10 Unique Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

11 Feb, 2014

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With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, it’s time to plan your date night! Whether you and your significant other prefer something low key or spontaneous and elaborate, we have compiled some special date ideas to consider for Feb. 14.

1. Take a cooking class together.

Impress each other with your master chef skills and prepare a memorable meal together – the cooking class will supply the ingredients and recipes! If your date has a passion for making culinary creations, complement the class with a gift from our chef gift guide.

2. Plan a weekend getaway.

The options are endless. Whether you plan to visit a nearby locale for an overnight getaway or book flights to a city across the country, a spontaneous trip can be a fun adventure to share together.

3. Have an indoor picnic.

Don’t let the cold prevent you from having a picnic! Lay down a cozy blanket on your floor, turn off the TV, and don’t forget snacks and beverages. For those living in warmer climates, plan an outdoor picnic in your backyard or at a nearby park.

4. Recreate your first date.

Go back in time and visit the place you and your partner went on your first date. It’s a great way to reminisce – bonus points if you wear (or remember) the outfits you wore back then.

5. Go to a concert.

Check and see if any of your date’s favorite bands will be playing near you on Valentine’s Day and if tickets are still available. The adrenaline rush from the concert will guarantee a great night.

6. Have a movie night.

Have a cozy night in and watch romantic Valentine’s Day movies. Don’t forget popcorn, candy, and beverages of choice to make the night special and go along with the movie theme. Need some movie ideas? Check out our 14 Favorite Movies for Valentine’s Day.

7. Check out a comedy show.

Share some laughs at a local comedy show. Whether you get dinner there or make it your after-dinner destination, it will be a fun way to top off your Valentine’s Day celebrations.

8. Go ice skating or sledding.

Bundle up and head to the nearest ice rink or sledding hill. If you get too cold, buy two cups of hot cocoa or head home to enjoy a movie night in. For those living in warmer climates, take a trip to a park and explore the trails.

9. Visit the zoo.

It may be cold outside, but you’ll be able to enjoy the zoo with smaller crowds and potentially discounted tickets! Take a break from the cold during your zoo trip by checking out an underwater or tropical-themed exhibit indoors.

10. Learn something new.

Venture outside of your comfort zone and take a class in something you and your significant other have never tried before. Whether it’s a painting class, Tai Chi for beginners or rock-climbing lessons, you and your date can learn something new together – or at least laugh at your attempts at painting a still-life with oil paints.

 

PsstFor last-minute Valentine’s Day gift ideas, check out our creative gift guide. We have the perfect present ideas for the chef, entertainment buff, technology lover or trendsetter in your life.

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