It’s that time of the year again where we start to wonder what to do on this obligatory Hallmark holiday. Valentine’s Day is always a little bit of a love/hate event, whereby we brush it off as a money making farce but secretly hope to be showered in roses and romance (and get disappointed when we don’t!) Men fear it and women emphasise it, because let’s face it, who doesn’t want to be made to feel special? This year though, instead of boycotting it or perhaps raising the standard so high for your man that you scar him for life, why not make it an event in which you both can share the joy, expense and day together in a way out of the ordinary. If red roses aren’t your thing or perhaps you want to make it romantic for him too, why not try one of the following:
- Get Climbing
If you haven’t tried it before then what better excuse to celebrate your love by doing a Harbour Bridge Climb! Not only can you both tick this off the bucket list but you will be able to share an incredible view and be on top of a world renowned icon. Whilst it may not be the cheapest option for you both, it will definitely be a memorable one.
- Outdoor cinema
There is only one month left of Summer, so now’s the time to make the most of those hot balmy nights. The outdoor cinema offer a great twist on a movie night and the best part is that you can pack your own little picnic and bottle of champagne.
- Hire a personal chef
Forget about cooking or going to a regular restaurant, this time you can hire a personal chef to prepare a gourmet 3 course dinner for you and your beau in your own home. Menuchef offers a great romantic package which even includes the flowers, and the best part is that they do the washing up after as well!
- Roar and Snore
If you love animals and camping but can’t afford to go on an African safari, then look no further than Taronga Zoo. This has to be one of the coolest date ideas ever, whereby you get to sleep overnight in the zoo and feed the animals breakfast the next morning #win.
- Send them some fruit!
So it may be a little awkward to send you man roses, so why not send him some fruit! Fruit Only, ( the sister company of Roses Only) offers yummy and fancy looking fruit bouquets which are a cute way to surprise your man.
- Keep it adventurous
Granted that Valentines Day is on a Sunday this year , you can use this to your advantage to plan a whole day of activities including canoing , stand up paddle boarding or even rock climbing .
- Cheese and Wine tasting
Um hello who doesn’t love cheese and wine and wine and cheese?! It’s the perfect way to indulge your pallet and not break the budget. Not sure where to do this? Look no further than Red Balloon to book your experience.
- Get a couples Massage
If you just want a chilled out day then why not book yourselves into a day spa and get a couples massage to ease any tension.
This is about enjoying the outdoors in style and luxury. Glamping (or glamourous camping) takes camping to a whole new level and is something that everybody has to try just once in their lifetime.
- Beach Picnic
If you’re budget is tight and the sun is out then jump in the car and head to the beach with your rug and bottle of wine. We have so many incredible beaches around, it would be a shame not to make the most of them.
- Cocktails with a view
Sunsets and cocktails are the perfect way to share a memorable night and while you’re at it, why not do it from highest point possible at the Centre point Tower.
- Visit a theme park
Ok whoever said that theme parks are for children clearly had no idea what they were talking about ( or has never been to Movie World, Wet N Wild and Sea World) .Keep Valentine’s fun by screaming your lungs out and having your senses thrilled at a theme park.
- Dance the night away
Why not heat things up and get your salsa on at a local club? Dancing is not only great exercise but it also adds a little bit of exoticness to your relationship.
- Book a show
Lastly if you are looking for something more artsy and cultural then why not check out your local theatre guide or see what’s on at the Opera. At the end of the day whether you agree with the Valentine’s Day or not, it still represents another opportunity to celebrate your love.
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