Campgrounds, RV parks, and resorts across the Sunbelt are celebrating Valentine’s Day with a variety of activities, from family-focused events to romantic dinners, dances, and Valentine’s-themed pool parties. Since Valentine’s Day falls on Tuesday, February 14, this year, most Valentine’s Day-themed activities take place on the weekend of February 10-12.
Valentine's-Themed Activities Across the Sunbelt
Looking for a Valentine-filled retreat? Here are parks along the sunbelt with fun activities for the whole family this Valentine's Day.
However, a small number of parks have Valentine’s-themed activities taking place during the first two weekends of February, while others have events scheduled for Valentine’s Day itself. Here’s a sampling of Valentine’s Day events taking place at campgrounds, RV parks, and resorts across the country:
Blue Ridge / Toccoa River KOA Holiday in Blue Ridge, Georgia: This campground celebrates Valentine’s Day from February 9-12 by enabling guests to give a handmade craft to that special someone in their life. The craft station is located inside the camp store.
Carolina Pines RV Resort in Conway, South Carolina: This resort is offering guests a change to celebrate Valentine’s Day Saturday, February 11 with a romantic candle lit four-course dinner prepared by the on-site bistro staff. Menu items include surf and turf, house-made Maryland-style crab cakes, spinach, cheese and Portobello mushroom-stuffed ravioli, and chicken & vegetable fettuccine. During the dinner, guests will be treated to a complimentary glass of red champagne, and serenaded by local performing artist, Sweet Sweet, from 5 to 8 p.m. Sweet Sweet is a South Carolina-based indie folk/Americana duo. The band’s sound is a blend of elegance and mood through cello and the rustic roots of acoustic guitar. The resort is also planning a fun version of The Love & Marriage Game Show.
Encore Mesa Spirit RV Resort in Mesa, Arizona: This resort has an annual tradition of hosting a Valentine’s Day dinner in which more than 150 guests enjoy dinner and dancing in the romantically decorated activity hall. This year’s theme is “Italian Romance” and features a spaghetti dinner with music provided by DJ Rich Mancini.
Encore Sunshine RV Resort in Harlingen, Texas: This resort is expecting more than 200 guests to attend its annual Valentine’s Day dinner and dance party. The celebration will feature a social hour, a dinner with all the fixings, and a dance party with music by “Rewind,” one of the Rio Grande Valley’s most popular party bands who play everything from oldies to today’s hits.
Fireside RV Resort in Ponchatoula , Louisiana: This campground will celebrate Valentine’s Day on Saturday, February 11, with a game of “Couples Trivia” and a candy jar guessing contest. There will also be live music from Chris Ocmand from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and specialty drinks.
Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Bremen, Georgia: This park will celebrate Valentine’s Day February 10-12 with a family Valentine’s Day dance, arts and crafts, games, mini photo sessions, and chocolate covered strawberries or delicious cupcakes delivered to your site.
Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Burleson, Texas: This park will celebrate Valentine’s Day during the first two weekends of February with “sweetheart s’mores and hot chocolate,” a delectable dessert bar, a candy bar bingo game, a “death by chocolate” eating contest, a “sweetheart candy” relay race, and “power of love” Karaoke night.
Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Canyon Lake, Texas: This park will celebrate Valentine’s Day during the first two weekends of February with a “Daddy-Daughter Valentine’s Dance,” a “Love Bug” craft, Valentine Tie Dye, a “Sweetheart Golf Cart Cruise,” and two hearts two-step night.
Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Larkspur, Colorado: This park is offering Valentine’s packages with a champagne, filet and lobster special. The dinner is only on Feb. 18 but the Valentine’s Day-themed cabins with hot tubs will be available from February 12-18.
Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Pelahatchie, Mississippi: This park will celebrate Valentine’s Day February 10-12 with a family Valentine’s Day dance, arts and crafts, games, mini photo sessions, and chocolate covered strawberries or delicious cupcakes delivered to your site.
Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Tabor City, North Carolina: This park will celebrate Valentine’s Day with crafts, musical hearts with Yogi Bear, candy bar bingo, a Valentine’s hay ride, a Valentine’s scavenger hunt, flower delivery, and a “Sweetheart Dinner.”
Sun Outdoors Rocky Mountains in Granby, Colorado: This resort will host a “Sweet Shoppe Craft Fair” the weekend of February. 11.
Thousand Trails Bay Landing in Bridgeport, Texas: This resort, located about an hour from the Dallas-Forth area, is celebrating Valentine’s Day on February 11 with a 60’s-style sock hop and dance party in the park’s clubhouse. Dinner will be served from 5-8 p.m. before the DJ turns up the music from 8-11 p.m. Guests are treated to dinner and music but there will also be prizes for the best dressed couple, best Twist, and best Jitterbug dance, among others. If the sock hop is too much excitement, guests can also head to The Bay Landing Lodge at 10 a.m. Valentine’s Day morning to enjoy Valentine Day cookies and coffee.
Thousand Trails Lake Conroe RV Resort in Willis, Texas: After a brief hiatus due to the pandemic, this resort will host its first Valentine’s Sweetheart Soiree since 2020. The soiree is open to all guests and takes place at the campground’s activity center on Saturday, February 11. Along with the popular dessert bar, the soiree will feature music from singer-songwriter Kevin Jackson, whose influences range from Merle Haggard to Metallica. Throughout the soiree, prizes such as flowers and other Valentine’s Day-themed gifts will be given to guests who have been married the longest, have the most kids, are the newest newlyweds, and based on additional relationship themes. This resort will also have its first ever “Single & Mingle” event on Tuesday, February 14. Single campers can come together to enjoy appetizers and mingle on the most romantic of days.
Voyager RV Resort in Tucson, Arizona: This resort is hosting a special Valentine’s Day pool party to celebrate the highly anticipated reopening of the recently renovated resort pool. The theme is "Lovin' Life at the Pool.” Music will be provided by DJ Tony. Guests are encouraged to wear red outfits or bathing suits to fit the pool party theme. A complimentary lunch will be provided to guests of the event.
Victoria Palms RV Resort in Donna, Texas: This resort is preparing a special Valentine’s dinner at the restaurant for resort guests only. Dinner options include pasta primavera, grilled salmon, or a ribeye steak with a loaded baked potato. The onsite activities department is hosting a comedy magic variety show featuring Pat Davison, who invites couples from the audience to participate in his magician skills. Tickets are all $10, and the show begins at 7pm on Valentine’s Day.