Iryna Imago Valentine's Day mugWith all the winter weather that’s been hitting Kansas City lately, everyone’s mind is on how cold it is outside, how slick the roads are, and how much snow has been falling. In this weather, even a short run to the grocery store can seem like an awfully big chore.

When it’s so cold and awful outside, it can help to focus on something warm and fun, which is why it’s nice to remember that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Here at the Lazy Acres senior living community in Belton, MO, we think that everyone should be able to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Here are a few things that you can do with your sweetie—or just on your own—next month!

Hit up some of KC’s best chocolate shops. We all love chocolate, and Valentine’s Day gives you the perfect excuse to buy some sweets for your sweetheart—or just a box for yourself. Luckily, KC has some of the best chocolatiers in the area, including Christopher Elbow Chocolates and Andre’s Confiserie Suisse in Kansas City, MO, not to mention Panache Chocolatier on the Plaza.

Pick up some flowers. It just isn’t Valentine’s Day without something fresh and floral on the table, on the mantle, or wherever. Tobler’s Flowers in KC, MO or the Fiddly Fig Florist in Brookside can help set you up with a beautiful arrangement for any occasion!

Make a dinner reservation. Kansas City is home to some of the best restaurants around. Whether you like barbecue, steak, seafood, Italian, fine dining, or just about anything else, you can find great options in KC. But if you want to schedule a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner, you’d better make that reservation today. The best restaurants in town fill up fast on such a special night.

Enjoy a craft cocktail. The craft cocktail is officially a thing now, and there are plenty of great places in Kansas City to enjoy unforgettable drinks. Ever been to Manifesto? It’s dark, intimate, and romantic—and the cocktails are amazing! The Monarch Bar is another fine choice, but you’ll want to call for reservations at either place before you go.

Go to the theater. If you want to make your date night unforgettable and one-of-a-kind, head out to a show! KC is home to a variety of theaters and performing arts venues, including the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, the Unicorn Theatre, and Quality Hill Playhouse. You can find performances at all three of these on Valentine’s night.

Spend time with the animals. If it’s not too chilly, you can even visit nature at the Kansas City Zoo. It beats watching the Discovery Channel at home.

Whether you’re looking for something to do with that special someone or just want to enjoy the day on your own, there are plenty of ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in and around Kansas City!

It’s great to live in such an amazing city, and we like to think that there’s no better place to live in Kansas City than at the Lazy Acres senior living community in Belton, MO. If you’d like to join the neighborhood, just give us a call at (816) 331-4886 or fill out our online contact form anytime!