Five Cool Ideas for a Non-Traditional Valentine's Day

A romantic evening is great, but something new and non-traditional might be for you

You all know the usual Valentine's Day dates, and there's nothing wrong with traditional. Who doesn't like a nice dinner or a night out?

But, if you're looking for something a little different, we have five great ideas that are sure to mix things up a bit for you and your special someone.


Yes, seriously. Legos. Maybe acting like a kid doesn't sound very romantic, but returning to your younger self and playing with some Legos can be a lot of fun! Pro tip: fun things to do can be better than a romantic evening. So, grab that giant bin of Legos from the attic, dust it off, and get to building! Throw some wine in there, and you're all set.

Get a cool car for the night

By no means is this a replacement to a night out. It's meant to make it a little bit extra, in a good way. Turo has a lot of great options for reasonable prices. Get your man the Tesla he's been wanting to drive. Or surprise your girl with a sporty convertible she's been dying to have since high school. Even if it's just for the night, we promise you'll have a lot of fun.

Go outside

We get it. The outdoors isn't for everyone. But if you and your significant other prefer getting out of the house and into nature, go for a hike. Find some new trail you haven't checked out and go exploring together. You'll find that doing something that you both like over what you "should" do on Valentine's Day is unquestionably the better option.

Stare in awe at the stars

Depending on where you live, this one might not be an option. February isn't so pleasant outside for many. But, if where you live is warmer (or Cupid has sent some unseasonal warmth your way), this will be a lot of fun. Grab a thick blanket to lay on and another one to cuddle under—you have to stay warm, right? And it's that simple so you should get creative with this one. If you want to see more stars than usual, drive outside the city. Take your night of stargazing to a hilltop, and you'll see even more.

Most of us don't know our constellations and, of course, there's an app for that. Just search for stargazing on your phone.


From time to time, we all find ourselves in seasons of unusual busyness. During those times, all we want is a break. If you find yourself slammed day-in and day-in, you could always spend this year's Valentine's Day in. If you have kids, maybe a relative can take them for the night, or you can get a hotel and an overnight sitter. This doesn't mean you don't celebrate Valentine's at all. A card, maybe some flowers, chocolate, or a nice bottle of wine, and a much-needed night of relaxation will likely be a night you fondly remember for years to come.


How do you plan to spend your Valentine's Day? Do you have any unique date night ideas? Let us know on social media!

P.S. Guys, don't worry. Valentine's Day is next week. It's the 14th every year. That's next Thursday. You're welcome.

Griffin Kelton