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Top Ten Places to Find Romance in Mt. Washington Valley, NH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 21, 2010
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Top Ten Places to Find Romance in Mt. Washington Valley, NH
From romantic getaways to fun couples activities and dating with a North Country twist, explore ten tips to help find romance in Mt. Washington Valley, NH this Valentine’s season

North Conway, NH – As Valentine’s Day closes in, those looking for romance should plan to visit Mt. Washington Valley, NH, where ‘feelin’ the love’ was never so fun, easy, or worry free. Whether searching for that special ski bum or looking to WOW the one you love, below are ten tips guaranteed to help court cupid this year.

1.    Speed Dating with Serious Altitude!
Are you one of the estimated 89 million singles looking for the 'Ski Bum' of your dreams this Valentine’s Day? If so, join Black Mountain in Jackson, NH on February 13 for their annual Chairlift Speed Dating event. This match making event combines socializing, music and prizes with a full day of skiing and riding plus the chance to meet your dream ‘Ski Bum.’ Ride the chairlift with your potential match and if there are no sparks, ski down and try again! The speed dating is from 2 to 4 p.m. with registration starting at 12:30. Ladies participating in the event ski for free after 12:30, and all are welcome to enjoy 'love potions' from the bar and a delicious aphrodisiac inspired menu. If you’re really lucky, adjacent Whitney’s Inn has a three night package complete with wine and dinner to celebrate your new friendship.

2.    Find your K9 or Kitty Soul Mate
If you have been looking for love in all the wrong places, visit the Conway Area Humane Society in Conway, NH and meet the adoring animals waiting to be adopted into a loving home. Open daily from 12 to 4 p.m. and closed on Wednesdays, the Conway Area Humane Society has been able to find homes for thousands of animals. If you’re ready to find love, visit the Conway Area Humane Society and this year welcome a four-legged Valentine into your home.

3.    Wine-not celebrate with wine
Visit Wine Thyme Wine Bar, Restaurant & Wine Shop in North Conway Village for a romantic meal and glass of wine from the extensive wine list. For a truly memorable Valentines night join Wine Thyme on February 13 or 14 for a special Valentines Day four course dinner and wine paring. For $89 per person, this special meal includes Oysters Rockefeller and apple bacon wrapped filet mignon plus pan seared salmon, wine with each course and red velvet cake for dessert.  

Additionally, those looking to commemorate their love this Valentine’s Day, can stop by Vintner's Cellar Winery in North Conway, to make their own special wine with personalized and individually designed labels. These custom made wine creations make great gifts or keepsakes to commemorate your romantic getaway to Mt. Washington Valley, NH.

4.    Dance your way into Love
Dress your best and plan to attend the Winter Waltz Party at Eagle Mountain House in Jackson, NH on February 27 at 7:30p.m. The Mountain Top Community Orchestra will play as guests waltz around the dance floor for a night of elegance and winter fun. Guest can enjoy a plethora of decadent dessert offerings and a cash bar. Tickets are $17 per person; some dance instruction will be available for those less rhythmically inclined.

5.    Fall in Love…with Chocolate!
Make plans to join Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring and Snowshoe Foundation on February 28 for the 21st Annual Chocolate Festival, a long standing chocolate tradition. Participants can cross country ski or snowshoe from inn-to-inn along the festival route stopping along the way to enjoy a variety of chocolate treats. How sweet! Shuttle service will be available and tickets are $20 per person in advance or $25 on the day of the event.

Those looking to spoil their loved ones with unusual chocolate delights can stop by the Bavarian Chocolate Haus in North Conway Village for decadent handmade treats sure to satisfy your loved one’s sweet tooth. Watch the chocolate makers of The Bavarian Chocolate Haus create sweet treats by hand in their on-site workshop before custom creating your own chocolate gift box. Choose from the variety of freshly made sweet treats and give your loved only the best.

6.    In the Light of the Moon…

Book a full moon snowshoe hike with Great Glen Trails and romance the one you love with a moonlit walk through fields of freshly fallen snow on February 27. This fun and adventurous experience will take participants through backcountry trails on a nighttime winter walk using only the light of the moon. For a great adventure, leave the flashlights at home and join Great Glen Trails as they rediscover the winter landscape.

7.    Pampering for Two!
Treat yourself and the one you love with a couple’s massage or a day in the spa. Spa packages and couples retreats offer the ideal way to reconnect. Plan to leave the little ones behind and make a date just for the two of you. Choose from one of the excellent day spas or book a relaxation getaway package at one of the many lodging properties in Mt. Washington Valley.

8.    Sleigh Rides
Craving some romantic alone time? Snuggle up in the back of a vintage Victorian carriage and take a journey through acres of snowy pastures, forest and riverside property amidst beautiful mountain scenery. With sleigh ride excursions offered in North Conway, Jackson, Albany, Bretton Woods, Madison and Tamworth the choice is yours. Spend quality time with the one you love by snuggling up for a peaceful ride through the winter wilderness of Mt Washington Valley.

9.    Dinner for Two…

Enjoy a night out with your special someone at one of over 70 restaurants in Mt. Washington Valley. With dining options ranging from fine cuisine in historic manors to independently owned, Valley Original restaurants and pubs, the Mt. Washington Valley has something for every taste. Whether you choose to celebrate Valentine’s Day with the entire family or prefer a quite night out alone, Mt. Washington Valley’s local flavor will leave you satisfied.

10.    Warm Your Heart with Chili

Maybe it’s a bit of a stretch to consider a chili competition romantic, but the 7th Annual Chilly Chili Cook-Off on February 20 is sure to heat you up. This annual competition, located at Flatbread Company in North Conway Village, combines heated competition, entertainment and a whole lot of spice. The public is welcome to attend and cast their vote for ‘best chili in Mt. Washington Valley,’ by sampling their way around the room. Taste tickets are only $5 for 6 hearty sized tastes, so bring the antacids and your favorite someone and come sample them all!

If your inner cupid is looking to sweep the one you love off their feet without breaking the bank, consider booking a ‘Romance’ or ‘Valentine’s Day’ vacation special through From candlelight dinners and chocolates to romantic sleigh rides through fields of snow, these packages have it all and at a price that will make your heart swoon! Need help planning your special getaway? Give the Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce a call at 1-800-DO-SEE-NH (800-367-3364), where well informed locals are happy to offer suggestions on how to get the best deals the Mt. Washington Valley as to offer.

Don’t forget the flowers! As traditional as a bouquet of flowers may be on Valentine’s Day, a beautiful arrangement never seems to go out of style. Make your romantic getaway truly special by ordering your bouquet at Ruthie’s Flower Shop in Conway. For more information on Mt. Washington Valley, NH, including area attractions, lodging, dining, events and great tips for romance visit or call 1-800-DO-SEE-NH (800-367-3364).

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