Beyond Dinner: Alternative Valentine's Day Adventures

From comedy shows to dining at your favorite restaurant, there are plenty of local places to enjoy yourself this Valentine's Day. Don't miss out on awesome deals for your day of love.

The Sweetheart Slopes

Celebrate Valentine's Day with the perfect weekend getaway at Whitetail Resort (13805 Blairs Valley Road, Mercersburg, Pennsylvania). Search for red puzzle pieces as you ski or snowboard your way down the slopes. Finding a piece of Whitetail's heart will earn you a V-Day gift courtesy of the resort. Gifts include a Whitetail keepsake, two eight-hour midweek lift tickets and sweets. Then cozy up at one of Whitetail's nine lodging partners after a long day on the slopes.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 14
Lift tickets: $45-$75; equipment rentals extra

We Heart Cheese: Chocolate, Cheese & Baller Bubbly

Sometimes it pays to be cheesy on Valentine's Day -- especially at Union Market cheese shop and bar Righteous Cheese (1309 5th St. NE, Washington, DC). Enjoy an intimate pairing and tasting class featuring special bottles of champagne, handmade chocolates and an assortment of artisanal cheeses. Purchase your tickets if you're a foodie or wine enthusiast looking for a romantic way to indulge.

Date: Friday, Feb. 13 & Saturday, Feb. 14
Tickets: $72-$81

Valentine's Day Adventure

Get your heart pumping this V-Day with a day of adventurous romance at Terrapin Adventures (Savage Mill, 8600 Foundry St., Savage, Maryland). Their Valentine's Day special includes three hours of zip lines, giant swings, challenge courses and high ropes. Chocolate amenities and the chance to win free gifts top off the afternoon of fun.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 14 & Sunday, Feb. 15
Tickets: $100 per couple

My Funny Valentine

Notaviva Vineyards (13274 Sagle Road, Purcellville, Virginia) is providing laughs and liquor for the fourth year in a row at their annual stand-up comedy performance, My Funny Valentine. The Virginia winery combines a variety of wine options with live performances every weekend. This year's headliner is Baltimore native Jason Weems, a semi-finalist on the NBC series "Last Comic Standing."

Date: Friday, Feb. 13 & Saturday, Feb. 14
Tickets: $37

Love On The Run

If you're looking for a way to offset the chocolate and wine this V-Day, look no further. Work up a sweat with your partner at fitness adventure and scavenger hunt Love On The Run (check in at The Ballroom, 5521 Landy Lane, Bethesda, Maryland). Participants who attend this free event have the chance to compete for prizes including a gift card to Whole Foods and more.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 14
Cost: Free (suggested donation of $10 to Bethesda Cares)
RSVP here.

Tango at Philadelphia Museum of Art

It's 5 o'clock somewhere. Various entertainment acts fill the Great Stair Hall at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia) every Friday from 5 to 8:45 p.m. This Friday, Feb. 13, enjoy a special Valentine's edition of the aptly titled Art After 5. The museum will offer dance lessons centered on the romance and passion of tango. This vibrant take on Valentine's Day can be accompanied by a tasting menu at Granite Hill, and museum members can enjoy a sneak peak of the newest exhibition, "Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano."

Date: Feb. 13.
Cost: Free with museum admission ($20 for adults); Granite Hill tasting menu $60 per person.

Natalie Lylo contributed to this report.

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