50 Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day
Whether your partner likes a good spa day or a great meal, we have compiled a huge list of date ideas that you and your partner can enjoy on Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Day is a fun way to show your loved ones that you care about them and are thinking about them. However, planning the perfect date for Valentine’s Day is often very stressful and causes disappointments.
There’s the stress when selecting Valentine’s Day gifts! Will the gifts for your husband or partner be a hit? Have you put enough thought into the gifts for her? From buying the right gift to planning a romantic activity, a lot is riding on this day.
Whether your partner likes a good spa day or a great meal, we have compiled a huge list of date night/day ideas that you and your partner can enjoy on Valentine’s Day. Our ideas are guaranteed to suit your style and preferred activities, from planning a simple picnic to skydiving.
1. Cook a meal together
Cooking together has therapeutic benefits. Whether you make a simple meal or an elaborate one, cooking with your partner allows you to bond and enjoy a delicious meal at the end. You can enjoy light banter, argue over current affairs, and pour yourself a glass of wine while whipping up your favorite meal together.
2. Go watch a favorite movie
Movies never disappoint. When you book tickets for a classic at the cinema or a new release, movies have a way of taking you away from reality, into a nice, exciting world. A cozy dinner after the movies is perfect to keep your partner happy.
3. Enjoy a weekend getaway
What better way to show your partner your love than by taking him or her away for the weekend? A small weekend getaway can be exciting and energizing. So book a mountainside cabin or a beachside home, enjoy the bliss, and keep stress away.
4. Do a staycation
When you can’t get away from the city, do a staycation. Book a nice hotel to spend two nights away from home and, believe us when we say, you will love it. It is the perfect way to enjoy a break while saving money on flights or time on long car rides.
5. Enjoy a boat ride
A private boat ride at sunset will allow you and your partner to enjoy the open breeze, a delicious dinner, and wine — it’s the perfect romantic date.
6. Walk by the beach
Delight in a simple evening by the beach with a nice picnic basket and a long walk with your feet dipping in the ocean waves. It’s a walk to remember when you talk about memorable things and plan your life together.
7. Meditate together
You can plan a quiet evening of meditation and bonding for you and your partner. This is a great way to bring the focus back to the relationship without the stresses and chaos of life.
8. Kickbox together
Kick your stress away with a couple’s kickboxing session on Valentine’s Day. This is a great way to fight the frustration, get a sweaty workout, and burn some calories.
9. Play games
Set up a board game after a nice dinner and get competitive. You will be surprised by how much fun it is to beat your partner at your favorite game.
10. Have a backyard dinner
Avoid the Valentine’s Day restaurant traffic and set up a cozy dinner for two in the backyard. A quiet time with lovely food and drinks is going to be perfect.
11. Go for a long drive
Sit in the car, put on some good music, and enjoy a long drive together. Take a scenic route and just chill with good music and smooth roads.
12. Enjoy street food
Explore your city’s local street food stalls and make Valentine’s Day different by trying out new foods and desserts in the area.
13. Plant a tree together
Celebrate your bond by planting a tree and watching it grow over the years. There is something very satisfactory about seeing your plant baby grow.
14. Volunteer at a shelter
If you or your partner is an animal lover, take this opportunity to spend time with shelter animals. You will feel fulfilled and satisfied.
15. Snorkel together
Set up an under-the-sea adventure and explore the beauty of the ocean. This would be a perfect date for the people who love the sea and marine life.
16. Tend to your garden together
Spending time with plants has a calming effect. If you like gardening, you can spend the day tending to your plants together.
17. Take a pottery class
Working with clay is a calming, serene experience. Get your hands dirty and take the pottery class with your partner, they will love it.
18. Go to a carnival
Spend your Valentine’s Day at a carnival and enjoy food, rides, and cotton candy. It’s the best way to relive childhood memories and have fun.
19. Go to a theme park
If you and your partner enjoy thrills, a theme park is an ideal choice for you. Enjoy the thrilling rides, win some contests, and enjoy the local food.
20. Attend a musical evening
Live music is a great way to spend the evening with your loved one. Attend a musical evening and see your date night turn into a perfect memory.
21. Go watch a play at the theater
Theaters are a great way to relive your favorite play or book. Book V.I.P. seats for a good show and enjoy the night.
