By Liz Johnson

Add a little excitement to this year’s sweetheart celebration by taking your favorite date out to one of these upbeat or intimate Hunterdon County excursions. As a bonus, we’ve included tips featuring our 2018 Happening List® Winners and Finalists. Remember to vote for your favorites in this year’s Hunterdon Happening List here.

Take a Staycation

Living in Hunterdon County, you don’t need to travel very far to spend a night in a romantic setting at one of the county’s bed and breakfasts.

Tip:  Victorian bed and breakfast Chestnut Hill on the Delaware in Milford was a 2018 Hunterdon Happening List Finalist.

Wine and Chocolate Weekend

Wineries throughout New Jersey are celebrating Valentine’s Day with Wine and Chocolate-themed events over the course of two weekends.

Tip:  Hunterdon Happening List 2018 Date Night Winner Beneduce Vineyards is hosting sweetheart tastings from Feb. 6-17 that include a limited production Mangione Super Tuscan blend paired with locally made artisan cheese and chocolates. Reservations are required.

Paint Party

Fuse your inner creatives with a paint party.

Tip: Hunterdon 2018 Happening List Winner Paint Party Farm in Ringoes is hosting parties for the entire family to participate in on Valentine’s Day.

Drinks by a Fireplace

What’s more romantic than sitting fireside with a warm drink or festive cocktail.

Tip: Check out Hunterdon Happening List Romantic Escape 2018 Winner Cellar at Lambertville Station which offers more than 50 boutique wines in an intimate, stone-wall setting with fireplace seating available.

Dine by Candlelight

Enjoy an intimate evening in a white table cloth setting.

Tip: Try Hunterdon Happening List 2018 Most Romantic Winner Milford House which has an entire oyster menu.

Get Pampered

In a world where almost everyone is busy, busy, busy, taking time to relax and pamper yourselves can be a wonderful way to spend a day with your special someone.

Tip: Euphoria Studio in Frenchtown was the 2018 Happening List Winner for Best Day Spa. Zanya Spa Salon in Lambertville was a Happening List Finalist and is hosting their Biologique Recherche Launch Party on February 13. Come try the esteemed skin brand, have a glass of champagne, and then grab dinner at one of Lambertville’s great restaurants.


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