The Sullivan County Catskills is the perfect place to find whimsical romance this Valentine’s weekend, and the Sullivan County Visitors Association wants to make sure everyone knows it.
The organization has put together a digital resource, available on its website at SCVA.net/valentines-day, to help couples avoid the commonality of boxed chocolates and supermarket flowers this year, and plan a truly memorable Valentine’s Day instead. Visitors can use the information available to plan out an entire day – or weekend – from start to finish.
Any memorable day needs to be filled with memorable activities. If you’re the adventurous type, Sullivan County is host to a variety of outdoor activities to get your heart pumping, from snowmobiling to hiking. If you’re more of an indoor couple, take in a little culture by visiting one of many art galleries, breweries, or distilleries. Just looking to relax? Spend the day getting pampered at a spa.
And, of course, no Valentine’s Day would be complete without a romantic dinner for two. Fortunately, the Sullivan County Catskills is home to some of the best restaurants in the Hudson Valley, many of which are hosting Valentine’s Day specials for couples to enjoy a full-course meal, or even some dancing and karaoke.
Finally – and perhaps most importantly – pick out a place to spend the evening and get in that ever-so-important alone time. Sullivan County can accommodate any desire, whether the privacy of a quaint bed and breakfast with a roaring fire and a glass of wine, or the luxury of a full-service suite at a resort.
In addition to helping visitors plan their weekend, SCVA wants everyone to share the love with “Classic Catskills Valentines”, a series of fun, silly, Catskills-inspired valentines with a vintage theme. Check them out by visiting SCVA.net/classic-catskills-valentines, where you can share them on Facebook, and let someone special know “You are always my first resort!” or “No trout about it – we are meant to be”, amongst other pun-tastic phrases.
“This year, we want to remind everyone what the Sullivan County Catskills is all about – escaping the stress and distraction of everyday life, and taking the time to concentrate on the people you love,” said Roberta Byron-Lockwood, SCVA president. “We thought valentines themed as a throwback to the Classic Catskills – a time when simpler technology forced us to connect on a more personal basis than today – was a great way to accomplish that.”