Valentine’s Day will here soon enough. Planning an exciting adventure or activity for Valentine’s Day is a wonderful way to properly express your love for your partner or significant other in addition to the customary chocolates and flowers. Planning a romantic gourmet meal where you had your first date or watching a movie marathon are both classic Valentine’s Day activities. But after a few years you have to keep it fresh — and most importantly fun! That’s where this list comes in handy.
Take some inspiration from these Valentine’s Day activities this February to be creative and create some memorable experiences for your loved ones. Even better, if you’re on a tight budget, many of these Valentine’s Day suggestions are fantastic. Here are interesting activities that will make the forthcoming Valentine’s Day truly one-of-a-kind, whether you want something incredibly romantic or you’d prefer to work up a sweat and get outside. Your preparations will make even Cupid envious!
1. Drop by a bookstore
The ideal date for book lovers. Together, spend the day discovering new books, stopping for coffee at a nearby cafe, and then relaxing with all the new books you purchased. Check out our favorite romantic options that we believe should be at the top of your list in honor of the day dedicated to love!
2. Enroll in a cocktail-making course
When you can take a cocktail class to learn how to create your favorite drinks yourself, why go to a bar to get a drink? Use it as an opportunity to showcase your talents; in the end, you get to consume all of your delicious creations.
3. Prepare fondue
All foodies are invited. Make cheese or chocolate fondue and experiment with different flavor combinations to see what goes best with the food you serve.
4. Go on a bike ride
Take advantage of the fresh air and stunning views while biking with your significant other if the weather is fine. After traveling a few miles on the open road, maybe you two can get brunch together?
5. Take a Break
Spend the day off from work sleeping late, making breakfast together, and doing pretty much anything you want – even if all you want to do is relax in bed all day.
6. Exercise together
Go to the gym or go for a run with your partner (or buddies!) if you both enjoy working out. Even better, sign up for a class with a friend and go out for coffee afterward.
7. Create a bucket list
You can check off some of your bucket list things on Valentine’s Day, for sure, but what about the other days of the year? Make a list of the activities you and your significant other want to do on the remaining 364 days of the year during the 14th (and perhaps a plan to accomplish at least a few of them).
8. Attend a concert
Do you and your partner share a favorite song? Having a band obsession? A concert is the ideal setting for spending time with your Valentine while listening to some fantastic music.
9. Team Up to Volunteer
Spend today helping others. Pick up trash in the neighborhood park, assist in painting community murals at local schools, volunteer at a soup kitchen, or take part in another activity that helps you give back to your community.
10. Go sledding
Take a trip to the sledding hill to bundle up and release endorphins. If you don’t want to trek to the top each time, take out your old toboggan or go tubing at a location that pulls you back up. Bonus: Sharing a sled requires hugging.
11. Have a Valentine’s Bake-Off
Have a friendly competition in the kitchen to see who can create the greatest (and most festive) Valentine’s Day desserts. Of course, anything heart-shaped gets additional points. You might even receive a handshake à la Paul Hollywood at the conclusion.
12. Visit a thrift store
Thrifting or antiquing with your significant other is the only activity that could be more enjoyable. Find the wackiest, most unusual thing together, or come up with whole new looks for each other. Even if you don’t discover any gems, you will undoubtedly create some memories.
13. Sing Heartfelt Karaoke Songs
Do you have a karaoke system? Sing your favorite duet song aloud. After all, it has been demonstrated by scientists that singing together with your significant other or your closest friends makes you two feel closer.
14. Act the Tourist
Get out and explore your own town or city like a tourist to see it with new eyes. For a new viewpoint and some quality time, stroll along the main street and browse the kitschy shops, look up nearby landmarks, or just take a meandering stroll through an area you don’t typically investigate.
15. Order from the dollar menu
Who says having a good time has to cost a lot of money? Get anything you want from the dollar menu if you’re seeking quick food. You may enjoy a night of food and entertainment for less than $10 per person, and you’ll feel fantastic knowing that you can save your money for something else you both desire in the future.
16. Delight in a breakfast in bed
Serve up a romantic Valentine’s Day breakfast to start the day off right, and then enjoy it while still wearing your pajamas in bed. Remember to drink the champagne!
17. Drive a Scenic Route
Make a road trip-worthy music and hit the road, even if it’s only for a little stroll around the neighborhood. Driving somehow encourages discussion, especially if you’re simply going along and staring out the window.
18. Take a Hike
To heat things up in a more, shall we say, healthful manner, get your blood pumping. Together, go on a picturesque hike to take in the scenery and the clean air. While enjoying some much-needed time away from your electronics, it will also deepen your relationship.
