59 Things to do on Valentine’s Day That Aren’t Dinner & a Movie

Valentine’s Day is about celebrating YOUR love, not somebody’s idea of what love is or how to show it. How can you express your love to your partner? How can you celebrate your special bond? Here are some ideas if you’re stuck on plans for Love Day. 


  • Have a campfire with Heart Shaped Marshmallows
  • Visit the botanical gardens
  • Watch the sunrise and sunset together, outside
  • Picnic and/or walk in the park
    • Bring your dogs
  • Recreate your first date or the first time you met
  • Go camping
  • Breakfast for dinner with only heart-shaped things
  • Ice skate / roller skate
  • Go to an event that’s on Valentine’s Day, but not Valentine’s Day themed
  • Have Valentine’s Day a day early or late to avoid price inflation
  • Read in the library together
  • Go through old texts, posts, photos, etc. of you two
  • Hike at the closest national park
  • Go grocery shopping together and pick out food to make an awesome dinner together
  • Ride bikes around the neighborhood or park
  • Go on a small road trip to the biggest city near you, or to the smallest town near you
    • Get a hotel and enjoy hanging out with each other
  • Indulge in a geeky fandom favorite of you two’s
  • Go skinny dipping
  • Go to a pick-your-own-fruit farm
  • Go bowling
  • Watch a cheesy ass Valentine’s Day movie
  • Go to an arcade
  • Volunteer together for a cause you both support
  • Paint together
    • At home
    • “Painting with a Twist” classes feature alcohol
  • Play a 2 person board/card game
  • Get manicures and pedicures together
  • Be joint hosts to some sort of party
    • Brunch
    • White elephant gift exchange
  • Make pottery for the home
  • Make it family oriented instead of couple oriented
  • Familial love needs to be celebrated too
  • Go on vacation
  • Watch the stars from a tent (or the top of your car)
  • Light fireworks
  • Go-carting
  • Just talk
    • “Walk & Talk” around the neighbourhood
    • Open up about something (exciting, the past, feelings, etc.) just don’t cause drama
  • Go to a museum that interests the both of you
  • See a play
  • Go to a sporting event
  • Go to a concert
  • Aquarium or (animal friendly!!) zoo/animal sanctuary
  • Fair/Carnival
  • Walk around the mall and gawk at things you won’t buy like teenagers
  • Wine, chocolate, roses, strawberries
  • Make each other handmade Valentines
  • Cook meals together
  • Go to the beach and walk around on the sand
  • Couples massages
  • Hit the gym together
  • Make lovey posts about each other on social media
  • Give each other lists about what you love about each other
  • Play each other in video games
  • Go to breakfast or lunch together because they’re less busier times on Valentine’s Day
  • Watch your favorite movie or show at home, cuddling
  • Have a photo shoot
  • Take a nap together
  • Binge watch Netflix together
  • Go at it all day
  • Take a bath featuring a bath bomb and bubbles
  • Read my blog together, duh!

Thanks for reading,


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