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The Blue & Gray Press | July 20, 2019

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Fun things to do around town this Valentine’s Day

Fun things to do around town this Valentine’s Day


Valentine’s day is this Saturday. Whether you are in a relationship or single, it is time to plan your itinerary. The most romantic day of the year should begin with treating yourself before you have to treat anyone else.

“I am getting myself chocolate, and I already got a stuffed animal. If you don’t have a Valentine, treat yourself,” said freshman chemistry major Emily Gondar-Besser.

Valentine’s Day can be interpreted as a day to express love for another person, but what every person in society needs is a day to enjoy themselves. This Valentine’s Day, plan a day for you. It can be just getting a box of chocolates or even sending yourself flowers and going out to see a movie, but take a moment and enjoy this Saturday.

“50 Shades of Grey” comes out on Valentine’s Day. This adaptation of E.L James’s bestselling novel goes into depth of the graphic life of Christian Grey’s unique lifestyle. While there are other movies coming out that same weekend, “50 Shades of Grey” has garnered a lot of media attention over the controversy of its content.

Whether you are staying at Fredericksburg or going home for Valentine’s Day, there will be something fun to add to your plans. Staying in Fredericksburg has many advantages for Valentine’s Day.

For restaurants, Fredericksburg ranges from high quality to easy dining. Some of the fine dining restaurants are La Petite Auberge, Kybecca, Bistro Bethem, The Log Cabin and Olde Towne Steak and Seafood.

Since Valentine’s Day is a special and popular time of year, remember to make reservations for any sit-down restaurants. There are also a couple of movie theatres around Fredericksburg, including one with a bowling alley, called Splitsville Luxury Lanes.

Fredericksburg offers a great deal of fun things to do on Valentine’s Day. There are many brewing companies and wineries in the area, including the Blue & Gray Brewing Co., Hartwood Winery, Potomac Point Winery and Wilderness Run Vineyards.

Plus you do not have to go out for the holiday. It should be about spending time with the person you love, and you do not need to spend a lot of money. Couples can stay in and watch a movie, make a simple dinner or even have a lovely picnic either inside or outside. Just show your love any way possible that makes a great night for you and the person you care about.

“It is a nice day to appreciate those that you love in your life,” said sophomore theatre major Beverly Kippenhan.

By following Kippenhan’s words, you can have an amazing Valentine’s Day this year. Plan a special day, whether you are in a relationship or not. And remember, if your Valentine’s Day does go wrong, Feb. 15 is 75 percent off all Valentine’s Day candy.