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Suggested itinerary for Valentine's Day in Bishop. 

Valentine’s Day Itinerary

Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love. Especially the love shared with a cherished partner. It’s a day to set aside time to spend with your partner and indulge a little, or a lot, in things that make you both happy.

Bishop offers a unique experience for locals and visitors from near and far a chance to reconnect. It’s a wintertime playground for lovers of all ages and abilities to connect, not only with each other, but with nature. You may have time to plan a whole day’s worth of places to go, activities to do, food to eat, things to see, and objects to buy. But most of all, it’s a day to spend some time with each other.

Here’s a smorgasbord of Valentine’s treats that you can choose from. We’ve put together a full day itinerary for leisurely lovers and amorous adventurers of food, activity, relaxation, and gift giving. Do all, part, or mix-and-match from these suggestions to enjoy this special day with someone special.

Click on the options to see what you could do!

Creekside Inn. Bishop.

Happy Valentine's Day
Breakfast

Begin this day of love with breakfast at the 19th Hole Bar & Grill at the Bishop Country Club. Set among the lovely greens and fairways of this championship 18-hole golf course, just 2-miles south of Bishop, this quaint and comfortable restaurant has one of the most beautiful views of the snow-covered Sierra Nevada. The restaurant opens at 7:30am and serves a full breakfast with options from healthy to hearty.

Morning Activity

Follow up this satisfying meal with an easy hand-in-hand walk along Bishop Creek Canal nearby. Head back toward town and turn right onto East Line St. and follow the road for ½ mile and park in the clearing by the bridge over the canal. Dress in layers as the day could be anything from cold to warm, with the possibility of a chilly breeze to ruffle your hair and put color in your cheeks. Walk as long and as far as you wish and turn back at any point to return to your vehicle. Breathe in the fresh air and lift your gaze to the mountains on either side of this beautiful, broad valley.

Return to town and turn right into Whitney Alley, just before you get to the Main St. traffic light. Park in the lot behind the Main Street stores and pop into Black Sheep Coffee shop for a hot cup of love.

Is it gift giving time? We think so. Browse the downtown stores that offer a range of items from sporting goods at Eastside Sports and Sage to Summit, to home decor objects at Anne Marie’s Home Boutique, to super sewing and quilting supplies at Sierra Cottons and Wools, to books and locally crafted objects of art, such as painting, photography, jewelry, and ceramics created by local artists at The Project Room, Spellbinder Books, Serrano Fine Art Gallery, and the Inyo Council for Arts Gallery.

Lunch

Hungry again? Or is this the moment for you and your significant other to take time out of your day to have a leisurely lunch together? Slide into a comfortable booth or a quiet table at Whiskey Creek Restaurant and settle in for a romantic lunch date. Have a glass of wine or light cocktail and ease into a one, two or three course meal. It’s Valentine’s Day. Indulge. 

Leisurely Afternoon Activity

Science has shown that a good meal of carbs and sugars will triggers the ‘sleep’ and ‘happy’ hormones in the body. Capitalize on this warm and fuzzy feeling by going for a lazy hot soak at Keough’s Hot Springs just 8 miles south of Bishop. Keep each other company in the soothing waters of the hot soaking pool, or swim and splash together in the bigger warm swimming pool.

Now, perhaps it’s time to stimulate relaxed muscles and revive the senses by taking a short walk up the hillside path behind the baths. It’s an easy rambling walk that will give you a lovely view of the Owens River and the White Mountains beyond.

Adventurous Afternoon Activity

Go climbing! The Sage to Summit indoor climbing gym offers a great introduction to climbing, or a super session for honing your climbing skills. The store stocks top-of-the-line sporting goods and provides climbing shoe rentals for your indoor adventure.

Cocktails

Raise your spirits with a delicious cocktail at Bishop’s newest distillery at Owens Valley Distilling Company on E. South St. The elegant, wood paneled interior with a view of the stills and barrels has an old-world charm with a modern accent. Toast to love and take home a bottle of their finely crafted spirits to celebrate your Valentine another day.

