Orange County, N.Y. is a Romantic Destination for Couples

 Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a February weekend getaway in the Hudson Valley.

ORANGE COUNTY, N.Y. (January 20, 2017) – Sharing an exciting experience in a fresh environment is as romantic as it gets. This February, couples can satisfy their desire for quality time together with a trip to Orange County. A variety of planned events provide unique ways for couples to spark or rekindle the flame while exploring new activities and places.

“Flowers and candy are nice, but romantic experiences are unforgettable,” said Orange County Tourism Director Susan Hawvermale. “Make your visit truly memorable by staying at a charming B&B or comfortable hotel.”

Some romantic places to take a date in Orange County include:

Breezy Point Winter Carnival, Breezy Point Inn, Greenwood Lake, Feb. 17-19: Enjoy wine and beer tastings, a Polar Bear Plunge, a torch lighting ceremony, the Miss Winter Carnival Contest, a chili cook off, bonfire, live Rock and Roll music, and more. For more information: call 845-477-8100 or visit

Tango Under the Tent, Seligmann Homestead, Sugar Loaf, Feb. 4, 11, 25: Learn this romantic dance in a scenic setting. Warmup exercises and instruction begin at 7:00 p.m. Milongas take place from 8:00 – 11:30 p.m. A contribution to the refreshment table is always appreciated! B.Y.O.B. Visit or email

Tour of Brotherhood Winery, Washingtonville, Fridays through Sundays, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Stroll through a vast network of underground cellars which house more than 200 oak barrels with some of the oldest vintages in America. Enjoy the many flavors and textures with a wine tasting followed by a gourmet meal at Vinum Café. Visit

Indian Cooking Lesson and Dinner, Bliss Kitchen, Newburgh, Thursday nights at 6:00 p.m.: Enjoy a romantic evening learning how to prepare Indian cuisine. Following your lesson, enjoy the delicious vegetarian dish you prepared. Suggested donation of $20. Call 845-245-6048 or visit

Be sure to visit Orange County Tourism’s Facebook page: Orange County Tourism NY. It’s a fabulous guide to up-to-the-minute postings of area events and activities, great times, and memorable experiences for visitors.

Also visit Orange County Tourism’s website:

About Orange County Tourism

Orange County Tourism, based in Goshen, N.Y., is the county’s tourism headquarters and a participant in the I LOVE NY program. A comprehensive listing of area attractions, lodging, and events can be found at For a free copy of the Orange County Travel Guide, e-mail or call 845-615-3860.


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