A couple enjoys Valentine's Day in St. Louis at the Four Seasons Spa.

We Love Valentine’s Day in St. Louis

Tuesday January 16, 2024

By Rachel Huffman

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and St. Louis attractions are stepping up for the occasion. Whether you’re celebrating with a partner, family or friends – or enjoying some much-needed alone time – we’ve got an exciting activity for you.

If you simply want to savor a delicious dinner with your loved ones, though, check out our recommendations for places to eat in the St. Louis area.

Throughout February

For the ultimate expression of love, book the Spa After Dark experience at the Spa at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis. Couples will have exclusive access to the 12,000-square-foot spa for two after hours, allowing them to luxuriate in the extravagant amenities and enjoy stunning views of the Gateway Arch and Mississippi River in peace. The romantic retreat begins with a Prosecco toast followed by joint access to the wellness circuit, two 80-minute massages in the couples suite and a candle-lit, three-course dinner from executive chef Kelley Schmidt, including a bottle of wine. To level up the experience, add the Champagne and Caviar option. Available upon arrival, the Osetra caviar will be served with crème fraîche, blinis and fingerling potato chips and paired with a chilled bottle of Champagne.

Until February 25

Cuddle up at the Cozy Cider Cabin located at Eckert’s family farm in Belleville, Illinois. Open until Feb. 25, the wintry pop-up bar boasts a mountainside-cabin atmosphere with rustic décor and a specialty food-and-drink menu, including a shareable charcuterie board, brisket nachos, soft pretzels with hard cider cheese and a bison burger. Reserve a spot at the Cozy Cider Cabin for $5, which will be donated to Heat Up St. Louis, a nonprofit organization that assists elderly people, differently abled people and low-income families with their delinquent energy bills.

Until March 31

Whether your Valentine loves art, architecture, photography, nature or St. Louis, this exhibition at The Dark Room at The Grandel makes for a great date night activity. To You, I Go (2023) is Jessica Page’s visual love letter to St. Louis. Although the city is rarely romanticized, Page aims to showcase the softest, purest side of her surroundings. After all, the beauty seen and unseen in St. Louis is what makes it special. “Alongside portraits, I want viewers of the love letter to experience a visual break in the form of serene naturescapes,” Page says. “This serves as a reminder to give yourself permission to find beauty, even when it doesn’t come to you. Stay safe and be loved, St. Louis.”

January 26 to February 11

Love is in the air at Brookdale Farms in Eureka. At The Love Shack Pop-Up Bar, handcrafted love potions, heart-shaped décor and dance-inducing music will set your heart on fire. Bring your own bites and lose yourself in this curated date-night experience.

January 27 to February 25

They might not be the quintessential flower for Valentine’s Day, but pink and red orchids symbolize femininity, grace and elegance, desire, passion and love. Walking arm in arm with your sweetheart, you can enjoy hundreds of the blossoms at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s ever-popular orchid show, which returns on Jan. 27. The Garden’s vast orchid collection includes more than 6,000 individual plants representing almost 700 unique species, and approximately one in 10 orchids in the collection is threatened or endangered. Different species bloom at different times, so the orchid show is constantly changing – and always exciting!

February 8 to 29

With its upcoming activities, City Museum will take your breath away. Stroll through the Tunnel of Love – a 200-year-old bank vault lit with glowing hearts – and indulge in themed cocktails for the occasion. On Feb. 10, the iconic attraction will also host paint and sip sessions, where you can unleash your inner artist, and on Feb. 10 and 11, you can snuggle with your special someone in Cupid’s Courtyard. The Valentine’s pop-up bar at City Museum will serve five specialty cocktails: Banana Split, Scandalous Margarita, Dirty Shirley, Old Fashioned Lovers and Girls’ Night Out. Cheers!

February 9 to 11

Bring your special Owlentine to the World Bird Sanctuary in February for a romantic evening of wine, chocolate and feathered friends! As you indulge, the inhabitants of the World Bird Sanctuary will amaze you; then, you’ll get to take a stroll around the sanctuary, where you can see whooo is hanging out in the wild.

February 9 to 11

The weekend before Valentine’s Day, Bowood Farms will offer hands-on classes fit for the occasion. On Feb. 9, enjoy a sweet morning of cookie-decorating with Anna Beck, who will share her favorite recipes for simple yet sophisticated Valentine treats, or partake in a crafty afternoon where you’ll learn how to make a photo album using the accordion book fold. The next day, one workshop will teach you how to create a gorgeous floral centerpiece for your Valentine’s Day celebration, while another will elevate your gift-wrapping with calligraphy and hand lettering. On Sunday, Bowood Farms invites you and your little ones to an arts-and-crafts class where you’ll use different painting, printmaking and collage techniques to design a set of unique and artful Valentine’s Day cards.

