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So Valentine’s Day is coming up soon, two weeks to be exact, and it’s completely normal to have no idea how you’re going to spend it yet. If it’s up to you to plan the activities, and you don’t have a clue what to do, look no further, I’m here to help. Here are 8 fun things that you can do with your partner on Valentine’s day:
#1: Paint and Sip
Paint and sips are basically group painting classes, and they’re so much fun to do with someone. There are plenty of paint studios in Maryland that offer paint and sips. Most of them have a calendar where you can see all the pictures that you can paint throughout the month. You just pick the day you want to go, select the picture you want to paint, pay for your canvas, and you’re good to go. I recommend Pinot’s Palette in Ellicott City, Wine & Design in Annapolis, and Painting with a Twist in Timonium. This is such a nice thing to do on Valentine’s day, and afterwards, you can compare your pictures.
#2: Indoor Go Karting
Indoor go karting is the perfect way to satisfy that adrenaline rush, if you guys are adrenaline junkies like me, then this is for you. I personally recommend Autobahn Speedway, this is serious go karting, you get a padded helmet and everything, not to scare anyone off of course, but these karts go really fast, and it’s easy to drive into the barriers. This can defintely bring out a healthy competition.
#3: Roller Skating or Ice Skating
Roller skating is such a classic go to date. If you can’t skate, at least you’ll be able to hold on to your partner and have good laughs. Some skating rinks offer couples skate night, especially on Valentine’s day, so if this sounds like something you’d want to do, make sure to look up a local skating rink near you! Hopefully you won’t end up like this, lol.
#4: Drive In Movie Theater
These theaters are so romantic and nostalgic, the vibes there are just incredible. It reminds me of an old school date, and it’s so fun, you can fill the back of a van or truck with pillows and blankets so you guys can cuddle while watching the movie. There’s not a lot of drive in movie theaters around, in fact, the only one that’s still open in Maryland is Bengie’s, they have the largest movie screen in America, and they always have a great selection of movies to watch. This is a great idea if you want to be unique and not just have a regular movie date.
#5: Couples Cooking Class
This is something not everyone knows about, there are so many cooking classes in Maryland that specifically have days set out for date nights, so only couples can take the class. I think this is such a great date idea, you get to test each other’s skills in the kitchen, and you get to eat what you made when you’re done. Usually these classes don’t have a lot of spots available, so it’s a very intimate setting, very romantic *winks*.
#6: Mini Golf
How can I make a list of fun date ideas without mini golf??? It’s a classic, you know, it’s the perfect way to get close to your partner, wrap your arms around them so that you can “teach them the technique to golf properly”, I’m sure we’ve all seen that move in a TV show or movie before, if you haven’t tried that move on your partner yet, definitely give it a try if this seems like the type of thing you guys would be interested in. My favorite mini golf places in Maryland are Monster Mini Golf in Jessup and Watkins Miniature Golf Park in Upper Marlboro.
#7: Go to an Escape Room
This is a really nice date idea because you guys can see how you both work under pressure and how you talk to each other to finish the task. This is a great teamwork date, because you have to help each other out so that you can escape the room before the time runs out. There’s a huge variety of escape rooms out there, some are scary, some are mysteries, others are just regular ones. You have to find and figure out all of the clues in order to escape. My favorite escape rooms in Maryland are Mission Escape Rooms in Annapolis, and Breakout Games in Columbia.
#8: Visit a Haunted House
Now, you’d figure that haunted houses would be a seasonal thing right? Only for the fall season around Halloween, but you would be mistaken. Bennet’s Curse Haunted House has a Valentine’s Day themed event. It’s very scary, so if you’re a scaredy cat like me, you’ll probably hide behind your partner while you walk through the house. This is a good date to get plenty of laughs and thrill. If this sounds like something you’d want to do, check out the location in Baltimore. Good luck and have fun! lol.
I hope you enjoyed this list of date ideas, hopefully you found some new ones that you want to try out. If you do, let me know in the comments, I’d love to hear all about it.