Need to get out of the dog house or just bring the butterflies back? Or maybe you have just found love and want to celebrate that loving feeling. Either way, you should consider a trip to the Maine Coast. The tiny town of Camden Maine is still awake in the cold months and welcomes guests with open restaurants and boutique shops. The charming Inns are romantic and comfortable for a special evening. Here are some tips to navigate Valentines Day in the little coastal town of Camden Maine. Ok, these tips can be used year round if you need a little loving.

But before I get to the list, this is a link to the super short love story I tweeted to Travel and Leisure a year ago. They were looking for short love stories and I love this one.

Restaurants open in February that are worth a date night:

1. Long Grain (Camden)

2. Francine’s Bistro (Camden)

3. Shepard’s Pie (Rockport)

4. Suzuki (Rockland)

5. Waterfront Restaurant (Rockport)

6. Youngtown Inn (Lincolnville)

Places to get those last minute Flowers:

1. Lily Lupine and Fern

2. Hoboken Gardens

Places to get those last minute chocolates/sweets

1. Maine Gatherings

2. Maine State Cheese Factory – lots of local chocolates sold

3. Laugh Loud Smile Big – Try some romantic cupcakes

4. Camden Deli – Get a desert and sit by your in room fireplace at your Cozy Bed and Breakfast

Stay and ski, snowboard, cross country or hike. Hiking up the Mt. Battie Auto Road is a wonderful way to get to the top of the mountain in the winter. Very romantic with views of the quiet harbor.

Super romantic accommodations:

1. Windward House Bed and Breakfast