Valentine’s Day can be celebrated any number of ways: with a group of friends, with a significant other, or relaxing alone.  The following are ideas that can create a Valentine’s Day that is fun, creative, relaxing, and more!

Ideas for Singles

Get a Relaxing Spa Treatment

Facial - Beauty Treatments

Indulge in a relaxing spa treatment like a facial, massage, mani/pedi, or get a luxurious blowout!  Get them all so that you can super indulge and feel fabulous!

Do Something Nice for Someone

Do Something Nice for Someone

As a gesture of kindness, do something nice for someone.  It will bring you joy and serenity, much like what is represented in the image above.  Open the door for a elderly person, pay for someone’s Starbucks order, or just smile!

Stay In and Practice Self-Care

Bubble Bath - Self Care

Make it a day of self-care activities that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed. Take a long bath, put on a face mask, or paint your nails.  You can also watch one of your favorite movies or television shows while you relax and unwind.

Explore a New Neighborhood

Explore New Neighborhood

Head to an area of town you aren’t too familiar with, but peaks your curiosity. Walk up and down the streets, grab a cappuccino at a nearby café, and shop at a stylish boutique.

Go to a Movie

Movie Theater

Sometimes going to the movies by yourself can be considered better than going with someone else. Get a ticket to a new film you’ve been wanting to see, splurge on popcorn and candy, and have a date with yourself.

Ideas for Couples

If you don’t know exactly what you want to do with your significant other this Valentine’s Day, but you do know that you don’t want to do the same thing that you do every night, or, even worse, end up with an overpriced and unoriginal prix-fixe dinner, the ideas below may spark your interest.

Glamping and Watching the Sunset

Glamping after Sunrise or Sunset

Enjoy the sunset with your significant other at a mountainous glamping site.  Nothing is more romantic than watching the sun slowly disappear and daylight turn to night.

Your Valentine’s Day celebration doesn’t have to end at sunset. Enjoy nature by reserving a glamping tent with the essentials, or choose a place that does all the work for you like these spots here.

A Themed Dinner and Movie Night at Home


Watching Chocolat while preparing and indulging in chocolate treats such as brownies creates a whole new dynamic that you can share with your significant other.  Theme meals or theme snacks and desserts are creative and very memorable.

A Paint and Sip Class

Paint & Sip Class

A humorous way to bond with your significant other is to take a virtual paint-and-sip class together, which involves painting your own personal masterpiece while sipping on wine or a cocktail.  As a bonus, you’ll have a memento you can cherish forever.

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A Stroll in the Park (with a Picnic in Warmer Climates)

Stroll or Picnic in the Park

For those of you who enjoy long strolls, a trip to the park may be a perfect way to spend Valentine’s Day. And, if you’re in a warmer climate, take a blanket, some snacks such as cheese and crackers, and have a picnic in the park.  Getting outside is refreshing and may be just what both of you need!

A Hotel Stay

A Hotel Stay

Book a romantic hotel that’s free from clutter, dirty dishes, and paper-thin walls. Many inns and hotels host their own Valentine’s Day specials, from champagne service to three-course meals at the hotel restaurant.

Some Hotels with Impeccable Accommodations & Service

The Breakers Palm Beach
Kingsmill on the James River
Omni Amelia Island Resort
The Little Nell in Aspen, Colorado
St. Regis Aspen Resort
Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas, Texas
Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan
Casa Xzavian & Casita in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Rosewood London

Ideas for a Group of Friends

Celebrating with your besties for all their support and friendship through the years is a great way to spend Valentine’s Day.  Whether it is a gesture or a getaway, either one will be meaningful to your friends.

Host a Singles Only Dinner Party

Single's Dinner Party

Spending time with friends is a great celebration of love that doesn’t have to involve romance. Invite all your favorite single friends over, cook a fantastic dinner, open some champagne, and toast to your independence.

Plan a Weekend Getaway

Weekend Getaway - Cottage

Be assertive and plan a Valentine’s Day weekend getaway with your girlfriends. Visit somewhere new or travel to a favorite destination where you and your friends can reminisce about the wonderful times you’ve shared there.  Book your stay at a cozy winter cabin, charming small town, or a cute seaside spot for more of an experience to remember with your girlfriends.


Give Handmade Valentine’s Day Cards to All Your Friends

Valentine's Day Cards

Create cute and cheery Valentine’s Day cards that show how special your friends are to you.  This DIY project will take you down memory lane when you create each friend’s card. To that end and especially for longtime friends, send a card with a favorite photo from years ago along with a memory from that time together. It’s certain to make them smile and get you talking about the good times from the past.

Plan a Day of Self-Care

Self-Care as a Group - Yoga

Unwind together by planning an afternoon of yoga or just simply walking on the beach.  Whatever you schedule, be certain that it’s pampering for you and your friends. Organize a trip to a day spa, a group mani/pedi at your local nail salon, or an at-home spa session with self-care gifts for everyone.

Wine Tasting Party

Wine Tasting Party

Host a wine tasting and ask each invitee to bring their favorite wine to share with the group.  Try to make certain that there are equal types of wine that are shared, i.e. red wine, white wine, and rosé.  Have each guest describe their wine, explain what makes it special, what wine region it is derived, and so on.  Be sure to purchase wine accompaniments such as crackers with brie and any other cheeses that you find appealing, grapes, strawberries, and various jams.