Valentine’s Day weekend is the perfect time to consider a well-deserved staycation celebration with your loved one. When you shop, dine, and play in Cumberland Valley, you are guaranteed to have a good time and support local businesses. Here are some suggestions for a fun and local Valentine's Day -- and Galentine's Day -- celebration.

Chocolate & Sweet Treats

First things first. Before we provide stay, dine, and play suggestions, the most important aspect of Valentine's Day is chocolate, and Cumberland Valley has some of the best chocolates around. Visit the highlighted stores below or enjoy a cozy & caffeinated adventure along our Cumberland Valley Coffee & Chocolate Trail, with more than 10 locations offering chocolate and/or coffee (runs from February 1 through May 12, 2024).

Exquisite ChocolatesExquisite Chocolates, Carlisle

This boutique chocolate shop features mouthwatering selections of some of the finest gourmet chocolates in the world. In 2023, the store featured Neuhaus limited edition Love Letter Boxes filled with Belgian chocolate pralines in 3 mysterious flavor combinations. Additional information about 2024's Valentine's Day offerings will be posted as it becomes available.

Oak Grove Farms

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Oak Grove Farms: Place your order for chocolate-covered strawberries. Call (717) 766-2216 or order in-store. Strawberries will be available for pick up on 2/12, 2/13, or 2/14. Prices: 3 pack $6, 6 pack $11, 12 pack $20. Orders need to be in by 2/7!

Georgie Lou's Retro Candy: Strawberries dipped in milk, dark, or white chocolate coating.  Choose from plain chocolate strawberries or upgrade to larger decorated gourmet strawberries that will have various seasonal decorations, such as hearts, chocolate chips, sprinkles, etc.  Each berry is hand-dipped and made to order. The sizes of strawberries can vary depending on what the strawberry crop looks like each year. All berries will be boxed for gift-giving.  Choose from four, six, or twelve berry boxes. Strawberries are only available for PICK-UP only at their Carlisle, PA, store on Wednesday, February 14th.

Macris ChocolatesMacris Chocolates, Lemoyne and Mechanicsburg

Macris offers over 100 varieties of homemade chocolates from their bulk showcase, plus boxed chocolates and special seasonal and holiday gift boxes. They recently opened a second location in Mechanicsburg.

Mummert ChocolatesMummert Chocolates, Carlisle

A display case featuring 36 varieties of assorted homemade milk and dark Swiss chocolates will satisfy any sweet tooth cravings.

Dine

Check out our Dinner & A Show suggestions or find a Valentine-themed meal.

See & Do

Here are some suggestions for things to do from the beginning of February through the weekend after Valentine's Day. For a full list of activities, view our Events Calendar.

More Suggestions

Find more Valentine's Day suggestions, including gift ideas and suggestions for a romantic evening at home.