4 unique Valentine’s date ideas
Dinner and flowers have been done before. And anyway, the best restaurants are probably booked up by now.
A memorable Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to revolve around food. Make it something special this year by celebrating in a new way.
Here are some of our favorite unique Valentine’s Day date ideas.
1. Get a couple’s massage or spa treatment together:
Let the spa carry you away — together. Relax side by side and share the peaceful experience together. Look for a spa with a co-ed water circuit or hot tub and sauna area to extend the length of the experience.
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2. Make art together:
Creativity is sexy, and making art together makes great memories (and conversation). For a more relaxed night, work together on coloring an adult coloring book by fireside. A bottle of wine can help the creativity flow more freely. For a more structured activity, sign up for a wine-and-paint class or look for less common offerings, like classes where you can paint your own wine glass, pottery or masks.
Michaels.com sells a great selection of adult coloring books. Instead of giving roses, color them together in this floral book. Creative Haven Floral Designs Coloring Book, $5.99 (plus Cash Back), Michaels.com
3. Get outside:
Instead of sitting around the table, spend time being active together. Go for a stroll around the lake, hike a new trail, rent a tandem bike and cruise the city or rent a paddleboat and watch the sun set from the middle of the lake.
If it’s snowy where you live, rent or buy snowshoes and go for a backcountry trek — with just the white wonderland, the silence of Mother Nature and each other. Find snowshoes at Sports Authority and earn 3% Cash Back through ShopAtHome.com.
Exercise releases endorphins and will leave you both feeling good, a feeling that you will associate with each other.
4. Visit the theater:
Skip the boring, dark movie theater and hit up the stage, instead. Stand-up comedy will get you laughing, or enjoy the music and entertainment at a dinner theater. There’s something refreshing about a good ol’ stage performance — and it feels more personal and special, too.