Fun Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

By Danielle Debley

Valentine’s Day comes around each year and often manages to stump people. What can I do with my sweetheart on Valentine’s Day? There are the traditional go-to’s and some more unique things you may not have thought about. Take a look for some fun ideas on what to do for this romantic holiday.

Classic dinner date. As the saying goes, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” A traditional Valentine’s date, going out for a nice dinner is reliable and sweet, especially if you and your partner don’t always get a chance to get out of the house. Try stepping it up by checking out a fancier dining venue such as one local favorite, Tavern on the Hill. This restaurant offers more of a high class experience that can make your Valentine’s Day just a little more special.

Surprise meal. Does your loved one love secrets and surprises? “il Bisbigliare” Secret Supper Club is holding a secret Valentine’s Day dinner Saturday Feb. 16 in the Carlisle area (location TBD) which is limited to the first 10 couples who call (717) 241-2754. Chef Marco and Lisa will be creating rustic dishes from Italy rumored to spark romantic desire, matched to seductive wines of Italy.

Movie night. Another classic date, going out for a movie on Valentine’s Day can be a great little outing; bonus if there’s a movie playing that you both have been dying to see! You can stay local and see what old or independent movie might be playing at the Midtown Cinema. Or if you’re looking for something more upscale, you can travel a little further towards Philadelphia to the Movie Tavern where you can kick back in reclining chairs and order from a food and drink menu.

Romantic lunch date. Don’t want to play into the normal fancy dinner? Going out for a casual lunch can be fun. Try something native to the country known for romance – France! Bon Appetit is a local crêperie in Harrisburg that serves delicious gourmet crêpes, both savory and sweet.

Have a spa day. Take some time to relax with your honey this Valentine’s Day. Try booking a romantic couples massage and pamper yourselves at a local spa like Changes in Mechanicsburg.

Artistic outing. Try a fun experience like having a paint date. This can turn into a fun and romantic outing for those couples who love to create. Check out a nearby Color Me Mine or keep an eye on events from Pallet & Paint and Paint & Create, located in Harrisburg and Lemoyne.

Wine is fine. Treat you and your partner to a glass of wine at Spring Gate Vineyards Sweetheart Weekend, Feb. 15 and 16. Enjoy live music and food trucks alongside   drinks.

Galentine’s Day! Don’t have a S.O. this year? Go for a night out (or in) with the girls for the perfect Galentine’s Day. Party it up at a fun bar downtown, or rent a movie, order pizza, and make some chocolate covered strawberries for a fun night in. 7