10 Unique Valentine's Day Date Ideas for 2023

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INTUEAT's 10 Top Valentine's Day Date Ideas for 2023

Valentine's day doesn't have to be just chocolates and roses. However, the Vday date should be just as planned as your first date. Break out of the norm and plan a fun activity you and your partner will both enjoy. 

Here are some perfect Valentine's Day date ideas to try out this year.

1. Make It a Movie Night

If you're going with Netflix and chill, pick a movie and make a theme of it by eating food or making drinks that go along with it. For example, "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" would be perfect with gyros and baklava, or pair typical British fare with "Notting Hill." A movie marathon is a fun way to bond and relax for a few hours.

Stock up on your favorite movie candies and popcorn, and make the couch extra cozy with blankets and pillows. For a romantic touch, throw up some glowing fairy lights to set the mood.

2. Active Activity

If you and your partner love getting your heart pumping, try an active activity like a fun fitness class, going on a hike, or even signing up for a Valentine's Day race. Depending on the weather in your area, take it outside and get in touch with nature by signing up for a kayak trip, trying a new sport, or even making a weekend of it camping.

Valentine's day ideas could include couples tennis or a city scavenger hunt. Active experiences like this are not only good for your health but also perfect bonding moments.

3.Craft a Memory

Tap into your collective creative sides with an arts and crafts class. Surprise your partner by signing up for something unique, like a pottery class, crafts workshop, or even a paint-with-wine session! If you feel like staying in, prepare your own craft workshop at home with some simple supplies from your local art supply store.

4. Plan an Experience

Celebrate Valentine's day with a weekend getaway, a night in a hotel, or even a staycation. Planning an experience is an exciting way to bond with your partner. Once you've made your plan, you can indulge in fun or relaxing activities, try out a new comedy club, or simply enjoy the small moments in each others' company. 

This weekend is about celebrating your love for each other and showing that you appreciate one another. It's the perfect date to celebrate your first Valentine's day together or your 20th Valentine's day. 

5. Boozy Brunch

Want to treat yourselves all day long? Start with a boozy brunch on Valentine's weekend. Many bars and restaurants offer great deals on tasty food and drinks to mark this special occasion. What could be better than pancakes, bottomless mimosas, and a few laughs? Better yet, no cooking or cleanup is involved, so you can focus on simply making romantic memories together.

6. Cook a Meal Together

Having a date night at home and cooking together is a wonderful way to spend time with your partner and bond over a shared activity. Browse through recipes that catch both of your fancies, and have fun prepping and cooking a delicious dinner together. Afterward, you can taste the rewards of your efforts as you indulge in a delicious meal paired with your favorite drinks. 

The food you make together doesn't have to be restaurant-worthy, just something that you both love and can have a good time making together.

7. Join a Tasting 

Here's a top date idea, join in on a tasting to expand your taste buds and learn something new. Choose something you would both like to explore, like whiskey, wine, or chocolate, and book a tasting experience that the two of you can share privately. Both you and your partner would love a fun night trying something new. 

There are tons of different tastings out there when it comes to drinks and food, so trying something new each year can become an annual Valentine's Day date.

8. Volunteer Together

Valentine's day activities can be a fun time and an act of service. Giving back to the community is an extremely rewarding and fulfilling experience that's only amplified by sharing it with someone you love. Start by choosing a cause that's meaningful for both of you, like volunteering at a food bank, animal shelter, or soup kitchen. Wherever you decide to volunteer, you're sure to feel good afterward about doing something worthwhile and will have a deeper bond with your date.

9. Picnic Party

A Valentine's Day picnic party is the perfect way to get out, enjoy the sunshine, and snuggle with your favorite person. Pack up a cooler or basket with your favorite drinks and snacks and scout out the perfect spot: the beach, a park, or even your own backyard. Try taking a romantic bike ride to your V day date spot.

Be sure to bring a blanket, some pillows, and anything else you need to get comfy, as well as some fun things, like a Frisbee or cards. You can have an elevated picnic with wine and charcuterie or feel like a kid again with a class PB&J. It's up to you to design your perfect day!

10 Hire a Personal Chef

One of the best Valentine's Day date ideas is hiring a private chef from INTUEAT to cook a delicious, romantic meal for you to share. This is an intimate experience customized for just the two of you. Work with your chef to talk about your likes, dislikes, and expectations for the meal. 

Your private chef will create the menu and whip up a meal you won't forget. To get into the mood, decorate your dining room with some flowers, candles, or anything else that you like to make your home feel like a romantic getaway. 

The INTUEAT Experience 

Hiring an INTUEAT private chef is an exciting experience that is sure to be the highlight of your Valentine's Day. Simply browse through the available chefs on the platform and reach out to the ones that suit your tastes in cuisine. You'll hear back within 24 hours, and your chef will start planning a menu with you. 

Your INTUEAT chef will create an unforgettable meal right in your home, taking care of all the prep, cooking, and cleanup. There's no better way to spend this Valentine's Day than enjoying a gourmet meal in the comfort of your own home with the person you love best!

Become your own favorite restaurant - read our guide on Fine Dining at Home: How To Pull It Off.

Love to dine al fresco, but looking for new ideas? Check out 10 Garden Party Menu Ideas Recommended By Private Chefs.

Feeling inspired to start planning your own event? Find your INTUEAT personal chef in Sarasota, Denver, Colorado Springs, Miami, and Fort Lauderdale!

Jennifer Rives

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