7 adventurous date ideas for Valentine’s Day
By Brittany Anas
Sure, dinner and a movie is a traditional, easy-to-plan date for Valentine’s Day. But what if you’re taking out somebody who indicated in her online dating profile that she loves being outdoors or if you know your longtime partner enjoys conversation over sitting quiet in a dark movie theater?
Here are seven great activities to get the heart pumping on Valentine’s Day. Afterall, you’re aiming for the heart, right?
Go ice skating: It just might make you feel like you’re starring in your own rom-com, gliding (or chopping?) about the ice in a scenic rink. You’ll burn up to 450 calories while on the ice! (Check out the three most gorgeous ice rinks in the world here).
Go sledding: Why not make good with all of the snow that has been coming down this winter? Trudging up the hill hand in hand (or mitten in mitten) will torch cals and work the leg muscles better than the Stairclimber at the gym. Or, check out some “professional” sledding hills. The tubing hill in Frisco, Colorado (near the Breckenridge ski resort) is epic.
Take a boxing class together: Play fighting will bring out the elementary school kid in you that picked on his crush. This unconventional date idea is much more fun than watching some action flick. Play nice!
Do couples yoga: Check out these couples yoga poses from Women’s Health for relaxation and bonding or check with your local studio to see if they have any Valentine’s Day-themed classes. Afterwards, book a couples massage and clink a glass of hot tea.
Hit the slopes: Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday this year. If you’ve both got the day off, it just might be an opportune time to hit the slopes and avoid the crowds. Really, what’s more romantic in the winter than an apres-ski drink near a fireplae in the lodge?
Indoor skydiving: Take a leap of faith together and get the adrenaline running with a trip to an indoor skydiving facility. One of our fave spots is in Sin City: Vegas Indoor Skydiving. (Save on Vegas tickets, flights and rooms with 5 percent Cash Back at Expedia and other great offers from ShopAtHome.com).
Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity: Love comes in all forms. Why not share the love through a volunteer project — like building houses for Habitat for Humanity. Check here to see if there are any build projects in your area in need of volunteers.
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