Think outside the box and focus on creating a memorable experience for you and your significant other. Here are some alternative date ideas for couples to try on Valentine’s Day:
The Get-Away: Luckily, Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday this year, which makes it an excellent opportunity to take a romantic trip. An option for those who cannot wander too far from home involves simply staying at a nice hotel in your own city and exploring the world in your own neighborhood. The location does not matter, but the experience of sharing time together outside of your own home is both refreshing and romantic, and makes for a unique experience.
The Adventure: Choose an activity that sparks your interest and make a date of it. Popular choices include horseback riding, fitness classes, cooking classes, sightseeing tours, and wine or beer tastings. Doing these activities together can strengthen the relationship by adding an element of adventure and creating long-lasting memories.
The traditional date: For a fail-safe Valentine’s Day option, go back to basics. Wine and dine your loved one with a classic date. Avoid large, impersonal restaurants and choose a quaint and charming dinner spot. Or maybe you should dress up and go to the Opera.
Do your research before you go to make sure you will have the perfect night. I would chose to go to Benvenuto Cellini eno production.
Buy tickets well in advance! The more popular operas sell out quickly, and many tickets are already taken up by season ticket holders.
Like everything else, opera isn’t as formal as it was even 30 years ago, so you won’t need to rent a tux or don a floor length gown. Still, since there are so few occasions in life that require dressing up, take advantage and show your date how well you clean up. A suit (or at least a button-up?) for the guy, and a cocktail dress for the girl.
The home-cooked meal date: There is an expectation that a romantic Valentine’s Day date must be a grand occasion with a jam-packed itinerary, planned down to the very last firework. If that’s not your style, you could plan a stay-at-home date that’s just as romantic. Channel your efforts into cooking an amazing meal, spend a bit of time decorating your home and stock up on sweeties to spoil your other half. If you’re feeling particularly creative, you could even prepare some homemade treats; grab your favourite biscuit recipe and use these heart-shaped cookie cutters to add a touch of romance.