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Your Guide to an Unforgettable Valentine’s Day Getaway

Get ahead of your Valentine’s Day plans with a surefire, romantic weekend getaway to Bothell.

Read on for our easy 48-hour itinerary, complete with hotel discounts and restaurant recommendations — all perfect for Valentine’s (or Galentine’s!) Day.

Before the weekend

Prep for your Valentine’s Day weekend getaway by booking your stay with our Sip & Stay package before your trip. You’ll receive up to 10% off of your hotel stay, plus up to two tasting passes, depending on the duration of your stay, for complimentary winery tastings in Woodinville Wine Country. Nothing beats a cozy and clean hotel room after a day of fun-filled activities and great eats!

As a bonus, be sure to make your dinner reservations beforehand to avoid long waits at our booked-up Bothell restaurants.

Day 1

Check into your hotel

Once you’ve arrived in Bothell, check into the hotel you booked through our Sip & Stay package. Crowd favorites include McMenamins Anderson School and Country Inn and Suites, both with their own unique charm. If you’re staying in the former, be sure to grab a drink or snack from one of the hotel’s multiple bars.

Enjoy wine tastings in Woodinville Wine Country

One of the best perks of booking through our Sip & Stay package? The complimentary wine tastings!

Start your romantic weekend off strong with a visit to some of the best wineries in Woodinville Wine Country, just a ten-minute drive from Bothell. Here, you’ll be able to taste award-winning wines while noshing on delicious charcuterie boards. And if you’ve fallen in love with a particular wine, be sure to bring a bottle home as a souvenir of your great weekend away!

Savor a romantic dinner at Russell's

Picture this: A table full of mouthwatering dishes, including Whidbey Island Penn Cove Mussels, Seasonal Foraged Mushrooms, Grilled Filet Mignon, Duck Nicault, and more. Absolute heaven.

At Russell’s Restaurant and Loft, you and your partner can enjoy a candlelit — and more importantly, delectable! — Valentine’s dinner in a gorgeous setting. You’ll both leave the restaurant thinking, “I can’t wait to come back for our next Valentine’s Day!”

Imbibe after-dinner drinks at Kro Bar

A soon-to-be classic cocktail spot of Bothell is Kro Bar, an intimate bar with speakeasy vibes. Originally Bothell’s historic hardware store in the Mohn building, Kro Bar serves up innovative cocktails and an impressive “Captain’s List” of spirits. We suggest ordering your tried-and-true cocktail and a new-to-you cocktail, and trying each other’s picks!

Day 2

Brunch at Alexa's Cafe

Your first day in Bothell was amazing, but the weekend isn’t over yet! Head to Alexa’s Cafe for brunch for two. The restaurant has an extensive menu that’s sure to please sweet and savory taste buds.

Discover more brunch recommendations in our “Best Brunch Spots in Bothell” guide.

Compete with each other in a board game

There’s nothing like a little competition to light a little fire in your relationship! Zulu’s Board Game Cafe is a community-oriented board game restaurant that has endless board games for you to play in-house. And if the competition has reignited your appetite, the cafe’s menu offers the perfect snacks to accompany your game-playing.

Stroll through our local shops

One of the best aspects of Bothell is how walkable our city is. Stroll through our Main Street to discover local shops, perfect for last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts or souvenirs. If you’re in town for a Galentine’s Day weekend getaway, take advantage of our Gal Pal Getaway discounts, which include discounts to shops like Cranberry Cottage, First and Main Design Market, and Tsuga Fine Art & Framing. 

Delight in dinner at The Cottage

For your last meal of the weekend in Bothell, stop by The Cottage, a bistro that uses farm-fresh ingredients from local purveyors to create dishes like Pear & Gorgonzola Flatbread, Cocoa Nib Short Ribs, and Bacon & Fontina Stuffed Free-Range Chicken Breast. The restaurant also frequently hosts live music shows by local musicians — the best way to end your weekend getaway!


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