February 9 to 17

Relish a romantic dinner in the Carriage House at Grant’s Farm. Reservations include a plated dinner and dessert for two – think roasted red pepper and tomato bisque, a strawberry salad with chocolate vinaigrette, red velvet cake and your choice of entrée such as chicken marsala, grilled salmon, filet mignon or vegetable lasagna. You’ll also receive a complimentary photo with a Clydesdale and an engraved horseshoe. If you want to splurge, add a carriage ride or a bottle of wine to your experience.

February 9 to 17

Love and mystery intertwine at 18Rails in City Foundry STL. Love Struck, a Valentine pop-up, features tantalizing elixirs and tarot card readings that will leave you spellbound. During the two-hour immersive experience, you can also snack on bites from Butler’s Pantry such as truffle fries, red pepper hummus, split crab legs and an assortment of chocolate-covered treats.

February 10 and 14

Want to add a little sizzle to your Valentine’s Day plans? Head to The Boom Boom Room, the largest burlesque club in the country, for a night of sequins and sex appeal. For the Va Va Voom dinner and show, The Boom Boom Bombshells will dazzle with choreographed dances, spectacular aerial acts and thrilling fire shows. Dinner will include a mixed salad with candied walnuts, dried cranberries, blue cheese and a sweet vinaigrette; filet mignon with garlic butter, fingerling potatoes and seasonal vegetables; and a plate of desserts paired with Champagne. This is the perfect place to start a romantic evening with your sweetheart, so get your tickets today!

February 12 and 14

Make your Valentine’s heart race at Amp Up Action Park. On Feb. 12 and 14, the entertainment district will offer a special package for two people, including two one-hour axe-throwing sessions, two go-kart races with helmet rentals and two drinks. Priced at $85, Cupid’s Combo is an online-only offer.

February 13

Round up your besties for a private viewing of Barbie at the Moonrise Hotel in the Delmar Loop. While you enjoy the movie, nosh on passed appetizers and strawberry ice cream from Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream. The event will also feature tickled pink drinks!

February 13 to 18

Gather your girlfriends for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day event. Shimmying onto the stage of The Fabulous Fox, Mamma Mia! features a mother, a daughter and three possible dads – plus, a trip down the aisle that you’ll never forget! Set on a Greek island where the sun always shines, a tale of love, friendship and identity is beautifully told through the timeless hits of ABBA. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the father she’s never known brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island that they last visited decades ago. For almost 25 years, people around the world have fallen in love with the story, the characters and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show. Now it’s your turn to experience the classic.

February 14

St. Louis native and beloved saxophonist Rhoda G has performed with acclaimed artists such as Freddie Jackson, Donell Jones, Chanté Moore and Carl Thomas. For Valentine’s Day, she’ll grace the stage of City Winery St. Louis with an intimate live concert.

February 14

Whether you want to drown your sorrows or toast to love, head to the Elvis Room at Blueberry Hill, where KJ Sheel has all the break-up songs and love songs that you want to sing.

February 14

As a composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Camille Thurman has quickly become one of the standard bearers for jazz, making a considerable and dynamic contribution to the legacy of the musical genre while paying tribute to its heroes. Fluid and powerful on the saxophone, she also plays the clarinet, flute and piccolo, and she’s been praised as a highly inventive vocalist with an impressive scatting ability. During this Valentine’s Day performance at Jazz St. Louis, you can experience the full scope of Thurman’s artistry when she plays with the outstanding Darrell Green Quartet.

February 14

You’ll find breathtaking romance at VUE, the fifth-floor event space within the historic Cutlery Building in downtown St. Louis. 612North Event Space + Catering’s Valentine’s Day dinner comes with mesmerizing 360-degree views of iconic landmarks, including the Gateway Arch and Busch Stadium. Guests will be greeted with a complimentary glass of Champagne, and the evening will commence with a choice of appetizers – think lobster wontons with honey sambal – followed by a classic salad. For the main course, you can select chicken Milanese, filet mignon or Parmesan-encrusted salmon, and you can finish your meal with New York-style cheesecake or chocolate lava cake served with vanilla ice cream.

February 14

A love story will unfold under the stars at this four-course dinner atop Hotel Saint Louis. You’ll choose your dish for every course – highlights include roasted butternut squash hummus, honey-bourbon glazed pork belly, pan-seared seabass with a carrot-ginger emulsion and warm sour cherry brioche bread pudding – and as you dine by candlelight, a saxophone will serenade you. This is one meal that you won’t want to end.