8 alternative Valentine’s Day date ideas

Whether you're looking for a unique thing to do on Valentine's Day or something to do over the long weekend, here are a few ideas that will level up your usual dinner date.

Go hiking

Plan a whole day hike with your date and explore the great outdoors together. It’s a great way to make memories, enjoy amazing scenery, and share a wonderful experience. You don’t even have to go very far; the Masungi and Nagpatong rock formations in Tanay, Rizal are just a couple of hours’ drive from Manila. And don’t worry about looking a little worse for wear. Remember: if someone has seen you in all your hot, sweaty, messy glory and they still want to spend time with you, you know you’ve got a keeper.

Get a spectacular view of Laguna de Bay - the biggest lake in the Philippines - through our web-style viewing platform. #Sapot For visit requests, go to www.masungigeoreserve.com A post shared by Masungi Georeserve (@masungigeoreserve) on May 28, 2016 at 10:53pm PDT

 

Make each other customized jewelry

This year, don’t just give your bae personalized jewelry, handcraft a customized piece yourself! We guarantee it’ll score you double heart fingers from your SO. Soul Flower Co. offers private basic jewelry-making workshops that the two of you can sign up for. Couple jewelry that you made for each other? Now that’s extra aaaaaaw-some. Check out www.soulflower.co for workshop schedules and details.  

Oh those fine lines you can make with Metal Etching #WeekendsAreForMaking #handmadeisbetter A post shared by Soul Flower, Co. (@soulflowerco) on Jan 24, 2018 at 7:32pm PST

 

NEW craft calendar is up! Swipe to see what we have in store for you next month! #WeekendsAreForMaking . . bit.ly/SoulFlowerCraft A post shared by Soul Flower, Co. (@soulflowerco) on Jan 19, 2018 at 6:28pm PST

 

Go glamping

Planning a Valentine's staycation? Instead of booking one of those hotel Valentine’s Day packages, head on out to Nayomi Resort Sanctuary and go glamping. What could be more romantic than sleeping under the stars, snuggling in a tent, and waking up to a glorious view of Taal Volcano? 

Sleep tight to the place where soundness and nature lights up the night in harmony. For reservations, feel free to contact us at (02)645-3092 / ‎986-5487 or email us at nayomiresort@gmail.com or check our website at www.nayomiresort.com A post shared by Nayomi Sanctuary Resort (@nayomiresort) on Dec 19, 2017 at 11:11pm PST

 

Volunteer for Help Save the Pit Bulls

Spread the love and volunteer to be a Laguna Pit Bull dog walker together. These guys need all the love you can spare. Visit www.helpsavethepitbulls.com for details on how to sign up as a volunteer. Who knows, you might fall in love with one of the pitties and, if you guys are able, ready, and qualified, you could foster or even adopt one of these special doggos together!

Say hi to #LPBRupert taking a break from his run! It's raining on and off at the sanctuary so we take advantage every time the sun shows up. Volunteer to walk the Pit Bulls by downloading the form http://bit.ly/LPBvolform and emailing to volunteeratlpb@gmail.com A post shared by Save the Laguna Pit Bulls (@lagunapitbullsmanila) on Jan 27, 2018 at 6:35pm PST

We've got trees, a lake, and best of all, 80+ dogs. Volunteer at Save the Laguna Pit Bulls by yourself, your friends, or for team buildings! It's a great break from the city and the LPB dogs love the company ;) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Register at http://bit.ly/LPBvolunteer. Email volunteeratlpb@gmail.com for team buildings!: Earvin Perias A post shared by Save the Laguna Pit Bulls (@lagunapitbullsmanila) on Dec 28, 2017 at 5:49pm PST

 

Sign up for cooking classes

Cook up something different for Valentine’s Day. Skip the dinner date (been there, done that) and take a couple’s cooking class. There’s something romantic and intimate about cooking a meal together. And it sure beats being in a crowded restaurant with a hundred other couples on Valentine’s Day! Check out The Cookery Place and sign up for their Couples’ Cooking classes.   

Wall Climbing

Talk about a trust exercise! Wall climbing is a fun date activity that’s sure to get the heart pumping (wink, wink). Visit Climb Central in Greenfield and try it out now. Wall climbing is an excellent way to build trust: when you belay each other, you put your safety in the hands of your partner. And you cheer each other on to, literally, greater heights. If it works out between you two (we’re rooting for you, guys), this could be something you can do regularly as a couple.

Start your weekend with chalky hands because our 5 autobelays are newly set with fresh routes. Shout out to #CCMroutesetters @migsdelro @kikolokoi and @johnveloria for this awesome batch on Lanes 13, 14 and 15. #ClimbCentralManila #RouteSetting #Autobelay #WallClimbing #ClimbIndoor #ClimbingIsForEveryone A post shared by Climb Central Manila (@climbcentralmanila) on Feb 2, 2018 at 12:59am PST

 

Check out the The Dessert Museum

Here’s something “sweet" you can do together on V-day. Check out The Dessert Museum at S'Maison! You get to tour 8 IG-worthy dessert-themed rooms that would make the perfect backdrops for you Valentine's #selfwes. Plus, you get to enjoy 5 to 6 free desserts, too!

Sliding into your IG like #TheDessertMuseum #TDMManila A post shared by The Dessert Museum (@dessertmuseum) on Feb 5, 2018 at 9:14pm PST

 

– Rappler.com

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