Love at the Landing: Your Guide to Valentine's Day

If you’re here, you’re looking to make a big splash this Valentine’s Day, and we’re here to help.

Romantic Gifts

  • Diamond Leaf Jewelers’ Custom Made Jewelry: Diamond Leaf designs custom items right in their store. You come in with exactly what you want, or you can work with one of their designers to create a unique piece. Stop in February 12th-14th to get a Scratcher Ticket worth 30% off your purchase (scratch ticket must be used in the month of February ’22).
  • WineStyles Carries the Finer Things: You know about their huge selection of wine, but WineStyles also has craft beers, artisan cheeses, and delectable chocolates. 
  • Chocolate with a Twist at the Funky Zebras Boutique: It’s a gourmet sea salt and carmel, dark chocolate bar—but it’s also a unique Valentine’s Day card. It’s Sweeter Cards!

Sweeter Cards at the Funky Zebras

Valentine’s with Friends

  • Sweet Treats from Cookies & Dreams: In honor of Valentine’s Day, Cookies & Dreams has rolled out three new cookies: I Lava You (for chocolate lovers), The Berry Best (red velvet with strawberry cheesecake filling), and Nuts About You (white chocolate, macadamia nuts, and freeze-dried raspberries).
  • Valentine’s Cupcakes at Scratch: Starting Thursday 2/10, Scratch will begin selling their Valentine’s cupcakes. It might not be a bad idea to call in your order ahead of time: 319-359-2256 

Love is Sweet 💕 Cookie Box from Cookies & Dreams

Things To Do Together


  • Edgewater Grille’s Special Valentine’s Day Menu: Available Friday 2/11 through Monday 2/14, this four-course meal features seared porcini-crusted filet mignon and seared Chilean sea bass with jumbo lump crab and is $60 per person—call 319-541-0638 to make reservations.
  • Tribute’s Five-Course Prix Fixe Menu: This special menu will be available Monday 2/14 and Tuesday 2/15 and features an 8 oz Wagyu Sirloin as the main course.
  • Four-Course Meal with Wine or Cocktail Pairing at Marquee: Choose from multiple options for each of the four courses and pair it all with three cocktail options or three different wines paired with the various courses. 

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Valentine’s Day special from Edgewater Grille.



  • Winterfest Sunday Afternoon: Sunday 2/13 Winterfest is taking place at the Hyatt Regency from 1 pm to 4 pm. There will be live music, a magician, ice sculpting, and more at the event.
  • The IRL Sculpture Walk: Bundle up for a bit of art and stroll around the IRL to see the 11 original sculptures based on writing from authors connected to the Iowa Writers Workshop.