The countdown to February 14 has begun, which means it's time to start planning that romantically memorable evening for your special Valentine!  If you live in or around the Triangle area and are looking for food and fun that will wow your date, lay your search to rest in the Bull City, DURHAM, where dreamy date spots galore are sure to impress.  

Sarah P. Duke Gardens

Start the day off in the enchanting beauty of Duke Gardens.  With its incredible display of Mother Nature and winding, private trails, there is much to be found here in the way of romanticism. 

Bean Traders

Before heading off to a romantic night on the town, consider a quick stop at Bean Traders to sip on a soul-warming cup of coffee!

The Little Dipper

The Little Dipper on Main in Brightleaf Square is the perfect place to enjoy an intimate conversation while partaking in a nationally-acclaimed fondue meal!

Vin Rouge

Set the bar high with an upscale dining experience by satiating your appetite with divine French cuisine at Vin Rouge! This Durham favorite has been upheld as one of the best restaurants in our area on both the local and national level. We know you'll agree with the critics!

Alley Twenty Six

What better way to cleanse the palate than with a cocktail at Alley Twenty Six! Sip a little, talk a little...sip a little, talk a little.... 

Carolina Theater

Durham is rich in entertainment, one of its top dives being the Carolina Theater. Comedian Maria Bamford will be entertaining audiences on Valentine's Day, and The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle will be performing on February 15. Click here for a full list of events!

Cuban Revolution

If sitting still for an entire evening isn't your strong suit, then dancing the night away at Cuban Revolution is right up your alley! It's the ideal way to end the night with an upbeat BANG.

The King's Daughters Inn

Need to spend a night away from the kiddos? Stay a night - or two - at The King's Daughters Inn by Duke University (and 3 blocks from Brightleaf Square!). This little slice of luxurious heaven will be just what you need to rekindle the flame...or simply get a full night of uninterrupted sleep!

Wherever your plans lead you on February 14, we wish you and yours a safe, happy and memorable Valentine's Day! And remember, if you or anyone you know is in need of a real estate expert, contact us today!


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