Valentine’s Day is the most romantic day of the year, where couples celebrate their relationship and the love they have for each other. This is the one day out of the year where couples tend to go above and beyond to make their significant other feel especially loved and appreciated. Instead of celebrating Valentine’s Day the cliche way (by getting an overpriced dinner at a restaurant and seeing a movie), think outside of the box and get creative this year! Trade in the typical dinner and a movie for something more exciting, and something that you will both look forward to this year. Get a head start on planning the perfect Valentine’s Day date for you and your significant other with one of these 12 unique Valentine’s Day date ideas! (Don’t forget to make your significant other a card, and buy his favorite box of chocolates, too!)
1. Home cooked dinner and dessert
Get ready to heat things up in the kitchen with your significant other this Valentine’s Day by making a delicious home cooked meal together! You and your boo can make this date even more fun by wearing some cute aprons, getting cute and cozy in the kitchen, and enjoying some wine and snacks while you wait for your meal to cook. Check out Pinterest and other food blogs for some ideas on what to make for dinner, and together come up with a meal that you will both enjoy! Don’t forget to bake a dessert to go along with your dinner. End the perfect night by cuddling up on the couch and watching a movie! This is one of the best Valentine’s Day date ideas!
2. Couples massages (spa day)
Plan a very relaxing and romantic day at the spa for you and your significant other this year! Spas love to capitalize on this romantic holiday and usually offer specials for couples to spend the day at the spa, so take advantage of it! You can pick a spa package that you know you will both enjoy, from couples massages, bubble bath, manicure/pedicures, facials, and so much more. Plan to spend the afternoon at the spa, and end the day by having a nice meal together and watching a movie or relaxing on the couch!
3. Weekend getaway to a new city
If you and your significant other are especially stressed this time of year, escape the stress by getting out of town for the weekend! Plan a romantic weekend getaway for the two of you, in a new city, town, or state that you both have been dying to visit. Take time to enjoy the weekend together and to enjoy the quality time that you two get to spend together. Spend the days sight seeing and adventuring, and spend the nights together cuddled up on the couch. This is a great idea of all of those long distance couples out there, too!
4. Ice skating and dinner
Get ready to hit the rink with your significant other this year! Ice skating is such a fun and romantic thing to do with your significant other (mainly because you get to cuddle up so close!) Whether you are holding hands tight with your man the entire time, or showing off your skating moves for each other, you are guaranteed to spend lots of time up close with each other. Not to mention, you will have to keep each other warm while skating outside! After a night full of ice skating, head over to your favorite restaurant and enjoy some dinner and drinks together! This will be a night that you both won’t forget.
5. Cooking class
If cooking is something that both you and your significant other struggle with, sign up for a cooking class! This is a great opportunity for you both to learn how to make each other’s favorite meals so that you can surprise each other with some delicious home cooked meals. And let’s not forget, things always heat up in the kitchen, so it doesn’t sound like a bad date idea after all! This is one of the best Valentine’s Day date ideas!
6. Wine tasting or beer tasting
If you and your man believe that you are wine or beer connoisseurs, spend the day at a winery or brewery tasting! Most places may even offer a a Valentine’s Day special so keep an eye out for that. This date idea is a great way for you and your significant other to try some new drinks, eat some food, and enjoy each other’s company! Bring some other couples along with you to make for the ultimate Valentine’s Day celebration. You can spice things up a bit by going on a wine or beer crawl!
7. Museum visit
Most museums tend to throw special events on Valentine’s Day, so check out what your local museums are planning this year! A trip to the museum would be a fun way to spend Valentine’s Day with your significant other, as you can spend the evening looking at artwork, enjoying some hors d’oeuvres and live music! Just make sure you plan ahead for a museum event and buy tickets if you need to.
8. Basketball game or hockey game
Use Valentine’s Day at the perfect excuse to cheer on your favorite sports team this year! You can even set up a little competitive between you a your significant other and bet on which team you think will win. Winner will have to make the other dinner, or whatever you two decide! May the odds be in your favor!
Head down to the local karaoke bar with your boo for a night full of drinking, singing and dancing! Pick out your favorite song and belt it out with your man right by your side! Sometimes, there is no better way to celebrate your relationship than by acting silly with each other by singing and dancing to your favorite song. This is another great date to invite some other couples to tag along, too! This is one of our favorite Valentine’s Day date ideas.
10. Comedy show
Spend your Valentine’s Day laughing the night away with your significant other at a Comedy show! Head down to the local comedy club and get ready for a night full of laughs. There are so many different topics that the comedians put shows on for, so do some research before hand and figure out which show you and your significant other would enjoy the best! Grab some dinner and drinks beforehand to make for the perfect evening. This is one of the best Valentine’s Day date ideas.
There is nothing better than watching your favorite band perform live and experiencing it with your significant other right by your side! Keep an eye out for concerts happening during Valentine’s Day by keeping up with StubHub and Ticketmaster, and grab some tickets before it is too late. This will be a fun night full of singing and dancing with your man!
12. Romantic night in
One of the best ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day is by planning a romantic night in for you and your man. This special night is all about spending some quality time together without any other distractions. There are so many things that you can do, like a romantic bubble bath, build a fort and watch a movie, give each other massages, etc. Plan the night based off of what you think your significant other would enjoy the most! Don’t forget to buy some wine and snacks, too! This date idea may sound simple, but it really is the best way to spend time together and celebrate the love you have for each other.