5 Valentine’s Day Date Ideas For Singles and Couples

Tired of the same old Valentine's Day date ideas? Check out a few tips below

Candle-lit dinners. Long-stemmed red roses. Chocolate candy. Yes, folks, it’s about that time of the year again. But if you’re looking for something unique to do for Valentine’s Day, we’ve rounded up a few great ideas. And, if you’re single in the city? Newsflash: Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples, we’ve got you covered.  Check out five fun activities below.

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Forget the box of chocolate; surprise your valentine with a romantic weekend getaway—From taking a romantic stroll through Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, an Italian villa in Miami to a hot air balloon ride over the vibrant red rock formations in Sedona, Arizona, the world is your playground for romantic destinations. Foxnews.com has a great roundup of hot air balloon trips in the U.S. and Travel and Leisure has a cool list of things to do on Valentine’s Day in 14 cities.

Plan a speed dating night out with friends—Whether you have a list of potential hook-ups in your contacts list or you would rather have the professionals make a love connection for you, speed dating is a cool way to spend the evening with friends—even if it’s just for fun. Check out Eventbrite for a list of events happening in your area.

Host a “Paint and Sip” class for singles or couples—Over the last few years, paint and sip classes have popped up in cities across the nation. So if you’re a couple looking to have some fun with friends or singles looking to celebrate your freedom, check out paintingwithatwist.com and remember, Google is your best friend—search for “paint and sip” events in your local area.

Insanely romantic? Make a photo book showcasing your favorite couple selfies, vacations, or family time. To create your personalized book, check out Shutterfly, Snapfish or Walgreens.

Take a cooking class—When it comes to cooking, experience is the best teacher. Restaurants such as the “Pass,” in Houston and Sur La Table, in New York city are hosting classes to show you and your sweetheart how to spice up your love palette.

Do you have any unique ideas for Valentine’s Day? Share with me in the comments section below.