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Valentine’s Day is around the corner and worth celebrating all weekend. If you’re looking to make dinner plans or need to buy a unique and special gift, it’s not too late. Downtown Alameda has everything you need to curate the perfect Valentine’s Day experience.

Downtown businesses are Open With Care, providing convenient and safe options from in-person shopping and online opportunities, to curbside pickup, outdoor dining, and local delivery. Show your love for local businesses and your special person.

Something Sweet… Grab a bouquet of cupcakes or other treat to celebrate Valentines Day. Sweet hearts for your sweetheart are available at favorite stops like Crispian BakeryFeel Good Bakery, Julie’s Coffee & Tea Garden, and Tucker’s Ice Cream

Gifts and Bouquets… There’s no excuse to go home empty-handed when a number of florists and gift shops can be found in Downtown Alameda. Unique gifts can be found at local shops like Bead Inspirations, Daisy’s, and Sumbody. You can also pick out gifts and beautiful flower arrangement at Central Florist and South Shore Florist. And for the man in your life, Bonne Vie has a terrific selection of quality cigars (and beers too!).

Dining On the Patio… Valentine’s Day may look a little different this year but downtown restaurants are able to offer a variety of outdoor seating options. Check for patio seating at Alley & Vine, American Oak, Asena, Cinema Grill, Spinning Bones, The Park Street Tavern, and more.

Dinner & Wine at Home… In the mood for a quiet evening at home? Downtown restaurants are making it easy to share a special meal. Take advantage of pick-up or delivery options from restaurants like Angela’s, East End, Hobnob, Pappo, and Wine & Waffles. And don’t forget the bubbles… Alameda Cellars, Bonne Vie, CRAFT Beer & Wine, Farmstead Cheeses & Wines, Park Street Wine Cellars, and The Preacher’s Daughter all offer a wonderful selection of sparkling wines.

Indoor Fun with the Family… For after-dinner fun with the family, set aside space for a puzzle or game. D20 Games carries top-rated family games and two-player games. You’ll also find a large selection of games and puzzles at Toy Safari.

Pictured above: Julie’s Coffee & Tea Garden, American Oak, Bonne Vie, Tucker’s Ice Cream, Toy Safari, Sumbody, The Park Street Tavern, Alley & Vine

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