30 Unique Valentine's Day Date Ideas

ByRachel Jandak via Localish logo
Thursday, February 10, 2022
Don't settle for boring this Valentine's Day! Here are some unique date night ideas to spice things up.

If you're tired of the same old, boring Valentine's Day date ideas, we've got you covered! From Los Angeles to New York, here are 30 of the most unique and fun date ideas that are sure to impress.

LOS ANGELES

Candlelight Concerts

What's more romantic than eating dinner surrounded by thousands of candles and listening to the dulcet tones of a live orchestra? Find a romantic and pandemic-safe concert near you here!

Scum and Villainy Cantina

Scum and Villainy Cantina is your friendly neighborhood geek bar nestled in the wretched hive of Hollywood. Inspired by popular drinking establishments from your favorite sci-fi movies, Scum and Villainy is the bar where geeks go to discuss their favorite fandoms while enjoying one-of-a-kind cocktails.

Glen Ivy Spa Retreat

With 19 pools to choose from, spa treatments galore, and delicious food and drink options, Glen Ivy Spa Retreat in Temescal Valley is a safe and rejuvenating romantic date spot both you and your partner will love.

Laguna Beach Zen Trail

Rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul along the Laguna Beach "Pathway to Zen" Trail! Featuring 12 different locations, this 'wellness trail' includes everything from spa treatments to laughter yoga and even aura readings.

NEW YORK

AIRE Ancient Baths

Inspired by the tradition of baths from ancient Roman, Greek and Ottoman civilizations, the AIRE Experience always takes place in restored historical buildings in the center of cities. With plenty of relaxing experiences to choose from, including couples massages and even a wine bath, you'll be transported back in time while experiencing unparalleled relaxation.

The Fitting Curve

Find your perfect fit at The Fitting Curve! This boutique provides a safe space for women to find their dream lingerie sets that come in inclusive sizes and a wide range of shades. Not only do they provide expert bra fittings but they also created a private label lingerie line with the goal of making anyone feel luxurious and the best version of themselves!

Bar Nine

Bar Nine in New York City will have you dancing out of your chairs and singing along at their live music experience like you've never seen! Walk in off the street in Hell's Kitchen for the party of your life.

Argentine Tango Academy of New York & New Jersey

With the help of Michael Nadtochi, owner of the Argentine Tango Academy of New York & New Jersey, you and other "tangueros" can take a class to learn the passionate and powerful moves of tango.

CHICAGO

Big Mini Putt Club

Sip on signature cocktails or ice-cold draft beers as you try your luck at Chicago's first indoor mini-golf bar! Big Mini Putt Club offers nine holes of fun that rotate monthly, so even if you've already been it's worth making another visit.

Munchiez Cereal Bar

From peppermint sticks in pickles to cereal-infused milkshakes, Munchiez Cereal Bar one-stop shop for crazy food combinations you won't get anywhere else!

Starbucks Reserve Roastery

With 5 floors, 40,000 square feet, and enough coffee to keep you awake for weeks the World's Largest Starbucks is the perfect place to take the caffeine lover in your life.

Malt Row

Need a drink? Chicago's Malt Row has you covered! Conveniently placed on Ravenswood avenue, you'll find seven breweries and one distillery, all with their own unique offerings.

PHILADELPHIA

Philadelphia Magic Gardens

The Magic Gardens is one of Philadelphia's most unique hidden gems. Spanning three city blocks, you can stroll through mind-bending mosaics created by the artist Isaiah Zagar in the 60s, using bottles, pieces of pottery, glass, bicycle parts, and much more with the mission to beautify South Street.

The Blind Barber

In the back of an unassuming barbershop in Philadelphia, you'll find the secret entrance to one of the city's best speakeasies. Enjoy live DJs, decadent cocktails, and delicious small bites at this romantic date night location.

Blume

Tired of heading to the same old restaurants? Blume is a refreshing feast for the eyes, as well as the senses! Voted as Philadelphia's 'Most Instagrammable' bars, the décor inside and out will make you want to update your profile pic while you sip on creative and colorful cocktails.

HOUSTON

The Love Lock Bridge

Experience one of Houston's most romantic hidden gems while taking in the city's breathtaking skyline at the Love Lock Bridge! Inspired by the famed Pont des Arts bridge in Paris, couples have left thousands of locks on the Rosemont Bridge, a pedestrian bridge with an unparalleled view of Houston's skyline.

Present Company

Visiting Present Company in Houston is like walking into an urban oasis, complete with lush vibes, stunning décor, and a creative cocktail menu that's hard to beat.

Third Planet

As the oldest privately-owned comic bookstore in Houston, Third Planet has acquired some of the rarest and most sought-after comic books and collectibles. Whether you're a diehard comic book fan or just in the mood for something different, this Houston institution is a must-visit.

Houston Mural Tour

Check out the most Insta-worthy murals in town with this easy-to-use website! Houston Mural Maps shows the locations of over 1,000 murals across the city where you can hold photoshoots or just tour on your own

SAN FRANCISCO

Trick Dog

San Francisco's Trick Dog bar holds the title of "World's Best Cocktail Menu" with its selection of innovative drinks-but that's not all they're known for! Sales from Trick Dog's semi-annual menus are donated to local charities, with nearly $90,000 given to partnering nonprofits.

U: Dessert Story

Located in San Francisco's Marina District, U: Dessert Story serves up next-level Korean, Japanese, and Thai-inspired desserts you just have to see to believe!

Urban Putt San Francisco

This miniature golf course will transport you to a Disney-inspired steampunk fantasyland! Also featuring a full bar and restaurant, this is a perfect date night destination.

The Church of Eight Wheels

Created by the "Godfather of Skate" himself, David G Miles Jr., this unique roller disco draws in guests from all over the Bay Area. Skate the night away under the lights at this fun and unique neighborhood sensation.

FRESNO

Autocamp Yosemite

Need to get away from it all? Autocamp makes it easy and safe to enjoy some of the nation's most stunning natural wonders. At Autocamp Yosemite, you and your boo are just a quick drive or hike away from ancient sequoia trees, Tunnel View, the iconic vista of towering Bridalveil Fall, and the granite cliffs of El Capitan and Half Dome.

Mariposa Coffee Company

Treat the coffee lover in your life to the beautiful natural wonder of Yosemite while enjoying some of America's freshest coffee! For over 30 years, Gerry Caputo and his family have been roasting small-batch coffee for the local community, Yosemite, and all over the world.

The Wicked Waffle

Voted the best dessert spot in King's County, The Wicked Waffle is a must-visit for anyone with a sweet tooth! Celebrities like JoJo Siwa and locals alike can't get enough of their Hong Kong-style bubble waffles topped with ice cream, fresh fruit, and anything else your heart desires.

RALEIGH

Divine Llama Vineyard

Sip on delicious local-made wine while hanging out with some adorable new friends at Divine Llama Vineyard. Featuring fun activities like llama walks and wine tastings, there's something for everyone at this one-of-a-kind spot.

Elsewhere Museum

This one-of-a-kind museum will make you rethink everything you thought you knew about art! The Elsewhere Museum in nearby Greensboro, North Carolina evolved out of an old thrift store with over 60 years' worth of goods, including works from high-profile artists.

Glassblowing Class

Learn glassblowing from a master craftsman at one of North Carolina's most prestigious art schools. Students learn a technique called flameworking, which is sure to bring a spark to any date night!

Raleigh Beer Garden

With over 397 beers to choose from, the legendary Raleigh Beer Garden holds the Guinness World Record for the most beers on tap! Enjoy an ice-cold brew poured by beer experts who can help you choose the perfect beer for your tastes.

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