Valentine’s Day is almost here which makes right now the very best time to begin putting your romantic travel plans in place. This year, consider elevating the Valentine’s Day scenery and options for fun by booking your trip to Sun Valley. Whether you’re a couple that connects over a passion for the great outdoors, or you’re looking to dine your way through a delicious holiday, there’s no place better to find yourself on February 14. The following are just a few of the many and most romantic Valentine’s Day events and activities you can plan on adding to your itinerary.
Enjoy Ice Skating Hand-in-Hand
Nothing brings two people together quite like the thrill and fun of ice skating. This Valentine’s Day in Sun Valley, head over to the year-round outdoor rink at the Sun Valley Lodge and make the most of the fun on the ice! There are skate rentals readily available upon arrival and the music played at the rink sets an even more inviting scene to enjoy. There’s another ice skating rink if you’re looking to expand on the fun over in Ketchum which is admission free known as the Christina Potters Ice Rink. At this location, the gear is free to rent as well. No matter what ice skating location you choose, be sure to follow it up with a steaming hot cup of cocoa.
Book a Romantic Sleigh Ride
It might feel like it’s something out of a fairy tale, but when you find yourself in Sun Valley over Valentine’s Day, you have the very real option to book a place on a sleigh ride through the snowy terrain. Couples can enjoy an hour-long outing booked through the Sun Valley Resort that takes them over beautiful landscapes while cozied up in style. Afterward, there are opportunities to pair your sleigh ride with a dinner at Trail Creek Cabin to end the evening on a delicious note.
Set Aside Time to Explore Local Galleries
When you’re looking to warm up, Valentine’s Day is a great time to explore the many art galleries that adorn Sun Valley and nearby Ketchum. You’ll find galleries that specialize in art focused on modern themes, classical takes on aesthetics, and Western-inspired works too. Whether you stop in at one or explore them all, it’s an afternoon of inspiration well worth enjoying over Valentine’s Day.
Cast a Line with the One You Love Most
If you happen to be a couple that shares a love for angling, February 14 is the perfect day to grab your fishing gear and head out for some cold weather adventures together at Big Wood River. This is a popular place for fly fishing this time of year with good reason and if you’re not entirely comfortable heading out on your own, there are plenty of local guides more than happy to help you set up a guided tour.
Snowshoe Your Way to Valentine’s Day Fun
When you want to slow things down over the holiday and savor the view at your own pace, snowshoeing together is a great way to spend Valentine’s Day in Sun Valley. The landscape here tends to take on a winter wonderland appeal in the winter, so renting snowshoes from the Sun Valley Nordic Center or the Galena Lodge promises to be the right choice. Once you head out on the trails, keep your eyes open for birds and other wildlife that stick around in the cold-weather months. You might even want to snap some glittery background photos to remember the moment by.
Savor Time on the Slopes
For the couple that can’t wait to spend as much time as possible skiing this Valentine’s Day, time spent enjoying downhill fun on Bald Mountain in Sun Valley is likely going to be the highlight of your getaway. This beautiful and exciting ski destination hosts more than 3,000 feet of fall line skiing options as well as a wonderful après-ski scene to peruse. From the scenic views from the lifts to the challenge of downhill adventures, a Valentine’s Day spent skiing is sure to inspire.
Dine in Style
Nothing says Valentine’s Day quite like a romantic meal for two. Fortunately, Sun Valley has plenty of inviting options to enjoy! If you’re looking to settle into a charming cabin setting and enjoy elegant seasonal meals, Vintage Restaurant is a perfect match. Michel’s Christiania is another wonderful option that you’ll want to make a reservation to enjoy. This award-winning restaurant serves up savory French cuisine and has been delighting palates in the area since 1994. While the menu options are sure to dazzle, the global wine list here is equally impressive.
Book Your Getaway Today
When you’re ready to make the most of a Valentine’s Day adventure in Sun Valley, the team at Abode Sun Valley has the luxurious vacation rental options you need to top off your stay in style. Reach out to learn more and to get started!