BN Life

Valentine’s Day 2021

Still not sure what to do for Valentine’s Day? BN has got you covered, no matter your interest.


The Artsy Couple

First: Start celebrating Valentine’s Day on Feb. 13th and head to Merlot and a Masterpiece in Downtown Bloomington, where you and your loved one can create a beautiful, love-related piece of artwork. They also are offering take-home kits if you would prefer to get crafty in the comfort of your own home! Find their class schedule here.

Next: No Valentine’s Day would be complete without a romantic dinner. Also in Downtown Bloomington, Reality Bites offers a sophisticated, fun dining experience. This tapas restaurant serves a diverse menu with a fully stocked bar. They also have curbside pickup available!

Finally: Head to Uptown Normal to enjoy a classic film at the Normal Theater. Built in 1937, this one-screen now shows classics, independent and world cinema films. This Valentine’s Day weekend they’ll be showing one of THE most romantic movies of all time, Casablanca. Here’s looking at you, kid!


The Sporty Couple

First: Bring your date to a romantic skate! The Bloomington Ice Center will be open from 2-4pm for people to come and skate while listening to love songs.

Next: Watch your hometown team take on Southern Illinois on Valentine’s Day at 3pm. Enjoy drinks and cheeseballs at Pub II and watch the Redbirds on the big screen.

Finally: If you’re up for a little friendly competition with your loved one, check out All Seasons Golf Learning Center. Their TopTracer Range is a video game and golf all wrapped into one fun experience! Track your shots, improve your skills, and even play one another in a game. The Golf Learning Center has also partnered with their adjoining neighbor, BloNo Pizza Co. to bring visitors pizza and drinks directly to their bays. It may be chilly this weekend, but the good news is that the bays are heated!


The Foodie Couple

To get a better understanding of all that BN has to offer, we’re suggesting a progressive dinner for this date:

First: Enjoy a cold beer at any of our four outstanding breweries. A Valentine-themed craft brew with that special someone is a great way to kick off the day. If you’d prefer to stay in, pick up a 4-pack from any of the breweries and enjoy a craft beer at home!

Next: In Downtown, Epiphany Farms Restaurant practices sustainable, beyond organic and environmentally friendly techniques and provides visitors with an immersive, cultivated experience. Their rustic décor will provide a romantic backdrop to your Valentine’s Day.

Finally: You’ll probably be feeling extremely full at this point, so we suggest Insomnia Cookies, because they are deliver until 3am! Go home, put your sweatpants on and wait until you’re ready to try their cookies, brownies and cookie cakes.


Hotel Specials

Relax at the DoubleTree by Hilton for the weekend!  They are offering a special rate for Valentine’s Day. Call 309.664.6446 to get the rate.

The Parke Regency is offering a King Room with a candle-lit 3-course meal, chocolate covered strawberries, champagne, hot breakfast, and a late checkout for $199 + tax.

Comfort Suites in Normal is offering their spacious suites with champagne, Godiva chocolates, and flowers! Give them a call at 309.452.8588 to get their special rate.

The Courtyard by Marriott is also offering champagne, Godiva chocolates, flowers, and a suite for a special price. Call 309.862.1166 for the rate.


Back to BN Life

Privacy Policy

The Bloomington-Normal Area Convention and Visitors Bureau is committed to protecting the privacy of users of our website. We value your privacy and will take precautions to protect it.

The Bloomington-Normal Area Convention and Visitors Bureau may contain links to other sites. The Bloomington-Normal Area Convention and Visitors Bureau does not share your personal information with those sites and is not responsible for their privacy practices. We encourage you to learn about the privacy policies of any of those sites.

The type of data that we collect is for the purpose of sending information requested or email communication.

Please contact us at 1-800-433-8226 or by email at with any questions.

This privacy policy was updated on October 1, 2014.

In order to opt out of future communications from the Bloomington-Normal Area Convention and Visitors Bureau click here.

In order to opt out of future communications from the Bloomington-Normal Area Sports Commission click here.