There's no better place to be on Valentine's Day than in Virginia! We all know Virginia is for lovers, so let us help you and your lover plan the perfect Valentine's Day in Charlottesville.

With more than 30 different wineries and breweries, you and your significant other can sip your way around the area while enjoying each other's company and the hospitality of Charlottesville's finest proprietors. Treat your lover to 5 course dinner and dancing at Veritas Winery or choose from a special collection of Valentine desserts offered at the Devils Backbone Brewing Company

Looking for a thrilling activity? Try a romantic hot air balloon ride! Lovers can spend the day soaring above clouds whilst catching breathtaking views of Charlottesville's fetching countryside and famous landmarks. Blue Ridge Ballooning is open for flights year round and offer private flights for you and your sweetie. 


If the two of you enjoy spending time in the kitchen grab a few friends and sign up for a Boar's Head cooking class. Master the culinary skills required to make a magnificent meal. Then for a sweet treat, head over to Gearharts Fine Chocolates and spoil one another with one of their many assorted truffles. 

Gearhart Chocolates 

For the sports lovers, throw on your matching orange and blue and show your love during the UVA Men's Basketball game at John Paul Jones Arena. The Cavaliers take on Wake Forest in what's sure to be an energetic afternoon.


For the active couple, Cardinal Point Vineyard is hosting a Wine Loves 5K Run from 9am-1pm. Register and get a free T-shirt, commemorative tasting glass and enjoy a post-race party!

If you're more into romantic dinners, dip till your heart's content during the ‘Fourteen Days of Romance' at The Melting Pot or make a reservation for Hamiltons' at First and Main for fresh ingredients and delicious pairings.

Need a place to stay? You can't go wrong with one of our cozy and charming bed & breakfasts or inns. Bonus! Many of our hotels and B&B's offer special packages this time of year.

The Inn at Sugar Hollow Farm