Love is in the air! Looking for a special way to celebrate your sweetheart this Valentine's Day? Book a romantic hotel package for two at one of Albany County's stunning hotels. Or, purchase tickets to a special event and celebrate in a unique way! Scroll on the details.

Stay tuned next week for a blog post on Valentine's Day dining in Albany County. 



The Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond

Valentine's Day Getaway

Location: Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel
Available To Book: February 10 to 14 

Book a romantic overnight stay for two at the Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel! The landmark Colonie hotel recently completed a $16 million renovation. Experience the stunning upgrades firsthand with the Valentine's Day Getaway package. Available to book from February 10 to 14, enjoy a surprise amenity in your guest room and a $50 credit to Mr. D's Restaurant & Lounge


American Italian Museum

Annual St. Valentine Celebration

Location: American Italian Heritage Museum & Cultural Center
Date: February 11
Time: 1:00 PM

Visit the American Italian Museum & Cultural Center, the largest Italian American museum on the East Coast, for an Annual St. Valentine Celebration. Learn more about St. Valentine and how the holiday is celebrated. Plus, it is an opportunity to explore the variety of ongoing exhibits on display honoring and telling the Italian immigrant story and their contributions. Reservations by February 10 are required. Please note the event will only take place if there is sufficient interest.


Shaker Heritage Society

Valentine Hearts Workshop

Location: Shaker Heritage Society
Date: February 12
Time: 10:00 AM session and 12:00 PM session 

Shaker Heritage Society is hosting a morning and an afternoon session of a Valentine Hearts Workshop. Local weaver Sandy Salada will teach you how to make three 4”x3” Valentine Hearts woven in red maple strips. Use your creation as a festive decoration for your home or gift it to your Valentine! Please note that this event is now sold out, sign up for the Waitlist on Eventbrite. 


Albany Amour! 2022

Albany Amour! Historic Love Stories & Cider Pairings

Location: Nine Pin Cider
Date: February 14
Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Price: $15 per ticket includes 4 Flight Tasting 

Searching for a unique way to celebrate Valentine's Day this year? Romance fans and history buffs are in for a treat! Discover Albany partnered with Nine Pin Cider for Albany Amour!. Discover Albany Community Engagement Manager Maeve McEneny-Johnson will share stories of sweet, scandalous, and downright notorious partnerships throughout Albany’s history. Each story has its own flavor of drama, from the traditional courtship of Alexander and Eliza Hamilton, the exceptional bravery of Stephen and Harriet Myers, and the insidious murderous affair at Historic Cherry Hill. Select stories will be paired with a specialty cider, handpicked by Nine Pin Cider, that embodies the spirit of the couple’s tale.


Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Piaf, No Regrets

Location: Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
Date: February 14
Time: 7:30 PM
Price: Tickets range from $25 to $35

Bring your sweetheart to the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall for a special Valentine's Day performance! Two-time Tony Award nominee Christine Andreas celebrates the life and music of Edith Piaf with Piaf, No Regrets. The concert features songs in French and English as well as quotes and Piaf’s own words in monologues by dramaturge Drew Harris. The performance gives audiences a deeper look into the life of the famed French singer-songwriter. 


The Century House

Romance Packages 

Location: The Century House
Available to Book: Tuesdays through Sundays (require 24 hours advance notice) 

The Century House, nestled in Latham, is an iconic family owned and operated hotel full of historic charm. The hotel offers several Romance packages throughout the year. Take advantage of one this February to add a touch of romance to your stay. The "Romance" Package features a deluxe hotel room, chocolate covered strawberries and champagne arrival, dinner for two (in the restaurant or delivered to your room) and includes hotel breakfast. The "Romance Deluxe" includes all of luxuries of the "Romance" Package plus an upgrade to a suite!