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6 Ideas for Valentine's Fun & Romance in Braselton


Couple on the balcony at Versailles Restaurant at Chateau Elan Winery and Resort
Balcony overlooking Versailles Restaurant & Bar | Photo by Jessie Hodges, Elegant Jayde Photography

#1 | Discover the Saint Valentine Package.

Let the romance begin! Chateau Elan Winery and Resort is an enchanting, French chateau-style resort surrounded by 3,500 acres of verdant forests and rolling hillsides draped in vineyards. This destination will transport you to the French countryside for a weekend of l'amour. Indulge and unwind with the Saint Valentine package that includes a dining credit, and a bottle of wine to enjoy during your stay. Or immerse yourselves in the Romantic Renewal, a deluxe package that also includes a romantic couples massage.




The winery and vineyard at Chateau Elan Winery and Resort
The winery and vineyard at Chateau Elan Winery and Resort

#2 | Enjoy a love affair with wine.

One of the largest and most awarded wineries on the East Coast, Chateau Elan Winery offers a selection of more than 30 wines from locally made Muscadine wine to the premium Fingerprint Collection. The Chateau Tour & Tasting grants you a behind-the-scenes look at the winery vat, production rooms, and bottling line where a senior wine steward guides you through the entire winemaking process, from grape-to-glass. After the tour concludes, enjoy a guided tasting of winemaker-selected vintages. The hourly tour is offered daily beginning at 1 p.m.



#3 | Wine and dine on dry-aged steaks.

Cotton Calf Kitchen is the perfect setting for romance and an intimate dinner with your honey. This classic American steakhouse features a menu with heirloom vegetables served family-style, tapas-style appetizers and an extensive drink list. Start with the Blue Point Oysters, a cold bar treat, and then choose from a variety of prime, dry-aged or Certified Angus Beef steaks. There is also a delicious selection of seafood including whole baked lobster.




Valentine's Mini Cocktail Flight at Rebar Braselton
Valentine's Mini Cocktail Flight at Rebar Braselton, available until Valentine's Day.

#4 | Tour the February Mini Trail downtown.

If you haven't tried the Braselton Cocktail Trail yet, February is a great time to begin exploring Braselton's wine bars, breweries and taprooms because many stops will feature special Valentine's cocktails for the month. Grab your partner or your pals and take your taste buds on an adventure to sample these delectable cocktails on the February Mini Trail in Downtown:

  • Rebar's Red Velvet Espresso Martini | Mr. Black coffee liqueur, espresso, vanilla vodka, and red velvet infused cream, shaken and served with a red velvet cake rim

  • Local Station's The Bella Rose | Aperol, rum, pineapple juice and lemon juice garnished with edible rose petals

  • Joy Company Market's Red Hot Sangria Wine Slushy | Sangria wine slushy with a fireball topper


After exploring the Downtown, trailblazers continue following the self-guided tour to more Cocktail Trail stops and sample handcrafted cocktails at the hottest spots in Braselton. This is a fun, anytime activity for both couples and groups. And if you craft your path on a Friday or Saturday, the Braselton Trolley will be your designated driver to each of your stops.




Couple celebrating on the Braselton Trolley | Photo by Jessie Hodges, Elegant Jayde Photography
Couple celebrating on the Braselton Trolley | Photo by Jessie Hodges, Elegant Jayde Photography

#5 | Focus on each other, and we'll drive.


Hop aboard the free, vintage-inspired Braselton Trolley Fridays 4 to 11 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The 25-passenger trolleys are enclosed and climate-controlled for your comfort. Large windows provide clear views to enjoy the area points of interest including historical homes and brick buildings, and winery and resort attractions.


Local pickups and dropoffs are easily added to the route. Check in, and ask the hotel concierge to arrange for a trolley pick up, then hop aboard a vintage-style trolley.





Treasure hunting at House of Boykin.
Treasure hunting at House of Boykin.

#6 | Go on a treasure hunt.

What could be more romantic than discovering hidden gems together? Adventurous couples will discover that there is a little something for everyone in historic downtown Braselton. Antique shopping and festivals have long been a major draw to this quaint community, and locally owned boutiques and shops offer unique selections, artisanal goods and regional small-batch products. Discover each other and hidden treasures as you stroll hand-in-hand down tree-lined sidewalks to area shops, boutiques and antique stores.




#7 | Say, "I love you," with a classic touch.

Sweep your special someone off their feet this Valentine's Day with a stunning bouquet and personalized gift message from Lovin Florist. The Valentine Custom Bouquet allows you to choose from several color, container and style options to create the perfect combination for your loved one.



 

Now that the holidays are finished, it's time to return your focus to each other; and Valentine's is the perfect time to plan a romantic weekend getaway close to home. Less than an hour from the hustle and bustle of Atlanta, Braselton is a world away. Enjoy luxurious accommodations, world-class dining options, and a quaint historic downtown—all right at your doorstep—when you choose from one of Braselton’s seven in-town hotels, all convenient to area attractions and events.







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