Cupid-approved ideas for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day AllentownFebruary 9, 2017 / Ladies and gentlemen: please consult your calendars. We’re less than a week away from Valentine’s Day, folks.

T minus five days!

Do. Not. Panic. Downtown Allentown has got you covered. Whether you are spending Valentine’s Day with the love of your life, your new squeeze, your family or your favorite bunch of friends, making it memorable is important. In the new Downtown Allentown, you can find everything you need for a fantastic time—even if you only have a short time to plan.

We’ve enlisted the help of the amazing restaurants, shops and venues in Downtown Allentown to compile a list of ideas for making this Valentine’s Day a spectacular one. In fact, you could say [cornball alert!] we poured our hearts into it. It’s our way of showing you all the many reasons why we #LoveAllentown.
 
 

Gifts galore for that special sweetheart in your life

No matter whom you are shopping for, you can come downtown to find that perfect present. With dozens of merchants and specialty services available within a few square blocks, we are confident you will slay that time-honored custom of Valentine’s Day gift-giving.

Check out the list below of downtown merchants and service providers that can help you shop for your someone special, including studios and galleries that you can visit if a work of art would tickle your loved one’s fancy this Valentine’s Day.

 

See our downtown retail directory.

 

Dining destinations that will set the mood

City Center Lehigh Valley has some of the best dining choices in the area. Unique ambiance, mouthwatering menus, attentive staff and servers—our restaurants have got it all.

We sympathize with those of you who have trouble expressing your affection on holidays like this. We know it can be hard. But so can getting a romantic table for two at a great restaurant on Valentine’s Day—so call for reservations today!

Maybe you were planning on grabbing a quick bite or a cup of coffee before or after your big your Cupid-commemorating plans. Or maybe you just wanted someplace less formal to meet up with friends or family, perhaps for lunch or a light dinner. If something more casual is in order for Valentine’s fun, City Center can help with that too! May we recommend:

 

See our downtown restaurant directory.

 Learn more about Downtown Allentown PARK FREE

While you are visiting Downtown Allentown, don’t forget to take advantage of the PARK FREE program available through many restaurants and merchants in partnership with The Allentown Parking Authority. It provides free parking in five downtown decks for customers who make a purchase at a participating business.

 

Incredibly romantic overnight packages from the Renaissance Allentown Hotel

Want to do something different for the one you love this year? Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a romantic getaway at the Renaissance Allentown Hotel! Take advantage of these exclusive overnight packages—while they last!
Valentine's Day Allentown

“Ti Amo” Package

This includes a deluxe room with dinner for two at CENTRO and breakfast for two at The Dime. Upon arrival at the hotel, couples also receive a bottle of Prosecco with an assortment of specialty cheeses from local favorite Lehigh Valley Creamery. This deal also includes a $25 credit on a $50 purchase at nearby jewelry store Sorrelli.

$389 per night

“Love…Wonderfully New” Package

This package includes a deluxe room with dinner and breakfast for two at The Dime. Upon arrival at the hotel, couples receive a bottle of Champagne with an assortment of specialty cheeses from local favorite Lehigh Valley Creamery. This deal also includes a $25 credit on a $50 purchase at nearby jewelry store Sorrelli.

$389 per night

Reservations & More Details from Renaissance

 

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Margo has been City Center Lehigh Valley’s Digital Marketing Manager since 2013. She regularly writes and shares stories about the remarkable renaissance happening in the Downtown Allentown community. Her work has previously appeared on the websites of Better Homes & Gardens, Ladies' Home Journal and FoodNetwork, as well as in many Rodale Press books and in a variety of print publications, such as Prevention, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Indianapolis Star, The Morning Call, and U.S. News & World Report's Family Health Almanac and Guide to National Parks.


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