19. Send each other love letters
Write down the reasons why your sweetheart means the world to you to make Valentine’s Day even more memorable. For a letter that will be kept as a keepsake, be incredibly detailed and individualized.
20. Play some games
A memorable Valentine’s Day will be made for individuals who enjoy board games and are competitive (or who just prefer some good, old-fashioned fun). Add some friendly wagers to up the ante.
21. Craft Some Things
Get crafty and have fun at a special Valentine’s Day craft night with your favorite snacks, drinks, and entertainment. You can create homemade Valentine’s Day presents for one another or even compete to see who can come up with the most inventive craft!
22. Recreate Your Ideal Date
Whether it was your first date together or the one where you truly fell in love, recreate your favorite date to take a journey down memory lane. If you’re unable to eat at the same restaurant or venue, get inventive and prepare the same meal at home.
23. Plan a Movie Marathon
For some quality relaxation time with your S.O., get cozy on the couch and marathon watch all your favorite rom-coms. It’s the perfect way to set the mood for some Valentine’s night romance.
24. Cook Together
Test the adage that you can get straight to a person’s heart by spending time with them while they prepare a special Valentine’s Day supper. Even better, you may sign up for a virtual cooking class as a chance to switch up your usual dinner date for something more engaging.
25. Having a soothing bath
Watch your stress melt away as you turn on the warm water, add your favorite essential oil, or bath bomb. Oh, and don’t forget the calming music and scented candles.
26. Rent a Cozy Cabin in the Woods
Put on your sweaters for real and head out into nature to unwind by the fire and sip some hot cocoa. While you’re there, venture outdoors to enjoy some natural beauty.
27. Have a picnic indoors
The most romantic date of all, a picnic dinner, doesn’t have to be canceled because of the cold weather. Set up a checkered tablecloth and your favorite Valentine’s Day dishes for a romantic inside picnic date that your significant other won’t soon forget.
28. Learn to Dance Together
Instead of the customary dinner, get up and start dancing with your spouse. Making lovely memories while dancing together will prepare you for the next time you attend a gathering with a vibrant dance floor.
29. Spend a Romantic Evening Under the Stars Together
You can go camping or just set up camp for a short while at night in an area where you can see the stars. If it’s too cold outside to confront the night sky, you may get a similar experience at a planetarium close by.
30. Visit a museum
Visit a local science, art, or history museum to get a taste of local culture. If you don’t live close to one, several provide virtual tours online, which is an interesting approach to broaden your partner’s horizons. It will undoubtedly lead to some intriguing and novel conversations.
31. Paint Together
Draw inspiration from Bob Ross and pick up a paintbrush if you’d prefer to create your own masterpiece. If you’re just starting out, you can follow along with YouTube tutorials at home, or you can enroll in a Paint and Sip session for in-person instruction.
32. A Night in a Fancy Hotel Room
A staycation at a posh hotel might make you feel as though you have traveled far from home, even if you don’t. Make reservations at a posh hotel, change into a nice bathrobe, and don’t forget to request room service. Whether you luxuriate with a partner, your BFF or fly solo, definitely don’t forget breakfast in bed the next morning.
33. Visit a botanical garden or conservatory
Give your loved one a garden full of lovely flowers this year instead of the customary red roses. You can take your sweetheart on a romantic nature stroll as well as get a terrific photo opportunity. For individuals who reside in colder climates, it is also a welcome dose of nature.
34. Arrive at the ice rink
Skating with your sweetheart is as romantic as it sounds, whether you’re a pro or a novice. Even if you stumble, someone will grab you! After that, cozy up with some hot cocoa.
35. Have a night of wine and cheese
Open up a bottle of your preferred wine and serve it with a mouthwatering prepared charcuterie board. Don’t forget to complete the meal with some crusty bread, gourmet cheeses, cured meats, and briny olives.
36. Book a Massage at Home
With the help of applications like Soothe and Zeel, you can turn your house into a luxurious spa. The best part is that you can drift off to sleep while basking in that post-massage afterglow because there’s no long commute home.
37. Play at Arcade
Play Skee-ball and street racing games all night at your neighborhood arcade to let your inner child loose. Earning them an adorable and kitsch prize as a Valentine’s keepsake will help you win your partner’s heart the traditional way.
38. Stretch Your Body with Yoga
Stretch it out and calm your thoughts before spending some pleasant time together. Couples yoga can make you feel even closer to your partner and is a great way to start the day off on the right note. If you don’t have access to a class you enjoy, try a yoga video at home.
39. Together, listen to music
There is nothing that can bring two people together quite like music, as we all witnessed in one of the most romantic films ever made, La La Land. If you want to go all out, you could even attempt to recreate a jazz club date at home. All you would need to do is dress to the nines, get a drink, put on some music, and embrace your inner hep cat.