Ladies and gents, love is in the air. Can you feel it? With Valentine’s Day approaching, we’ve been scouring the web and racking our brains to come up with 50+ cupid-approved date ideas. Indoor, outdoor, inexpensive, and lavish — we’ve got it covered. So whether you’re spending the day with a new crush or your longtime sweetheart, you can find a date that’s perfect for the two of you.

Valentine's Day Date Ideas

Daytime Dates

  • Spend the day with the fishes and head to the aquarium
  • Go bargain hunting at your local flea market
  • Curl up with your sweetheart and a good book at the library
  • Make it a double feature at the movie theater — you pick one movie and your date chooses the other
  • Bundle up and head to the zoo for the afternoon
  • Spend the day getting lost in your favorite museum
  • Check out a local art gallery
  • Lucky enough to live in a warmer climate? Pack a romantic lunch, a Frisbee, and enjoy a day at the park


Out on the Town

  • Laugh the night away at your favorite comedy club
  • Check out some local talent and attend a coffee house performance
  • Love live music? Try a new jazz club!
  • Have dinner and a movie at a dine-in movie theater
  • Go star-gazing at the planetarium
  • Check out a new play or musical
  • Restaurant hop and enjoy each course of your Valentine’s dinner at a different restaurant
  • Get dressed up and go see the ballet
  • Deck yourselves out in your favorite team’s apparel and catch a basketball game
  • Basketball’s not your thing? Try a hockey game instead!
  • Score tickets to a great concert coming to town
  • Enjoy an evening with your local symphony orchestra
  • Get inspired and attend a poetry reading


Activities for Two

  • Take a boat tour or boat ride
  • Hit the alley for a little bowling
  • Dance the night away
  • Take a romantic carriage ride through town
  • Try your luck at the casino
  • Take a class together. Learn how to brew your own beer, cook a delicious dinner, or master a new style of dance
  • Find hidden treasure and try a little geocaching
  • Go go-karting for the evening
  • Take to the trails and spend the day hiking
  • Enjoy nature and each other’s company by going horseback riding
  • The sky’s the limit! Take a hot air balloon ride
  • Hit the local rink for a little ice skating
  • Develop your palate at a wine tasting
  • Serenade one another at karaoke night
  • Show off your putt-putt skills with a game of mini golf
  • Create your own Valentine’s Day scavenger hunt to try together
  • Go back to the beginning and recreate your first date
  • Take your relationship to new heights and try rock climbing
  • Spend the day on the slopes and go skiing or snowboarding
  • Feeling adventurous? Sky diving is always an option!
  • Play in the snow — go sledding or build a snowman
  • Tour a local brewery or winery
  • Give back to the community and volunteer together
  • Watch the sunrise
  • Spend the day window shopping and make a secret purchase for one another


Home is Where the Heart Is

  • Turn your home into a spa and enjoy a little pampering
  • Stock up on your favorite toppings and create your own ice cream sundaes
  • Too cold to go outside? Move the furniture aside and set up a romantic picnic in your living room
  • Spend some time in the kitchen making chocolate-covered strawberries
  • Have a romantic dinner at home. It’s a classic idea for a reason!
  • Cuddle up on the couch for a movie night
  • Invent your own drink together
  • Surprise your sweetheart with breakfast in bed
  • For a fun, tasty treat, try cooking s’mores on the stove

Still stumped when it comes to gifts for that special someone? We happen to think sunglasses make a great gift, and we even have a handful of shade suggestions from real-life couples to make shopping even easier. Score.