Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day season. Heart shaped chocolate boxes and red roses fill the aisles of our favorite stores reminding us the holiday is upon us. To celebrate this romantic time of year, we’re sharing our favorite date might ideas so that you and your partner can have a special Valentine’s Day weekend.
Go for an endorphin-releasing hike and a picnic.
What better way to get the blood flowing and take in some scenic views than enjoy a hike with your partner this Valentine’s Day? It’s a great way to connect, get lost in scenery and conversation, and enjoy each other’s company along the way.
Make it extra special by having a romantic picnic once you’ve reached your viewpoint. Pack some wine, a tasty lunch, and a deck of cards, and spend the afternoon in nature together.
If you’re in Malibu, you can enjoy a hike with wine and gourmet goodies with Malibu Wine Hikes.
Netflix and chill, the romantic way.
Invite your partner over for a romantic Netflix and chill session but go all out. Light some candles, set the mood, and create a cozy fortress in your living room.
Prepare some fresh popcorn, select a movie you both will love, and snuggle up in each other’s arms.
Celebrate with dinner and cocktails.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day the classic way with this date night idea. Get all gussied up and take your partner to that dinner spot that you’ve both been dying to try or one that is special to the both of you. Then, go for drinks at a cocktail bar and perhaps even hit the dancefloor as you admire each other’s dance moves.
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Enjoy a live show you both will enjoy.
Whether it’s a play, dance performance, or concert, pick a live show you both will love. Dress for the occasion and enjoy a special experience with your loved one this Valentine’s Day.
Get your laughs at a comedy show.
Escape reality a bit and head to your local comedy club for a themed show or night of stand-up comedians. You already know the comedians are going to have a lot to say about Valentine’s Day, so it’ll be a fun way to celebrate, laugh, and joke about love with your partner.
Indulge in a spa staycation.
Book a romantic spa retreat for you and your loved one. You don’t have to go far. Find a nice spot in your area, book a night or two, and indulge in massages, spa treatments, and a cozy oasis away from the rest of the world. You and your partner will both enjoy this date night experience!
Check out these superb spa packages if you’ll be in the Los Angeles area for Valentine’s Day.
Catch the sunset somewhere special together.
Toast to your relationship with a nice champagne as you find a spot to enjoy the sunset with your significant other. Whether it’s the beach, a mountain top, or a city rooftop, find the perfect spot to take in the close of day together. Pack some fine chocolate for an added Valentine’s Day touch.
Plan a date night with other couples.
If it’s not your first Valentine’s Day or if it’s a relatively new relationship, planning a date night with other couples is a fantastic way to spend the holiday. You can host a dinner gathering at your place or book a reservation out. Or skip dinner entirely and venture out to a cool bar for drinks and dance the night away with your partner and friends!
Christa Adams is a writer, photographer, and sustainable traveler based in Barcelona. She’s been traveling solo since 2014 has a passion for the outdoors, coffee culture, and exploring quaint European towns. Follow her adventures at www.thespiritedexplorer.com