Show Your ❤️ for Local Businesses
Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day, and all the ways we show our loved ones we care on February 14 are also great opportunities to show your favorite spots some love.
However you celebrate this year, be sure to include local businesses for fun, dining, and gifts.
Surprising and sweet gifts that say “I Love You”
Sweet Hill Farm offers guys the support they need to get Valentine’s perfect. Gifts, dinners, desserts–they have it covered at the Valentine’s Market Thurs-Sat 11-4pm.
Mystic Knotwork: Unique gifts for the family on Valentine’s day. Nautical wedding favors and décor for when you tie the knot!
Valentine Popup Market: Town of Groton Farmers Market features unique vendors from local foods to artisan crafts.
Westbrook Outlets hosts a Winter Marketplace on February 13.
The Chamber directory has so many perfect places to shop for a special gift.
Sparkle and shine, Valentine
The best gifts come in small boxes. This Valentine’s day may be the one you pop the question, and Grader Jewelers, Mallove’s or Black Orchid Jewelers are ready to help you pick the perfect ring.
Watches, bracelets, necklaces–tokens of your affection are offered at many of our member shops.
Rest and relaxation for your sweetie
Spa at Norwich Inn “Sweethearts Spa in a Box” gift to give with a gift card for a day of pampering.
See all the Chamber members who offer personal care experiences.
Glamorous getaways for two
Old Lyme Inn: Reserve ANY two consecutive nights and receive 15% off and a complimentary bottle of Prosecco.
Saybrook Point Resort offers gift cards for a perfect plan designed by your Valentine and you.
Love and Laughter, a getaway to Foxwoods Resort Casino can include overnight in a luxury hotel, fine dining, shopping at a Macy’s pop up Feb 12, comedy and DJ at the Centrale Fox Tower Feb 13 & 14.
Valentine’s specials at Mohegan Sun include dining and shopping while you enjoy overnight stays, spa treatments, and entertainment: comedians, music and Lipstick, Lashes & Lies: A Varity Drag Show on Feb 14.
Check out all our member hotels for just the right spot.
Dining experiences perfect for you
Get ready for a rockin’ romance at Hard Rock Cafe at Foxwoods with a menu mouth-watering choices.
Enjoy authentic Old-World Italian cuisine with a Tuscan flare at Buon Appetito with special Valentine’s Day hours, noon to 10pm by reservation.
Lake of Isles welcomes guests on February 13 for luscious prix fixe menu, served 5-8pm. Choices included
Phoenix Dinner and Entertainment: Elvis tribute Robert Black at with full dinner and evening of music.
At Rocks 21 enjoy live music and a fantastic dinner and book a stay at the Inn at Mystic
Saltwater Farm Vineyard will open with a Valentine’s Day Pop Up featuring live music by Ian Kelly and wood fired pizza truck.
Essex Steam Train & Riverboat: Treat your Valentine to a special 2-hour dining excursion aboard the Essex Clipper Dinner Train! The romance of rails and vintage train cars will set the scene for a memorable expression of your affection.
Keep it cozy with dinner at home. See special Valentine’s menus from Gourmet Galley, Ivy’s Simply Homemade, Mystic Market East and Mystic Market West, Kensington’s Restaurant, and upscale Charcuterie boxes from Uncle’s Blazin’ BBQ catering.
Restaurants and caterers are offering beautiful meals for dining in or taking out.
Celebrate with the Kids
High Rollers Luxury Lanes & Sports Lounge is hosting Kid’s Valentine’s Day Bash.
Mystic Seaport Museum’s Chill Out Weekend includes ice sculpture, games, crafts, live music and carriage rides on Valentine’s Day
Look for more fun in Amusement and Recreation.
Share Your Love of a Special Place
Give the gift of a gift in your beloved’s name. Make your mark and support the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center by buying an engraved brick for a permanent message of love on the walkway.
Send your Valentine a print of a harbor seal, beluga whale, or other favorite marine animal with a donation to the Mystic Aquarium. The gift shop is full of fun aquarium themed gifts for a Valentine of any age.
Florence Griswold Museum suggests the gift of a membership, a gift card for Cafe Flo, or a specially selected gift from the shop.
Stonington Como Galentine’s Day Virtual Painting Event: a live painting tutorial by avid painter, crafter and COMO team member, Holly Mangan. Tickets to this year’s event are $35 and include all the materials needed to paint your own floral still-life masterpiece, plus two hours of live instruction and encouragement!
Bank Square Books offers a list of Galentine’s reads in addition to books and gifts for everyone you love.
Visit the Chamber directory for our local members, and check out things to do on the Calendar of Regional Events, CORE.