Experiences are better than things. And while gifts are always nice, they just don't bring you closer to the one you love the way a shared romantic activity does. Experiences, not things, create unforgettable memories that you can both treasure for the rest of your lives. For our selections, we focused on activities that achieve a few different things:
For some, you learn something new. For others, incredible natural scenery is the focus. Some focus on using physical interaction to ignite your intimacy all over again. But all of them give you a new experience that has a lasting effect on improving and kindling your romance long after Valentine's Day is over.
For those of who you look at this list and say, "Huh? No wine tasting?" We avoided wine tastings on purpose! Although wine tastings are fantastic Valentine's Day activity, we thought it would be good to think a little more outside the box. With that in mind, here are our picks!
This is one of our all-time favorite couples' activities. Not only will you make amazing memories on the day of the cooking class, but cooking and eating together is one of the best ways to bond. Besides, we all spend way too much money on eating out. How many new skills let you save money while also keeping your romance red-hot? Learn to keep a sizzle on the stove, and you can keep your romance sizzling as well!
Hot Air Balloon Ride
There are few things more romantic than a hot air balloon ride. The views are jaw-dropping as you float over the earth, smuggled close to the one you love as you soar above the trees. For an extra romantic float, go during sunset and bring some champagne for a romantic toast as the sky is painted bright with color.
The tango is one of the sexiest, most romantic dances in the world. Known for being a passionate back-and-forth between dancers, the tango isn't just sultry...it's a dance you can use to rekindle your love any time things start feeling a bit stale. Any dance lesson would do, but in our opinion, the romantic power of the tango simply can't be matched.
There's nothing more intimate than a good massage from your other half. With a massage class, you'll both be better at this ancient art, and can practice on each other any time you're feeling stressed...or just want to get some of those good love chemicals flowing. With a great masseuse made out of your significant other, this is one you'll both be glad you did!
Sure, it's still cold in many areas during February. But if you can find a cozy place to stargaze, you can get one of the most romantic views possible. There's nothing sweeter than a snuggle beneath the starry sky, with only the cosmos as your witness. If you have a great stargazing spot that's far enough away from the lights of any city, you might even see a shooting star -- or three.
Write Love Letters
So this one is a little bit different. Less an activity to do together and more an activity that will bring you closer, this one requires some preparation, as you want to write your letter before February 14th. That way, you can surprise them with it on Valentine's Day, and as she or he opens it, they'll feel a flood of romantic emotions and come running into your arms. It'd be a great way to kick off a full day of Valentine's Day fun! You could also sit down and write love letters to each other, then read them aloud.
Private Dinner (Literally) On the Water
An intimate romantic dinner with ocean views is the perfect Valentine's Day date. But why not take it to a whole other level and literally dine ON the water? A champagne and dinner cruise at sunset is enough to take your breath away, but there are even more options to choose from if you're creative. Turtle Island Fiji, for example, lets couples dine in total privacy while they float above the calm blue water, dining on sumptuous cuisine in the glow of lamplight. These sorts of dinner experiences make for perfectly unforgettable romantic dates!
What If You Can't Do These for Valentine's Day 2019?
Can't do one of these activities right now? Maybe it's too cold for a balloon ride or stargazing, or you don't have many ethnic restaurants where you live. Just surprise your other half with one of these experiences as a gift, set up for a time later when you both can do it! That way you get the happiness of gift-giving, the joy of the experience when it finally comes, and the memory of the time you had for the rest of your lives.
Can't argue with that!