Valentine's Day is a time to celebrate love, and it's also the perfect opportunity to plan a particular date with your partner. Whether in a long-term relationship or starting, these 7 romantic date night ideas will be memorable, romantic, and fun!
Valentine's Day is the perfect time to plan a romantic date with your partner, an annual tradition, and a great way to celebrate your relationship.
Valentine's Day is the perfect time to plan a romantic date with your partner, an annual tradition, and a great way to celebrate your relationship. If you need ideas for the best possible Valentine's Day, look no further than this list!
Celebrate your love
Experience something new
Have fun together
Or be adventurous
Dress-up date night
Dress-up date night is a fun way to get dressed up and feel more romantic. It can be done at home, or you could go out somewhere fancy for dinner—make sure it’s a place that allows for dressing up!
Dressing up for your significant other and yourself can be fun and creative. If you don't know where to start, here are some great ideas:
Pick out an outfit together that makes both of you feel confident, attractive, and sexy.
Find an outfit that makes either one of you feel like "the most beautiful person in the room."
A dinner cruise is a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day or any other occasion that ends in “-day.” If you live somewhere with access to the water, you can take a local cruise together. Or if you’re lucky enough to have easy access to coastal areas, there are options like New York City and Seattle, where some of the most popular cruises depart right from the city center.
If you don’t live near anything remotely resembling a coast—which seems unlikely if you do have a girlfriend or boyfriend—then don’t fret! There are plenty of other ways for your date night plans to sail through. Just think: no matter where in America (or beyond) your romantic getaway takes place over Valentine's weekend, it will probably be filled with beautiful scenery and plenty of food (and maybe even drink)! Whether it's an intimate evening out on the water or a full-on aquatic adventure involving whales and dolphins...
Game night - at home or out!
Game night is a great way to build communication skills and have fun with your partner. Some games are geared toward couples, while others require a group of 4 or more. For those who want to play solo, some great games can be played at home or out! You can also incorporate friends and family into the mix!
Hit up the local arcade.
The location of your date is key to making it romantic. If you're looking for something different, try exploring the local arcade! It's a great way to spend time together without spending too much money (or any money if you choose not to play games) and can be just as fun as going out on a typical date or dinner.
To find out where the nearest arcade is, check with your local business directory or search online using keywords like “arcade near me” or “local arcades.” Once you've found one nearby, plan on spending about an hour together, so you have time to play some games and eat food before heading home again!
The most important thing about going out for an arcade date is having fun together: make sure that both of your interests are being met by whatever game(s) you choose—chances are good that if one of them isn't interested in what's happening right now, then they'll let their partner know so they can leave soon enough (or vice versa). Some other things I like include playing pinball machines because it gives me more control over how fast balls move around their track than, say, playing a racing game where everything happens automatically depending on whether my car crashes into another vehicle; however, this doesn't mean those kinds of activities aren't worth trying either!
Have cocktails at a new local spot.
The best way to branch out and try something new is to head out for drinks at a new place. Try an old spot on your list, or find a new one nearby. The goal is to have fun trying someplace different! If you're looking for suggestions based on the types of alcohol you love best, we've got you covered:
You love wine: Try a cozy wine bar or restaurant where they offer delicious wines and small plates that pair well with wine tasting.
You love beer: Head over to your favorite local brewery (or another great beer spot) and order up a flight of four beers so you can try them all without feeling too full later on.
Or if cocktails are more your thing...you know what? We don't even need to tell you anything else—go enjoy yourself!
Go on a hike or bike ride.
Hiking is a great way to spend time together and get some exercise. It’s also a great way to see new places, get away from the city and enjoy nature. There are plenty of city trails that offer scenic views, like the High Line in New York City or the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. If it’s wintertime, try snowshoeing or cross-country skiing!
Throw a theme party at home and invite the neighbors!
You don't have to go out for a night in the town to have a romantic evening. A cozy night in with your significant other can be just as special, especially if you're hosting an event at your place. To ensure it's festive and fun, consider throwing an at-home party with your neighbors!
Invite them over—and let them bring something to share!
Have a theme for everyone to follow (e.g., "All Things Red," "The Great Gatsby," etc.). This way, there will be no confusion about what they're supposed to bring. Plus, it'll make things easier when it comes time for clean up: All you need is one trash bin and one recycling bin.
Serve drinks—and keep the alcohol flowing! If some of the guests are under 21 years old or are pregnant women or breastfeeding mothers who aren't allowed any alcohol at all (or even beer), then serve non-alcoholic options such as sparkling cider or soda water instead of wine spritzers or daiquiris made with rum instead of vodka mixed with fruit juice (for example).
These dates will be memorable, romantic, and fun.
This is the best time to be adventurous and try something new. Think outside of the box and go somewhere you've never been before. If you are afraid of heights, maybe this isn't the best date for you. But if not, try it! You'll be surprised at how exhilarating it can be. And don't forget about your partner's safety—if there are any safety issues or concerns, ensure they're addressed before going on this adventure together.
If weather permits, we recommend taking a picnic dinner, a blanket, and some wine out into nature (you could even bring some games). The sky is your limit when it comes to romantic locations on Valentine's Day!
As you can see, many ways to make Valentine’s Day special exist. Finding out what each person loves most is the key to making their night memorable and fun. Whether it’s a dinner cruise or game night with friends and family, these date ideas will have you laughing all night long!