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Best Valentine’s Day Dates For Parents In Charlotte

February 7, 2014 8:00 AM

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Valentine's Day Date Ideas - Couples Massage
No one deserves a romantic break more than parents, so line up a babysitter and make plans to revive your romance with a special day just for adults. Charlotte abounds in options for fun nights on the town and unique couples’ experiences. Whether your interests are splurging on wine and chocolate, roughing it in the woods or dancing with the stars, our list includes just the right date for you. Step away from the flowers/candy/dinner merry-go-round this year and plan something special this Valentine’s Day.
Relive Your Romance
Chubby’s Karaoke
P.O. Box 470932
Charlotte, NC 28247
(704) 583-1313
www.chubbyskaraoke.com

Nothing reawakens memories like music, so relive the early days of your romance through song. You may have a special song, or the popular music of a particular year may light your fires. Chubby’s Karaoke, Charlotte’s most enduring sing-it-yourself company, probably includes your favorite tunes on its extensive playlist. If not, you can send an online request. Chubby’s karaoke DJs are in action most nights of the week at clubs throughout the Charlotte region.

Related: Best Karaoke Bars In Charlotte

Create A Masterpiece
The Wine Palette
130 The Plaza
Charlotte, NC 28205
(704) 334-3111
www.thewinepalettenc.com

Located at the corner of The Plaza and Central Avenue, this friendly Plaza-Midwood spot hosts great date-night evenings. Bring your own wine, beer and snacks and set up adjacent easels to create your own artwork to take home. Outlines to follow are lightly sketched on the canvas to help your composition and an experienced artist is on hand to help you choose colors and guide your strokes. The Wine Palette’s Date Night projects are two-part paintings, meant to hang together as a memento of the evening. Art supplies, corkscrew and instruction are included.
Get Into Your Dance
Metropolitan Ballroom
2935 Providence Road, Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28211
(704) 364-1871
www.metropolitan-ballroom.com

Nothing beats ballroom dancing to rev up a romance. To see if it’s for you and your partner, take advantage of the free introductory lesson offered by most dance studios. Metropolitan, a lovely facility located near the corner of Providence and Sharon Amity roads, is privately owned and operated by award-winning dancers whose main aim is to share the joy of dance. One introductory lesson won’t have you dancing like the stars, but Metropolitan offers a choice of individual and group lesson packages at reasonable prices that will get you on the floor quickly.

Related: Top Five Free Date Ideas In Charlotte

Escape To The Wild
McDowell Nature Preserve
15222 York Road
Charlotte, NC 28278
(704) 588-5224
www.parkandrec.com

Bundle up and make reservations for this outdoor adventure on the shores of Lake Wylie. Adults-only Hiker’s Palate programs, offered monthly at McDowell, are designed to provide an inexpensive night out in the out-of-doors. The Valentine’s edition features a hike around the park’s prairie region to observe the mating rituals of the American woodcock followed by chocolate fondue by the fire. McDowell also hosts free Full Moon Hikes and many other low-cost activities for the whole family. You can register online here.
Sip Some Wine
Wine Me Down Events
(704) 678-2339
www.winemedown.com

This Charlotte-based company offers wine tours and tastings on a regular schedule as well as private bookings. The tours, which all begin at the Metropolitan in midtown Charlotte, visit area wineries and dairies to sample local vintages and cheeses. Tastings are hosted regularly at Veteran’s Park in Plaza-Midwood. Special Valentine offerings include a wine and chocolate tasting and a tour that visits three wineries following a romantic meal at Vivace.
Get A Couples Massage
Zen Massage Dilworth
1021 East Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28203
(704) 342-0996
www.zendilworth.com

Relax and renew your romance with a tension-taming couples massage. Daily cares slip away as you and your partner experience relaxing rubdowns at side-by-side massage tables. The award-winning Zen Massage Center, occupying two bright orange buildings on Dilworth’s East Boulevard, offers some of the most reasonable rates around for couples massages, available in either the signature Zen Swedish or deep tissue versions. Other services include hot stone massage, aromatherapy and Reiki.

Related: Best Places For Rekindling Romance In Charlotte

With 15 years of experience covering restaurants in Charlotte and the Carolinas, and two regional guidebooks under her belt, Renee Wright examines the dining scene with enthusiasm plus a deep knowledge of food trends and outstanding local eating ops. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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