Best Places to Steal a Kiss in Washington

February 12, 2015

This Valentine’s Day we want your sweetie to #SmileWide and maybe help you steal a kiss.  So, we've searched all over to find the most romantic spots in the state.

Here’s what we've found:


  • Boulevard Park:  Stroll along the overwater boardwalk, watch the sunset and sneak a kiss at Boulevard Park.  It’s also close to a bunch of tasty coffee shops and trendy restaurants.  It’s the perfect smooch spot.
  • Rock and Rye Oyster House:  Kumamoto, Shigoku and Kusshi!  Oh my yum.  February is prime oyster season and you don’t have to go far to find them in Bellingham.  The Rock and Rye Oyster House on North State Street is a great, funky place to enjoy them with a delicious cocktail.


  • Olympic Sculpture Park:  Take a stroll and watch the sunset over the Sound from the Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park.  One of the sculptures was made for Valentine’s Day—it’s a table and chairs set which spells “Love.”
  • Washington Park Arboretum:  The arboretum’s 230 acres are the perfect place for a romantic stroll.  Pack a picnic and find a secluded place under a tree.  Your Valentine is sure to love it.
  • Sky View Observatory at Columbia Tower:  900ft over the city streets, it’s the tallest public viewing point west of the Mississippi River.  It offers a stunning 360 degree view of the city’s skyline and Puget Sound.  Cuddle close to your sweetheart, drink some wine, enjoy the view and canoodle.


  • Tumwater Falls Park:  Bring a blanket and snuggle near the cascading 82ft falls.  Then follow the path along the river for a romantic stroll.


  • Looff Carousel: It’s one of the country’s most beautiful and well preserved hand-carved wooden carrousels.  Charles I. D. Looff created it in 1909 as a wedding present to his daughter.  How romantic is that? Today the carousel is lovingly restored and operating in Riverfront Park in Spokane.
  • Spokane Falls: They were once a gathering place for Native Americans because of their beauty and power.  Today, the city offers an exciting way to view the cascade - from a cable car suspended at dizzying heights above the falls. If you prefer a more grounded type of sightseeing, a romantic stroll along the trails and footbridges of Riverfront Park also offer great views of both the upper and lower falls.
  • Davenport Hotel – Peacock Lounge: Grab a quiet corner (and perhaps a quick kiss) at this lush lounge in the historic Davenport Hotel. Located in the heart of Spokane’s entertainment district, the Peacock Lounge is a hit with locals and visitors alike. Enjoy a signature martini or sample a few of their savory menu items while gazing at the beautiful 5,000-piece stained glass ceiling.