(PRWEB) January 29, 2013
Add sparkle to your Valentine’s Day celebration this February by whisking your love to St. Louis for a surprisingly romantic getaway. The St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission can help you target Cupid’s arrows to sumptuously appointed Gateway City hotels and heart-pounding attractions.
For details on the St. Louis’ sweet and romantic offerings and to book a hotel package just for couples, visit the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission web site.
Love is in bloom in St. Louis at the Annual Orchid Show at the Missouri Botanical Garden through March 31. On fragrant display are more than 800 lush orchids from the Garden’s collection – one of the world’s finest. No need for a “loves me, loves me not” petal count to capture the romance of this exotic and gorgeous setting.
Amp up the animal magnetism between you and your foxiest friend with a special gift from the Saint Louis Zoo. Adopt one of the Zoo’s resident critters for your animal-loving love and receive a cuddly, 12-inch fennec fox plush toy suitable for hugging. This gift will set off sparks all year as proceeds help care for the Zoo’s furry residents. Just heartbeats away from the Zoo, the Saint Louis Science Center presents the Imax film “Born to Be Wild,” a giant-screen love story about the bond between humans and animals.
Give your love the sun, moon and stars at the Science Center’s Planetarium sky show on February 9. After the Romance Across the Universe presentation, sit tight to hold hands with your star sweetheart during a classic sci-fi flick. Extend your stellar date by booking a special Valentine’s package at the Moonrise Hotel, a luxurious and trend-setting boutique hotel with an out-of-this-world vibe. Choose from the “Love Shack” or “Peace, Love and Breakfast” romance packages. You may never want to leave your room, but, if you do, the Moonrise sits in the heart of The Loop, one of St. Louis’ most vibrant, universally appealing neighborhoods. Explore The Loop’s one-of-a-kind shops, smorgasbord of dining options, live music venues, and refurbished 1920s-era movie theatre. The star-studded St. Louis Walk of Fame and the colorful Loop Planetary Walk add additional sparkle to the neighborhood atmosphere.
Hit a home run for the baseball fan in your life with a night or two at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark. Indulge in their love of the game during the day by crossing the street for a tour of Busch Stadium, home of the legendary St. Louis Cardinals. At night, take in the bird’s-eye-view of the ballpark, the Gateway Arch and the glittering lights of St. Louis from 360, the hotel’s sexy nightspot that was named by Frommer’s as one of the “Top Ten New Hotel Rooftop Bars in the World.” Ask for the Hilton Romance Package for a sweet deal.
A British invasion of sorts is conquering hearts in St. Louis. Write your own love story with a stay at The Cheshire. The newly restored hotel’s Tudor architecture and Imperial interiors deliver a Downton Abbey-allure to a romantic holiday. Ask for the hotel’s Royal Valentine package or choose one of the British literary character-themed suites such as the ‘60s contemporary-styled James Bond suite, the romantic Romeo & Juliet and the exotic Passage to India with its Far East flair.
Saint Louis Ballet brings the heart-breaking affair of Romeo and Juliet to life through dance and the haunting music of Prokofiev. The pas de deux take place February 8 through 10 at the Touhill Performing Arts Center. For a romantic yarn with a happier outcome, the Repertory
Theatre of St. Louis delivers this clever Valentine: a stage adaptation of “Sense and Sensibility.” Jane Austen’s Regency-era romance follows the Dashwood sisters’ rocky road to true love through March 3.
The venerable Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis sets the scene for a lovely stay. For a taste of refined romance, indulge in Afternoon Tea, a weekend tradition in the hotel’s ambiance-filled Lobby Lounge. Service includes oh-so-civilized tea sandwiches, scones, pastries and the all-important “cuppa.”
The art of love is evident all over St. Louis during February. The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts embraces “The Progress of Love” exhibition showcasing works depicting lost love. Discover the romantic stories behind select works at the Saint Louis Art Museum during the lively, free Gallery Talk: Love in the Galleries program on February 14 and 15. Personal displays of affection for art are required at Laumeier Sculpture Park’s LOVEmeier winter gathering on Saturday evening, February 9. The family-oriented event includes hands-on art activities, park tours and a dramatic illumination of sculptures in the collection that reference affection.
Find your Valentine love song or dance in St. Louis this year. On February 15, jazzy couples can snuggle at The Sheldon Concert Hall while international jazz diva Denise Thimes and guitar icon Bucky Pizzarelli musically state, “Be My Valentine.” Love notes also fill the air at the Sheldon on February 12 during the Chamber Music Society of St. Louis’ annual Valentine’s salute to amour with dreamy works of Chopin, Debussy, Brahms and Schumann being played to perfection.
The fire and passion of authentic Flamenco dancing heats things up when the St. Louis Cultural Flamenco Society presents “Valentines a la Flamenca” on February 16. Prior to the performance, an authentic Spanish tapas and paella dinner will be served at the Sheldon Concert Hall Ballroom. Stay after the show to dance the night away to a Latin beat.
MEDIA NOTE: For photography of St. Louis, send an e-mail to email@example.com.
For up-to-date information about St. Louis, your readers can call the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission at 1-800-916-0040 or check out our web site.