Valentine’s Day isn’t just a “card” holiday. It’s a great opportunity to create a positive memory for any loved one in your life. Let Watertown assist in making your Valentine’s Day memorable.
Gifts don’t have to be a part of your Valentine’s Day, but if you’re looking to go the extra mile this year, we have some suggestions.
–Bradow Jewelers. Yep, we’re going right there. Jewelry is always special, and can be as small as a charm, or as large as a diamond ring. Your selection is what makes it memorable.
-Boutique Shopping. This one is specific to the ladies. A gift certificate to a boutique shop is sure to excite the ladies in your life. May I suggest a GC from Ava’s a Posh Boutique, or The Chic Boutique? Hometown Pharmacy is another excellent choice (yes, they have amazing apparel!)
If everything else falls through – but the food is good- the day is a success! (Some restaurants may only be open for carry-out):
-Elias Inn Supper Club- EXCELLENT dinner options are available. They are known for their Friday fish fry and Saturday night prime rib, but whatever you choose will be top-notch!
–Donny’s Girl Supper Club – Another excellent dinner menu that never disappoints. Looking for carry-out, but still want that Old Fashioned drink on the side? Well, they have Old Fashioned mix to-go, so you can mix up that drink in the comfort of your home.
–Sake House – Sushi lovers, I’m talking to you! If you haven’t been here before, you are missing out. Try it on Valentine’s Day and then keep coming back. They have more than just sushi, and have an easy online ordering/pick-up process.
-Sweet Talkin’ Treats – Let this amazing bakery take care of your dessert. Bars, cookies, cakes, cupcakes, and so much more to complete your dinner. Stop in to see their selection, or call in advance to custom order something special.
–Glenn’s Market & Catering – This suggestion is more for the home-cooked meal. Pick your protein, bring it home, and create the most mouth-watering meal right in your own kitchen. The quality of Glenn’s food will be recognized at first bite. Side dishes are conveniently found in their deli case to complete your dinner.
Prime Rib at Elias Inn Supper Club
Details go a long way. Here are some “extras” to drive home the love.
–James J Chocolate Shop – There better be a luxurious box of chocolates somewhere in your Valentine’s experience. This shop will make your mouth water, and will become your new favorite specialty store. (Side note- this shop isn’t in Watertown, but it used to be! My first job was in this shop when it was in Watertown, and I will NEVER forget the smells. The tastes were pretty amazing, too).
–Draeger’s Floral – Flowers are amazing and will go a long way, but this shop has more than just flowers…they have an excellent wine selection! Pick up your centerpiece and your dinner wine in one stop.
Draeger’s Floral Wine Selection
At the end of the day, what really matters is the time we spend together with our loved ones. Here are some fun ways to create Valentine’s memories.
-Ice Skating (Silver Creek Pond, Heiden Pond)– Weather permitting, ice skating hand-in-hand on a frozen pond is sure to be memorable.
-Stroll in the dark – It gets dark early and that can be to your advantage. Grab your flashlight and take a stroll through the trails of Brandt-Quirk Park. A little solitude with nature on a snowy path is delightful.
-Take a walking tour – Watertown is home to many historic districts that are sure to excite the history buff. Grab a self-guided walking tour brochure, and enjoy going back in time through residential and business districts.
-Take in a movie. The Towne Cinema is taking all necessary precautions to allow the public to enjoy movies in a safe environment. In February, the theater is bringing classic, romantic movies to the screen each week. Only $3 per ticket!
Robin Kaufmann is the Tourism Manager for the city of Watertown. She eats, sleeps, and breathes travel in her personal and professional life. She is the voice of Watertown Tourism, and the Facebook specialist for Enjoy Jefferson County Tourism.