This year for Valentine’s Day, skip the ordinary and go straight for something different! Get out together as a couple for much more than a dinner for two. These events, all taking place this month, are great outings for you to enjoy as a couple or with a group of friends!!
National Zoo, 2/11/2012
Talks at 4:30, 6:30, and 8:30 p.m.
Looking for the wildest way to celebrate Valentine’s Day without breaking the bank? Attend the Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s fourth annual Woo at the Zoo on Saturday, Feb. 11 for an opportunity to learn about animal mating, dating and reproductive habits in an honest and humorous forum.
Attendees and their “deer” ones will enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and the opportunity to decorate sweets for your sweetheart. A cash bar will also be available featuring specialty drinks served in the exclusive Woo at the Zoo commemorative glass. All the fun takes place in the Zoo’s Visitor Center auditorium.
Woo at the Zoo features:
A commemorative Woo at the Zoo glass
Complimentary hors d’oeuvres
A cash bar featuring specialty drinks
The opportunity to decorate a brownie from Naughty Bits Brownies
You must be at least 21 years old to attend this event. FONZ members: $11 | Nonmembers: $22
National Aquarium, 2/14/2012
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Ages: 21 and up
Looking for a unique Valentine’s day date? Avoid the crowded restaurants and experience the Aquarium in an ambient nighttime setting. Enjoy drinks and live music while you wander leisurely through the peaceful, crowd-free exhibits, and sample cuisine from a buffet of light fare.
$95 member couple; $130 non-member couple (all-inclusive)
Boordy Vineyard, February Weekends
$15 Adults, $10 Teens (13-20 yrs), $5 Children (2-12yrs)
Sip some wine and munch on sliders for a new way to enjoy February at Boordy. Live music and marshmallows outside at the cauldron will give you good times with your sweetheart and your friends. Assorted sliders, six wine samples and an engraved Boordy wineglass are included in your admission. No alcohol other than Boordy wine is allowed on the premises.
Crystal Gateway Marriott, 2/18,19
Saturday 11-6, Sunday 11-5
Taste over 200 artisan wines from Virginia in one fabulous, convenient spot. This is not the biggest wine event in Virginia … it’s the most exclusive … a “juried” mix of the best old and hottest new Virginia farm wineries will be there!
Learn from the pros – this event features a full slate of culinary seminars led by the regions best chefs and sommeliers! Unlike other events, all seminars and unlimited wine tastings at the Virginia Wine Showcase are included in your ticket fee.