Romantic in Plattsburgh
Story by Marrel Jno Baptiste
Pictures by Adam Faubert
Few hopeless romantics seek out and hope to experience a romantic encounter such as the ones featured on television shows that only seem possible in New York City.
It's obvious that the North Country is heralded for it scenic landscape, extravagant winter comforts, and activities. It's no New York City, that's for sure. Hiking through the Adirondacks or visiting borderline cities may not fit into the basic idea of romance for the average resident or student in Plattsburgh.
So how could one create and experience an atmosphere of romance for the perfect lover's rendezvous in a town like Plattsburgh, that lacks the wide array of choices, nightlife, and the excitement of New York City?
The answer is quite simple. While Plattsburgh may not be New York City, rest assured that this town contains the components for a pleasure-filled and memorable evening—whether you are on the first date, planning a night of romance with that special someone, or just in need of a romantic getaway. You just have to know where to go to find them.
The Flower Market is an excellent place to find fresh and beautiful flowers that you can pick up before the date. If your partner loves flowers, you could integrate a walk through the market as part of your date so that she can choose her very own.
The Champlain Centre is a mall comprised of 100 stores and specialty shops that provide great gifts to accommodate both sexes. Women can browse through and find sexy lingerie, or visit the sports stores and pick up a great gift for her guy. For the men who want to move away from the traditional flowers, these stores offer other options such as bath accessories, scented lotions, candles, and chocolate.
Another option is to treat your date to a revitalizing spa treatment at Hara's Beauty Salon and Spa. A massage will help loosen the pre-date tension, while the Aromatherapy will reinvigorate your senses.
For people with an acquired taste for fine wine, Anthony's Restaurant and Bistro is the ideal place to indulge. Anthony's is the twelve-year winner of Wine Spectator Magazine's "Award of Excellence." Anthony's also offers you the pleasure of fine dining in a soothing country setting.
Late Night Cocktails
Pub and Brewery is the ideal place for beer lovers, featuring ten
beer specialties made on the premises. Bootlegger's also offers a breakfast,
Couples who delight in artistic expression could attend a theater play at the Plattsburgh State University Myers Fine Arts building, or view art pieces at the Plattsburgh State Art Museum. You could also choose to sight see through the town by visiting the local antique shops, craft stores, Clinton County Historical Museum, or the McDonough monument.
As you have seen, there really are a lot of options here in Plattsburgh, without even mentioning all the fun that you can have visiting the nearby Adirondacks and Lake Champlain. So whether you are married, long-term lovers, or planning your first few dates, you can utilize several of these ideas to create the perfect date with that special someone.
Contact these great places for your next romantic evening:
Irises Cafe & Wine Bar:
Bootleggers Pub and Brewery:
8-Ball Billiards Cafe:
Plattsburgh State Museum:
Clinton County Historical Museum:
Anthony’s Restaurant and Bistro:
Point Au Roche Lodge:
North Bowl Lanes:
Tabu Night Club:
Hara Salon and Spa INC:
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