22. Have a spa day
The best way to celebrate Valentine’s Day together is to have a Spa day. Relax, unwind, and enjoy the massages together.
23. Go sky diving
Go sky diving with your partner if you are into thrills and adventure. This is the best way to feel alive and energized for the rest of the year.
24. Learn how to fly a plane together
Take a flying lesson with your partner to learn a new skill. Experience a unique Valentine’s Day and enjoy the view from the sky.
25. Take a sushi-making class
When you are a foodie, a fun way to spend Valentine’s Day is to take a sushi-making class. This specific class will teach you all the skills you need, and you can impress your partner later on by making it.
26. Take a dance class
Dancing is a fun activity that both of you can enjoy. Getting into a rhythm and moving your hips together builds a great bond.
27. Fundraise together
If you or your partner follow a cause, a great way to spend your day is to raise funds for it. It’s a meaningful way to spend your day and you’ll both feel fulfilled by it.
28. Spend time in a soup kitchen
Volunteering at a soup kitchen with your partner is another opportunity to bond. You get to do something good for others and it’s a unique way to spend Valentine’s Day.
29. Clean the house together
Cleaning is therapeutic. When you spend the day cleaning together, you will feel immense satisfaction and pleasure.
30. Visit a chocolate factory
Explore a chocolate-making factory, do a tasting, learn how it is made, and then buy your partner their best chocolate for Valentine’s Day.
31. Go horse-riding
Horse-riding is a fun date. Not only are horses majestic but riding them is a lot of fun for all experience levels.
32. Take an art class
Get your hands dirty with paint and take an art class with your partner. Both of you will enjoy working with colors and painting something memorable for your day.
33. Set up home movie night
A romantic setup at home shows effort and thought. Set up a home movie night with popcorn, followed by a cozy dinner and some wine to win their hearts.
34. Invite all your dateless friends
Host a unique party and invite all your dateless friends. Set up games and have a fun night celebrating your friendship with them.
35. Play arcade games
Take your date to an arcade, play fun video games, do a dancing challenge, and win prizes. It will be a fun night to remember.
36. Set a picnic in a garden
Make a nice picnic basket with wine, cheese, and sour bread, and choose a secluded spot in the garden for a cozy picnic day. It will be wonderful celebrating under the open sky.
37. Adopt a pet together
Adopting a pet together is a display of commitment to your relationship. Whether it’s a cat, a puppy, or a turtle, a pet can enhance your relationship.
38. Stargaze together
Book a stargazing tour or set up a picnic on a rooftop and gaze at the beautiful night sky. It will be a romantic night to remember.
39. Go on a wine tasting tour
A wine tasting tour is a fun way to spend your day outdoors, tasting and learning about different blends, and getting your buzz on.
40. Go on a long bike ride
Spend the day biking together and explore a new area in your neighborhood. It’s a great way to get exercise and do an activity together.
41. Go mountain hiking
Try a new hiking route and challenge yourselves to a day full of activity and fun. This is a great way to bond and improve your skills.
42. Visit a museum
If your partner enjoys history, go to a museum you haven’t been to before and discover the treasures it holds.
43. Set up a book-reading session
Set up a book-reading session exclusively for your partner and enjoy a quiet, romantic evening with your favorite books and writers.
44. Set a double date
If you have another couple that you get along with, setting up a double date alleviates the pressure and ensures you never run out of topics to talk about.
45. Play laser tag
It can be fun to gather a group of friends to play laser tag. You can be in rival teams to add to the competition.
46. Learn how to rock climb
Challenge yourselves and learn a new skill with rock climbing. You will feel a sense of achievement and it will be a good day together.
47. Try rollerblading
If you have never tried rollerblading before, this is a fun way to learn how. You’ll get to experience a fun evening together with your partner.
48. Go shopping together
A great way to spend Valentine’s Day is to go shopping together. Shopping can be fun and therapeutic, and you can buy their favorite things for them.
49. Sing for your partner
If you are feeling inspired, write down a few words and sing for your partner. This is the perfect way to express your love.
50. Experience an escape room
If you are up for a challenge and a puzzle, try an escape room. Being locked in a room full of puzzles will surely get your adrenaline pumping and can enhance your bond.