Dinner: Leisurely Option

Continue the love feast at Sage Restaurant on W. Line St. This is fine dining at its best in Bishop. A long, luscious meal here will need a reservation, so if this on the Valentine’s card for you, call to book a table well in advance.

Dinner: Adventurous Option

This is the piece-de-resistance for a memorable, adventurous Valentine’s Day. Snow shoe, cross-country ski, or snowmobile into Rock Creek Lodge for a dinner deep in the snowy forest. The four-course, prix fixe menu dinner is served family style at long communal tables, but the snow hike or ride in is almost as good as a lovers’ sleigh ride. It’s the best of all worlds – friendship, family, food and love all rolled into one.

Good Night!

After a long day of sharing and caring, it’s time for a luxurious night together at Creekside Inn. This newly refurbished hotel is sumptuous, yet rustic. The rooms are beautifully furnished with cozy beds and plush linens. It will be the cherry on the top of a sweet Valentine’s Day. 

Happy Valentine’s Day

Call (760) 873-8405 or come in to the Bishop Visitor Center, at 690 N. Main St., for more information about lovely things to do and sweet places to go on Valentine’s Day and any other day in Bishop.

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20 hours ago

Who loves to get up where the oxygen is thin??!! Mt. Langley is one of the many 14,000' peaks here in our backyard. If you are coming this way, make sure to check out the current guidelines and state regulations. www.bishopvisitor.com/covid/
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Who loves to get up where the oxygen is thin??!! Mt. Langley is one of the many 14,000 peaks here in our backyard. If you are coming this way, make sure to check out the current guidelines and state regulations. https://www.bishopvisitor.com/covid/
#KeepBishopOpen #KeepInyoOpen 
Thanks, @wanderlena82 for this awesome shot!

Comment on Facebook Who loves to get up ...

I went up to 12,500 at Ski Apache in Ruidoso, N.M. My head nearly exploded.

Yep. I feel so amazing in high altitudes.

Very well done. I’ve never been over 12,000 and that just about ended me.

Why cant we post pics on this site anymore?

Been there a couple of times. Better than Whitney

Congratulations!

BEAUTIFUL

I like those kinds of places. You can get a natural high. I think I've been there before. Hope to get back there soon. <3

Badassery

Great photo! Looking great @ 14k+ ❤️

Definitely has a great view

...would have done it 40 years ago

How come females look so good after bagging a peak, but guys look tuckered out?

Mammoth parade starts at 11:00

Always head up to Whites Mountain for Ancient Bristol Cone Forest.

Awesome

Been up there.

My friend Jack McBroom from Hemet climbed the highest 14 peaks on California in about four and a half days. Not sure that is still the record but I know it was for awhile. Sports Illustrated did an article about him.

Hayden Pester adding this to our list

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2 days ago

In case you need to do a little reflecting today....

Thanks for the beautiful shot of Honeymoon Lake, @biffnix
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In case you need to do a little reflecting today.... 

Thanks for the beautiful shot of Honeymoon Lake, @biffnix  
#KeepInyoOpen #KeepBishopOpen #MaskWashDistance

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So beautiful California gold 😊😊❤❤

Reflection pix are my fav 🤩

Oh my, unimaginable beauty! Stunning!

Beautiful

So where exactly is this lake?

Just amazing!

Beautiful

Incredible!

See you there 4ofjuly

Can’t wait to get back up there!

I love it!

I like that you can go there even when you aren't on a Honeymoon. Even single folks go there. <3

So which side is up? Lol Great shot 👌!

Maayan Damti

Gorgeous.

Can't wait for August 1st will be there a whole week

Absolutely beautiful

Sharp knife and a shave! Awesome.

That water is like glass!

How beautiful

Hot creek. Much good for skin! Be respectful of native americans!!!!

Amazing

Hopefully we'll be able to go up there Labor Day weekend.

