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20 Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day in St. Louis

Do More Than Dinner and a Movie. Try one of These Valentine's Day Events

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Wondering what to do on Valentine's Day? Why not start a new Valentine's Day tradition this year? Here are some fun ways to enjoy the holiday with the one you love. For even more ways to celebrate, see St. Louis' Top Romantic Restaurants and St. Louis' Best Chocolate Shops.

1. Chocolate Factory Tour

If your Valentine is a chocolate lover, try a free tour at the chocolate factory at Interstate 44 and Kingshighway. Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate Company runs the 30,000 square foot facility. Free public tours are offered Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.
February 2014
(314) 338-3501

2. Kitchen Conservatory Classes

Cook up some romance with your sweetheart at a cooking class for couples at the Kitchen Conservatory in Clayton. Learn to prepare a special meal for Valentine's Day or any other day of the year. Class prices are $125 to $140 per couple.
February 7-14, 2014
(314) 862-COOK

3. Valentine's Hike at Shaw Nature Reserve

Enjoy the beautiful outdoors with your Valentine at the Shaw Nature Reserve in St. Louis County. The reserve is hosting a special evening hike starting at 7 p.m., for couples just before Valentine's Day. Couples will also enjoy hot chocolate and delicious desserts after the hike. The cost is $29 a person.
February 13, 2014
(314) 577-5100

4. Love is in the Air

Saint Louis Ballet is performing "Love is in the Air" at the Touhill on Valentine's Day weekend. Tickets are $28 to $45. You can also have dinner before the Friday night performance.
February 14-15, 2014
(314) 516-4949

5. Burning Love Festival

The city of St. Louis is celebrating its 250th birthday over Valentine's weekend. Part of that celebration is the Burning Love Festival on Art Hill on Valentine's night. The event includes live music, food, drinks and a fireworks display at 10:15 p.m.
February 14, 2014

6. Live Music at Blueberry Hill

If you're in the mood for live music, Blueberry Hill has a performance by "Unresolved with the Funk Jam" on Valentine's night. The cost is $7 a person. Doors open at 8 p.m. The show starts at 9 p.m.
February 14, 2014
(314) 727-4444

7. Erin Bode at Jazz at the Bistro

Music lovers can also spend Valentine's at one of St. Louis' premiere jazz clubs. Jazz at the Bistro welcomes St. Louis favorite Erin Bode for an evening of fantastic music. Jazz at the Bistro is located at 3536 Washington Avenue in Grand Center. Tickets are $25 a person.
February 14-15, 2014
(314) 534-1111

8. Valentine's at the Ritz

The Grill at the Ritz-Carlton in Clayton will be serving up a special Valentine's dinner. The four-course, prix-fixe menu is $89 a person or $119 a person with wine parings. Also this year, the Ritz is offering a "Romance and Food" cooking class on Saturday, February 15. The class runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., and includes a gourmet breakfast and lunch. The cost is $109 a person.
February 14-15, 2014
(314) 719-1433

9. Bubbles and Chocolate

Another option at the Ritz-Carlton is "Bubbles and Chocolate" in the Lobby Lounge. Starting at 6 p.m., the hotel will be serving up champagne, cocktails and a variety of sweet delights including chocolate fondue. The chocolate fondue is $18 per person. Drinks are priced separately. No reservations are required.
February 14-15, 2014

10. Dancing at Casa Loma

Dust off your dancing shoes, grab your partner and head over to the Casa Loma Ballroom for a Valentine's celebration. Get in the groove with St. Louis Big Band. The doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 a person.
February 14, 2014
(314) 664-8000

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