February is officially here and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. This year, enjoy some of the local charms that Clarington has to offer and take your loved ones out for a Valentine’s Day that they won’t forget. Whatever you’re looking for, Clarington has something for everyone to enjoy. Here are 10 things you can do with your Valentine this year in Clarington.
- Go for a romantic trail ride
Take your loved ones on a western style horseback ride from Kuzenko Riding Stables. Their scenic trail rides are suited for every level, and will take you away from the stress of the world.
- Dinner on the Town
What could be more iconic than taking your loved one out for a romantic dinner? Luckily, Clarington has many options for you to choose from. Whether it’s an intimate dinner night at Three Six Kitchen & Lounge located in Historic Downtown Bowmanville, or a night out with friends at the Old Newcastle House Taps & Grill in Newcastle, you’re sure to find something to suit your taste. Reservations are encouraged. Call your desired restaurant for more information.
- Take a Romantic Hike along our many Trails
What could be more romantic than taking a stroll with the one you love along a beautiful stretch of Clarington’s lakefront, or a beautiful conservation area? Sip a warm beverage and hold hands while enjoying the natural beauty of the outdoors. Let Mother Nature set the romantic scenery; you just have to bring your date.
- Unwind and Reconnect at the Spa
Enchanted Hands Day Spa, located in Bowmanville, has Valentine’s Day packages that will help you and your sweetheart relax and enjoy each other’s company. From a couples massage to a Champagne and Rose Body Scrub, a relaxing afternoon awaits you. For more information and to book your spot, contact Enchanted Hands at 905-623-9836.
- Enjoy the Slopes at Brimacombe
Take your date (or family) out for a day of skiing or snowboarding at Clarington’s premier ski hill. If you don’t know how to ski, that’s not a problem. Brimacombe offers lessons, rental equipment and a warm chalet with delicious quick-serve food to help motivate and encourage you.
- Celebrate Early, Visit the Courtice Flea Market
The Courtice Flea Market is hosting its annual “Sweetheart Sunday” on February 12. Stroll the market and find an array of hidden treasures and chances to win prizes throughout the day.
- Take in some Arts & Culture
The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington is located in Bowmanville in the historic old Cream of Barley Mill. Rich with history, and artistic talent, the red-bricked building is situated alongside Soper Creek. After appreciating the local exhibits, take a leisurely walk through a beautifully landscaped path running through the grounds.
- Take a Romantic Drive along A Country Path
A Country Path is a self-guided tour that runs throughout Clarington’s countryside and offering a beautiful setting for a romantic drive. While driving, stop at Tyrone Mills and pick up some delicious treats, or finish your journey at Tetra Kitchen and Vines for a romantic evening dinner date.
- Stay a night at one of Clarington’s B&B’s
Clarington boasts many beautiful bed and breakfasts throughout our community. Whether you’re looking for a romantic evening in the country, or a more exotic experience that includes animals at Jungle Cat World, you’re sure to find the perfect place to spend some quality time with the one you love.
- Shop Local
Clarington is home to four major downtown cores, all with specialty shops, cafes, and places to search for that perfect gift. Stop by Courtice, Bowmanville, Newcastle or Orono, to find that perfect.
These are only some of the many options to pick from. For more ideas visit our Tourism Information Centre located at 181 Liberty Street South in Bowmanville, or give our team a call at 905-623-4356. You can also check out our Romantic Getaways options on our website.
Happy Valentine’s Day from the Tourism team.