Romantic Valentine's Day date ideas

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Jessica Taylor Yates

Posted February 09, 2022

Whether it's dinner and a movie, a romantic meal or going on an exciting adventure, there are plenty of ways to have fun with your loved one this Valentine's Day. 

While some may see February 14th as ‘just another day,’ taking the time to stop and appreciate your partner or loved one can never be a bad thing.

Whether you want to take the opportunity to do something new or a cherished favourite, use these ideas to expand your horizons and have a Valentine's Day to remember.

Best date ideas for Valentine’s Day

The movies

Yes, it’s an oldie but a goodie. Check out our list of the best outdoor cinemas and drive-ins in Melbourne, or if the weather’s no good, you can always settle safely inside one of the best cinemas in Melbourne. RACV Members also get discounts on movie tickets. 

A romantic meal

Taking time out for the two of you is a great way to unwind and reconnect. Whether it’s a classic Melbourne institution,  a funky new restaurant in the heart of the city, a simple picnic, or an all-out foodie experience, when it comes to food, you couldn't be in a better place than Victoria.

An activity

Victoria is bursting with activities and attractions for lovers and those who love to explore. See one of the latest shows, head to one of the city’s bustling outdoor activities and events, or head out to some of Melbourne’s best attractions for a date to remember.

love heart lookout for valentines day

Valentine's Day is a chance to connect with your partner, whether it's at home or on an exciting lover's adventure. Image: Getty. 

An indulgent relaxation day

If the hustle and bustle of everyday life has got you both feeling tired and drained, why not take some time for a proper pampering? Whether it’s an indulgent massage, a day at the Peninsula Hot Springs, or a full-blown weekend to relax and refresh, spending the day taking care of yourselves is always a good idea.

Get outdoors

If you’re the kind of couple that has a ‘fitness first’ mentality, spend some time exploring the great outdoors. From bike trails to nature hikes with pets in tow, there’s nothing like spending time together in the fresh air to give you a sense of calm and rejuvenation. 

Hit the road

Head out on a romantic drive, take in some starry skies, have a weekend getaway, or simply enjoy some time together at a scenic lookout just the two of you.

A DIY night at home

If you’re looking to save or you’d prefer to stay in, there are plenty of ways to make a night at home a memorable lovefest. Make one of the creative cards and get a gift we talked about here, or handcraft your own voucher – perhaps for a free massage, dishwashing for a week, or a candlelit dinner. Get yourselves dressed up for an elaborate meal at home (maybe with this delectable chocolate cake recipe) followed by a favourite movie. Bellissimo! 


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