Whether you’re loved up or celebrating the joy of platonic love, February 14th is the time to get creative. If the thought of the cliché dinner/movie combo is not for you, why not try something a little bit different this Valentine’s? A unique date can be more affordable and a lot more meaningful. Feeling a bit stuck for ideas? Here’s my top five date ideas for this February 14th:
1. Bake Together
Get together some recipes of your favourite baked treats. Even if you’re not a talented baker, there’s always the “just add water” kits to help you along. A very affordable date, with the bonus of having tasty treats to eat together when you’re done.
2. Listen to some live music
This is a great way to bond with someone, have a great time and make some new memories. There are lots of gigs on in Dublin this Valentine’s Day from ‘Full Set’ at Whelan’s, to ‘August Wells’ in The Workman’s Club.
3. See your city
Use the day of love to share some love for Dublin City. Visit The Hugh Lane gallery, take the Viking Splash tour or go on a tour of the Guinness Storehouse. While you’re in town, take a stroll down ‘Love Lane’ in Temple Bar which is filled with romantic quotes and homemade decorated tiles.
4. Go see a comedy gig
There’s nothing better than seeing someone you love laugh and with Des Bishop performing Grey Matters in Vicar Street on February 14th, there’s no better time. With tickets at €28 it’s an affordable and creative way to spend the day.
5. Go to the Zoo
If the weather permits why not take a trip to Dublin Zoo to visit the new macaque born just before Christmas? You can also pair this date with a walk in Phoenix Park.
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