You’ll love these local Valentine’s Day ideas

January 21, 2022
You’ll love these local Valentine’s Day ideas

Looking for Valentine’s Day ideas that go beyond dinner and a movie? Don’t stress! Novato is full of Valentine’s inspiration, and hidden gems for you to explore. 

Consider purchasing a unique gift from a local favorite like Accents, a boutique filled with a beautiful selection of accessories, jewelry, and clothing. Some of the most exquisite pieces of jewelry can also be found at Valentino Fine Jewelers where the third-generation jeweler, designer, and artist, Mark Singerman, is on-hand to help you pick out something special. Spend some time choosing a thoughtful book or gift for your plus one at Copperfield’s Books. Family, friends, or your significant other aren’t the only ones who can get spoiled on February 14th. Pet stores in Novato such as Woodlands Pet Food & Treats and Pet Food Express, are sure to have a special treat or toy for your furry friend!

For those looking for a romantic experience (or a fun spot to celebrate with your Galentine’s), Novato has a host of restaurants that will help make date night special. Advance reservations are recommended. 

With views of the bay on a clear night, enjoy delicious Pervuain cuisine with a modern twist at Ayawaska Hilltop or an authentic experience at Masa’s Sushi, My Thai II or Batika India Bistro. If you’re looking for classic Italian cuisine look into Aurora Ristorante Italiano, Grazie Restaurant, or Chianti Cucina. Crave, Rickey’s Restaurant, and Beso Bistro and Wine Bar all offer a wide variety of farm-to-table California dishes that are sure to impress your loved ones. Looking for more local favorites? Check out our local directory for inspiration. 

If you’d like to sip your way through Valentine’s Day without the hassle of going deeper into  wine country, Mantra Wines, Trek Wine, and Novato Vino Marketplace & Tasting Room all provide friendly, knowledgeable staff and unique tasting experiences close to our premier wine-growing regions. Swing by any of these establishments to try a variety of wines and flight options to enjoy with your loved one. 

Chocolates and decadent desserts are always the star of the show on this indulgent holiday. If your children are looking to get something for a classmate or if your significant other has a sweet tooth, consider supporting local sweet spots  like Celine’s Sweets, See’s Candies, Flour Chylde, and Creekside Bakery, all offering delicious and iconic treats. 

For many, no gift says “I love you” more than a bouquet of beautiful red roses. If flowers are your language of love, present a handcrafted arrangement from one of the many florists in Novato. Check out either of the family-owned and operated Morning Glory Florist or San Marin Flowers. Kate’s Blossoms and Alondra’s Flowers are creating exquisite bouquets as well. 

This Valentine’s Day, we hope you consider making it extra sweet by checking out local Novato shops or restaurants as you plan ways to spoil your loved ones.