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Sweets and Suites: Creating the Perfect Valentine’s Day

The most romantic day of the year is almost here. From cards and candies, to flowers and delectable, local fare, there are plenty of ways to show your loved one how much you treasure them. We’ve rounded up the 4 steps that will make your Valentine’s Day a night to remember.

  1. First the candy…

What’s Valentine’s Day without chocolate? Walking into Oliver’s Candies is a treat for the senses – and indulging in their candy-coated delicacies is even better! From classic sponge and ribbon candy to Valentine’s Day specials, their melt-in-your-mouth goodness is sure to bring a smile to the face of anyone who receives Oliver’s Candies as a gift.  

Or, make it a date with a special behind-the scenes tour into the makings of the candies. Oliver’s offers private tours by appointment, so you and your significant other can see the progression from cocoa bean to casing. Watching the sweet operations unfold make the end result taste that much better. And if you’re too far away to stop by, Oliver’s delivers! All orders over $50 ship free – an easy mark to hit when you see their giant online selection - or find them on Amazon.

Oliver's Candies
  1. …then the flowers...

A colorful bouquet is a timeless way to express your love and adoration. Although the ground may be frozen, the flower shops of Genesee County are blooming! From the Anything Your Heart Desires Florist and Batavia Stage Coach Florist to Beverly’s Floral and Gifts, there’s an arrangement for every flower, color and price range. Check out the Valentine’s Day specials and delivery deals that each shop offers to find the perfect way to tell your sweetie just how much they brighten up your life.

  1. …sit down to dinner…

Delicious eateries can be found all over Genesee County, but why not shake it up this year, and indulge in charred, grilled, BBQ’d perfection? At Alex’s Place, they’ve been serving up local and mouth-watering B-B-Que for over 25 years. Grab a table and enjoy the cozy ambiance of the dining room – or take it to go and snuggle up on the couch with your significant other and a rack of ribs.

Alex's Place
  1. …and end with a romantic evening in.

Two stunning area B&Bs - River Spring Lodge and Farmer’s Creekside Tavern & Inn – offer seclusion, great food, and that perfect couples vibe.

Farmer’s Creekside Tavern & Inn resides in a historic building with a rich and tragic history. Originally constructed in the 1820s, the building burned down in 2004. Re-opened to the public again in 2017, Farmer’s offers several unique suites that are perfect for igniting romance. With gorgeous creek views and delicious tavern fare, a stay at Farmer’s Creekside is the perfect getaway. 

Or escape to River Spring Lodge. With their Valentine’s Wine and Dine Couple’s Escape, you can be as in or out of tune with the outside world as you like. Enjoy wine by the fire, a three-course dinner and breakfast, and the peace and quiet of the nearby woods. You don’t have to go far to find an amazing Valentine’s Day experience at River Spring Lodge.

Farmer's Creekside Tavern & Inn
River Spring Lodge