Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and not everyone is the dinner-and-a-movie type. Some cowgirls and boys want to be wined and dined in a more special way, but sometimes it can be hard to think of a date your honey will really enjoy. We brainstormed some Valentine’s Day date ideas that you and your honey will talk about all year.
See some live bull riding
In place of your standard restaurant dinner, see if there’s a joint with live bull riding in your town. You can eat, and then watch some real cowboy action! Much more exciting than “could you pass the butter?” at a black-tie establishment, if you ask us.
Trail ride to a romantic picnic
If you want your Valentine’s Day plans to take place on a horse, this is perfect. You can ride any day of the week, but adding a picnic destination to your trail ride makes this V-Day ride more special. (Tip: Go at sunset for some extra romantic vibes!)
Do dinner and a Western
Whether they happen to be playing your favorite John Wayne flick at a theater downtown or you rent it from Amazon from the comfort of your couch, dinner and a Western is a twist on your classic dinner-and-a-movie. Get dinner out and come home to some Wild West shootouts, or order in and cozy up for the chill Valentine’s Day of your dreams.
Try a dynamic duo errand run
There’s always something to get done, right? This Valentine’s Day date idea makes errands fun because you’re doing them together. He needs to get some hay? Tag along. You need a new hat? Ask him to come. This is perfect if you feel like you don’t have time to celebrate. Just spending some extra time together is enough to get that Valentine’s Day spark going!
See a country concert and dance along
If your favorite, drop-every-penny-to-see-them country artists happens to be in town, perfect! If not, research some local country bars and see who’s playing this weekend. Then, grab your best dancin’ boots and hit the floor with your sweetheart!
Visit a winery
Since Valentine’s Day is a Friday this year, it’s perfect timing for some romantic weekend plans! Wineries are romantic (duh) and super fun. Be sure to get a Lyft there if you think you might get tipsy!
Hike and grab lunch
Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be a big event. Find a new hiking trail or head to your favorite one together, and finish off the morning with some yummy lunch… and maybe mimosas.
Try a new recipe
Cooking can be super charming. Research a new recipe or two and cook together start to finish. If you really want to get into it, go for a three-course meal: salad or soup, then entree, and dessert.
Go to a unique show or event
It’s likely that there are events happening all the time in your area; you just have to know where to look. See what’s going on in your town on Valentine’s Day weekend and pick something unique to try together.
Festivals, concerts, fairs, trade shows, and more are that much better with someone you’re smitten with. (Recommendation: If you’re near Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, it’s well worth it. Horses galore and jousting while you eat!)
Play bartender and try a drinking game
Food recipes aren’t the only ones that are fun. Find some drinks you both want to try and mix it up for the night! Then, find a fun drinking game to try with your tasty concoctions. (Tip: See if there’s a drinking game for your favorite movie or T.V. show. If not, make one up!)