There’s nothing quite like spending a romantic day with your significant other. But, planning ahead can be stressful and time-consuming. So if you find yourself in a pinch, it doesn’t hurt to have a few last minute Valentine’s Day date ideas in your back pocket.
For all of those procrastinators out there, this is one day you might want to consider putting some thought into. Whether you are a classic romantic dinner type or looking for something unique to do this Valentine’s Day, it is smart to keep a few options open for the special day.
That’s why we compiled a list of fun ways to spend time with your loved one this February.
10 Last Minute Valentine’s Day Date Ideas
Maybe you have a special tradition or are trying to shake things up this Valentine’s Day. Whatever it is, the most important part of this holiday is sharing quality time with those you love.
So, without further ado, here are 10 last minute date ideas for Valentine’s Day.
- Get in the Groove With Some Live Music
Enjoying live music with your partner is a great way to spend time together while also making a memorable date night. Plus, you can usually find fairly inexpensive (or even free) live music happening near you.
If the weather is nice, look for an outdoor concert pavilion or bandshell where you can dance the night away. You can even bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on and enjoy the entertainment.
The Westlake community by Minto in West Palm Beach features a wonderful event and concert pavilion with entertainment available for residents of the community. What a perfect way to spend your Valentine’s Day!
- Embrace Tradition With A Romantic Dinner
If you are in the mood for a classic Valentine’s celebration, you can’t go wrong with a romantic dinner. Good food and good conversation are what keeps the world spinning, so enjoying a meal with your loved one is a great option for a last minute Valentine’s Day date idea.
You can always opt for a candlelit dinner at a five-star restaurant, but those reservations can sell out quickly. If you’re looking for upscale dining in a more casual setting, then the Overlook Bar and Grill at The Isles of Collier Preserve might be exactly what you need.
This resident-exclusive restaurant is situated along the banks of the Cypress Waterway, offering stunning sunset views. The community is also close to 5th Avenue in Naples which has tons of unique boutiques, restaurants, and bars to explore.
- Show Your Playful Side With Game Night
Nothing will bring you and your significant other closer than a little friendly competition. From cards to board games, you can prioritize fun this Valentine’s Day with a playful game night. Valentine’s Day can be shared with friends too, so grab a few neighbors and make it a party!
If you want a more retro feel, take a trip to an arcade near you, put your game face on, and make a night of it!
- Enjoy A Relaxing Pool Day
For those of us lucky enough to celebrate winter in Florida and South Carolina, a great last minute Valentine’s Day idea can be a nice and relaxing pool date. It doesn’t take much effort to pull off this fantastic date idea, just grab some candles, a towel and your favorite bottle of wine and transform your pool into a Valentine’s oasis!
All of our beautiful Minto homes offer pools that will make it feel like summer all year round. With your toes in the water, a drink in your hand, and your significant other at your side, you will wonder why you didn’t think of this idea sooner.
- Stay Active With a Picnic and Hike
For those more active couples, you can show your loved one you care by packing a picnic to go along with your hike. You can escape the hustle and bustle of your daily lives while enjoying each other’s company. Plus, you will both get some great exercise!
Since there are nature trails close to each Minto community, it won’t be hard to find one that suits your fancy. Try to set up your picnic in a scenic spot, and you will be sure to make it an unforgettable day for years to come.
- Dabble With Some Drinks
If you are a no-fuss couple, then simply taking the time to sit and enjoy each other’s company over a couple of drinks can be a fun and easy way to spend your Valentine’s Day.
Those who want a positive change in attitude can visit Latitude Margaritaville’s Latitude Bar and Chill. Located within our Latitude Margaritaville communities, this dynamic and entertaining environment is an upbeat dinner option. It is available exclusively for residents of the community and their guests.
Another great way to incorporate some fun drinks into your last minute Valentine’s Day date idea is to try making your significant other’s favorite beverage at home. You can even create specialty cocktails that are tailored for Valentine’s Day or based on their favorite movies and places to travel.
- Take It Easy With a Spa Day
A little pampering can go a long way, so consider taking it easy this holiday with a relaxing spa day. When you can both unwind and let loose, you will wish every day was as pleasant as Valentine’s Day.
For a homemade spa day, a nice steam shower, gentle back massages, and some aromatherapy will do the trick. You can also light some candles and put on some soothing music to create a more romantic atmosphere.
- Accentuate Your Artsy Side
If you are good with your hands, a wonderful last minute Valentine’s Day date idea is to highlight your creativity. From arts and crafts to woodworking and painting, express your love through some DIY artwork.
- Embrace Your Inner Chef or Baker
You know what they say, food is the quickest way to a lover’s heart. That being said, there’s no better way to say “I love you” than with a home-cooked meal and some tasty desserts. Figure out what your partner’s favorite meal is and give it a shot in your own kitchen.
Depending on how extravagant the meal is, this might be easier said than done. To be safe, plan out your time and prepare ahead with the ingredients and utensils you need.
With a Minto home, you can look forward to cooking in a spacious kitchen with large countertops and plenty of room to perfect your partner’s favorite meal and desserts. Get the kids involved and make it a family affair!
- Play Tourist in Your Own Town
Whether you know the city like the back of your hand or looking to get to know it a little better, playing tourist can be a great activity.
If there is a landmark or attraction close by that you’ve been wanting to check out, use this Valentine’s Day to knock it off your bucket list.
Now that you have 10 last minute Valentine’s Day date ideas, there is no excuse for poor planning this year. Show your significant other how much you really love them by spending quality time with them.
Fall in Love With a Minto Home This Valentine’s Day
Spoil your loved ones this Valentine’s Day in one of Minto’s beautiful homes located throughout Florida and South Carolina. Our communities and the surrounding areas are filled with many fun activities for people of all ages.
Looking to fall in love with a new home? Contact Minto Communities today!