Charm your sweetie with this Valentine’s Day trifecta

  • By Andrea Brown Herald Writer
  • Friday, February 7, 2014 12:59pm
  • LifeGo-See-Do

Wow. Wow. Wow.

That can be your Valentine’s Day mantra with this Seattle trifecta. For about $100, you can stroll through a wonderland of glass, score some sweets and take your relationship to new heights.

Wow No. 1

Put some magic into your relationship at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

The colorful creations in the glass galleria are pure eye candy. You can’t touch the titillating masterpieces, but you can hold hands. Admission is $19 for adults.

The gallery will close at 4 p.m. Feb. 14 and 15, so plan on doing this first if you want to keep the total tab for the day at $100. Or, for $275 per couple, Collections Cafe will hold special dinners on both days in the glass dome. Reservations start at 5 p.m. for the four-course dinner with champagne, jazz and valet parking. For more information, call 206-753-4940 or go to www.chihulygarden andglass.com. The gallery is at 305 Harrison St.

Wow No. 2

Fran’s Chocolates are good enough for the president.

Barack Obama first discovered the Seattle guilty pleasure on the presidential campaign trail. His favorite: smoked salt caramel in milk chocolate ($14 for box of seven). Michelle prefers the dark chocolate.

If you don’t know your honey’s hankering, no problem. They’re all good.

The downtown Seattle shop is at 1325 First Ave. For more information, call 800-422-3726 or go to www.franschocolates.com.

Wow No. 3

Cuddle up. Take a spin. Sneak an orbital kiss or three.

Every ride on Seattle Great Wheel is three full revolutions of the 175-foot-tall wheel that extends over Elliott Bay and offers a panoramic view of the city. It lasts about 15 minutes.

The wheel has 42 enclosed gondolas, each seating up to eight people. This means you can get coupled with other couples. Adult tickets are $13.

Want to kick it up a notch?

The $59.95 Valentine’s Day Exclusive Couples Package includes a private gondola, souvenir photo and two glasses of champagne nearby at The Fisherman’s Restaurant.

For $50 per person, you can ride in the VIP gondola, a luxury cabin with four leather bucket seats, a stereo system and a glass floor. It includes champagne (during the ride), a rose, music choice, T-shirt, photo and an escort to the front of the line.

There are no reservations. Everything is first-come.

The wheel will have a special light show on Valentine’s Day.

The Seattle Great Wheel, 1301 Alaskan Way on Pier 57, is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to midnight Friday; 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 206-623-8607 or go to seattlegreatwheel.com.

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