10 Valentine’s Day Dates That Aren’t Dinner and a Movie
Hooray: You’re happily coupled. Vom: At the thought of sitting in a balloon-strewn restaurant with sappy lovebirds. No fear, here are ten better ways to spend this totally real and legitimate holiday together.
PLAN A FOOD TOUR
Choose a sample size food you both love (tacos! dumplings!) and map out all the best local spots to try ‘em. Announce a winner at the end.
HAVE A NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM
PSA: Many museums have night tickets available—and may even have special events planned for Valentine’s Day.
CHECK OUT A SPORTING EVENT
For all you sports novices, hockey and basketball are currently in season. Scoop up some cheap tickets and boo the rival team over cheap drafts.
BOOK A SPA EVENING
Now we’re talkin’: Peel outta work early and meet each other for a couples massage and sauna hangout session. Steamy.
So what if it’s a little twee? Joint physical activity is always fun—and so is the après. (Hot cocoa with bourbon, darling?)
SEE SOME LIVE MUSIC
Investigate the V-day lineups at your local venues. Another idea? Check out Sofar Sounds, a website that curates intimate gigs and concerts around the world.
PLAN A CAMPING TRIP
OK, so this isn’t the best option if you live in Maine—but fair climates are fair game for an outdoorsy overnight adventure. Pitch a tent and cozy up together under the stars.
OR STAYCATION AT A LOCAL HOTEL
Too high maintenance for the woods? Book a sleepover at a nearby hotel instead. Fluffy bathrobes, room service, hubba hubba.
HOST A POTLUCK DINNER
Love your pals as much as your partner? Make a party of this Valentine's Day—and invite all your nearest and dearest over for dinner. (No heart paraphernalia allowed.)
HAVE A PIZZA PARTY...IN BED
Hitting the town? Hah. Not this couple—we’ll be holed up in bed watching GoT and eating pizza straight from the box. (Romance knows many forms, folks.)