Whether you landed on the page weeks ahead of time or it's late at night on February 13, we'll help you get ready to celebrate Valentine's Day in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. This guide has links to the Triangle's most romantic restaurants, special valentine's day menus, the area's best chocolate shops and places you can go to find the perfect gift.
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The Triangle's Most Romantic Restaurants
From a restaurant with a European atmosphere to fondue eateries, a restaurant in an upscale hotel or an establishment in a converted bank, the Triangle offers plenty of romantic options for dining on Valentine's Day. Take a look at these eclectic options to romance your significant other on that special day.
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The Triangle's Best Chocolate Shops
From fine, imported chocolates to fudge, brownies and clusters, the Triangle's chocolate shops offer confections for every taste. One shop offers chocolates inspired by Latin American flavors, while another is owned by a chef and perfumer -- he used to own an incense manufacturing company -- giving you an eclectic blend of choices to satisfy your loved-one's sweet tooth.
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The Triangle's Most Romantic Day Spas
Nothing says "I love you" like a day of pampering. Make it extra special and book a couple's massage. Triangle-area day spas offer everything from soothing footbaths to hair and laser treatments -- and of course messages, perfect for a relaxing Valentine's Day.
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Unique Gifts and One-of-a-Kind Shops
Find the perfect thing at one of these Triangle-only shops. From a shop that promises to help you plan, cook and present a fabulous meal, to a lighting shop that doubles as a whimsical gift store and a nonprofit with unique gifts from artisans all over the world, you won't need to leave the Triangle to find just the right Valentine's Day gift.Continue to 5 of 5 below.
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The Triangle's Best Wine Shops
Set the mood with a bottle of champagne or a fabulous wine. These places all have knowledgeable staff to help you find the perfect bottle at the right price for you. From the largest independent wine shop in North Carolina to a cozy wine bar and even shop that is half coffee house, half wine shop, you're sure to find the right spot to relax on-site with a glass of wine of pick up a bottle for a romantic Valentine's evening.
Whether you -- or your special someone -- have a sweet tooth, enjoy sipping a glass of wine, like to browse unique gift shops, want to relax with a message or footbath -- or do all of these things -- you'll find the perfect spots to spend a romantic Valentine's Day in the Triangle.