Chances are, you’ve already fallen in love with the Cape in more ways than you count, and Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion to celebrate your local favorites and make new memories with the people you love most. From daytime outings to weekend getaways, here’s an unofficial guide to romance on Cape Cod (we’ll leave the rest up to you!).
Cozy up for a romantic lunch or dinner for two at one of Cape Cod’s premier restaurants sure to make your taste buds swoon. Greece is for lovers—and so is Estia Taverna, serving authentic Greek cuisine in the heart of Mashpee Commons—no passport required. Gaze out over Cape Cod Bay with your favorite person at Fanizzi’s Restaurant By-the-Sea in Provincetown, where 180-degree water views set the scene for an eclectic menu featuring craft cocktails and internationally-inspired entrees. Northern Italian cuisine, fine wines, an after-dinner espresso, and a weekend jazz pianist make Alberto’s Ristorante in Hyannis a Cupid-approved Valentine’s pick.
Nothing says Happy Valentine’s Day like a festive, heart-shaped box of chocolates, and a little indulgence goes a very long way at these local chocolatiers dressed to dazzle! From chocolate covered strawberries to homemade hot chocolate bombs and shiny, miniature chocolate heart presents (almost) too pretty to unwrap, Kandy Korner in Hyannis has the Main Street market on seasonal sensations. End your quest for Belgian chocolate at Cape Cod Chocolatier in Centerville, where the art of chocolate and gifting are one in the same and you can purchase gourmet boxes of premium chocolates and assorted flavors of bite-size truffles you’ve only dreamed about.
Pack a bag for an overnight rendezvous at these intimate inns for an easy, impromptu Valentine’s getaway. An air of romance greets you at The Captain's Manor Inn in Falmouth, where the inn's classic beauty and stylish rooms are complemented by such luxurious touches as gourmet chocolate and single long-stemmed rose room add-ons. If coastal elegance makes you weak in the knees, book the Couples Romance Package at the award-winning, adults only Platinum Pebble Boutique Inn in West Harwich for a chance to unwind…and eat locally-made chocolate truffles. Celebrate timeless Cape Cod with your sweetie at The Coonamessett in the heart of historic Falmouth, where you can dine at the community-loved Eli’s Tavern, then sleep late in modern, airy rooms (complete with blackout shades).
Go on a Date
Is there anything more romantic than the Cape off-season (we don’t think so)…join hands for a quiet walk on the beach or peaceful day’s winter hike on the National Seashore with a picnic lunch from Box Lunch in Wellfleet—home of the ‘Rollwich’. Step out for fine dining at Cuvee Restaurant in Chatham, where you can linger with the one you love over the 4-course or 7-course chef’s tasting menu, followed by a movie at the historic 1915 Chatham Orpheum Theater. Let your hair down and stir up some excitement with your honey at Ten Pin Eatery in Hyannis for bowling, laser tag, arcade play and virtual reality; then cozy up for craft cocktails and tasty bites at the Ten Pin Eatery bar.
Stays with On-Site Spa
Pamper the one you love (or yourself) with romantic spa getaway packages guaranteed to help you unplug and relax so you can celebrate the moment. Escape to Dan’l Webster Inn & Spa in Sandwich with the Suite Deal Package, where you can sink into an elegant guestroom, experience Beach Plum Wellness massages, and savor a delectable dinner for two. The name says it all at Carpe Diem Guesthouse & Spa in Provincetown! Cozy up to your sweetheart with the romance package featuring French bubbles and chocolate temptations at this adult-only boutique guesthouse and award-winning Namaste Spa with a Finnish sauna and Turkish steam room. Venture to Provincetown and take a romantic step back in time to the lovingly restored sea captain’s estate at Crowne Pointe Historic Inn & Spa; the experience includes breathtaking views, fine dining overlooking the Pilgrim Monument, and an intimate spa featuring outdoor massage room illuminated by candles.
Want to surprise your special someone with a lasting token of your love? Head to these favorite boutique jewelers for the perfect gift. Put a bow on it—you’re done! From dune jewelry with your favorite beach sand to the romantic Sailor’s Valentine jewelry collection, Robert E. Guertin Jewelers in Sandwich will delight with him and her gifts to remember. Showcasing jewelry for all walks of life, Sachs Jewelers at Mashpee Commons invites you to stop in and peruse their renowned diamond inventory and one-of-a-kind artisan collections sure to make your heart flutter. In love with Cape Cod? You’ll find a handcrafted nautical (and whimsical) jewelry collection inspired by local motifs and a Valentine’s Day gift guide at family owned and operated Chatham Jewelers celebrating 70 years of business on Main Street in Chatham.