Skip the crowds this Valentine’s Day and have a romantic date night at home with your loved one. Whether you enjoy cooking, games, binge-watching, or hands-on activities, we’ve put together some fun home date ideas to enjoy on Valentine’s Day.
Cook A Meal Together
Pour a glass of wine and have some fun in the kitchen while preparing your favorite meal together. Cooking dinner together is an enjoyable and romantic way to spend Valentine’s Day at home. Try out a new recipe from an online cookbook or prepare one of your favorite dishes for a meal you’re guaranteed to love. Put on some music and light a candle or two at the table to complete the mood and open up the door for romantic after-dinner dancing.
Create An At-Home Spa
A relaxing Valentine’s Day date idea is to pamper your special someone by creating a spa at your home. Treat them to a massage or a relaxing hot bath filled with calming fragrances, bath bombs, and candles. Get creative and include personal touches that will make their at-home spa experience unforgettable and create a beautiful, intimate setting for ultimate relaxation.
Plan Your Next Trip or Adventure
If you are an adventurous couple, pull out the maps and start planning your adventure. Create a list of places or destinations that you both would like to visit, and then set a goal or timeframe to help turn those dreams into reality. Get excited about including activities that your partner will love, whether that’s a night camping in the woods or a trip to a bucket list destination. Nothing says romance like a bit of adventure with the person you love.
Home Improvement Project
Take a more hands-on approach to Valentine’s Day by tackling a home improvement project with your loved one! Whether you’ve recently moved into your home or have been procrastinating on a home improvement project, now is the perfect time to spend some quality time together and bring your visions to life. So get out the paintbrushes and tools and have some fun adding some personal touches to your home.
Whether you’re a Scrabble, Uno, or Rummy fan, a game night is a wonderful way to share some laughs and a little Valentine’s Day competition. Pop open a bottle of wine and light some candles – just be sure to keep your cards away from the flames! Add a twist to your game night by creating playful or romantic wagers for whoever loses.
Spend Time in Nature
Let nature be your third-wheel and add a little romance with a walk to see the sunset over the Texas Hill Country. Take advantage of the nearly four miles of trails around Lakeside and enjoy a relaxing morning stroll together, an evening sunset hike, or even a nice picnic. If you’re looking to get your heart pumping, grab the bikes or rollerblades for a little fun Valentine’s Day exercise.
Movie or TV Marathon Night
Do you both have a TV series or movie you’ve been dying to watch? What better way to spend Valentine’s Day than curled up on the couch with your sweetheart. Skip the distraction of cooking dinner and make it a memorable evening by ordering delivery from your favorite local restaurant while you snuggle up under a blanket and watch something together.
Backyard & Outdoor Activities
Looking to make the holiday about more than just you and your significant other? Enjoy a relaxing day outdoors by firing up the grill and starting a game of cornhole with the kids or playing fetch with the dog. During the evening, grab the blankets and warm up next to the fire at The Pointe, Lakeside’s beautiful fire pit overlooking Lake Travis.
With all of these romantic home date ideas, you and your loved one can enjoy your Valentine’s Day at home. Check out the rest of Lakeside’s amenities for more ideas and inspiration to surprise your significant other with a romantic date!