Five Romantic Valentine’s Dates in Tuscaloosa

Valentine’s Day is here and the best news is that Tuscaloosa offers all you need to bring the woo! These five date ideas give you the setting to bring the romance. Combine a couple of them or use it as a springboard to customize a special treat for your Valentine.

1.   The Pampered

Massaged Life & Wellness Academy

Book a couple’s massage to enjoy each other’s company in a peaceful, completely relaxing environment that invites you into rest together. This family-owned massage school provides full massage services at two price points – student provided or professional – allowing this to fit into anyone’s budget. Be sure to book two appointments when you schedule a couple’s massage.

2.   The Hands-On

Crimson Kitchen – A Valentine’s Cooking Class

Partner with your sweetie to learn new cooking techniques and recipes. You’ll enjoy plenty to eat and have recipes to take home to repeat the experience again later. This is an advantage of living in a college town! Crimson Kitchen is a part of The University of Alabama’s Dining Services.

3.   The Classic


There’s no going wrong with a romantic dinner at one of Tuscaloosa’s long-standing romantic traditions. Be sure to make your reservations soon, and if you’re looking for a quiet dinner, book early in the evening.

4.   The Adventure

Lake Nicol

Take your love’s breath away with a spectacular sunset from Lake Nicol’s cliffs. Woo them with your attention to details by packing a picnic, a blanket, and if you want it to be a surprise, their walking shoes. You won’t have to walk far though. Just at the top of the trail is a ledge to watch the sunset’s colors do their magic. To the left is a bench, or turn right for a little more rugged walk further out.

5.   The Escape

The Alamite

Pull out all the stops to give them the “wow!” Tuscaloosa’s newest boutique hotel offers a Valentine’s Day special for a king standard room that includes a $100 food/drink credit to the in-house Forté restaurant or rooftop bar, Valentine’s basket in the room and breakfast for two. Everything you need in one package!

Whatever date matches you and your sweetheart’s style, don’t forget to include the traditional Valentine touches. For local flowers and chocolates, swing by Tide Wholesale Floral Company to build your own bouquet and hand select your sweets at Peterbrooke Chocolatier.

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