The Absolute Best Things to Do on Valentine's Day This Year

 

Sure, romantic restaurants are nice, but you can up the ante in 2019 with something way more fun.

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By Selena Barrientos

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There's no need to stress over Valentine's Day plans this year. Simply choose a fun activity from our list, and you and your sweetheart (or group of friends!) will be feeling the love in no time. Whether you decide to stay in for a movie marathon or venture into the great outdoors, you're guaranteed to have a good time — because you'll be spending the day together.

Don't forget to check out GoodHousekeeping.com's Valentine's Day Guide.

1Spend the night in a fancy hotel room.

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Make your Valentine’s Day special by checking into a local hotel, changing into a plush bathrobe, and dialing up some room service. Enjoy the night with your partner (or solo!), and feel free to order breakfast in bed the next morning.

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2Take a dance lesson together.

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Skip the traditional dinner and get on your feet for a dance lesson with your partner. It’s a perfect way to get close and create a sweet memory.

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3Host a wine and cheese night.

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We love this idea for couples or a group of friends. Have everyone bring their favorite bottle of wine, plus a cheese that pairs well, and let the good times roll.

RELATED: 40+ Gifts Every Wine Lover Needs

4Head to a museum.

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Visit that new exhibit or gallery you’ve been eyeing and be ready to experience some unexpected emotions.

5Take a painting class.

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If you’d rather be making your own masterpiece, take part in a painting class with your better half or your best gals.

CHECK OUT GROUPON FOR DEALS ON ART CLASSES.

6Take a relaxing bath.

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Turn on the warm water, add in your favorite essential oil or bath bomb, and forget about your troubles. Oh, and don't skip the candles and music.

RELATED: The Best Essential Oils to Add to Your Bath Routine — And How to Do It Safely

7Sing your heart out at karaoke.

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Share the stage and sing your special song together. After all, science has proven that singing together with a partner or your best friends helps create strong bonds.

8Plan a movie marathon.

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Get cozy by re-watching Love, Actuallyor laugh along with Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah while enjoying Girls Trip.

RELATED: The 50 Best Romantic Comedies of All Time

9Share a romantic night under the stars.

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You can go camping, or just set up for a few hours at night, in a location where the stars are visible. You can always head to a planetarium for a similar vibe if it's too cold outside.

10Book an at-home massage.

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Transform your home into a spa with apps like Soothe and Zeel. The best part is that you can drift off to sleep right after because there's no long commute home.

11Stretch it out at yoga.

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Attend a class after work and center yourself through a variety of poses. Calm your mind and remember the importance of self-care, one breath at a time.

RELATED: 40+ Perfect Valentine's Day Gifts for Him

12Reserve a cozy cabin in the woods.

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Take advantage of sweater weather and escape into the wilderness with a few other couples or a close group of friends.

CHECK OUT AIRBNB TO FIND THE CABIN OF YOUR DREAMS.

13Head to the ice rink.

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Whether you’re a pro or a newbie, skating with your sweetheart is as romantic as it sounds. Even if you fall, someone will be there to catch you!

RELATED: 50 Valentine's Day Gifts for Her That Are Better Than Flowers

14Create an itinerary of your best hits.

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It’s time to think back to the most amazing memories you've made with your partner. Come up with a list of cafésrestaurants, shops, and movie theaters you can re-visit together.

15Go to a jazz club.

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It’s a classic date that will never feel dull. Nothing compares to listening to live music and enjoying a drink with your loved one at your side.