Romance in Beloit
As a “Most Romantic Main Street” award winner in 2017, Beloit has been getting the nod by travelers, and locals alike, who are looking for a romantic getaway or romantic stay-cation. Of course with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, now is the time to start planning! But, if you don’t make it for V-Day, you can certainly come any time of the year to embrace your romantic side and create memories you will forever cherish with your loved one!
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Experience a Romantic Dinner at Clara Bo & Gatsby Wine Bar
Beloit offers several fine dining and supper club options, and with jazz music, cozy alcoves, and outstanding food and service, Clara Bo & Gatsby Wine Bar is a perfect spot for a romantic date or anniversary! Enjoy a full-course meal in the upstairs dining area or enjoy delicious appetizers or tapas and wine in the lower level wine bar. They offer the freshest seafood and succulent steaks all in a unique twenties-inspired setting. The only problem you may encounter is how on earth to pick which cocktail to have! For Valentine’s day, they will be featuring a fantastic four-course menu! Reservations are highly recommended, call 608-207-9842. Bon appétit!
Stroll Through the Grounds of the Oldest Private College in Wisconsin
Beloit College, founded in 1846, sits high on a hill overlooking the Rock River and offers a picture-perfect location to relax and meander through 40 beautiful acres and winding walkways. There are several beautiful New England-style buildings, public art displays, and Native American effigy mounds. In addition, there are two museums on campus: The Wright Museum of Art and the Logan Museum of Anthropology.
Sip Wine & Chill (Get Warm) by the Fireplace at DC Estate Winery!
Get out of the city for a bit and take a scenic drive on Beloit’s winding country roads. Relish the beauty of antique barns, horses, and farmland. Though a drive in the country is fun and wistful on its own, it’s even more fun if you have a romantic destination–like a stunning winery for instance! DC Estate Winery, nestled in the lightly rolling hills, gives you the feeling of being in Tuscany. They offer a variety of wines for every taste, a cozy fireplace, outstanding service, and a generous tasting for a mere $5. DC also has a wedding venue, and they hold various events including paint night and murder mystery, so be sure to check out their calendar!
Explore Beloit’s Historically-Preserved Downtown
Beloit’s historically preserved downtown, with a decorative gantry and brick-paved main street, reminds you of yester-year and offers an exceptional array of boutiques, galleries, restaurants, coffee shops, a record store, and even an old-fashioned barber shop. If you have a “sweet tooth” you’ll want to stop in the Flying Pig for a smoothie, fudge, and gourmet popcorn or Northwoods Premium Confections for fine chocolates, retro candies, and premium ice cream! Share a cone, walk arm-in-arm, and enjoy the romance!
Cozy Up to Your Very Own Fireplace at Ironworks Hotel!
The Ironworks Hotel, a luxury boutique hotel in the heart historic downtown, is also ideal for a romantic evening. The luxury suites include a two-sided gas fireplace with a sitting area, spa-like bathrooms, plush robes, and minibar. To enhance the romantic atmosphere, you can order chocolate-covered strawberries, champagne, and rose petals!
Dinner then a Movie during the Beloit International Film Festival!
February 23-March 4
What’s a romantic date night without sharing some popcorn and watching a great movie? Every year, Beloit hosts a ten-day film festival known as BIFF or Beloit International Film Festival. Local residents and visitors from across the nation fill venues ranging in size from 40 to 400 seats to view 100 films and to meet scores of filmmakers who come from throughout the U.S. and around the world. There will also be a sing-a-long movie event, a silent film, and many after hours events going on throughout Beloit!
Get Pampered at 1810 Emerson House Bed & Breakfast
For posh amenities, serene ambiance, and cozy linens, the 1810 Emerson House Bed & Breakfast should be your first choice for your romantic overnight stay in a lovely example of Georgian Colonial Revival architecture. Breakfast is served each morning on fine china and each evening before leaving for dinner, guests are served a delectable antipasto plate with an assortment of tasty appetizers along with complimentary wine. And, every evening, desserts are available as a final treat before retiring. Now that’s romantic!