Baltimore Inner Harbor from Federal Hill

Love is in the air. Valentine’s Day in Baltimore offers many options for couples and singles alike. Snuggle up next your sweetie on a brisk mid-February harbor cruise, dine at a romantic restaurant (Little Italy is a great spot), catch a show, or go out for drinks. Baltimore, one of the largest independent cities in the United States and the largest city and cultural center of Maryland, is rife with activities for the feted February 14th, whether you’re out by the Port or hanging by the Bay. The city is located in central Maryland along the Patapsco River, an arm of the Chesapeake Bay, is a major U.S. seaport and is situated closer to major Midwestern markets than any other major seaport on the East Coast. The Inner Harbor is now home to the awesome Harborplace, a shopping, entertainment, and tourist center, and the National Aquarium in Baltimore. So, no matter where you are in Oriole Town, there’s something to do for Valentines! No matter where you are, don’t forget the Baltimore Valentines Day flowers.

1. Single in Smalltimore

Baltimore magazine’s annual singles soiree is at Mt. Washington Tavern this year. From 7:30 to 10 p.m. you can mingle with the magazine’s “Top Singles,” eat, drink, and maybe even meet someone. If not, just enjoy the open bar, hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment that’s all included with your ticket, which costs $40 in advance online and $50 at the door.

2. Maryland Zoo Sex Exhibit

Love is in the air at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. The zoo’s general curator and veterinarian divulge the secrets of jungle love. Live music, a raw bar, beer and wine, hors d’oeuvres and desserts are included with the cost of a ticket, which must be purchased in advance online for $75 per person or $125 per couple.

3. National Aquarium Exhibit

Enjoy the comfort of an intimate night at the aquarium. Appetizers, drinks, and the romantic music of guitarist Richard Barry are all included in the price of a ticket, $80 for member couples, $125 for non-member couples. $80 member couples, $125 non-member couples.

4. Couples Yoga

Hosted by the Baltimore Museum of Art, the yoga classes are open to all partners who are interested in creating a deeper connection. To register, call 443-573-1832 or e-mail programs@artbma.org. Starts at 6:30 p.m. Cost per couple (includes admission to A Night of Romance): $40 BMA Members; $60 non-Members.

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5. Valentines Day Cruises

What’s more romantic than a cruise on the bay? Spirit Cruises takes you out for a dinner cruise that includes a grand buffet.

6. Valentine’s Day with an Adventurous Twist

Terrapin Adventures will be offering a special adventure package for couples: $59.95 per couple for two hours on the course. Includes hot chocolate, Hershey kisses.

7. Dining A Deux

For a romantic romp for two, try for reservations at one of these charming Baltimore restaurants: Aldo’s, The Black Olive, Charleston, or Louisiana.