Celebrate the New Year with Love!

2014-02-07_13-50-02This time of year, couples are making plans to show their love for one another with a special Valentine’s Day celebration. Valentine’s Day is a day to express your love and to celebrate the spirit of love – so do something special for your loved one.

Flowers, candy, jewelry, candle-light dinner, a night at the movies, a day of shopping or even a getaway weekend at a nice hotel/motel is always great. Athens and Limestone County businesses would enjoy the opportunity to help you celebrate.


Local florists will deliver bouquets to your love one. Most women who work enjoy having flowers delivered to their worksite. Valentine’s Day cards and candy are available at local stores. Chocolate-covered strawberries from Russell Stover, Sugar Mama’s Sweet Treats and other locations are good options as well.

Go to one of our locally owned restaurants like LuVici’s, Casa Blanca, Little Texas and Village Pizza downtown. There is also Catfish Cabin, Lawler’s, Clark’s Family Restaurant, 306 BBQ, Picasso Grill, The Big Easy and many others on Hwy 72. All are great choices for a nice cozy meal. After dinner, go take in a movie at our CineMagic Theater.

Make your loved one feel special with a getaway from the kids for the weekend (or just the night) at one of our local hotels/motels. Local properties will treat you like royalty when you spend the night/weekend with them. Most provide a hot breakfast; two have indoor pools (Fairfield and Holiday Inn & Suites). Some hotels are even offering special Valentine’s Day packages. Call around and see what’s available.

Gifts of all types are available throughout the county at the specialty shops and department stores. Stop by one of the jewelry stores (Hobbs Jewelers and Osborne’s Jewelers) and pick up a special surprise for your favorite person. If you are not sure what to get, the sales personnel at our downtown shops like Pablo’s, Pimentos, Trinity, Crawford’s, UG White and others can help you pick out something special. If your budget is low, you can do something as simple as walking hand-in-hand through one of the parks or walking trails and watch the sunset. It’s all about showing your special person how important they are to you. You still have time to plan for that special day!

If you need information about these or other events and attractions in Athens-Limestone, visit the Athens Visitors Center located at 100 North Beaty Street or call 256-232-5411. Information is also posted on our website www.VisitAthensAL.com.
By: Teresa Todd, President, Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association