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Since Valentine’s Day falls on a Monday this year, why not make it a multi-day weekend celebration in Portsmouth, Virginia! It’s a great time to get away from home for a night or two and enjoy Virginia’s Historic Seaport®. Our local merchants have sweetened the deal with some special lodging and dining offers for you and your valentine.
Time to Love & Live Like a Local! Experience a local vibe and modern style in the heart of Portsmouth’s historic district, with stunning views of the Elizabeth River from each guest room. Their Navigator team will guide you and your loved one to discover the city’s finest chefs, engaging history, and iconic landmarks. In addition to your room, there is an on-site restaurant, fitness center, and, indoor pool
Located at 425 Water Street in Olde Towne Portsmouth, Virginia. (757) 673-3000
The Quality Inn & Suites Olde Towne is situated just on the outskirts of the historic neighborhood of Olde Towne Portsmouth, Virginia. It’s walking distance to the waterfront and the High Street entertainment and arts district. In addition to your room they offer free hot breakfast, Wi-Fi, and parking. Their breakfast assortment is pretty extensive, from cereal to breakfast sandwiches, oatmeal, bagels, good coffee and more! For those of you that need a unique flavor in the morning, don’t worry, there is a Starbucks right across the way.
Located at 347 Effingham St, Portsmouth, VA 23704. (757) 397-7788
The Café Europa is an award winning dining experience that has been a jewel of the city for over 35 years. Their signature romantic, European inspirations will leave you wanting to return. While you may order from the main menu, you might want to consider the special Valentine’s Day.
The Café Europa is located at 319 High Street in Olde Towne Portsmouth, Virginia. For reservations, call (757) 399-6652 or visit the website.
On Saturday, February 12th, Roger Brown’s will he hosting their Valentine Party from 7:30pm-10:30pm. They have been a part of the High Street community for nearly twenty years. It is a casual sports bar serving southern leaning food. Known for their big screen televisions and live music, Roger Brown’s has your whole evening setup to be fun, enjoyable, and just right for your special someone. the music line up this year is the amazing “Love Monster Band” And if you’re here for Superbowl Sunday, Roger Brown’s is the party place to watch the game. Kickoff at 6:30.
Roger Brown’s Restaurant and Sports Bar is located at 316 High Street in Olde Towne Portsmouth, Virginia. Call (757) 399-5377 for reservations.
Legend Brewing Company is well known for producing delicious beers and serving quality fresh food. Since not everyone has a Valentine and may want to spend the evening with friends, Legend is offering a special prix fixe for singles too! Selection includes:
The Menu is for Friday & Saturday, February 11 & 12 from 4 pm – closing. On Sunday, there is a special Valentine’s Brunch too.
Legend’s Brewing Depot is located at 1 High Street in Olde Towne Portsmouth, Virginia. Call (757) 998-6733 for reservations.
The Book Club is a unique place that you can enjoy coffee, books, wine, candles, and even chill. They often host for paint nights, weekly karaoke, trivia, and more. This Saturday, February 12th, The Book Club presents “Wine & Dine with Your Valentine”. This is a night of love, music, and fine-dining. Create a custom candle for a lasting memory or enjoy the smooth romantic atmosphere. The menu is prix fixe at $100 per person and includes three course meal with Michael G. on the saxaphone and a complimentary glass of wine.
Located at 620 High street, Portsmouth, Virginia. Call (757) 800-3894 Menu and Tickets
The Bier Garden has been a Portsmouth institution for over twenty years, serving fresh, home-made German recipes that never fail to delight. While you may order from the main menu, you might want to consider the special Valentine’s Day menu that available for a limited time (Feb 10th-13th).
The Bier Garden is located at 438 High Street in Olde Towne Portsmouth, Virginia. For reservations, call (757) 393-6022 or book online at Biergarden.com.
Check out these activities to keep you entertained througout the weekend:
Looking for that perfect gift for your special someone? Then you’re in luck! There are dozens of stores along High street in Olde Towne, that have just about anything you could think of or want for Valentine’s day. Stop by one of the shops on High St and see why the locals love them! To name a few, This Saturday, February 10th, from 10am – 4pm. The Peace and Grind Wellness Center hosts The “Sweetheart Pop Up Shop“ and the Portsmouth Welcome center, from 9am-5pm, seven days a week. Great for gifts!
There is always so many things going on on Portsmouth, its hard to keep track sometimes. That’s why, thanks to great folks over at the Olde Towne Business association, we have even more ideas for you and your special someone this Valentine’s Day. Check out additional ideas and information here or check out our events page for updates and future events