Little Rock Valentine's Day Guide

If you're planning a trip to Little Rock, Arkansas for a romantic weekend getaway this Valentine's Day, there are plenty of options to choose from to take your special someone. From great local boutiques to buy that perfect Valentine's gift to the most breathtaking spots to make a proposal, Little Rock is one of the most romantic destinations in the Midwest.

Whether you're just in town visiting or are a long-time resident of the city, you won't want to miss some of these great romantic opportunities this Valentine's Day. Read on to discover all that Little Rock has to offer for you and your special someone this February 14th.

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    Get a Romantic Gift for Your Loved One

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    Valentine's is a gifting holiday, but there's no need to get caught up in getting the perfect one for your date—after all, nothing says love like flowers and jewelry.

    Fortunately, there's no shortage of local boutiques and shops where you can find the perfect gift (even last minute!) such as Frances Flower Shop or The Crown Shop at Park Plaza Mall. You can even get your loved one a spa day in nearby Hot Springs, which would be a great gift, too!

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    Little Rock, River Market, interior
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    If you're looking for someplace fun, exciting, or adventurous to bring your Valentine, there's no shortage of entertainment options in Little Rock.

    If you're looking for a fun date, you could do a couple's game of bowling or help each other rock climb, but if you want something more sedated, there are also a number of movies, art galleries, and botanical gardens.

    Also, be sure to check out the Little Rock River Market, which has a little bit of everything for a casual date night with your Valentine.

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    Enjoy a Romantic Dinner

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    The perfect date restaurant depends on your date—playing a game of pool or darts is a great way to break the ice, but you wouldn't want to take your spouse of 10 years to a casual spot.

    Fortunately, luxury restaurants like Brave New Restaurant, One Eleven, Vesuvio Bistro and South on Main are great for special occasions and special dates (more special occasion restaurants) while casual restaurants like West End, Vino's or Damgoode Pies may be more appropriate for a first date

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    Propose to Your Valentine

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    Valentine's Day is a popular day to pop the question, and Little Rock is a hugely popular destination in the Midwest to bend a knee and pull out a ring.

    Here's a list of fun places you can do it (though some of them probably aren't that great for February weather).

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    The Empress Hotel
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    If you're planning on spending the Valentine's Day week (or weekend) in Little Rock with your sweetheart, you'll want to have accommodations to match the rest of your romantic itinerary, and Kansas City has some of the best hotels around for the perfect getaway.

    For a taste of some true southern gentry and pageantry, consider checking into The Empress Hotel, an 1880 bed, and breakfast that offers guests special Valentine's and Honeymoon packages in a historic setting.