While a lovely gesture, planning one perfect Valentine’s Day date for your significant other is quite a bit of pressure for a date that, ideally, is a gift to both of you. Rather than stressing on every detail of the day, a visit to charming and historic Montreal means plenty of opportunities to celebrate with someone special, as the city offers romantic experiences for any day of the week. Read on for suggestions on how to create an itinerary fit for a romantic getaway to Montreal, and make this Valentine’s Day holiday feel genuinely special.
Massages at Bota-Bota
Holidays can be stressful, but they don’t have to be at Bota-Bota. Relax in romantic bliss at the picturesque spa, and enjoy a massage with a view of the scenic harbor.
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Dinner at Ferreira Café
Offering a special three course Valentine’s Day menu, Ferreira Café is a sleek and sophisticated restaurant option for a romantic date night. Experience exquisite Portuguese cuisine at this quintessential restaurant, located near Le Centre Sheraton Montreal.
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Dinner at Barroco
While in Montreal, you would be remiss to overlook the vast amount of dining options that satisfy every palate and craving imaginable. To take a typical dinner date to the next level, book a table at Barroco, one of the most romantic restaurants in the city, and enjoy the idyllic ambiance of Old Montreal.
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Cooking class at Ateliers et Saveurs
Shake up the dinner date routine and take a cooking class together! You will get to choose the menu you want to cook for dinner, and a chef will help you along the way. Food and wine pairings and a special menu are available for Valentine's Day. These cooking classes are just around the corner from Le Westin Montreal.
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Cocktail class at Monsieur Cocktail
If you and your date are interested in cocktail culture, or perhaps just love to imbibe now and again, taking a cocktail class together offers a fun way to get creative and hands on behind the bar. Learn the many nuances that go into crafting the perfect drink--how to strike just the right balance of sweet and bitter, which glass to use for specific sips, as well as some special tricks from professionals. Keep the party going after the class, and stop by Bartini to sip cocktails at Montreal’s smallest bar, located inside W Montreal.
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Dinner and a snowshoe excursion at Mont-Royal
For reasons unknown to some, fondue has always been associated with romance. Once you have experienced fondue at Mont-Royal however, you’ll understand why. On February 14, discover the breathtaking views of the city by snowshoe, and afterwards enjoy a romantic fondue at the Beaver Lake Pavilion for an unforgettable holiday. Mont Royal is very close to Le Meridien Versailles.
This is only a glimpse of the many experiences and activities to be had in Montreal, click here for a few other ideas on how to fill your itinerary while in this romantic and breathtaking city.
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