Valentine's Day in Moscow


It’s that time of year, when the snow is still lingering and we have a hankering for the beautiful lush spring that seems to pop up out of nowhere here in the Palouse. However, like a small pause, we have one more wintery celebration. Valentines day. For some it means romantic dinners, for other’s it’s a good night out with friends, and then there are those, like myself, who try to hide from this rosy Hallmark adorned holiday. But two years ago, in my husbands’ determination to change my feelings for the holiday I was introduced to all that Moscow has to offer on this special day for everyone. We started our night at a local bar and got classic Old Fashions, went to one of the many restaurants that offer special multiple coursed meals, and then ended at a coffee house where a band played. It was perfect. So no mater what kind of heat your craving here are a list of things to do in Moscow on February 14 th .

• Start the night off taking a wintery walk at the University’s Arboretum

• Reserve a seat for two (or a group) at Bloom, Nectar or Mialinas for their special Valentines Day dinners paired with wines and a dessert to melt over.

• One World Café, Bucers and Johns Alley are great places to catch bands. Call in advance to see who’s playing and times. All of these places serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, making it a great plan for everyone.

• Enjoy drinks at one of the many bars, pubs, and breweries in Moscow. Including but not limited to, Hunga Dunga, Rants and Raves, The Garden, Nectar, The Wine Company, Tapped and Lodgepole.

• Take a special cooking class at Main Street’s Ampersands. Learn a new skill and fed, it’s a win win for everyone.

• For those who like to stay in, pick up “blind date” books from Book People on Main Street, which are books wrapped up so that you cannot see what your about to read.