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| 02/07/2022 | Updated | Attend, Attractions, Holiday, Savor - Food & Fun |   

Romantic Valentine’s Day Ideas in Bellingham and Whatcom County - 2024

February is the month for love, and ideas for celebrating are plentiful in Bellingham and Whatcom County. Whether you're planning a staycation or a romantic Valentines getaway for 2024, you will find it all in the peak of the Pacific Northwest! We've rounded up a list of romantic hotels, date-worthy restaurants, sweet shops, and more. 

Celebrate Valentine's Day the entire month of February and surprise your loved one with a romantic getaway to Hotel Bellwether on beautiful Bellingham Bay. Cozy-up in a luxurious room and enjoy your fireplace and jetted soaking tub while gazing over the San Juan Islands.

You can also bring your four-legged Valentine with the Bellwether's pet package!

πŸ“ž (360) 392-3100

🏠1 Bellwether Way, Bellingham, Washington

Enjoy a cozy winter getaway with your significant other at Fairhaven Village Inn! The Inn is right next to Galloway's Cocktail Bar, the perfect place to grab a warming drink with your Valentine. 

Not only are you in easy walking distance of Fairhaven's many excellent and romantic restaurants, but you're also only steps away from the boardwalk at Taylor Dock, the perfect destination for a moonlit stroll with your sweetheart. 

πŸ“ž (360) 733-1311

🏠 1200 10th St, Bellingham, Washington

Book a romantic night away at the Inn at Lynden during the month of love!

πŸ“ž (360) 746-8597

🏠100 5th St, Lynden, Washington

All February long, surprise your loved one with a romantic getaway to Oostema Farmstead! Whether you want to kick back and take it easy away from the hustle and bustle of daily life or experience something new in Whatcom County, Oostema Farmstead is the perfect place to spend Valentine’s with your other half. ❀️

Curl up in front of the fire, grab a blanket, or roast some marshmallows for smores. How about watching some sunsets and star gazing from the hot tub? (weather permitting)

The Chrysalis Inn & Spa Bellingham, a Curio Collection by Hilton, features amazing views of Bellingham Bay. Each bay-view guest room has a window seat, fireplace, two-person tub, walk-in shower, and spa amenities. Have a bottle of champagne delivered to your room and call it a night!

If you're staying at the Chrysalis, you will want to check out the hotel's on-site restaurant, Keenan's at the Pier! With delicious seafood dishes and a wine menu for perfect pairings, it's an ideal spot for a convenient (and romantic) dinner. Reservations are highly recommended. 

πŸ“ž (360) 756-1005

🏠 804 10th St, Bellingham, Washington

Run away to the sea with your special someone at Semiahmoo Resort in Blaine. Romantic any time of the year (think: walks on the beach, fine dining, and couples massages), Semiahmoo goes all out during Valentines Day with specials, events, packages, and more

Check their website in early 2024 for updated details!

Located on the top floor of Village Books in Fairhaven, Evolve Chocolate + Cafe is a great place to pick up an edible present for your Valentine. You'll find tasty treats like blueberry coffee cake, ginger citrus pies, honeycomb sponge toffee, and of course a variety of chocolate confections for your special someone. 

The finest grade Callebaut chocolate is imported from Belgium to create a full range of truffles at Chocolate Necessities in downtown Bellingham. Bring your sweetheart into the shop to experience a taste-test, and a warm mug of drinking chocolate, as well as wine tasting and Italian gelato.

Also located in downtown Bellingham is Pure Bliss Desserts, specializing in cakes, cupcakes, and cookies. Every dessert is made from scratch and can be enjoyed alongside a glass of Port, Champagne, Wine, or Mead. 

Carnal is a critically acclaimed wood-fired restaurant in downtown Bellingham featuring a trio of chefs from NYC Michelin starred restaurants. Carnal specializes in slow-cooked meat and the seasonal produce and aquaculture of the Pacific Northwest. Carnal also offers an extensive list of craft cocktails, local beers and a curated wine list. Choose between an indoor dining room centered around a wood burning fireplace or a beautiful garden patio.

