stay at the Cheshire. The newly restored hotel’s Tudor architecture and Imperial interiors deliver a Downtown Abbey-allure to a romantic holiday. Ask for the hotel’s Royal Valentine package or choose one of the British literary character themed suites such as the ‘60s contemporary-styled James Bond Suite, the romantic Romeo & Juliet and the exotic Passage to India with it’s Far East flair.

(314) 647-7300

Romeo and Juliet at the Touhill Performing Arts Center
The Saint Louis Ballet brings the passionate and heart-breaking affair of Romeo and Juliet to life through dance and the haunting music of Prokofiev. The pas de deux takes place February 8 through 10 at the Touhill Performing Arts Center.

(314) 516-4100
February 8 – 10, Times Vary

Sense and Sensibility at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis
If you’re looking for a romantic yarn with a happier outcome, the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis delivers this clever Valentine: a stage adaption of “Sense and Sensibility.” This lovely, intimate adaption of Jane Austen’s first novel is a charming journey through hope and heartbreak as two young lades find that when sense and sensibility meet, love can’t be far behind.

(314) 968-4925
February 6 – March 3, Times Vary

Untamed Hearts at the Saint Louis Zoo
The Saint Louis Zoo may not be the first place you think of for romance, but that could soon change. The Zoo is offering a gourmet, four-course meal at The Living World. You’ll feast on Grilled strip steak with BBQ bacon and crispy shallots, wood smoked airline chicken breast with crispy prosciutto, Grilled Alaskan salmon with peaches, sage and smoky almond brown butter, mushroom risotto and much more. There’s also wine and chocolate for desert. The cost is $125 per couple. (gratuity and tax included) They’re seating at 6 and 8:30

(314) 646-4857
February 14 and 15

Adopt a Fennec Fox for your Valentine
If you can’t make it to dinner at the Saint Louis Zoo for Valentine’s Day, you have another option. Show your Valentine how much you care by adopting a fennec fox in their honor. For $40 the Zoo will send your love a cuddly stuffed animal, an adoption certificate, two tickets to the Emerson Children’s Zoo and more!

(314) 646-4771
Until February 14

Sweetheart Dinner at The Lodge at Grant’s Trail
Hurry up and make reservations for a cozy Valentine’s Day evening your significant other will always remember. The lodge is serving up wine, flowers and a special dinner.

(314) 638-3340
February 14 at 7 p.m.

Love at Laumeier Sculpture park
Laumeier Sculpture park is hosting a Valentines party called LOVEmeier. The event features hands-on art activities for all ages, hot drinks, s’mores, and other sweet and savory treats. While there you can take a special guided tour of sculptures in the collection that reference affection, which will be dramatically illuminated in the park.

(314) 615-5276
February 9 at 5 – 8 p.m.

Orchid Show at the Missouri Botanical Garden
Love is in bloom at the Annual Orchid Show at the Missouri botanical Garden through March 31. On fragrant display are more than 800 lush orchids from the Garden’s collection – one of the worlds finest. You can also celebrate the romance with great food, live music and dancing on February 9 for the Missouri Botanical Garden Orchid Show Valentines Evening.

(314) 577-5100
February 2 – March 31
Valentines Evening – February 9 from 6 – 10 p.m.

Dominic’s on the Hill
St. Louis’ Hill neighborhood is full of so many great restaurants that it’s hard to pick just one. But if you’re looking for a romantic dinner, make a reservation at Dominic’s. Dominic’s has been a favorite on the hill for nearly 40 years. It serves up gourmet Italian cuisine in an elegant, old-world dining room.

(314) 771-1632

Vin de Set Rooftop Bar & Bistro
Vin de Set is rooftop dining at its finest. The restaurant near downtown St. Louis has a warm, inviting atmosphere with exposed brick walls and high ceilings, but the real standout is the rooftop deck with its outdoor ambience and views of the surrounding city. Vin de set specializes in French dishes like steak tartare, creapes and duck confit

(314) 241-8989

Favazza’s Restaurant

Need a Valentine spot specializing in gourmet Italian cuisine? Try a romantic dinner at Favazza’s!

(314) 722-4454

Gio’s Ristorante’ & Bar

Gio’s will be offering a special Valentine’s Day Pre-Fix menu as well as their regular menu this year. You can dine and enjoy either menu while watching the horse drawn carriages cross in front of Keiner Plaza and the beautiful winter scenery of the Old Courthouse and the Gateway Arch. Their pre-fixe menu will let you indulge in Chef John Ruggeri’s culinary creations for a fixed price of 39.95 per person! The three course meal includes a glass of wine from a select list.

(314) 241-2424

Three Sixty

Dinner with a view is always romantic and the scene from 26 stories  up in Three Sixty’s dinning room is spectacular. The restaurant’s four-course Valentine’s Day menu includes options for each course. Korean pork tacos with Kimchi sound like a winner starter, and housemade “Kit Kat” bars are definitely a perfect ending. $50 per person at 4, 6, and 8 p.m. on Thursday.


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