This Valentine’s Day, how about a romantic getaway in Fort Wayne? It’s easy to fill the whole weekend with scintillating music, delicious food, and indulgent activities in the city.

Discover my itinerary for the perfect Valentine’s Day weekend in Fort Wayne.


The Hotel: Hilton Fort Wayne at the Grand Wayne Convention Center

Where better to stay than in the heart of downtown? The beautiful rooms proffer a view of the city, everything is within walking distance, and the Hilton even offers a bed and breakfast package perfect for Valentine’s Day weekend.

Check out all of the other great hotels in Fort Wayne.


Paula's Crab Cake

Friday Night

7:00 p.m.: You’ll need a reservation at Paula’s on Main, the best seafood joint in Fort Wayne, but it’s well worth it. It’s the perfect spot for a romantic meal that could include oysters, crab cakes, lobster, and scallops, not to mention fresh bread, heavenly desserts, and a great wine selection.


12:00 p.m.: After a lazy morning of breakfasting and lounging at the hotel, take a short car trip to Woodhouse Day Spa. This gem is considered one of the best spas in Fort Wayne and offers a special Two’s Company package, which includes a pedicure, facial, and 50-minute Swedish massage so you and your sweetheart can really relax.

4:30 p.m.: With scrumptious tapas, hundreds of wines on tap, and a romantic interior, Wine Down is a cozy place to chat, drink, and eat your fill. Get there early (it opens at 4 p.m.), then head over to your evening’s entertainment.

Museum of Art Sculpture6:00 p.m.: Browse the galleries at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art and enjoy champagne and chocolates before sitting down for the Let’s Fall in Love concert at 7:30 p.m. You’ll hear a captivating mix of jazz and pop love songs presented by Heartland Sings (and featuring yours truly).


10:30 a.m.: A few block away from the Hilton, the new Ash Brokerage building towers over Fort Wayne. Inside you will find The Golden, one of Fort Wayne’s newest restaurants and the purveyor of an excellent brunch. It’s the perfect way to end a luxurious Valentine’s Day weekend in Fort Wayne.

Your romantic Fort Wayne escape awaits!