πŸ“ž(360) 306-3587

🏠1234 North State Street, Bellingham, Washington

Snuggle up at a table by the fireplace or a window seat with spectacular views of Bellingham Bay. This restaurant, located in the charming Hotel Bellwether, offers signature breakfast, lunch, brunch, dinner and happy hour menus. 

πŸ“ž(360) 392-3200

🏠1 Bellwether Way, Bellingham, Washington

Enjoy a special and delicious Valentine's Day dinner at Keenan's at the Pier, located inside The Chrysalis Inn & Spa Bellingham, Curio Collection by Hilton.

Call for reservations, tables will go fast! 

πŸ“ž(360) 392-5510

🏠804 10th St, Bellingham, Washington

Spend your Valentine's Day in Bellingham enjoying great Italian food, stellar wine, and exceptional hospitality. Lombardi’s specializes in made-from-scratch sauces, salad dressings, and desserts, along with imported Italian staples such as pizza flour, cheeses, Barilla pasta, and olive oils. Lombardi’s is also committed to sourcing local products whenever feasible. The location, which enjoys views of the marina, is perfect for a romantic date night. 


🏠 Bellwether Way #112, Bellingham, Washington 

With awards from Wine Spectator, The Steak House at Silver Reef Casino Resort offers a romantic atmosphere paired with phenomenal food. Enjoy a private booth for two and select from the extensive wine list. The steak & lobster is romantically served under a silver dome and be sure to see the amazing dessert cart as well. Reservations are required.

πŸ“ž(360) 384-7070

🏠4876 Haxton Way, Ferndale, Washington

No romantic Bellingham restaurant roundup would be complete without mention of The Black Cat. Also known as Le Chat Noir, this French-inspired bistro has been serving spirits in Fairhaven Village since 1987 from its third-floor perch in the Sycamore Building. Low lights and a full menu make Black Cat a great date spot. Share an order of Petit Fondue, order a Cat Scratch Lemonade (jalapeño vodka, basil, lemon, simple, sierra mist, soda), and gaze out the windows over historic Fairhaven. Over three decades later, Le Chat Noir is still the cat’s meow.

πŸ“ž(360) 733-6136

🏠1200 Harris Ave #310, Bellingham, Washington

Located at Semiahmoo Resort on spectacular Semiahmoo Spit, Packers Kitchen + Bar is a romantic destination for drinks and dinner any time of year. But head there on February 14 from 4-10pm for a special Valentine's Day dinner featuring locally sourced, seasonal ingredients along with a bottle of local wine or a specialty cocktail. Available as a four-course pre-fixe menu or a la carte. Reservations are recommended.

πŸ“ž(360) 318-2090

🏠 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy, Blaine, Washington

Dirty Dan Harris Steakhouse has been a staple in the Historic Fairhaven district of Bellingham for nearly 42 years and won't disappoint. They serve up the finest custom-aged beef, prime rib, wild-caught seafood, salmon, and local produce around.

πŸ“ž(360) 676-1011

🏠1211 11th St, Bellingham, Washington

Known for their aphrodisiac power, oysters are grown in the local waters around Whatcom County and are best to eat in months containing the letter “r” (January-April & September-December). That makes February prime oyster-eating season!

Low-budget (and possibly the most romantic): Take a mid-day outing to Taylor Shellfish Farm on Chuckanut Drive. Bring your own tablecloth, plates, silverware and picnic sides. Purchase fresh oysters in the little farm store, spread out your feast on the picnic tables around back overlooking Samish Bay, and barbecue them on the spot.

Mid-range budget: Enjoy an amazing oyster feast at Rock and Rye Oyster House in downtown Bellingham. This classic cocktail bar takes pride in its selection of unique drinks, as well as its selection of local oysters.

High-budget: Make a reservation at the Oyster Bar on Chuckanut Drive, located on the cliff above Taylor Shellfish, overlooking Samish Bay. Get there before sunset for great views through the evergreens. Here the chef prepares a gorgeous array of oysters on the half shell, as well as baked oysters, fried oysters, and variety of gourmet seafood dishes.

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