It's almost February 14 yet again (can you believe it?). Instead of the usual dinner and roses, try one of these ten creative and fun Valentine's Day date ideas with your boo:
If you're in the suburbs, a rural area, or the beach, spend the night cuddling up to your partner beside a roaring fire outside. You can even toast some yummy s'mores together for a V-Day treat.
2. Ice skating
Are you and your beau more of an athletic couple? Then hit up the ice rinks for Valentine's Day — you're pretty much guaranteed to get closer to each other.
3. Candy store
Instead of eating your run-of-the-mill box of chocolates, how about visiting a boutique candy store together and grabbing bags of your favorite treats to share?
4. Home-cooked meal
Enjoy the experience of preparing something special for each other by cooking a meal together at home. Create a romantic atmosphere with the help of candles and music.
5. Comedy show
Love to laugh? Spend the night watching a show together at a local comedy club. You know what they say — couples who laugh together, stay together.
6. An escape room
Ever done an escape room as a couple? If you love solving puzzles (and working under pressure), then it could be precisely what you're looking for. Plus, there are all kinds of variations to choose from — silly and fun, challenging and engaging, etc.
Grab a bottle of wine and some snacks, and watch the sunset together in a park. Then go in for a hot makeout sesh afterward. Nothing is more romantic.
Love music? Spend Valentine's Day rocking out to one of your favorite bands together.
9. Cooking class
Love to learn a new skill together? Or just love to cook in general? Then sign up for a couple's cooking class where you can learn to make each other's favorite meals.
Take a break from your regular urban routine by spending a night — or two — with nature. Cozy up in a tent together with all the essentials, including red wine and chocolate-dipped strawberries, for an unforgettable Valentine's Day. Just watch out for bears!
- "6 Cheap Valentine's Day Date Ideas More Creative Than Dinner," Glamour, February 11, 2017.
- "29 Unexpected Valentine's Day 2020 Date Ideas," Marie Claire, January 10, 2020.