Lucky for us, the most romantic holiday of the year falls on a Sunday this year — all the more reason to do up the celebration. Waverly Place in Cary boasts options for Valentine’s Day cuisine, gifts, activities, and more. Spread out on an acre of land with gracious landscaping, it’s just the place to celebrate with options for getting out of the house or staying in. Here Walter Magazine’s four ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day at Waverly Place.

For an Evening Out for Two: Dinner and a Film

What feels more romantically old fashioned than seeing a movie on the big screen? Start your evening at Cinebistro choosing from more than ten films from thriller to comedy. While watching, share a plate of sweet and herbaceous Baked Goat Cheese with a crispy baguette, Truffle Fries, Pan-seared Salmon, or other menu items from the cinema’s gourmet kitchen. For beverages, their Love Bug with Midori and banana liquor seems fitting. Or you can’t go wrong with a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon. With COVID precautions in place, know you’ll enjoy a film safely while cozied up in the theatre’s spacious leather seats. Afterward, head to Shake Shack for their current special, A Brown Batter Hot Cocoa Shake made with brownie batter, hot cocoa-frozen custard, whipped cream, brownie brittle, and mini-marshmallows. Ooh, la la!

For a Night with your Galentines: A Pottery Class then a Worldly Dinner 

Round up your pod for a pottery class at Color Me Mine. The walk-in, do-it-yourself ceramic studio is hosting a Galentine’s Night on Saturday, February from 5 p.m- 10 p.m. Afterwards, feast on Tagliatelle Bolognese, Calamari, and other Italian hearty classics at Enrigo Italian Bistro (reservations encouraged) or enjoy Asian-fusion at Tasu Asian Bistro like Crab Rangoon, Tai Coconut Soup or a myriad of authentic sushi rolls.

For a Low-Key Celebration at Home: Take and Bake

While it’s fun to get out, staying in is nice too — especially if some of your Valentines are little ones. Use the special occasion to bake something different with your loved ones, like churros dipped in chocolate with this recipe from Whisk, a locally-owned culinary specialty shop. Mention this ad to receive their February Special in-store and treat yourself to some new kitchen tools!

You’ll need some good food too — and there are plenty of take-out options like Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe, MOD Pizza, and Triangle Wine Company for drinks.

For a Day of Self-Care: A Spa Treatment, Yoga, or Tacos

There is no shortage of options at Waverly Place for self-love in its many forms, from a spa treatment from Hand & Stone, to yoga classes at CorePower Yoga (this month, check their site for February specials like discounted classes and a Lunch and Yoga event). For some, self-care might look like tacos from Gonza Tacos Y Tequila and a few Chocolate Covered Strawberries from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory for dessert. Treat yourself!

Regardless of how you choose to celebrate this years Valentine’s Day we hope it’s just enough sweet and satisfying.