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3 days ago

The night sky here sure is something magical. 😍

Thank you, @Pat Pester for this beautiful shot!
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The night sky here sure is something magical. 😍

Thank you, @Pat Pester for this beautiful shot!
#KeepInyoOpen #KeepBishopOpen

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Amazing! Don't see this very often!

The stars at night are beautiful. Miss them

Just beautiful. One of many reasons I love going there

Just spent 3 days there. Beautiful as always.

Missed my annual trip this past Memorial Day weekend, the beautiful Eastern Sierras Lake Sabrina South Lake etc were always so peaceful & tranquil to visit!

Absolutely amazing 😉

So beautifulth thanks for sharing 😊😊❤❤

13 days..... I We’ll be there!!!!

South Lake

This is at bishops??

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6 days ago

Happy Friday!! Ahhhhh, Big Pine Creek, looking sooooo good!
Thank you, @Pat Pester for the photo!
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Happy Friday!! Ahhhhh, Big Pine Creek, looking sooooo good!
Thank you, @Pat Pester for the photo!

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Beautiful!! I wish I would be there!!

Such breath taking beauty! I so 💙 the Sierra's, and have many awesome memories of my times there. Thanks for sharing! 🌞

I love second lake especially for the view of temple crag

Just magnificent!

Great picture love Bishop

I wish the same as you Mary!

Was up there last week. Weather was perfect. Hiked up to Chickenfoot while I was there.

Still having earthquakes?

Been there! Beautiful!

Wonderful picture

Spent fathers day week there

Love the Sierras.

Beautiful!

Remember doing this hike. Gorgeous

So beautiful

Headed that way soon! 🏕

Beautiful

Sure hope to get there soon.

Very peaceful setting.

Breathtaking

Beautiful

What a godly view. On the hwy. drive you can see Snow on top of Mount Whitney mountains, so awesome during in month of June when its hot

Mt. Sill ! Sally Spear Molé. Stephen Busch . Do remember climbing this mountain Stephen ? That was an adventure !

I used to live in the town of Big pine many years ago

I wish !!!

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7 days ago

We love seeing folks doing their part to #KeepInyoOpen by wearing their face coverings! #lovebishop
Thank you, Chris Bubser for Congress for this cool shot!
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We love seeing folks doing their part to #KeepInyoOpen by wearing their face coverings!  #lovebishop
Thank you, Chris Bubser for Congress for this cool shot!
#visitbishop

Comment on Facebook We love seeing folks...

Thank you for doing your part. Just get used to it, we're in it for the long haul. It doesn't hurt to err on the side of caution. I would.

Best little town in the West. I hope you're all hanging in there. Stay safe so I can visit this fall!

I love Bishop because of it’s proximity to Death Valley and the Sierras. On a motorcycle!

A family hiking out in the mountains on a warm summer day..... with masks on. This has to be the stupidest photo on FB all day.

Ah, wearing a mask outdoors in the Sierra's. They're obeying their globalist masters. Good little sheep.

What a sad picture that this family appears to be out in the countryside ,away from people, wearing a mask..

You don’t need masks if you are outside hiking with your family.

Makes no sense to go up to the mountains for fresh mountain air just to breathe in your own co2

The masks with the exhale feature on it does not block your droplets from exiting and infecting the people around you.

That is not the Bishop I grew up in. We didn’t live in fear‼️ Bishop as lost it’s way. Sad fir a beautiful area ,

What time does the 4th of July parade start ?

masks are nonsense,, please stop

I really miss living there. Be back soon.

Enough of this bs. No way I would go hiking in the mtns and wear a mask. Just may as well stay in the cesspool known as LA County and breathe the air here with a mask on.

Hopefully the mask wearing works, cause the social distancing and all the sanitizing isn’t...

Wearing masks in fresh mountain air & sunshine. Just can't fix stupid.

More crying 😢 about wearing a mask. Pitiful little babies!!

Guess I won’t go this year👎

Jeeping this 4th of July!

More sheep

Looking good!

Yellow star,mask..same thing advocated by the same types of people.

No more masks.

Missing hometown

Lived in Bishop early 90's. Can't believe what houses cost there now!!!

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