5 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Greater Portland, Maine

5 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Greater Portland, Maine

How to Plan a Maine Valentine’s Day Getaway

Coastal romance, spa indulgence, and fireside bliss for two

This coastal gem beckons couples to slow down and cherish time together whether that be through a cozy fireside chat, rejuvenating spa sesh, or gourmet dining experience. The charm of this destination remains in-tact through the Winter as restaurants, shops, and various tours stay open year-round, ensuring an action-packed adventure. Discover five ways to spend your weekend getaway with your valentine in Greater Portland, Maine.

Night cityscape, Photo Credits: Peter Morneau Photography

Photo Credits: Peter Morneau Photography, Lone Spruce Creative via Maine Office of Tourism, Capshore Photography


Mixed drinks in front of a fire, Photo Credit: Justin Smulski

1. Fireside Romance

Envision you and your date nestled by a crackling fireplace, with the soothing sounds of ocean waves as your backdrop. Share stories and savor a glass of fine wine while taking in the oceanfront views or the working waterfront as you dine. Explore our handpicked selection of charming inns and hotels that offer the perfect fireside escape. Or discover the world-class culinary scene designed for an unforgettable coastal Maine experience.

Portland Museum of Art Painting, Photo Credit: Capshore Photography

2. Cultural Splendor


Seek refuge from the winter chill while indulging in the region’s rich cultural scene, which features nationally-renowned performing artists and captivating theatrical productions. Explore indoor wonders such as art galleries, museums, and live theater performances. Delve into elegant indoor experiences that will ignite your cultural curiosities and create lasting memories together.

Dessert at Union. Photo Credit: Capshore Photography

3, Gastronomy for Two

Embark on a culinary journey together like no other as you savor ocean-to-table cuisine and extraordinary dining experiences that will ignite your taste buds. It is oyster season after all. Let our culinary guides (Chopped champions, James Beard award winners) whisk you away to the region’s most enchanting and hidden gems, where candlelit tables, locally-sourced ingredients, and expertly crafted dishes set the table and the stage for a truly memorable night.

Portland head light and coastline listing. Photo Courtesy of @MarriottBonvoy

4. Coastal Tranquility

Here, you can escape to a world where the rhythmic sounds of the ocean lull you into tranquility, and the breathtaking views of the Atlantic inspire a sense of wonder. Reconnect with nature, take leisurely strolls along our rocky coast and visit area lighthouses or discover the coastal magic of a winter walk in the beach, hand-in-hand. Or how about taking it to the next level with a locally-guided tour to learn all the insider tips + tricks.

The Spa at The Francis, Photo Credits: Heidi Kirn Photography

5. Self-Care + Wellness

Imagine a day of pampering at a historic inn, where you’ll be transported to an era of elegance and romance through soothing spa treatments. Let tensions melt away with a couples’ massage or foot soaks, relieving fatigue and grounding you in the present. Or opt for a holistic wellness experience from yoga to an immersion soak, creating a serene and memorable escape.


This winter, kindle the flames of romance in Greater Portland, Maine, and create unforgettable memories with your beloved. For detailed information and additional recommendations on each getaway idea, visit our website and start planning your perfect romantic escape today.

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