5 Unconventional Date Ideas to Spice up Valentine’s Day

Enjoy a breakfast date

Who says Valentine’s Day is only worth celebrating over a candle lit dinner? Wake up early to grab a quick bite at a favorite local spot, or get busy in the kitchen for a breakfast-and-bed feast.

 Squeeze in some exercise

While February’s brutal temperatures make it easy to slack on fitness resolutions, shake up your usual schedule and make time for a workout on V-day. Whether it’s a simple trip to the gym or venture outdoors for ice skating, hiking, running, or a walk, getting the blood flowing is great for the heart, in more ways than one.

 Go somewhere new

For all its sappy fanfare, Valentine’s Day is an ideal time to go somewhere new with your partner. Whether you’ve been dying to attend a specialized cooking class, hit a karaoke bar or even sneak away for a weekend road trip, make the most of the freedom that the holiday offers.

 Host a paint and wine evening

If you’re feeling adventurous, break out the vino and some new paints for a bona fide art and vino event in the comfort of your very own home. Extra points for painting a portrait of something special, like a family pet or the kids.

 Recreate your first date

Whether you met on the old college green or in a noisy bar, there’s something sweet about toasting the holiday where your love story began. No matter if where you met is near or far from where home is now, that special place deserves a proper salute on Feb. 14.