Zen West Roadside Cantina
5916 York Road
Baltimore, Md. 21212
Valentine’s Day gets spicy at the Zen West Roadside Cantina, near Belvedere Square on York Road, where it celebrates Route 66 and the southwestern road trip – a great place for parents to reminisce about road trips from their college days. The restaurant features Tex-Mex and Southwestern specialties, including tacos, burritos, fajitas, enchiladas, Texas chili, the famous Purple Pig and more. This spot even has a great bar to purchase beer, margaritas and other spirits. With a cheerful and helpful staff, a Valentine’s date at Zen West is a truly casual experience. It also offers a great brunch menu on Saturdays and Sundays.
222 Abermarle St.
Baltimore, Md. 21202
Parents can have a sweet St. Valentine’s Day date together at Vaccaro’s Italian Pastry Shop. Indulge in your desires by sharing the best Italian sweet pastry treats in the city. Sweets for your sweetheart are a longstanding tradition during the annual celebration of love – and a hot beverage does not hurt. Vaccaro’s in Little Italy is a local bakery and café that specializes in Italian pastries, having locations at Bel Air, Hunt Valley and Canton Square. Savory breakfast and lunch menus are available as well. Sweeten up your romance at Vaccaro’s.
Hot Pots: A Paint-Your-Own Pottery Studio
39 W. Aylesbury Road
Timonium, Md. 21093
Parents can have a truly special date by painting a ceramic piece symbolizing the love they share – creating the perfect Valentine’s Day memento. Paint some great ceramics at Hot Pots: A Paint-Your-Own Pottery Studio and express your love through the perfect creative experience. Choose from more than 200 unpainted items, ranging from the functional to the whimsical. After choosing your colors, paint your project using brushes, stencils or sponges. Who said only your kids can make arts and crafts?
Spirit of Baltimore Valentine’s Day Cruise
561 Light St.
Baltimore, Md. 21202
Date: Feb. 14-15, 2014
Spirit of Baltimore Cruises offers parents the chance to take the cruise they have always wanted to – even if for a brief time. Take a tour of the Inner Harbor and admire the beautiful scenery and spectacular views of Baltimore’s skyline. Indulge your Valentine in a great lunch or dinner buffet paired with a glass of wine. Couples can dance the night away with professional DJs to make it a memorable Valentine’s Day date.
Corradetti Glassblowing Studio and Gallery
2010 Clipper Park Road, Suite 119
Baltimore, Md. 21211
Like two hearts joined together, glass is a magical fusion of separate elements. Heat up your Valentine’s Day by creating your own glasswork with the Corradetti Glassblowing Studio. As mentioned before, arts and crafts are not just for kids. Parents can get into it as well. Join a glassblowing workshop or mini workshop and create the perfect keepsake. One year for Valentine’s Day, the studio created paperweights embedded with a heart.
Michael Townsend lives in Baltimore and has an Associate’s degree from Harford Community College. Working for Examiner.com as the Baltimore Family Entertainment Examiner, Michael writes about family-oriented and budget-conscious activities. His interests include nature, history, mythology, crafts, photography and cooking.