20 Romantic Things to Do on Valentine's Day With Your Special Someone
Think outside the box (of chocolates). Whether you and your significant other have been together for a lifetime or just a little while, make Valentine's Day absolutely unforgettable with one of these fun activities. No matter what you and your beau decide to do, you'll both have the best time—because you're spending the day with each other.
1. Take a trip. Take a day or even an entire weekend and venture to a destination neither of you have been before. Need some inspiration? We have a handy list of romantic getaways that are perfect for Valentine's Day.
2. Eat breakfast in bed. Whip up a delicious breakfast—or brunch—spread on Valentine's Day and enjoy it lounging in your bed. It will be a nice change of pace from the usual hustle and bustle in the mornings.
3. Enjoy a wine and chocolate tasting. Wine and chocolate: Both delicious on their own, but even better together! Base your tasting off our easy-to-follow guide, or make up your own!
4. Create something together. Whether you take a pottery or painting class, or even just make a DIY in your own home, it will be special to make an actual item and memories to last a lifetime.
5. Host a game night. Invite over a few couples for an evening filled with competitive fun. You'll have a blast teaming up with your sweetie to win some Valentine's Day-themed contests.
6. Recreate your first date. Take things way back to where you first started falling for each other with a second take at your first date. If your memory is super sharp, you could even order the same food and drinks as that one memorable night.
7. Unwind at a spa. Treat yourself to the ultimate relaxation experience by booking a couples massage—or any other treatment of your choice—at a local spa. Everyone loves to be pampered!
8. Cook dinner together. A special home-cooked meal can be so much more romantic than going out to eat at a super busy restaurant. Even if one of you doesn't have chef-worthy skills, you can still make a memorable dinner you'll both enjoy.
9. Have a romantic movie marathon. Grab the popcorn and settle in on the couch for an evening filled with your favorite rom-coms. Need help choosing which flick to start with? We have a complete list of Valentine's Day movies ready to stream ASAP!
10. Exchange heartfelt gifts. No, February 14 doesn't have to be all about presents, but it is nice to give—and receive—a little token of affection. Consider purchasing an item your loved one has always wanted, DIYing something special, or even just gifting a homemade card.
11. Make heart-shaped food. Pizza, strawberry pie, eggs in a basket, cupcakes... your imagination's the limit on this one. Up the romance factor by making finger foods (heart-shaped mini quiches, anyone?) and feeding them to each other.
12. Play hooky. Take the day off from work and enjoy some R&R. Have breakfast in bed, do a crossword together, and go see a matinee movie. Reminisce about how and why you two first fell in love.
13. Get to know each other better over a bottle of wine. Once the drink is flowing, ask each other these 36 questions scientifically proven to break intimacy barriers. Some you may already know the answer to ("How's your relationship with your mother?") while others are hypotheticals you've likely never posed ("If you could wake up tomorrow having gained one quality or ability, what would it be?").
14. Write love letters to each other. If you've never done it before, now's the time to put in writing why your partner is so special to you. Tell them which of their qualities you most admire, how they make you feel, and why you fell in love with them. Get inspired by these famous love letters throughout history.
15. Recreate one of your favorite dates. Maybe it's the drive-in where you first kissed or the restaurant where you celebrated becoming homeowners—pick a place that's special to your history as a couple and go back.
16. Give each other a massage. Grab a bottle of body oil, set the mood with candles and soft background music and give your partner at least 30 minutes of massage therapy. They can thank you by returning the favor.
17. Take a class together. Is there a skill you both want to brush up on? Learning something new together is a great way to bond. Try a cooking class, dance lesson, or golf clinic, or visitCourseHorse.com for more ideas.
18. Send your partner on a treasure hunt. If gift-giving is your love language, send your significant other on a scavenger hunt dotted with trails of rose petals and handwritten clues to find their Valentine's Day present.
19. Take a bath together. For a bubble bath worthy of a honeymoon suite, surround the tub with candles, sprinkle rose petals in the water, and set a tray of chocolate-covered strawberries and a bottle of champagne within arm's reach.
20. Make beautiful music. No worries if overtly romantic gestures aren't your thing. Book a room at your local karaoke bar and have fun singing duets.