Franklin County Visitors Bureau Invites Sweethearts of All Kinds to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

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From romantic bed and breakfasts celebrating love, to art classes with the girls, Franklin County is the place to celebrate Valentine's Day.

Local chocolate s a great gift for Valentine's Day

Local chocolate is a great gift for Valentine's Day

Franklin County is home to one-of-a-kind adventures, hidden gems, romantic beds and breakfasts, unique shows and family-favorites for couples and family alike to enjoy.

Franklin County is for sweethearts and the Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites all to celebrate.

Valentine’s Day is on its way, and no matter which kind of sweetheart celebration, celebrations are a special way to show the person you care about that you love them. From romantic getaways with partners to homemade Valentine’s from children, Valentine’s Day is all about love for one another. Franklin County is home to one-of-a-kind adventures, hidden gems, romantic beds and breakfasts, unique shows and family-favorites for couples and family alike to enjoy.

Take a night off from cooking and instead, try delicious meals from The Orchards, offering fine dining in a relaxed, upscale atmosphere or Copper Kettle, a long-standing seafood and steak house. Molly’s Restaurant on South Main in downtown Chambersburg, is hosting its annual Big Fat Greek Valentine’s Day Feast on Wednesday, February 14 from 5pm to 9pm! The event has a full 5 course Grecian Feast with ouzo, a Grecian liquor, and is also BYOB.

Enjoy hand-dipped chocolates from Olympia Candy Kitchen and local wine from Tuscarora Mountain Winery both in downtown Chambersburg or venture a little further to Jan Zell Winery, GearHouse Brewery or Roy Pitz Brewery for local wine and beer. Sweet treats from Nathan Miller Chocolate nearby or Zoe’s Chocolate in Waynesboro are a great gift idea as well.

For the couple that likes to see live shows together, the Capitol Theatre in Chambersburg is bringing Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus LIVE to the stage on February 10 at 7 pm. Couples experience the comedy of the differences between the sexes and can enter to win a Valentine’s drawing.

Want to bring out the artistic side this Valentine’s Day? Bring a beverage and snack and enjoy paintings at one of the Corks & Canvas classes at the Council for the Arts of Chambersburg. Instructor-led sessions are scheduled for February 16 and February 21. Enjoy painting love birds or flamingos with a sweetheart. Celebrate love between friends at the Council for the Arts’ Ladies Night event on February 20 and learn how to craft a nuno felted scarf!

Make a gift for a loved one at the Scherenschnitte Valentine Workshop on February 10 from 2pm to 4pm at Renfrew Museum & Park. The Germans made complicated cuttings and called them scherenschnitte, the word meaning “scissors cutting” in the 16th century. German ancestors brought this craft with them to the American colonies.

Enjoy a romantic getaway at one of the many Franklin County bed and breakfasts. The Mercersburg Inn has luxurious rooms in this turn-of-the-century, Georgian mansion with plush feather beds. Located in Mercersburg, birthplace of 15th president James Buchanan, and home of Whitetail Ski Resort, a visit to Mercersburg is like stepping back to the 18th century with beautiful, stone taverns and homes.

Franklin County offers many other romantic and relaxing bed and breakfasts for a special Valentine's Day including White Hall Manor B&B in Greencastle. It’s magnificent Greek Style columns and antebellum design harken back to days gone by and it’s close to Whitetail Ski Resort, The Greencastle Antique Mall, and the Shops of downtown Greencastle.

Craig Victorian Bed and Breakfast, located blocks from downtown Chambersburg, is an elegant post-Civil War Victorian home the features 7 large, comfortable rooms, private baths and cozy common areas. This historic home with intricate original woodwork has been updated to have modern luxuries.

The Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites all to explore Franklin County, Pa. and enjoy the history, arts, recreation, natural beauty, fresh foods and warm hospitality of communities like Chambersburg, Greencastle, Mercersburg, Shippensburg, and Waynesboro. Franklin County PA is located just north of the Mason Dixon Line and an easy drive to Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. Discover more….plan your visit at ExploreFranklinCountyPA.com, by contacting 866.646.8060 or 717.552.2977.

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