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Celebrate Love in Lincoln Parish

February 7, 2023Written by: Emily Stogner & Destination Innovate Team


Valentine’s Day is near and now is the time to start planning how you will celebrate the special loves of your life. Whether you are adventurous or romantic, Ruston-Lincoln Parish is the perfect place to plan a date and spend some quality time together!


Dinner at Beau Vines

Beau Vines is the perfect place for a taste of the classic American steakhouse with a creole twist. Start with a delicious premium cut of steak paired with the perfect wine. You’ll also enjoy perusing their signature cocktail menu and checking out the impressive selection their mixologists have prepared including their S’mores Martini. And when asked about that dessert menu, definitely say yes.


Hand-Crafted Cocktails and Live Music at White Lightnin'

White Lightnin’ sneaks in a low-light romantic ambiance that sets the perfect mood for date night. Casual burgers are a big hit paired with their sexy craft cocktails. Stay for the live music if there’s an event as it’s the perfect date night combo. 




Sunday Brunch at Trio's

Trio’s is known for its Mediterranean-inspired menu and gourmet specials and is a great option for a date night out or drinks with friends. If the weather is nice, request seating on their quaint patio. But be sure to make reservations as Trio’s is a popular local brunch spot.


Browse the Ruston Farmers Market on Saturday Morning

There are so many choices of fresh fruit, vegetables, locally sourced bath and beauty products, and local wares to take in, hand-in-hand at the Ruston Farmers Market. Grab a cup of complimentary coffee inside and enjoy live music on certain Saturdays of the month while you shop. And that, my friends, is the perfect way to kick off a romantic weekend ahead.




View Local Works at an Art Gallery

The love that local artists put into their work makes the perfect backdrop for appreciating each other and supporting our local artisans. Stroll through seasonal exhibits, catch an opening reception, or enjoy works from local artists at galleries such as Creative Exchange, Fringe: An Art Experience, or Ruston Artisans


Have a Day Date at the Heard Freighthouse Food Park

Grab the perfect bite of your choice with your sweetie at Heard Freighthouse Food Park. This is the perfect vibe and atmosphere if you’re both foodies with shaded seating and just steps from downtown! Options include Bad Wolf BBQ with those savory bbq dishes, craft burgers from Grown and Grazed, and specialty sandwiches and cookies from Staple Sandwich Co.




Stroll Through a Museum 

Let the history of Lincoln Parish, world wars, or legendary athletes be your guide this Valentine’s Day by planning a walk through our museums with your loved one. Our museums are curated to perfection and will give you insight into people, places, and events from our community’s past. Check out the Lincoln Parish Museum, North Louisiana Military Museum, or the Eddie G. Robinson Museum to start planning. 


Crawfish Boil with Your Cajun Sweetheart

Want to celebrate the cajun way? Order crawfish, shrimp, and all the fixin’s at one of our local crawfish vendors and spend the afternoon chatting over seafood. Find perfectly seasoned crawfish at Ben Christmas Crawfish, Bulldog Bingo & Pool Hall, The Crawfish Trap, D’s Crawfish to Go, Ruston Crawfish Factory, and Ruston Crawfish Shack.

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