Romance “Plays” in Peoria

Gentlemen, make sure you take note. February 14th is Valentine’s Day. February has been known as the month of romance and love for a long time. In the 1700’s, Americans started making hand-written notes to loved ones expressing their emotions. Eventually, in the 1840’s, Americans started mass-producing Valentine’s Day cards to tell loved ones how they felt. Nowadays there are all sorts of ways to tell that special someone how much they mean to you. Maybe taking them on a trip for a romantic weekend? But what if you’re on a budget? We have a couple suggestions for affordable restaurants in Peoria.


You don’t need to go a long distance for a weekend escape. Stoney Creek Inn and Conference Center in East Peoria offers a romantic date night package to help you and your loved one have a night out while staying on a budget. Stoney Creek’s Date Night Package includes: a $25 gift card to Basta’s Restaurant or Texas Roadhouse, two movie passes to the Carmike Movie Theatre, a bottle of Fexinet Cordon Negro champagne, a box of Godiva chocolates, complimentary breakfast and late check-out the next morning. “We pride ourselves on putting people first,” says Stoney Creek Inn’s Assistant Manager Amber Bigelow. “We offer our guests not only a guest room but an experience.”

For couples looking for something a little more private with a lot more food, Chestnut Inn in Sheffield is the perfect bed and breakfast. They offer a Spa Package which includes: one night in the Rosewood Suite, a dinner for two, and a couple’s massage. A special bonus for those of you looking to get away for Valentine’s Day Weekend contains a lot of food. “Our Valentine’s Day Special features the amazing Chef Monika and her 5-course meal,” says employee and husband to owner Monika Sudov, Jeff Sudkov. “Foodies should definitely stay with us!” The courses are comprised of mini cheeseburgers, freshly prepared salmon, white chocolate raspberry desserts and many more mouth-watering concoctions.

The Embassy Suites and Conference Center in East Peoria  offers couples a great place to stay and relax. They have a Romance Package where couples can enjoy a one night stay, a box of chocolates, a bottle of champagne, two keepsake flutes and late check-out the next morning.  “We are the innovators of creating memories,” says Embassy Suites Director of Sales, Diana Anderson. This hotel has a great location for the couples that would like to get out and be able to spend some quality time shopping.


If your sweetie if more interested in the performing arts, we have you covered there too! Country Inn & Suites, Hampton Inn & Suites and Wingate by Wyndham are all offering an amazing offer package for those who are looking to experience Jersey Boys while they are in Peoria. The Jersey Boys: Oh, What a Night! Package includes: an overnight stay at one of the previously stated hotels, prime seating to enjoy Jersey Boys, lunch or dinner at Famous Dave’s BBQ, transportation to and from your dinner and show, free private lot parking, and breakfast buffet.

Creating memories are a huge part of a romantic getaway. Nothing is better than creating those memories with someone you love and doing it within your budget. You don’t have to travel all the way to Paris and spend a load of money to rekindle a romantic spark. Just take a look at these fine lodging accommodations and many others where you can easily stay and “Play in Peoria”

Stoney Creek Inn Date Night Package Details

Chestnut Street Inn Spa Package Details

Embassy Suits Romance Package Details

Jersey Boys Package Details 


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