Do you want to create an extra-romantic Valentine’s celebration this year? Do you want to go somewhere unique, “different,” and oh-so-special? Consider quaint, vibe-y Hallowell, Maine, for your destination! Come along with us on a romantic tour of Hallowell as we share some ideas for Valentine’s Day.
Take a Romantic Stroll Down Water Street
Nicknamed “The New Orleans of the North” by Yankee magazine, Hallowell is a charming little piece of heaven for Valentine’s Day sweethearts. Take a romantic stroll along Water Street—right in the (Valentine’s Day) heart of downtown by the picturesque river, and feel yourself swept away by Hallowell’s unique, welcoming charm. As you stroll arm in arm, enjoy a locale that is simultaneously urban and down-home—one of Maine’s most eclectic blends of restaurants, shops, antique stores, galleries, and bookstores.
As the evening shadows move across the Kennebec River, you and your sweetheart will be looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day dinner. And Hallowell will not disappoint Choose from among numerous popular, cozy options, including:
This beloved Bistro dishes up creative American fare in a vibrant setting lined with local artwork. Located right on Water Street, Slate’s offers the convenience of being at the end of your romantic Valentine’s Day stroll. The cozy atmosphere is highlighted by exposed-brick walls, hand-painted murals, and local artists’ displays. Choose from numerous savory entrees, many of which are the distinctive, artistic creations chock-full of locally sourced, natural ingredients.
The Liberal Cup
What do you get when you bring a classic English pub to Central Maine? Answer: The Liberal Cup Public House & Brewery, also on Water Street! Like the pubs that dot the English countryside, The Liberal Cup is an inviting, cozy spot that makes for the perfect Valentine’s Day date. Without sacrificing any of the English pub ambiance, their award-winning chef has taken classic pub fare and elevated it with his haute and nouvelle cuisine creations.
Enjoy the distinctive charm of Kennebec River-front dining at this charming bistro and full bar, offering fine American eats in a warm, inviting environment on Water Street. If wine is your fave rave, you’ll love that Joyce’s wine list offers more than 60 bottles of wine to choose from, along with more than 30 varieties of wine by the glass.
Whether it’s Slate’s, The Liberal Cup, or Joyce’s in Hallowell - or perhaps another favorite go-to romantic restaurant in the greater Augusta, Maine area - you’ll see why Hallowell, like Virginia, is for lovers!
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