Valentine’s Day is coming up fast! If you’re still unsure on how to spend your special day, Mount Vernon has you covered. Here’s 15 great date ideas to do around town.
1. Catch a show at McIntyre Hall
Catch a show at McIntyre Hall when comedian Robert Dubac brings his show “The Male Intellect: an Oxymoron” to Mount Vernon. This show is ninety minutes of nonstop laughs as Dubac pinpoints and celebrates the differences between the sexes. On a quest to answer the age old question, “What do women want?”, Robert Dubac seamlessly transforms himself into five hysterical boneheads who each offer sidesplitting advice on how to straddle the gender gap. Tickets start at $50.
2. Try craft cocktails at Valley Shine Distillery
Valley Shine Distillery is a boutique distillery located in the heart of downtown Mount Vernon. Valley Shine is housed in a renovated 100-year-old building and serve specialty cocktails paired with a delicious menu. Try their Old-Fashioned, which is renowned throughout the Skagit Valley.
3. Enjoy fine dining at Max Dale’s Steak & Chop House
Get your reservations quick, because Max Dale’s is the pinnacle of Skagit’s fine dining! Serving the best steak in the county, Max Dale’s is the place to go for a classy night out.
4. Wine Tastings at Tulip Valley Winery (Saturday 12-4pm)
Taste the flavors of Skagit County wine at Tulip Valley Winery. Located west of Mount Vernon, Tulip Valley Winery is home to delicious wines and Burro Loco cider. Visit their tasting room, a renovated 1920s era barn with a spectacular view of the mountains and vineyards from the outdoor deck.
5. See West Side Story at Lincoln Theatre
West Side Story comes to the Lincoln Theatre stage with showings Thursday and Friday at 7:30pm. Presented by META Performing Arts, West Side Story is a musical adaption of Romeo and Juliet set in 1950s Hell’s Kitchen. Star-crossed lovers Tony, founder of the Jets, and Maria, sister of his rival gang’s leader, struggle to survive in a world filled with hate, violence and prejudice.
6. Enjoy dinner with a view at Fireweed Terrace
Have dinner with a view at the gorgeous Fireweed Terrace. With breath-taking views of the Skagit Valley and delicious food and a full-bar, set at Eaglemont golf course. Play a round in the morning or treat yourself with an evening out with music by Chris Eger.
7. Go thrifting at Babe Rainbow Antiques
Go thrifting at Babe Rainbow Antiques to find the perfect gift you never knew you needed! Make a day of shopping together and enjoying each other’s company – or make it a game and challenge each other to find the strangest, coolest or most interesting item for the lowest price!
8. Taste local brews at Farmstrong Brewing
Have a relaxed night out at Farmstrong Brewing, home to award-winning craft brew. Farmstrong uses locally-sourced ingredients and partners with local farmers and charities to make brew from and for the Skagit Valley community.
9. Get competitive at Riverside Lanes
Unleash your competitive side at Riverside Lanes, the perfect place for a night full of fun with bowling, arcade games and a full bar.
10. Get outdoors at Padilla Bay
Spend your day discovering Skagit’s wildlife at Padilla Bay. Take a hike at Bay View State Park and enjoy the view of the Sound or visit Padilla Bay’s Interpretive center to learn about our local wildlife.
11. Take it easy with coffee and wine at Ristretto Coffee Lounge & Wine Bar
Relax at Ristretto Coffee Lounge and Wine Bar. Their cozy atmosphere is perfect for a relaxed coffee date or easy-going night out.
12. Relax at Spero Skin Spa Salon
Ease away stress at Spero Skin Spa Salon, offering full-body massages and rejuvenating facials that are sure to relax and restore your body.
13. Share a treat at Big Scoop Sundae Palace
Put yourself in a romantic comedy and visit Big Scoop, Skagit Valley’s favorite old-fashioned ice cream parlor and restaurant. Share a banana split, fill up on a juicy burger or split a milkshake in this white-and-red themed restaurant.
14. Grab a bite of pizza at Pacioni’s Pizzeria
Go for a relaxed vibe and split a pizza at Pacioni’s Pizzeria, or opt for authentic Italian pasta and cuisine.
15. Discover Skagit wildlife with Skagit River Eagle Tours
Spot the wildlife of the Skagit on a Skagit River Valley Tour. Find the favorite places of Canadian snow geese and immature bald eagles the Skagit Valley is full of this time of year.