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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.

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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.

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HAVE A NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM

PSA: Many museums have night tickets available—and may even have special events planned for Valentine’s Day.

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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.

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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.

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GO ICE-SKATING

So what if it’s a little twee? Joint physical activity is always fun—and so is the après. (Hot cocoa with bourbon, darling?)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.)

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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.)

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