Canberra will be feeling the love this February 14 as special Valentine’s Day events take place all around the city. From intimate dinners to films under the stars, there’s no shortage of ways to spoil the one you love on the most romantic day of the year.
But with so much on offer in our beautiful National Capital, how can you guarantee that you’ve planned the perfect day out or found the most meaningful gift for your special someone? That’s where we come in …
Whether your love is wild about nature, adores a little pampering or is dreaming of a romantic time for two, we’ve compiled this handy guide of Valentine’s Day gift ideas and experiences to ensure that love is in the air this February in Canberra. Best of all, Valentine’s Day falls over a weekend this year, meaning you can take more time to relax and soak in all that the city has to offer.
For the Nature Lover
Flowers are synonymous with Valentine’s Day and a beautiful bouquet of roses is an absolutely classic way to say, ‘I love you.’ But why not add a romantic spin to this time-honoured tradition? Treat your love to a sea of blooms with a trip to the National Botanic Garden, which is free to enter and open from 8am – 5:30pm. Or why not take a tour of Cockington Green to marvel at the whimsical miniature village displays set into beautifully manicured gardens?
If a day of adventure is more your love’s speed, see our range of accommodation packages that includes accommodation for two and various experiences that will be sure to delight. Or why not pack a picnic and enjoy a romantic bike ride for two around the city? Hire bikes are available onsite for guests of Crowne Plaza Canberra. Please see our Concierge for recommended bike routes.
For the Flavour Lover
Redsalt Restaurant will be hosting a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner for two for just $89 per person or $99 with matching wines. You and your special someone will get to indulge in a selection of special dishes, featuring fresh, local, regional and seasonal produce. Arrive to a complimentary glass of Mumm Champagne and enjoy being pampered by our friendly staff. Click here to view our Valentine’s Weekend Special Menu.
To make a reservation, please call Redsalt on (02) 6274 5506.
For the Film Lover
Pack your picnic blanket and treat your love to an evening under the stars at Ben & Jerry’s Open Air Cinema. Arrive early to enjoy live music in the open air and relax into the evening, watching the famous romantic film ‘The Notebook’ – an all time favourite. For all the details and to book your tickets, please click here.
Top off your evening with dinner in Redsalt, a nightcap in Binara one, or just enjoy time to relax together with an in-room movie. You’ll awake refreshed the next morning and ready to enjoy breakfast for two delivered to your room, or in Redsalt Restaurant.
For the Culture Lover
Canberra is renowned for its world-class museums and stunning art galleries, so what better setting could there be to soak in some culture whilst hand in hand with the history or art lover in your life?
The National Portrait Gallery has many stunning exhibitions on throughout February, from the much talked about Sideshow Alley to a breathtaking collection of Australian Portraits, the Portrait Gallery is definitely worth a visit and is open Monday – Sunday 10am – 5pm.
Your love may also enjoy a trip to the National Museum of Australia (open from 9am – 5pm on Valentine’s Day), which offers stimulating exhibitions covering the land, nation and people of Australia. Entry to the permanent exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery and National Museum of Australia is free.
For the True Romantic
For a truly romantic Valentine’s celebration that will be full of special moments and quality time together, why not go all the way out and treat your love to a weekend away at Crowne Plaza Canberra and see Canberra in a different light on a hot air balloon? Click Balloon Aloft Canberra to find out more.
With so much to see and do in Canberra, you and your loved one get to kick back, unwind and spend quality time together. Crowne Plaza Canberra’s location in the heart of Canberra’s CBD means you will be within easy walking distance to Canberra Centre where shopping, bars and restaurants are easily accessible, and local attractions are just a few minutes drive away. The hotel offers a secure car park on site, making travel even easier.
To book your Valentine’s Day at Crowne Plaza Canberra, contact our friendly team on +61 2 6247 8999.