It’s Valentines season and love is in the air!

These suggestions are fun date ideas to enjoy with your sweetheart.


Share a Romantic Meal

A dinner date is always a sure bet!

image of scallop special from Vangeli's Bistro
Photo credit Vangeli’s Bistro

Reservations are a good idea to ensure you have a table.

Our favorite places for an intimate evening:

Vangeli’s Bistro (Seneca)
Sole Grill and Sushi Bar (Seneca)
The Lighthouse on Lake Keowee (Seneca)
Traditions on the Lake (Clemson at Hartwell Village)
Dakota Grill (Walhalla)

If you’d prefer to carry out and dine in the comfort of home, check our EAT page for all of our restaurants.


Special Events

photo of valentine dinner place setting Tickets or reservations required.

Restaurants planning romantic themed dinners:

Mullens Irish Pub
Valentine Dinner Sip & Paint
Saturday 2/12/22

Chattooga Belle Farm
Valentines Day Banquet 

Monday 2/14/22

Bonaterra Scratch Kitchen
Valentine Dinner with cocktails and music

Monday 2/14/22


Experience Live Music

photo outside Walhalla Performing Arts Center at night
Photo credit Walhalla Performing Arts Center Facebook page
Walhalla is a fun walkable town for a date.

If you’re a fan of live music, Walhalla Performing Arts Center has a wide range of talented artists scheduled all month long!

Have dinner and drinks at one of our local restaurants, then head over to WPAC (a block off Main Street) for one of these sweet shows. The historic Walhalla Civic Auditorium building is an intimate setting with socially distanced seating.

Sister Hazel
Friday, February 4th

Gaelic Storm
Saturday, February 5th

Stayin’ Alive – One Night of The Bee Gees
Friday, February 11th

Malpass Brothers
Saturday, February 12th

Tapestry – A Tribute to Carole King
Sunday, February 13th

The Lettermen
Saturday February 19th

T.G. Sheppard & Moe Bandy
Friday, February 25th

Celtic Angles with Celtic Knight Dancers & Trinity Band Ensemble of Dublin
Saturday, February 26th


Date Night Drinks

image of beer from Keowee Brewing
Photo credit Keowee Brewing Company
Keep a good thing going.

Places with comfortable ambiance to sip cocktails or chill with your favorite adult beverage:

Appellation Wine (Seneca)
313 Cafe (Seneca)
Birds of a Feather Cocktail Bar (opening soon in Seneca)
Brews on the Alley (Seneca)
Keowee Brewing Company (Seneca)
Jocassee Valley Brewing (Salem)
Garage Tap Room (Walhalla)
Gather Uptown (Walhalla)
Partners in Wine (Walhalla)
West & Co. Taproom (Walhalla)


Try Some Tasty Treats

Photo of heart shaped desserts from Whimsy Cookie Clemson
Photo credit @whimsycookieclemson
Yummy places with indulgent desserts to sweeten your mood:

Walnut Street Bakery (Seneca)
The Whimsey Cookie Company (Clemson at Hartwell Village)
N the Midst (Seneca)
Sweet Retreat Fun Center (Seneca)
Mountain Mocha (Walhalla)


Sweet Selfie Spots

photo of couple at Station Cove Falls
Station Cove Falls photo credit @nik_e_24
So many sites in Oconee County offer awesome views and great selfie opportunities.

These settings are especially picturesque:

Chattooga Belle Farm (Long Creek)
Bull Sluice on the Chattooga River (Long Creek)
Station Cove Falls (Walhalla)
Stumphouse Tunnel (Walhalla)
Any where along the Oconee Mural Trail (county wide)


Heart Pumping Hikes

photo of woman next to Foothills Trial sign
Photo credit @emeltonsc
Grab your favorite hiking partner and hit the trail!

With 77-miles of walking opportunities, The Foothills Trail is one of our most popular hiking destinations.

Depending on the weather and how long of an adventure date you’re looking for, view our hiking and waterfall pages to see which trails are the right fit for you.


Plan a Big Day of Small Shopping

If you’re the kind of couple who likes to shop together, these unique stores will allow your Valentine to pick just the right gift!
image inside Red Door shop
Photo credit Visit Oconee SC.

The Healthy Olive (Gourmet kitchen store)
M. Tannery & Sons (Antique/artisan mall)
Green Springs (Fair trade/local artisans)
The Red Door (Florals/home decor)
Shipleys (Home furnishings)
Simply Carolina (Decor/outdoor furniture/gifts)
Emily’s Especially For You (Boutique clothing)
Heartwarmers (Decor and food gifts)

See many more locally owned businesses on our SHOP page.

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