13 Romantic Valentine's Day Ideas
Finding a fun and personal Valentine's Day date idea is hard. There's pressure to create a perfect environment for your Valentine so they know that they are loved, but it can be difficult to come up with something that is perfect for you. While you can always go with a simple romantic dinner for two, there are many more romantic things to do on Valentine's Day that you can explore as a couple. Here are a few of our favorites.
An Evening at The Museum
While not every city is going to have a museum-like the MOMA in New York, or the Griffith Observatory in LA, most cities have a place for you and your loved one to spend time together. A great Valentine's date idea is to visit a local museum. It doesn't matter if it is a high-end art museum, a natural history museum, or a quirky one of a kind museum like Las Vegas' neon sign museum, the goal is to enjoy it with the one you love.
A Cozy Night by The Fire
Spending close time to snuggle up and talk is invaluable and can be the perfect Valentine's Day date idea. Spending time with each other cuddled up and enjoying the crackle and heat of your fireplace can give you a more romantic and memorable night than an expensive dinner and roses.
If you live in an area with a good wine community there may be professional wine tastings you can attend to sample a wide variety of vineyards and vintages. If you can't find a wine tasting, don't worry, you can always make your own at your home. Invest in a few bottles of wine and the two of you can spend a night at home enjoying each other's company while sipping your wine.
If wine isn't your thing, there are still chances for you and your Valentine to enjoy some of the finer things in life. A chocolate tasting can help you broaden your horizons beyond just the generic candy bar and sample some of the different tastes and flavors that come along with rich dark chocolates and creamy milk chocolates.
Cooking Dinner Together
Reservations can be hard to come by on Valentine's Day, so why not bring the restaurant home to you and make a date out of it? Another great Valentine's date idea is to cook together at home. By cooking dinner together, you're able to work together in the close quarters of your kitchen. If you plan to do this, make sure to treat the night like a cooking show by having every ingredient prepared and measured correctly before you start. This will make the cooking go smoother, and allow you to spend more time with each other rather than hunting through the cabinets for that bottle of soy sauce that you swear that you saw a few weeks ago. Setting the table with a few candles and watching a romantic movie together can make the date complete.
Valentine's Day covers the entire day, so why not celebrate it earlier at brunch? Going out to brunch gives you time early in the day to show them how much you love them, and gives you a great excuse to take the morning off from work.
Scheduling some spa time is the perfect romantic gift for both you and your Valentine. It gives you the chance to relax and pamper yourself while feeling closer to each other. Book a couple's facial treatment or massage and enjoy the day while you finally get the knot in your back worked out.
You don't have to go far to feel like you're getting away and seeing something new. Booking a hotel room, even if it is down the street, can give you time to relax and spend time together. Using amenities like room service can make for a romantic night together.
Ice Skating and Hot Cocoa
Valentine's Day is at the end of winter and it is still cold outside, so why not enjoy the end of winter with some ice skating and hot cocoa? Enjoying time together in the cold gives you extra chances to cuddle up and snuggle with your Valentine while still getting fresh air and some exercise.
Even if you have two left feet, going dancing and enjoying music with your partner is always romantic. In most areas, there are dance classes held for couples so you can learn to dance together, but don't think that we're talking strictly ballroom. Learning how to do any type of dancing from line dancing to popping and locking, will give you something to enjoy together.
Small independent cafes and coffee shops have frequent poetry readings. If it's an open mic night on Valentine's Day, bring your favorite love poem, or even write your own, to share with the crowd. If you can't find a place doing poetry readings, make your date happen at a bookstore or a library. Find poems that speak to you, and then share them with each other.
A big part of any romantic Valentine's Day date idea is trying something newâ€”like horseback riding. Many stables allow you to pay for an hour or two of horseback riding and provide you with some training on friendly, calm horses so you can create a memory that will last a lifetime.
For couples that have been together longer, staying at home with each other doing the same thing during Valentine's Day can be boring and repetitive. You don't have to leave the city to find a new place. Getting out of your neighborhood can give you a sense of adventure and discovery. Check out something new in a different part of your city by taking a walk around a new area of town or get dinner somewhere where you've never been before. Even trying a new activity like going to the opera, comedy club, or local musical event can make for a romantic Valentine's Day.
Valentine's Day Proposal
You can make and date even more romantic with a proposal to the one you love. Finding any place or action that is meaningful to both you and them helps you feel connected and together, and your proposal is as simple as asking them to join you in that feeling of unity for the rest of your life.
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