Valentine’s Day Treats, Gifts & Experiences

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Have your heart set on a Valentine’s Day getaway? Are you searching for somewhere to enjoy a memorable meal or pick up sweet treats for your sweetheart? Maybe you’re in need of a thoughtful gift for the occasion.

February 7, 2024

There are so many local goodies, gifts and experiences to love in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. Make it a memorable day with these special ways to celebrate!

couple during distillery tasting tour

Tours & Experiences

For a truly unique date night, spirit enthusiasts can check out the Valentine’s Day Convicted Spirits Tour at Southern Grace Distilleries. On Feb. 14, explore the grounds of the prison-turned-distillery at night during this supernatural experience. Then, pick up a bottle of their award-winning bourbon in the gift shop.

Cabarrus County’s local breweries, wineries and cidery are also great spots to celebrate Valentine’s Day. On Feb. 9 in Concord, Grape & Glass Wine Tasting Room is hosting a Red Affair: Valentine Wine Tasting event which includes a tasting of four red wines and dessert. On Feb. 10, enjoy wine, music and games during Rocky River Vineyard’s Valen”wine” event in Midland.

Kodiak Bar & Lounge in Downtown Concord, North Carolina

Celebrating with friends? Galentine’s events across Cabarrus County include a movie night at Cabarrus Brewing, wine and chocolate pairings at USVI Wine Company, and celebration at Kodiak Bar & Lounge. You can even pop in to The Lenz Studio for fun photo opps.

Bubba’s Bunkhouse in Harrisburg, NC

Memorable Meals

If the way to your loved one’s heart is through their stomach, Cabarrus County’s local restaurants are sure to win them over. Many prepare special Valentine’s Day menus ideal for a romantic evening complete with a memorable meal and charming atmosphere.

For delicious craft cocktails like the Raspberry White Chocolate Martini paired with elegant southern-style dishes, try 44 Mills Kitchen + Tap. Enjoy a special date night in downtown Kannapolis with dinner for two at Chophouse 101 and show at the Swanee Theatre, or make a reservation to sample the special Valentine’s Day menu at Bubba’s Bunkhouse in Harrisburg.

Also featuring a special Valentine’s Day menu, Mt. Pleasant’s 73 & Main is the perfect backdrop for an evening out. Here, the historic Mercantile Dining room and incredible selection of local and antique bourbons are sure to impress.


Indulgent Treats

Like many local restaurants, Cabarrus County’s sweet shops and bakeries such as New York-style bakery DOUGH, often feature special Valentine’s Day menu items.

Along with sweet Valentine’s Day cookie decorating kits that kids will love, Eat Cakes Bakery is offering heart-shaped cheesecakes, 6-packs of luxurious cupcakes topped with strawberries, and adorably decorated cookies that are sure to make your loved ones smile.

Searching for fine, artisan chocolates? Look no further than Chocolatier Barrucand. From ruby chocolate bonbons with rose filling to rose cake pops, this sweet local staple is a must-visit for all of your decedent dessert needs.

And the list of heart-warming holiday-themed sweets goes on! Find festive donuts at OMG Donuts & Bakery, custom cakes from The Sweet Life, and so much more.

Thoughtful Gifts

Need a date night outfit? Our local boutiques have you covered. Spots like 3 Jem’s, Adair Style Studio, Lennon Boutique and Lovely Lines are all bursting with trendy outfits, shoes and other essential pieces for every wardrobe. For accessories sporting a Valentine motif, shop heart-shared earrings at The Bead Lady, graphic tees from Sweetest Beginnings, Nona Louise Boutique & Gifts, and others.

No gifts are more cherished than ones that are handmade. The Galleries Gift Shop at the Cabarrus Arts Council has a beautiful variety of artfully crafted, one-of-a-kind items. Stop in or visit them online to shop everything from wood, paper and glass pieces to jewelry, pottery, prints and more.

Give the gift of relaxation with a treatment from Spa Botantica. Located inside the Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte Concord Golf Resort & Spa, this oasis offers packages including full-day experiences and couples’ treatments allowing guests to unwind with facials, massage, manicures and more.

The Cabarrus County Visitor Center is also a great place to grab unique gifts. From Feb. 12-16, stop by to receive 25% all merchandise in the gift shop plus a few extra treats on Feb. 14 in celebration of Valentine’s Day.

Plan Your Getaway

This list is just a start. No matter how you choose to celebrate, Cabarrus County offers a variety of accommodations to complement the perfect Valentine’s Day getaway. Browse all Places to Stay and start planning your ideal experience today!

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