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10 Unusual Yet Romantic Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is universally known as an intimate occasion when everyone gives their best efforts to make the day special and momentous. Especially for couples, February 14 is a wonderful day to bond and create more beautiful memories together.

There’s no reason for you and your partner not to celebrate this exciting day, even if you’re on a budget. After all, what matters is spending the day with the people dearest to you and making them feel loved and important.

A candle-lit dinner is a classic way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. But if you want to go a different route, feel free to steal these unusual yet romantic date ideas that will make you and your special one giggle with joy.

1. Take snaps inside the Dessert Museum

A date at The Dessert Museum

Exploring a museum filled with giant donuts, soft mallows, and cute lollipops you can pose with—your time here can’t get any sweeter!

The Dessert Museum in Pasay City is a dreamy interactive space with eight saccharine zones where you can pose with your favorite treats and try yummy desserts. A visit here would feel like you’re doing your pre-wedding shoot!

Recommended for: IG-loving couples

Book The Dessert Museum tickets here!

2. Enjoy relaxing treatments at Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens

Spa date at Luljetta's Hanging Gardens

Enjoying a spa session with your loved one can be more romantic than you can imagine.

Located in Antipolo City in Rizal, Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens is surrounded by lush greenery where you can experience a rejuvenating spa treatment with your partner. After the session, you can indulge in a complimentary meal, which includes the city’s famed suman.

Recommended for: Health and wellness junkies

Book Luljetta’s Gardens & Spa Treatments tickets here!

3. Hit the target at The Archery Academy

A sporty date at The Archery Academy

Start a healthy competition with your S.O. by hitting the bullseye at The Archery Academy in San Juan. Don’t worry if it’s your first time, as coaches are available to assist and help you learn the fundamentals of the sport during the one-hour introductory class.

Recommended for: Sporty and competitive partners

Book The Archery Academy tickets here!

4. Aim at Jethro Shooting Range

Target Shooting Session at Jethro Shooting Range

If you’re up for a different kind of thrill this Valentine’s Day, target shooting might be ideal for you.

Head over to Jethro Shooting Range, a safe and secure shooting facility in West Avenue, Quezon City that has both indoor and outdoor areas. Trained range assistants will help you hit the bullseye with 30 rounds of ammo included in every session.

Recommended for: Adventure seekers and adrenaline junkies

Book Jethro Shooting Range tickets here!

5. Trek to Mt. Maculot

Mt. Maculot hike

Be one with nature as you hike your way to the summit of Mt. Maculot, where scenic views of the surrounding towns await you. You and your partner will have fun completing the light trek and exploring the mountain’s enchanting rock formations.

At the top, you can have a photo taken with the horizon as your backdrop. Frame and display it for all your friends to see!

Recommended for: Nature lovers

Book Mt. Maculot 1-Day Hike Tour tickets here!

6. Join classes at Beyond Yoga Rockwell

Beyond Yoga Rockwell

Prefer a quiet Valentine’s Day? Beyond Yoga Rockwell will let you revitalize your mind, body, and soul for an entire day. You’ll have an unlimited pass to the classes offered, including the 75-minute Vinyasa class and the 90-minute Yin session.

Imagine savoring a sumptuous dinner with your partner after trying out the energizing sessions here—how unusually romantic.

Recommended for: Fitness buffs

Make your Beyond Yoga classes reservation here!

7. Go on a food trip in Manila

Romantic food trip in Binondo

Let’s admit it, dates are just so much better with food. If you and your sweetheart love eating, you’ll enjoy exploring the streets of Old Manila and trying the succulent dishes there.

You can book a tour that takes you to eight of the most famous Filipino-Chinese restaurants in Binondo. Expect a gastronomic experience like no other and a romantic one at that.

Recommended for: Foodies

Book your Manila Ultimate Food Trip Tour tickets here!

8. Enjoy a traditional dinner at Barbara’s Heritage Restaurant

Barbara’s Heritage Restaurant

An alternative to item #7, this option is perfect for couples who are into cultural dinners and fine Filipino food.

Barbara’s Heritage Restaurant in Intramuros doesn’t only serve appetizing dishes, they also present cultural shows featuring talented artists. A live band serenading you and your loved one throughout the evening is the cherry on top.

Recommended for: Filipino food enthusiasts

Make your Cultural Dinner at Barbara’s reservation here!

9. Rent a Bambike

Bambike rental

By enjoying this experience, you’re hitting two birds with one stone: bonding with your special someone and breaking a sweat.

Rent a Bambike (short for bamboo bike) in Intramuros for an hour or two and explore the historically rich area at your own pace. If you’re looking for an environmentally friendly date, this is what you should try.

Recommended for: Fitness buffs and culture junkies

Book Bambike Rental tickets here!

10. Wander around Art in Island Museum

A date at Art in Island

Interactive and engaging, Art in Island Museum is filled with more than 100 spectacular wall-to-floor paintings distributed in 12 art zones.

Have fun doing the most challenging poses with the works of art and take loads of photos while you’re at it. Don’t miss visiting the new zone called “Hiwaga” where you can see Philippine treasures glow in the dark.

Recommended for: Art aficionados

Book Art in Island Museum tickets here!

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