This February, surprise your loved one with a trip to Hood River when it’s at its most beautiful. The air is alive with romance, and you’ll make some memories here that you’ll never forget! Here are a few ideas for romantic activities to do this Hood River Valentine’s Day:
Valentine’s Day Morning
Surprise your loved one with an early morning trip to River Daze Café, one of our favorite locations in town for a good breakfast and even better coffee. Afterward, the world is your oyster! Skiing is a great morning activity. Head to Mount Hood and while the day away skiing on some of the most beautiful slopes on Earth, with the best views too. The trees are sparkling this time of year, and the scenic drive there alone is worth it, just for the forest and the mountainside.
Valentine’s Day Afternoon
As fun as it is to ski, you probably don’t want to spend the entire day skiing, when you have the rest of February to ski. Pick a relaxing and romantic activity, such as a trip to a vineyard. You can walk hand-in-hand through the Marchesi Vineyards, whose owner (Franco Marchesi) came all the way from Italy. Taste the wine together and enjoy both the quaint buildings and the grand mountain views that surround them. Another romantic place to visit together is the Colombia River Gorge, which is simply awe-inspiring this time of year. Visit Horsetail Falls for some great Valentine’s Day selfies of the two of you in front of the falls!
Valentine’s Day Evening
When it comes to Valentine’s Day dinner, the pressure is always on to find a great place for a dinner date. Luckily, we have you covered here in Hood River. You simply can’t go wrong with Riverside, a classy establishment on the riverfront which will serve you fine Italian cuisine, along with a selection of the best local Oregon wines. Try the Cioppino (fresh cod, jumbo shrimp, toasted pasta, white beans, veggies, and tomato-anise broth) if you want something inventive and fresh. When it comes to the wine, you can’t pass up our local Oregon selections.
They say tastes and smells are closely tied to memory, so if you buy a bottle of wine here and take it back home with you, it will remind you of your Hood River Valentine’s Day when you pop it open sometime in the future.
Hood River Valentine’s Day with HR Vacations
Whatever you do on Valentine’s Day, the best gift of all will be the vacation rental home you’re staying in. Give us a call today at 1-877-260-2519 and we’ll help you take the first step.