Valentine’s Day is a fun way to show your loved ones that you care and are thinking of them. However, planning the ideal date for Valentine’s Day is often very stressful and causes disappointment. From buying the right gift to planning a romantic activity, there’s plenty to do on this day.
Whether your partner loves a good day at the spa or a great meal, we’ve compiled a huge list of night/day date ideas that you and your partner can enjoy on Valentine’s Day. Our ideas are guaranteed to suit your style and favorite activities, from planning a simple picnic to skydiving.
1. Cook a meal together
Cooking together has therapeutic benefits. Whether you’re making a simple or elaborate meal, cooking with your partner allows you to bond and enjoy a delicious meal at the end. You can enjoy light banter, discuss current affairs and pour yourself a glass of wine while preparing your favorite meal together.
2. Go watch a favorite movie
Movies never disappoint. When you book tickets for a classic in the cinema or a new release, films have a way of taking you away from reality, into a pleasant and exciting world. A cozy dinner after the movies is perfect for keeping your partner happy.
3. Enjoy a weekend getaway
What better way to show your love to your partner than by taking them on a weekend getaway? A short weekend getaway can be exciting and energizing. So book a cabin on the mountainside or a house by the beach, enjoy the happiness and take the stress away.
4. Take a vacation
When you can’t get away from the city, take a vacation. Book a beautiful hotel to spend two nights away from home and, believe us when we say it, you will love it. It’s the perfect way to enjoy a break while saving money on flights or time on long car journeys.
5. Enjoy a boat ride
A private boat ride at sunset will allow you and your partner to enjoy the breeze, a delicious dinner and wine – it’s the perfect romantic date.
6. Walk along the beach
Enjoy 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 talking about memorable things and planning your life together.
7. Meditate together
You can plan a quiet evening of meditation and bonding for you and your partner. It’s a great way to bring the focus back to the relationship without the stress and chaos of life.
8. Kickbox together
Chase away your stress with a couples kickboxing session on Valentine’s Day. It’s a great way to fight frustration, work out in a sweat, and burn calories.
9. Play games
Organize a board game after a good dinner and be competitive. You’ll be surprised how much fun it is to beat your partner at your favorite game.
10. Dinner in the garden
Avoid the traffic of Valentine’s Day restaurants and host a cozy dinner for two in the backyard. A quiet time with good food and drink will be perfect.
11. Go for a long drive
Sit in the car, put on some great music, and enjoy a long car ride together. Take a scenic route and relax with good music and gentle roads.
12. Enjoy street food
Explore local street food stalls in your city and make Valentine’s Day different by trying new dishes 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 satisfying about watching your plant baby grow.
14. Volunteer at a shelter
If you or your partner are an animal lover, take the opportunity to spend time with the animals at the shelter. You will feel fulfilled and satisfied.
15. Dive Together
Organize an underwater adventure and explore the beauty of the ocean. It would be a perfect date for people who love the sea and sea life.
16. Maintain your garden together
Spending time with plants has a calming effect. If you love gardening, you can spend the day tending to your plants together.
17. Take a pottery class
Working with clay is a soothing and serene experience. Get hands-on and take the pottery class with your partner, they’ll love it.
18. Go to a carnival
Spend your Valentine’s Day at a carnival and enjoy the 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 love thrills, a theme park is an ideal choice for you. Enjoy thrilling rides, win contests and savor local cuisine.
20. Attend a musical evening
Live music is a great way to spend the evening with your loved one. Attend a musical evening and watch your hot date turn into the perfect memory.
21. Go see a play at the theater
Theaters are a great way to relive your favorite play or book. Book VIP seats for a good show and enjoy the night.
22. Spend a day at the spa
The best way to celebrate Valentine’s Day together is to have a Spa Day. Relax, unwind and enjoy massages together.
23. Go skydiving
Go skydiving with your partner if you like thrills and adventure. It’s the best way to feel alive and energized for the rest of the year.
24. Learn to fly an airplane together
Take a flying lesson with your partner to learn a new skill. Live a unique Valentine’s Day and enjoy the view from the sky.
25. Take a sushi-making class
When you’re 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 doing 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 creates a great bond.
27. Fundraise Together
If you or your partner are following a cause, a great way to spend your day is to fundraise for it. It’s a meaningful way to spend your day and you’ll both feel satisfied.
28. Hang out at a soup kitchen
Volunteering at a soup kitchen with your partner is another opportunity to bond. You can do something good for others and it’s a unique way to spend Valentine’s Day.
29. Clean the house together
Cleansing is therapeutic. When you spend the day cleaning together, you will feel immense satisfaction and pleasure.
30. Visit a chocolate factory
Explore a chocolate factory, do a tasting, learn how it’s made, then buy your partner their best chocolate for Valentine’s Day.
31. Go horseback riding
Horseback riding is a fun date. Not only are the horses majestic, but riding them is great 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. Host a home movie night
A romantic home setting shows effort and thoughtfulness. Host a home movie night with popcorn, followed by a cozy dinner and wine to win their hearts.
34. Invite all your walk-in friends
Organize a unique party and invite all your friends without an appointment. Organize games and have a fun night celebrating your friendship with them.
35. Play arcade games
Take your date to a video arcade, play fun video games, complete a dance challenge and win prizes. It will be a fun night to remember.
36. Prepare a picnic in a garden
Prepare a nice picnic basket with wine, cheese and sour bread, and choose a secluded spot in the garden for a pleasant picnic day. It will be wonderful to celebrate in the open air.
37. Adopt an animal together
Adopting a pet together is a show of commitment to your relationship. Whether it’s a cat, a puppy or a turtle, a pet can improve your relationship.
38. Gaze at the stars together
Book a stargazing tour or have a rooftop picnic and admire the beautiful night sky. It will be an unforgettable romantic night.
39. Participate in a wine tasting
A wine tasting tour is a fun way to spend your day outdoors, tasting and learning about different blends and creating buzz.
40. Take a long bike ride
Spend the day riding bikes together and exploring a new area in your neighborhood. It’s a great way to get some exercise and activity together.
41. Go hiking in the mountains
Try a new hiking route and challenge yourself to a day full of activity and fun. It’s a great way to bond and improve your skills.
42. Visit a museum
If your partner loves history, go to a museum you’ve never been to and discover the treasures it holds.
43. Organize a book reading session
Organize a book reading session exclusively for your partner and enjoy a quiet and romantic evening with your favorite books and writers.
44. Set a double date
If you have another couple you get on well with, arranging a double date takes the pressure off and ensures you never run out of things to talk about.
45. Play laser tag
It can be fun to get a group of friends together to play laser tag. You can be in rival teams to add to the competition.
46. Learn to Rock Climb
Challenge yourself and learn a new skill with rock climbing. You will feel a sense of accomplishment and it will be a good day together.
47. Try rollerblading
If you’ve never tried inline skating before, it’s a fun way to learn. You will experience a fun evening with your partner.
48. Go shopping together
A great way to spend Valentine’s Day is shopping together. Shopping can be fun and therapeutic, and you can buy their favorite things for them.
49. Sing for your partner
If you feel inspired, write a few words and sing for your partner. It’s the perfect way to express your love.
50. Discover an escape room
If you’re 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 strengthen your bond.