Valentine’s Day 2022: What To Do & Where To Go

Photo by Abbey Rose Floral Artistry
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MINT HILL, NC – Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and it is time to celebrate! The Mint Hill Times can help you put together a plan to surprise the special person in your life or decide together on how you would like to share the holiday before the day comes rushing upon us. Celebrating Valentine’s Day may mean taking your beloved one to a romantic dinner, staying in and cooking together, or even celebrating with family or treating yourself to a something special. No matter who you celebrate with, making a plan now will help you focus on celebrating your love.

flower arrangement from Abbey Rose Floral Artistry
Photo by Abbey Rose Floral Artistry

There are many places around town that are offering specials to celebrate the day of love. Abbey Rose Floral Artistry, located at 7408 Matthews Mint Hill Rd, Charlotte, NC 28227, is celebrating their 40th year in the flower business. Their experience with this special day has the process down to a science. Flowers are a perfect gift on such a wonderful day for the one that you call your own or to show appreciation to the ones you love around you. Abbey Rose will be stocked with roses, roses, and more roses in red, vibrant colors, and pastels too! If you are looking for an arrangement that is a bit less traditional, they will also be featuring perfect Spring blooms. Visit their website to view their selection at On their website, they also offer a “designer’s choice,” an arrangement that is a one-of-a-kind design for your special person. Ladies, don’t forget your guy likes flowers too! If you happen to have a last-minute rush because of being so excited about the big football day and need flowers, Abbey Rose will have you covered on Valentine’s Day. 

Inside Vintner's Hill Wine Bar & Bistro
Photo by Vintner’s Hill Wine Bar & Bistro

If flowers are not what you have in mind, then wine may be a winner. Vintner’s Hill Wine Bar & Bistro is a great place to celebrate or even stop in and purchase to celebrate at home. They offer a wide variety of wines from around the world as well as a rotating selection of regional craft beers. If dining in is the experience you are looking for, look forward to a meal of an amazing variety of great-tasting menu items. With dining and outside on their heated patio areas, they offer a relaxing and fun environment for all, making it a special way to add to your celebration either at your home or at their location.

Give the gift of healing and relaxation with a massage from Massage Sanctuary.  “If you’re tired of seeing your loved one walking around with back pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, or foot pain, we can take a look and give you an analysis to see how we can help,” says owner Lisa Lane.  “One can gift the experience of a relaxing massage complete with the aromatherapy of their choice.  Another great gift can be a short 30-minute back and/or neck massage just to get some stress relief at the end or beginning of a challenging day.”  Visit to schedule.

Waffle House offering a Table for Two
Photo by Waffle House

Events are also a fun way to get out and experience Valentine’s Day. A new experience may be what you are looking for, select Waffle Houses around town are offering a Table for Two. They are pulling out all the stops and setting the stage for one of the most romantic evenings: table cloths, candles, soft music, and more. If waffles and bacon are the way to your loved one’s heart, then make your reservation right away. Check out participating restaurants at and make the call. 

Winter Wonderland - Sock Skating
Photo by Schiele Museum of Natural History

Looking for a fun way to celebrate with the kiddos during the day? Schiele Museum of Natural History in Gastonia, SC, is offering Winter Wonderland – Sock Skating from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The activity is designed for children under the age of 12 years old. Enjoy sock ice staking in an indoor rink where the kids use socks instead of skates. They are easily able to glide over the “ice” and have fun while not worrying about them falling down on that hard ice. There is a seating area for parents, and this makes for  a great way to use up some of that energy before their parents head out for the evening. Tickets are required and for more information please visit their website at

Valentine’s Day 2022 will be here before we know it. Take some time today to plan that special day for the one/s you love!

The Mint Hill Times Family wants to wish everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day. Thanks for sharing your love for us.

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Jessica Mentzer
Jessica Mentzer is a mother and freelance writer that loves to travel and write. Whenever she is not traveling with her family or writing she enjoys hiking, canoeing, swimming, and spending time with her two children. She is a stay-at-home mom and enjoys watching her children grow and learn each day. Her passion for writing and her love for travel are two things that she loves to share with friends and family.