5 Valentine’s Day Ideas That Won’t Bore You To Death

By Vanessa Paredes

Approximately 62 percent of Americans celebrate Valentine’s Day every year, and it’s safe to say most of them are going out to dinner…snooze!

Restaurants will be crammed with hundreds of grumpy couples and overwhelmed waiters collectively wishing the night would just be over already. Consider these much more creative ways to show your S.O. you care on February 14th.

  1. Painted Love
Photo Credit: Jeff Kubina/ Flickr (CC By 2.0)

Photo Credit: Jeff Kubina/ Flickr (CC By 2.0)

Make love AND art with the Love is Art Kit. The kit provides couples everything they need to craft a one-of-a-kind abstract painting, while being intimate with one another. Rolling around in paint isn’t only sexy, but a great bonding experience without ever stepping foot outside of the house.

  1. What’s Cooking Good Looking?
Photo Credit: Jeff Kubina/ Flickr (CC By 2.0)

Photo Credit: Jeff Kubina/ Flickr (CC By 2.0)

Avoiding restaurants but still want to eat? Don’t blame you. Luckily there’s a more unique way to grub with your lover and learn some valuable skills while you’re at it. Find a local spot that offers cooking classes like Sur La Table and cook up some romance together. Extra points if the class focuses on aphrodisiacs! 

  1. Plan A Staycation

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Vacations aren’t cheap, so plan a Staycation with the beau in your favorite nearby city and get away from it all without having to go very far. Order room service, throw on those white fluffy robes, and take advantage of all of the hotel amenities the next day.

  1. Brew Up Some Romance
Photo Credit: Karen Neoh/ Flickr (CC By 2.0)

Photo Credit: Karen Neoh/ Flickr (CC By 2.0)

Bonding over some brewskis should be a no brainer for some. Local breweries offer tours, tasting, and events perfect for beer loving duos to sip on some of the local flavors their city has to offer.

  1. Let’s Get Physical


They say couples that sweat together, stay together, and if that’s true it might be worth a shot to do something physical on V-day with your significant other. Consider something that builds trust like rock climbing, relaxing like kayaking or competitive like shooting some hoops at your local court to score big with your one true love.

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Cover Photo Credit: Pedro Ribeiro Simões/ Flickr (CC By 2.0)

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