Favorite Finds | A Petoskey Valentine’s Day
If you’re anything like us, you know that Northern Michigan, particularly Little Traverse Bay, can be just as beautiful during the winter months as the summer. So with it being Valentine’s Day, we have the perfect local itinerary for you and your sweetheart, whether you’re looking for last minute ideas today or want to wait and make a weekend out of it!
1. Grab Breakfast Like a Local
You have to go to Dripworks Coffee for the lattes and donuts. Seriously. With gluten-free options, croissants and donut flavors like s’more, toasted coconut and raspberry, what’s not to love?!
Be sure to stop in the week of Valentine’s Day to try their Mexican Mocha or Love Potion Tea. What’s in a Love Potion you ask? Warm tea, rose water, hibiscus and ginger. You tell us if it works!
Source: Dripworks’ Facebook
Stop into our local fave, Julienne Tomatoes known for their quiche of the day flavors. And if you’re in town over the weekend, you have got to try their cherry french toast on Saturday!
Source: Julienne Tomatoes Facebook
2. Treat With Sweets
You absolutely must stop in and grab a French Macaron (or a dozen) at Simply Sweet by Jessica. Trust us, you’ll love them! Or you can try their assorted cupcake flavors and grab a box of their pre-selected sweets or candies for your special Valentine.
Source: Simply Sweet by Jessica’s Facebook
3. Drop Him a Hint
If you’re anything like us, you love all things pearl. If you’re looking for the perfect gift for your “Galentine,” be sure to stop in Mettler’s Mercantile. You’ll adore the pearl jewelry by local Harbor Springs artist, Julie Roth.
Source: Mettler’s Merchantile Facebook
4. Build Your Own Charcuterie Board for Cocktail Hour
Is there anything more romantic than sipping a glass of wine while overlooking Little Traverse Bay? We don’t think so. Stop in at Petoskey Cheese to complete your Valentine’s Day cocktail hour and build your own cheese and charcuterie board with help from their knowledgeable staff.
Source: Petoskey Cheese
5. Don’t Forget the Chocolate!
Simon’s General Store has an amazing selection of local goods and chocolate. If you have the little one’s with you, they love looking at the candy selection and finding a few new favorites for after dinner.
Source: Symons General Store
Kilwin’s is a local staple. Stop in and grab their famous fudge or caramel apples if your looking for a little something different for Valentine’s Day. A chocolate traditionalist? No worries. Kilwin’s is known for their chocolates, caramels and traditional truffles. Let us recommend the dark chocolate covered orange peels and chocolate turtles.
Source: Kilwin’s Facebook
6. Unwind and Relax with a Couples Massage
Book a romantic couples retreat complete with a spa package at the Spa at the Inn at Bay Harbor. The package includes overnight accommodations, a credit to the spa, breakfast for two and valet parking. And while you’re there, shop the spa for a perfect last minute gift. Who could possibly say no to that?
Source: The Spa at the Inn at Bay Harbor
7. Indulge Dinner + Wine
Chandler’s is one of the most romantic restaurants downtown Petoskey coupled with fine dining and Northern Michigan hospitality. With a new menu created daily with the freshest ingredients, you can’t go wrong dining here! Just be sure to make a reservation ahead of time.
Source: Chandler’s Website
Walloon Lake Inn is set on the beautiful Walloon Lake. And during the winter months, it’s customer appreciation season and you can enjoy a three course meal off their regular menu for $50. The perfect night out.
Source: Cory Weber
Happy Valentine’s Day, Sweets!
The Tableau Team