Let’s Do Valentine’s Day Differently
Looking to switch things up this Love Day? You can do a fancy dinner and cliché rom-com any night of the year (hopefully you’re making time for that more than just once a year). This Valentine’s Day, go out of your way to do something memorable. Don’t worry, you’ll still be celebrating your loved ones, just with an exciting twist.
We’ve gathered up a list of more unique date ideas to make your own this Valentine’s Day or an upcoming date night. Our curated list of ideas promises to add a dash of excitement and creativity to your quality time. Get out there and push yourselves to discover something new to do with your special someone in NEPA.
Shake Up Your Date Night:
The Hops to My Barley
DiscoverNEPA Brewer’s Loop
Take a brewery tour! Bond over your love for local beer. Discover new brews, and so much more. Put together a little brewery road trip and spend the day hanging in taprooms sampling some of NEPA’s finest beers.
Cupcakes for Dinner
Whipped Sweet Shoppe
Who says we can’t eat cupcakes for dinner? Pick out a dozen delectable creations and split them between the two of you. Then stay up late binge-watching that new hit show you’ve been meaning to start. You’ll probably be on a sugar-high for a few hours anyway.
Lace Up Those Skates
Revolution Ice Centre
Throw on a comfy sweater and trade your shoes for skates. Be cute and hold hands while you skate, or get in touch with your competitive side and race each other around the rink. Nothing says romance more than laughing as your date goes down hard on the ice.
Beer, Pizza, Bowling
Chacko’s Family Bowling Center
Playfulness and nostalgia always strike up feelings of warmth and tenderness. Take advantage of local bowling alleys that offer everything you need to spend a couple hours at the lanes.
Paint and Sip Nights
Art n’ Vino
You can’t beat a BYOB paint and sip studio that’s all about a bonding experience. Paint your own canvas, glassware, and more with your partner. Follow along with the instructors as they guide you step by step through your art project (or be a free spirit and try your own techniques).
Team Work Makes the Dream Work
Breakout Escape Room
Working together to find your way out of a tricky escape room is a great exercise in relationships! Thoughtfully designed escape rooms are fun and engaging for people of all ages. When you make it out, you can high-five feeling super accomplished together.
Old-School Diner Dates
Step into a nostalgic world of retro charm at your local old-school diner for a date night that’s as classic as it gets. Share fries and milkshakes, request your favorite oldies on the jukebox, and relish in the authentic ambiance that only a diner can offer.
Find Your Zen
Unwind and find your inner peace. Everyone could use a little time for harmony and reflection in their lives, especially when it comes to relationships. Turn relaxing yoga into a bonding experience, and leave rejuvenated together.
Wine Down and Relax
DiscoverNEPA Wine Trail
You’re never far from a local winery. With the convenient DiscoverNEPA Wine Trail, we’re all about helping you try new places and sampling some tasty wine flights. Spend quality time with loved ones while enjoying all the local spots our beautiful regions have to offer.
Ready, Aim, Throw
Pocono Axe Works
Take date night to a whole new level with a little bit of adrenaline, competition, and adventure. Try your hand at axe throwing in Lakeville. No worries if you’ve never thrown an axe before, trying something new is part of the fun anyway.
Go For a Winter Walk
Explore any of NEPA’s State Parks and Forests
Take in some beautiful views with your favorite hiking partner. Enjoy miles of trails, campfires under the stars, and so much more at state parks throughout NEPA. We’ve gathered our top ten scenic winter walks for you.
Cook a "Gourmet" Meal Together
Lucas Farms Produce Center
No plan, no recipe, no problem! Just walk through the local market, pick out some fresh ingredients, and cook something together. People always say things made with love taste better, right?
An upscale bar and restaurant that’s home to 50 vintage arcade games straight from the ‘80s and ‘90s makes for a super fun date night. Start off with a beer from the huge craft brew list, throw in some appetizers, fill your pockets with quarters and get to gaming together.
Snowy Smiles for Miles
Tubing, Skiing, or Snowboarding at Montage Mountain Resort
Spend an afternoon or evening racing down a snowy mountain. Help each other up if you fall, and simply enjoy making new memories. After a few races to the finish line, warm up by a roaring fire with a beverage or snack.
Relaxed Twist on Dinner and a Movie
Cinema & Drafthouse
For those of you who find comfort in the “dinner and a movie” routine, switch it up with a more relaxed environment. Finding a place where you can get dinner, drinks, and watch a movie in one spot makes for a more unique date night. Buy a ticket at the booth, grab your seat, and let the wait staff take care of everything else.
If only Saint Valentine knew how much a bit of romance could cost these days. Happy hours, trivia nights, and tons of other budget-friendly things to do are going on all the time around NEPA. Embrace a more unique and unforgettable experience on your next date night. After all, it’s the memories that matter most.
Article Updated from its Original Version Published on 01/29/2020.