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Not Your Typical Date Night

Let’s Do Valentine’s Day Differently

Skip the fancy dinner and the cliché rom-com. You have every other night of the year to do that. This Valentine’s Day, it’s time to 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 truly unique date ideas. Get out there and push yourselves to discover something new in NEPA this Valentine’s Day.

Shake Up Your Date Night:

  • The Hops to My Barley

    DiscoverNEPA Brewer’s Loop

    There’s no better way to bond than over your love for beer. Take a brewery tour. Put together a little brewery road trip, or just spend the day hanging in a taproom sampling some of NEPA’s finest beers.

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  • Cupcakes for Dinner

    Whipped Sweet Shoppe

    You don’t understand, cupcakes ARE dinner. Pick out a dozen delectable creations and split them between the two of you. Then stay up all night binge-watching that new hit show since you both just ate about six pounds of sugar.

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  • Cook a "Gourmet" Meal Together

    Lucas Farms Produce Center

    No plan. No recipe. Just walk through the market, pick out some fresh ingredients, and go cook something together. It’s the love that makes it taste good…or was it ranch dressing?

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  • Hit the Ice

    Revolution Ice Centre

    Lace up those skates and put on a comfy sweater. Nothing says romance more than laughing as your date goes down hard on the ice. Over and over.

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  • Beer, Pizza, Bowling

    Chacko’s Family Bowling Center

    A little playful competition always strikes up feelings of warmth and tenderness. Even if one of you went to bowling camp for three summers straight, just let your temporary rival win a frame or two.

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  • Find Your Zen

    Nearme Yoga

    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.

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  • Escape...No, Not From Each Other

    Breakout Escape Room

    If you can survive being locked in a strange room and forced to solve complex riddles in order to escape, then you probably have a bright future together.

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  • Black Tie Diner

    DD’s Miracle Diner

    When did date night become so serious? Dust off the old Sunday suit, pull out that poofy prom dress and head to your local old-school diner to feast on fries and milkshakes.

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  • Recapture Your Youth

    Snow Tubing at Montage Mountain Resorts

    Spend an enchanted evening pushing each other down a snowy mountain. After a few races to the finish line, and probably several rematches, warm up by a roaring fire with delicious waffles.

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  • Beer & Chocolate: Name a Better Duo, I'll Wait

    Stoker’s Brewing Company

    Skip the candlelight fanciness and get all hopped up on chocolate at this favorite Tamaqua brewery. The geniuses from Stoker’s Brewing Company will be on hand to pair the perfect beers with the perfect chocolates. Prepaid Reservation Deadline: Thursday, 2/9/23 at 9pm.

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  • Ready, Aim, Throw

    Electric City Axe Throwing

    Don’t bottle up your stress. Wait, you know what…go ahead and do that.  Then pick up an axe and fling it at a target…together. Because sometimes love is all about releasing pent-up emotion.

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  • Go For a Winter Walk

    Promised Land State Park

    No matter how much you love each other, be sure to leave some room in your heart for Northeastern Pennsylvania too. Take in some beautiful views with your favorite hiking partner.

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Article Updated from its Original Version Published on 01/29/2020.


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