7 Ideas for Valentine's Day

By Rene Santana on February 11, 2019

As we are well into 2019, that special day is coming up! Valentine’s day is just around the corner and while you may have a had a good amount time to plan for the perfect date, there’s still hope if you’ve only just now decided to plan for that special day. The activities I’m going to recommend are inexpensive for the most part and entertaining for what you pay for.

As for any of these ideas, going out or staying at home to make dinner would do just fine and if you’re really pinching those pennies, it’s never a bad idea to make a simple, nice dinner for your valentine. And while you may be tempted to want to merely eat dinner and watch a movie, just remember there are a ton more things you could be doing instead, such as these seven ideas:

Fun ideas for Valentine's day!

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Going to an Observatory

Stargazing is a sublime activity that makes you feel tiny in comparison to the size of the galaxy. With such an overwhelming feeling, it can bring two people closer together to gaze into the endless sky, even making them grateful for each other’s company. Existential feelings aside, depending if your college has an observatory in its science building, visiting the observatory is relevant cheap as you may only have to pay a five or more dollar entrance fee, and you’re typically allowed to stay for a few hours at a time.

Visiting a Museum

If your college has an observatory, chances are, the college may also have a museum as well. And if that museum is either too small or remodeled for a new exhibit, there may also be a local museum. Again, the entrance fee would be around five or more dollars, which would include a walk through tour and time to visit the galleries on your own. While you may not be talking as much, learning about historical events can help spark conversations to talk about at dinner or just for fun to get to know the other person.

Ice Skating

With winter still in full effect, now is the perfect time to go to the ice rink to skate to your heart’s content. Depending if you’ve gone for a while or just started, it’s always a fun experience to go as a couple, as you won’t feel like you’re struggling to get into the rhythm alone. Even if you and your date got mad ice-skating skills, it can be a fun experience everybody, as you would have a chance to work up a nice appetite or work off your dinner. Total, you would be looking at around 20 or more dollars for both you and your date. If you go on Valentine’s day, chances are there’ll a special price for couples!

Roller Skating

If you want to stay warm or prefer having a firmer plant on the ground, you could consider going roller-skating instead. Roller-skating involves many of the same movements for ice-skating, but it’s a fun activity you could do without bundling up with 7 layers. It’s also open all year round so you could practice your skills to show off on your date. Prices are about the same, which also amount to dinner for two.


You don’t have to sit at home to play video games, trying to teach your date how to play a first-person shooter or some sort of strategic game, but instead play an exhilarating round of air-hockey, or race against your date in a car arcade game. A bit of competitiveness is good for a couple and helps you have pure fun with your date to get away from the stress of homework and class projects. Plus, if you are collecting tickets from the games, you could pick out a fun thing to share with your date. Surprisingly, all this fun comes out to 20 dollars, more if you want to stay longer to get more tickets.

Painting/Pottery/Art class

Whether or not you’re a fan of art or have a strong sense of creativity, attending an art class is a guaranteed fun time, especially if you go with your special date. And after you’re finished, you can take your creation home to remember that day by. It’s a great opportunity to get creative and share that creativity with your date or see if you could learn a thing or two from your date’s creativity. A pottery class would total out to 40 or more dollars, as you would pay 10 for entrance and then pay for the cost of the canvas or pot, which may vary. It’s a bit more pricey, but as I mentioned, you get to take home something to remember.

Live Concerts

Though this may be the most expensive option, it may also be the best. To make it is the best, make sure you choose a music group you and your date truly like. Also, if you go to a local band playing, symphonic concert, or musical, it may not be as expensive, and could still be a great time. Watching live concerts can give you something to remember and talk about for years to come. The price of live concerts can vary from free to 40 or more dollars, but definitely still better than sitting at home and watching a movie.

As a college student, you may have been too busy with homework and classes to remember to plan a date, but even if you haven’t reserved a table at that fancy restaurant, you can rest assure that you are not without options when Valentine’s day comes around. Stay safe and have fun!

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