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Valentine's Day is right around the corner and we've hunted down, with Cupid's arrows, the 19 best ways to celebrate with the one you love, right here in Connecticut.
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Reserve the Culture for Two package at Copper Beech Inn. The weekend includes dinner, brunch at Water’s Edge, two tickets to the Connecticut River Museum and a complimentary in-room movie.
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Lingerie is a classic Valentine's Day gift. Specialty shops like Soleil Toile, with locations in Westport and New Canaan, offer a selection from romantic to risque.
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If your romance rocks, head to the Valentine's Day Gala Ridgefield Playhouse. Cheap Trick is headlining, and the night's festivities feature a dessert buffet with chocolate fountain, auction, raffle and champagne.
Spend the day at Romantic Willimantic Chocolate Festival on February 15. The day will include a 'Let Them Eat Cake' chocolate baking contest, a 'Chocolate Chip Stroll' and the 'Chocolate Lovers Cabaret'. If it all sounds too decadent, start the day with 'Cupid Made Me Do It' a two-mile road race.
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It’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride together...and goodness knows we've got enough snow! Five farms in Connecticut offer horse drawn sleigh rides. Head to Allegra Farm, Cedar Knoll Farm, Foxglove Farm, Loon Meadow Farm or Wood Acres Farm for the quintessential New England wintertime experience.
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If music is important in your relationship, celebrate at John Legend's Love & Laughter concert at the Bushnell Theater in Hartford February 15.
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The 'Standing in the Shadows of Love' exhibition won't open until April 6,
but there's plenty to see at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in
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There are plenty of cozy inns in Connecticut and the Spa at Norwich Inn is a favorite. A member of Historic Hotels of America, they offer day packages, overnight packages and the 'Real Men do Spa' package.
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Book a table to hear Daphne Lee Martin at the Singer Songwriter Series at Chamard Vineyards on Valentine's Day.
Jim Brickman presents his “Love Tour" of romantic songs and storytelling at the Palace Theater in Waterbury on February 16.
Got love to spare? Adopt a pet from the Connecticut Humane Society. They've got locations in Westport, Newington and Waterford.
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...if you're not quite ready to bring home a furry friend, share your love by sponsoring a pet at PAWS shelter in Norwalk. They've been helping homeless pets since 1962.
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Do something different. Learn something new together. Foxwoods is offering a couple’s Sushi-making class on February 15 and 16.
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Unwind at Mystic Marriot Hotel and Spa. Their weekend package includes an overnight stay, sparkling wine and chocolate covered strawberries, a couple’s massage and more.
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Going out is always fun, but sometimes it’s nice to sit back and just
spend quality time with the one you love at home. Stay home and check
out what's new on Netflix this season.
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