Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

The clock is ticking and Valentine’s Day is almost here! If you haven’t figured out what you’ll be doing to celebrate your relationship on Valentine’s Day, don’t you worry. We’ve got a cache of creative Valentine’s Day date ideas.

Valentine's Day Date Ideas

By Holly Tomlinson

Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

Keep it Classy:

When in doubt, rely on the classics to set the tone for your romantic evening. Deliver Valentine’s Day roses to your sweetheart’s home or office for a work surprise. Consider other classic options like Valentine’s Day chocolate or Valentine’s Day cookies.

Take a Trip:

Getting out of town and spending an evening in a hotel, bed and breakfast, or Airbnb will help you leave behind the stresses of the real world, at least for one night. If getting out of town is going to be too much, consider booking a hotel room in your city. Even if it’s just ten miles from your house, changing your locale can have an impact on your evening.

conversation heart cake

Get Your Hearts Racing:

Want to really spark some fire in your relationship this Valentine’s Day? Get some adrenaline pumping by trying something new. Whether it’s skydiving, white water rafting, or mountain biking, getting out and active will be a unique way to spend your Valentine’s Day. There’s nothing like a rush of adrenaline to bring you closer together, after all. Check out for ideas.

See a Concert:

Use Ticketmaster to find upcoming events in your town. If tickets are sold out, don’t worry. Stubhub usually has good deals on sold out shows because people who can no longer attend often resell their tickets.


Your Very Own Classic Movie Screening:

Transform your home into your own personal movie theater. Close the drapes, turn off the lights, make some sweet and savory popcorn and creative conversation heart recipes, and project a romantic movie on the wall. Invest in a home theater projector. Some of our favorites are Roman Holiday, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, About Time, How to Loose a Guy in 10 Days, 10 Things I Hate About You, The Notebook, He’s Just Not That Into You, The Philadelphia Story, You’ve Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle, My Best Friend’s Wedding, 13 Going on 30, Notting Hill, While You Were Sleeping, The American President, An Affair To Remember, To Catch a Thief, Sabrina, High Society, and The Proposal. Of course, Netflix or watching a DVD on your computer is also a good alternative!

Make this Valentine’s Day extra romantic with these Valentine’s Day date ideas! Oh and if you’re single, enjoy a night of self-love or Galentine’s Day with your best friends.

What are your favorite Valentine’s Day date ideas? Extra credit for sharing your favorite romantic movies! 

By Holly Tomlinson

Images via DIY Studio and Brit + Co.

16 Responses to Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

  1. all such fun ideas! I am currently in college so I am not too sure what my guy and I will do on Valentines Day! We might just take it easy and stay in because a big snow storm is coming our way!

  2. These are all seriously awesome ideas! Love the tip to get your hearts racing or to have a classic movie screening. I adore Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina and Roman Holiday. A great Grace Kelly option to go along with To Catch a Thief is Rear Window with Jimmy Stewart. xx Merisa | Monogrammed Magnolias

    • Elana Lyn Gross says:

      I love Sabrina and Roman Holiday! I’m going to watch To Catch a Thief. Thanks for the recommendation!

  3. Kayleigh says:

    I always kept it simple with valentines day and loved getting to bake tons of goodies! These are such fun ideas!

  4. Annaliese says:

    Fun ideas!! My Valentine’s is a bit unique this year as it’s Homecoming Weekend at my college!

    xoxo A

  5. Kayla says:

    My boyfriend and I are going on a trip to Chicago for Valentine’s Day weekend which I’m pretty excited about — but really, any face time with him is great (we live across the country from each other!)

  6. Sami Mast says:

    These are all super cute, especially love the adrenaline one, that sounds like a great idea! As a single lady I’m having a “Galentine’s Day” at my house and we’ll be decorating cookies and watching romantic comedies 🙂


  7. Lauren says:

    I need a Valentine right now so I can do one of these things. I really want to see a movie on Valentine’s!
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  8. Sara Kate says:

    I love the idea of taking a trip with that special someone instead of simply going on another date. Such fun tips.

    Sara Kate Styling

  9. Ashley says:

    What fun post! I’m just staying in with my fiance and a one pot pasta!

  10. UGH so many adorable ideas and so little time! I need those balloons as a bare minimum!

    Diary of a Debutante

  11. Nicole says:

    I begged my boyfriend to go skydiving this Valentine’s Day & he counter offered with a two-night stay at one of our favorite hotels…I guess I can’t be mad! x Nicole |

  12. Allison says:

    These are great ideas! I’m looking forward to dinner and quality time!

  13. Amanda says:

    Great ideas! My husband and I celebrated VDAY a few days early and got a couples massage, it was the BEST .

    Amanda ||

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