By Lexi Smiley
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Cupid’s arrows are flying. Those who are single are grimacing at all the “lovey-dovey” posts on Facebook and the abundance of pinks and reds. Some are waiting for the discounted chocolate that pops up in Walmart on the 15th. But what about those who have no idea what to do for their partners on Valentine’s Day? If you’d like to do something that is for a good cause, the ladies of Sigma Kappa are hosting a “Sweetheart Skate” at Lexington Ice Center on Thursday, Feb. 13 from 8 to 10 p.m.
The Georgetown/Lexington area has many wonderful date-night spots. There are the obvious places such as the Theatres of Georgetown or Galvin’s restaurant on Main Street. But if you want to go somewhere extremely fancy, there is a little hidden restaurant called Rodney’s on Broadway. They’re a bit on the pricier side, but if cost is of no concern to you, then Rodney’s is a good place for dinner. The restaurant is in an old house built by a Civil War general and decorated with contemporary works of art and a variety of colors. The atmosphere is cozy and romantic at night and Rodney, the chef, is rated five-stars. TripAdvisor.com has given Rodney’s 4.5 stars, and it is ranked No. 1 out of 77 restaurants in Georgetown. If you’re interested, Rodney’s is located at 222 N. Broadway in Georgetown.
If you’d rather just be in the presence of your significant other, there are places like Yuko-En on the Elkhorn, an American-Japanese Friendship Garden. Vanessa Venettozzi described what she sees as a romantic date. “I’d take a large quilt, a couple thermoses of hot chocolate, some bags of marshmallows and cuddle in the gazebo or log cabin that resides in the park while watching the snow fall and just talking.” The park was built in 2000 as a joint project between Georgetown citizens and our sister city, Tahara’s citizens. The park includes a gazebo, log viewing hut, Zen garden and Koi pond. If you’re interested, it’s located at 700 U.S. 25 in Georgetown.