55 Valentine's Day Date Ideas


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.