Lovely Ways To Celebrate With Your Valentine

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

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

Romantic Dinner

Just the two of you.

Vangeli’s Bistro (Seneca)
Sole Grill and Sushi Bar (Seneca)
The Lighthouse on Lake Keowee (Seneca)
Traditions on the Lake (Seneca)
Bonaterra Scratch Kitchen (Seneca)
Paesano’s Italian (Seneca)

If you’d prefer an intimate dinner at your place, stop by Stock and Barrel Butcher for speciality cuts of meat and a great selection of bottled wines. Or check our EAT page for restaurants to carry out and dine in the comfort of home.

Lovely Lodging

Cozy up together.

These places offer intimate spaces that are perfect for couples:

Geodome (Salem)
Valhalla Sky Suite (Walhalla)
Residences at 300 Main (Walhalla)
Lofts Over Main (Walhalla)
The Nest Bluebird Suite (Seneca)
Majestic Treehouse (Westminster)

Our UNIQUE STAYS page has a dozens of properties that might appeal to you.

Musical Melodies

Walhalla is a fun walkable town for a date.

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

Have dinner and drinks at one of our local restaurants, then head over to the performing arts center for one of these sweet shows. 

The historic Walhalla Civic Auditorium building is an intimate setting for enjoying a show together. 

Check our EVENTS page to see the wide array of performers coming to the area this month and beyond.

Date Night Drinks

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)
Brews on the Alley (Seneca)
Keowee Brewing Company (Seneca)
Jocassee Valley Brewing (Salem)
Garage Tap Room (Walhalla)
Ram Cat Cellars (Seneca)
Two Rivers Public House (Seneca)
West & Co. Taproom (Walhalla)

Try Some Tasty Treats

Yummy places with indulgent desserts to sweeten your mood:

Cardamom Bake Shop (Seneca)
The Whimsy Cookie Company (Clemson at Hartwell Village)
N the Midst (Seneca)
Sweet Retreat Fun Center (Seneca)
Mountain Mocha (Walhalla)

Sweet Selfie Spots

So many sites in Oconee County offer awesome views and great photo 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)
Yellow Branch Falls (Walhalla)

Any where along the Oconee Mural Trail (county wide).

Heart Pumping Hikes

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. Several passages of the Palmetto Trail can be accessed in Oconee County also.

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!

The Casbah (Walhalla – Home decor and furnishings)
The Healthy Olive (Seneca – Gourmet kitchen store)
M. Tannery & Sons (Seneca – Antique/artisan mall)
Green Springs (Seneca – Fair trade/local artisans)
Sunni Ann Mercantile Co. (Walhalla – Clothes/housewares/gifts)
Shipley’s (Seneca – Home furnishings)
Simply Carolina (Seneca – Decor/outdoor furniture/gifts)
Emily’s Especially For You (Seneca – Boutique clothing)
Heartwarmers (Seneca – Decor and food gifts)
The Bluebird Nest (Westminster – Gifts and more)

See more locally owned businesses on our SHOP page.

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