February may be cold, but there's still plenty to explore in the Valley! Whether you're hanging out with friends, your significant other, or your family, check out some of our top ideas for things to do in February.

Grand Illusion Hard CiderFor Friends

Sometimes you just need some time with your friends! Why not catch up as you sample different beers on the Cumberland Valley Beer Trail? Start off the week with Magic Mondays at Grand Illusion Hard Cider, when their strolling house magician provides entertainment from 6 pm to 8 pm. Or reserve a time at one of the two escape rooms located on the third floor of Grand Illusion.

Test out your skills at Hops & Hatchets, an ax-throwing venue in Mechanicsburg. Your group can rent a lane and receive hands-on training from an "ax-pert". The venue does not serve food but you are welcome to bring your own. It is BYOB (beer, wine, and cider only) so be sure to pick up your favorites along the Beer Trail beforehand.

Generic Outdoor Winter SceneFor Couples

Don't contain your couple's activities to just Valentine's Day! Sign up for an in-person themed cooking class at The Kitchen Shoppe & Cooking School, check out the latest exhibit at Carlisle Arts Learning Center or get creative at one of their workshops, enjoy a performance at Carlisle Theatre or Luhrs Performing Arts Center, or bundle up and explore the wintery scenery along Cumberland Valley's many hiking trails.

Sports Emporium-129For Families

There are plenty of ways to keep the kids entertained in the Valley. Walk around downtown Carlisle and view more than 90 ice sculptures at their annual Ice Art Fest during the first weekend in February or burn off some energy with a winter hike at Pine Grove Furnace State Park. Other Family-Friendly Indoor Activities include arcade games, bowling, go-kart racing, and more.

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For History Lovers

Explore the exhibits at the U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center including their newest exhibit: "This Will Not Stand: The U.S. Army's Road to Victory During the Persian Gulf War" or take a deep dive into Cumberland Valley's rich history at the Cumberland County Historical Society.