Since Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday this year, couples may be upping their game to plan something spectacular. Romance isn’t lacking in Greenville, either. Last year, Passerelle Bistro, which sits right next to Falls Park overlooking the waterfalls, was named as one of CNN Travel’s “World’s Most Romantic Restaurants.” As of this writing, the restaurant still had a couple reservations open for Valentine’s Day.
The National Retail Federation estimates Americans will spend an average of $196 on Valentine’s Day this year, up 21% over last year. Here’s some ways to spend that money in Greenville and what local retailers tell us are the most popular items this time of year.
$24.99: Cost of one pound of chocolate-covered strawberries at Kilwins
$32: Price of a dozen cake pops at The Chocolate Moose
6,000: Number of roses sold at Expressions Unlimited florist around Valentine’s Day
$100-$150: Cost of a dozen roses in a premium glass vase from Expressions Unlimited florist
$135: Cost of the Table 301 Catering’s Gourmet Valentine’s Day Dinner Basket, which comes filled with a fully cooked meal for two and a bottle of sparkling wine
$155: Price per couple for the Valentine’s Day romantic surf & turf cooking class at The Cook’s Station on Feb. 14
$130: Cost of hair and makeup at the Glam Salon on Valentine’s Day, which includes champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries
$0: Admission to the Valentine’s ’80s Prom at 13 Stripes Brewery on Feb. 14
$30: Cost per child for the Valentine’s Day Parents’ Survival Night Out at the Little Gym