The season of love is upon us. As Valentine's Day quickly approaches, now is the time to start planning your upcoming date night or dinner with friends and family. To help make celebrating this special time of year easy, Why Not Oklahoma wants to share some of our favorite Oklahoma valentine's day gift and experience ideas so you can enjoy the day without worry!

Book a Romantic Retreat

Although predominately flat plains, the outer areas of Oklahoma are blessed with picturesque and romantic surroundings. Whether you are looking for a beautiful lakeside cabin or want to spend some time in a larger mountain lodge, the opportunities for a romantic retreat are endless across the state.

Some of the places we recommend looking into for this upcoming Valentine's Day include:

Blue Doors at Tenkiller
(Gore, Oklahoma)

Located in Gore, Blue Doors at Tenkiller is one of Oklahoma's hidden gems. This getaway is just a short drive from Tenkiller State Park, featuring stucco-style cabins with welcoming bright blue doors. If the weather permits, this location also gives visitors the ability to explore the secluded property for hours in nature and all of the excitement it brings. Blue Doors at Tenkiller has also been honored with a sustainability award from "Keep Oklahoma Beautiful."

Echo Canyon Spa Resort
(Sulphur, OK)

Named the “Best Hotel in Oklahoma” by MSN, Echo Canyon Spa Resort is the perfect romantic retreat for couples. Featuring a 5,000 square foot spa, outstanding accommodations, and an on-site five-star restaurant, couples can spend their time relaxing in the spa or sampling some of Oklahoma’s best dishes, including Alaskan King Crab and Filet Mignon.

Rivers Edge Cottages
(Watson, Oklahoma)

Nestled along the Mountain Fork River in Southeastern Oklahoma, visitors will find log-style cabins with fully furnished interiors at River's Edge Cottages in Watson. With six couples-only cabins, you can spend Valentine's Day enjoying a private hot tub, charming fireplaces, and beautiful views of the river. Since space is limited, it is essential to book early to ensure you have a space for the holiday. 

Book a romantic getaway in Oklahoma

Plan an Intimate Dinner

Most people choose to avoid fancy restaurants unless there is a special occasion. Why not use Valentine's Day to reserve your table at one of Oklahoma's most exclusive restaurants? Our state is blessed to have some of the best chefs in the region and a wide range of outstanding locations to choose from.

Some of the places we recommend reserving a table at for this upcoming Valentine's Day include:

Villa Ravenna Fine Dining (Tulsa, OK)

Nestled in the Farm Shopping Center, Villa Ravenna Fine Dining is an excellent fine dining restaurant with a romantic atmosphere. As an authentic, Italian-owned and operated restaurant, the menu offers a range of game meats, homemade pasta, seafood, and much more. Villa Ravenna Fine Dining is the perfect Valentine's Day restaurant by focusing on a low-lit dining room with elegant settings and impeccable service.

Romantic dinner

Mahogany Prime Steakhouse (OKC & Tulsa, OK)

When it comes to fine dining in Oklahoma, most people know Mahogany Prime Steakhouse. With locations in both Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Mahogany offers prime steak, fine wine, extensive side options, and premier service to accommodate the couples of Oklahoma. While this restaurant is an excellent option for any special occasion, they are sure to be busy on Valentine's Day. So, make sure that you book your reservation as soon as possible.

Castle Falls (OKC, OK)

Available by reservation only, Castle Falls was modeled after a castle in Normandy, France, by World War I Veteran Bill Blecha. Located near the heart of Oklahoma City, this romantic restaurant offers various dining settings, including the romantic Primrose and the informal Cellar. Both areas feature the same entrée; however, the Primrose offers visitors four additional courses to complete a full five-course experience.

Made in Oklahoma Chocolate

While anyone could run to the store last minute to buy a heart-shaped flower box, it rarely lives up to expectations. Instead of buying factory-made chocolate, why not purchase the freshest "Made in Oklahoma" chocolate available from a local chocolatier? We promise the recipient will be able to tell the difference!

Some of the places we recommend getting Made in Oklahoma chocolate from include:

Glacier Chocolate
(Tulsa, OK)

With two unique locations in Tulsa, Glacier Chocolate's guests are greeted with the rich scent of chocolate and a lovely rainbow of gourmet products to choose from. Unlike the "take what you get" selections lining grocery store shelves, Glacier Chocolate allows customers to arrange their own box of assorted chocolates based on their partner's favorites. Don't settle for something easy; make the most of your chocolate gift this Valentine's Day with Glacier.

Rick's Fine Chocolates (Guthrie, OK)

Just a short drive from Oklahoma City, Rick's Fine Chocolates & Coffees combines the best of both worlds – allowing customers to impress their Valentine with decadent chocolates and an exceptional cup of smooth coffee. The most popular products available include cookie bites, raspberry creams, dark chocolate truffles, and cherry cordials. Rick's Fine Chocolates & Coffees is sure to have the perfect fit for your preferences.

Nouveau Chocolates (Broken Arrow, OK)

The Rose District in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, has done a great job revitalizing the area and creating a new dining and entertainment hub for residents. Fortunately, anyone looking for great chocolate for Valentine’s Day won’t have to search long, thanks to Nouveau Chocolates. Want to prepare for next year in advance? Consider taking one of their chocolate-making classes to hone your skills for a unique, handmade treat.

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Support a Local Florist

Nothing embodies Valentine's Day as much as a beautiful bouquet– especially from a local florist specializing in Made in Oklahoma floral arrangements. From roses to peonies, supporting an Oklahoma provider is one of the best ways to make an impact on your significant other. Plus, you can even customize the arrangement instead of leaving it at the mercy of a big-box store.

Some of the Made in Oklahoma florists that we recommend checking out include:

Toni's Flowers and Gifts (Tulsa, OK)

Specializing in pavé-style arrangements, Toni's Flowers and Gifts creates closely-bunched blossoms – sometimes even taking on the Valentine's Day shapes. As a specialist in Tulsa, this florist can transform any plant into a beautiful arrangement that is sure to leave a lasting impact during the holiday. To take it a step further, ask for basil leaves or pastel succulents to further embody Valentine's Day and give your loved one a bouquet they will remember.

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Dorothy’s Flowers (Claremore, OK)

A staple florist in Claremore since 1945, Dorothy’s Flowers offers a full line of fresh flowers for Valentine’s Day. In addition to floral arrangements, the retail location also has a wide selection of gifts, antiques, and home décor that can make your Valentine’s Day shopping easy. If you are planning something special, their floral experts can also arrange a special bouquet that meets your exact specifications.

A Date with Iris (Oklahoma City, OK)

Visiting A Date with Iris comes with its own surprises. If you are lucky, you will see the black shop cat Didi roaming around the store and suggesting flowers or succulents that may make a perfect gift for your Valentine. While many favorites are available, including pastel roses, orchids, or sunflowers, they also offer edible plants that can take your Valentine's Day bouquet to the next level. Get the authentic Made in Oklahoma experience with this local florist.

Plan Your Own Oklahoma Valentine's Day

For Couples

While the above options are just a tiny look at what is possible during Valentine's Day in Oklahoma, Why Not Oklahoma encourages couples to plan their own adventures throughout the state. We recommend you search for local and Made in Oklahoma businesses to make it easier and create your own itinerary. Don't let your money make an impact somewhere else when you could inspire change locally.

For Business Owners

For businesses that want to make sure they are represented, we encourage you to claim your business listing on Why Not Oklahoma. Together we can make sure that Oklahoma's economy grows, and new opportunities are created for its many residents. We look forward to hearing more about you and the products or services you provide when you claim your free business listing at Why Not Oklahoma!