Ah Valentine’s Day. Like many holidays, you can almost feel it in the air this time of season. A sense of hope and anticipation from women across the land contrasted by a sense of dread and soon to be last minute urgency among men as the day approaches. I joke of course! Believe it or not, people of both sexes enjoy Valentine’s Day equally. As a child, I loved it. I can’t recall anything really special in my mind that happened, except I would always receive a tub of red Gummi bears from my mom. Candy you see, was the way to my heart back then. I do not think much has changed by the way, if anyone is feeling romantic. If you are looking for a romantic evening, Victoria has more than enough opportunity to come out looking like a hero. In my mind, the best bang for your buck would come from some of the great packages that are pre-arranged already, you just have to give your name, set a date and be on your best behaviour. One that really catches my eye (and sweet tooth. Hey, Valentine’s Day is for everyone!) is the Dip Me Inn Chocolate package from the Victoria Historic Inns. This sweetheart of a deal contains two nights accommodations in any of the awesome historic inns, breakfast on both mornings, champagne to celebrate with, roses for the lady, chocolate truffles to indulge upon, a $100 gift certificate to one of several gourmet restaurants and to really seal the deal, a romantic half hour carriage ride around Victoria with Victoria Carriage Tours. If you are planning something more than a romantic evening getaway, or perhaps planning to make more permanent arrangements, than look no further than the Inn at Laurel Point. The Just Say I Do is perfect for those looking to pop the big question. With a fantastic panoramic view from the penthouse suite, a five course meal, champagne to match, personalized bathrobes, breakfast in bed and late checkout, Laurel Point sets the perfect evening for a decent proposal. They are so dedicated to getting it right for you, that they will even get a custom engagement ring ready to your specifications! Not ready propose? Well just enjoy a romantic getaway by taking advantage of either their Naughty or Nice packages. The naughty package includes a Naughty Love Kit full of mischievous surprises and the nice package includes a Romantic Bath Kit and a rose petal turndown For everyone that has a little hopeless romantic in them there are plenty more activities and getaways available in the romantic city of Victoria. Visit www.tourismvictoria.com to find out what else we have to offer. Don’t forget to share some love with me either. Comments are welcomed and appreciated below!