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A romantic sunset in Kirkland, Washington.

A Romantic Getaway in Kirkland

Whether strolling through art galleries or sipping wine alongside the blue waters of Lake Washington, Kirkland is the perfect place to escape, indulge, and unwind with your other half.

This Valentine’s Day, or whichever time of year you choose to visit the Evergreen State, start your getaway by wandering through the charming boutiques, galleries, and waterfront parks of downtown Kirkland.

Romantic views of Lake Washington in Kirkland.

Art enclaves like Howard Mandville Gallery and Parklane Gallery beckon with collections of unique artwork from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Nearby, in Purpose Boutique, elegant women’s clothing gives back through various philanthropic projects, and at Lady Yum, explore an array of perfectly baked, pastel-colored macarons to pair with a glass of bubbly.

In the afternoon, spend a few hours at The Woodmark’s waterfront wellness sanctuary, Still Spa. Inspired by the natural beauty of the region, the intimate, tranquil spa offers a dry cedar sauna, soothing rainfall shower with aromatherapy experiences, and relaxation room along with the world-class menu of face and body treatments.

Should your visit fall during the month of February, Still Spa invites you to partake in one of two romantic packages that feature signature couple’s massages, champagne, and sea salt truffles. Relax and rejuvenate with your loved one just steps from the serene waters of Lake Washington.

A couple's massage at Still Spa in Kirkland, Washington.

Dinner brings you to bin on the lake, The Woodmark’s stylish wine bar featuring bright regional flavors, more than 40 wines by the glass, and panoramic views over Lake Washington. On Valentine’s Day (or any day from February 9 - 14), treat your special someone to Executive Chef Frank Rog’s three-course menu offering delicacies like seasonal oysters with mignonette and grilled Pacific salmon with crab croquette, avocado crema, and lemon jus lie.

To complete the evening, finish with a bite of something sweet – lemon ricotta cheesecake or raspberry white chocolate sorbet gelato – then head up to your elegant lakefront suite. When you stay at The Woodmark on Valentine’s Day or for the following weekend, enjoy 14% off your lakeside accommodations, champagne upon arrival, an in-room rose petal display, and a $25 dining credit with our Valentine’s Day The Woodmark Way package. 

During the rest of your stay in Kirkland, set out to explore the area’s stunning mountain ranges and the expansive Puget Sound. Among the Cascade Mountains and the Olympic Mountains, you will find an array of simple and challenging hiking trails suitable for any time of year.

Romantic views of Seattle, Washington.

Hike Rattlesnake Ridge for spectacular panoramas of the Cedar Ridge Watershed, Mount Si, Mount Washington, Rattlesnake Lake, and Chester Morse Lake. Or in warmer weather, experience the beauty of the Puget Sound by kayak, stand-up paddleboard, or boat. The 73-acre Yarrow Bay Wetlands is a short paddle away, while the verdant setting of Juanita Bay Wetlands awaits 5 miles to the north.

Finally, before you depart, consider making an easy trip into Seattle. As the most romantic day of the year approaches, special menus and festive events make a day in the city even more appealing.

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Our two waterfront restaurants, Beach Cafe and Bin on the Lake, provide ample dining options while staying at our Kirkland hotel. 

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At Still Spa, all of our treatments use the finest skincare products and are provided by highly trained professionals, guaranteed to make you feel pampered from head to toe. 

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