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5 Romantic Ways To Celebrate Valentine’s Day Outdoors

February 03, 2023

Outdoor Valentine's Day Ideas

This Valentine’s Day be spontaneous; do something different. Go for a true adventure in the great outdoors!

Valentine’s Day is without a doubt the most romantic holiday of the year. So it’s always better to pre-plan how you and your partner want to spend the day together. While jewelry and flowers are amazing, they aren’t the only way to treat your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day. Being outdoors can be the ultimate present for couples who aren't afraid to try something different this Valentine's Day.

Chocolates, roses and a meal at your favorite restaurant sounds nice. But if you really want to woo your partner and make it exciting for both of you then you are better of doing one of the 5 things listed below.

Here are 5 romantic ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day outdoors:

1) Valentine's Day Camping

Outdoor Valentine's Day Ideas

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, why not go for a romantic winter campout in the wilderness. Escape the chaos of the big cities & sleep under the stars. There are plenty of national parks that offer the perfect backdrop for romance and adventure. So, choose one destination that you like and go for a campout-slash-stargazing trip.

If you want to make it even more special than it already is, try adding some creative Valentine-themed details such as romantic songs for the background music, warm lighting, roses, and candles. Spend the night talking about your day and promise each other to cherish the memories that you made together this Valentine. But before you head out, it's best to gather all your camping gears. Check out these tips for a safe and memorable winter campout.

Want to plan the perfect Valentine's Day campout? Then check out this blog.

2) Sunset (Or Moonlit) Hike

Outdoor Valentine's Day Ideas

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Everybody loves a good hike. Being outdoors and exploring the wilderness with the love of your life can make for an unforgettable adventure. If you and your romantic partner are both thrill-seekers, you might want to surprise them by taking them on a hike during sunset. There are only a few things in nature that can top off the grandiose view of the sun setting on the horizon. Not just that, you could also plan a moonlit hike and enjoy the wonderful view of the moon.

Need help planning the perfect Valentine's Day hike? Check out this blog post!

The best way to do just that is by choosing a secluded location far away from the crowded city area. Once you out of the city and in the great wilderness, you will be able to enjoy the lovely views with a decent amount of privacy. Make sure to wear proper clothing and pack some food & drinks. It can get very cold during and after sunsets so bringing a thermos of hot chocolates can make the trip a whole lot better.

Make this Valentine's Day a day full of adventure with these 10 romantic hikes.

3) Outdoors Dinner Date

Outdoor Valentine's Day Ideas

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It has become a norm for a couple to go out and dine in their favorite restaurant. But let me ask you, what’s so exciting about that? So, instead, we recommend taking your partner out for a surprise dinner date outdoor. Nothing is more romantic than a wonderful dinner date! So, take your best blanket, head to a scenic location, let Mother Nature set the tone and just enjoy the company of your partner.

This sort of dinner date is romantic and intimate. Making it a perfect activity for outdoor couples. But don’t think too much about it and only bring the bare necessities. Try bringing some fruits and veggies, small sandwiches, and maybe a little bit of cheese and bacon. And of course, don’t forget to bring headlamps and torches if you are going to stay longer after dark.

4) Stargazing

Outdoor Valentine's Day Ideas

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Stargazing is another outdoor activity perfect for starry-eyed lovers during Valentine’s Day. After all, there’s nothing more romantic than a night out under the stars with the love of your life. Instead of splurging on an expensive dinner, do something different and take him/her stargazing this Valentine’s Day. Impress your partner with a fun free night with views guaranteed to take their breath away.

If you have a vehicle, head to a nearby hilltop or any place with a great sky view and enjoy a romantic Valentine’s Day under the stars. This won’t cost you much but will require some bit of traveling so be prepared for that. Be sure to check the weather forecast before you head out. Plus, don’t forget to look out for night-time visibility levels. That way, you will have a greater chance of enjoying a cloud-free, clear night sky view.

5) Plan a ski trip or go for a bike ride

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Another great way to spend Valentine’s Day outdoors is by planning a ski trip. What better way to spend a few days in the mountain and enjoy much-needed quality time with your partner than with a ski trip. Most couples go for the traditional plan. But you don’t need to do that. A Valentine’s Day getaway in the mountains is sure to be one you’ll never forget.

If you are in the States or Canada then be sure to check out these couple-friendly Ski Resorts.

Outdoor Valentine's Day Ideas

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No snow where you’re at? Don’t worry! You can always go for daytime bike rides. To make this Valentine’s Day stand out as truly special, a fun bike ride might be the perfect answer for some couples. Go online and search for nearby national parks that allow entry to bikers. I’m sure you will find some that have the right trail for you and your partner.


Outdoor Valentine's Day Ideas

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By now you should know that you don't always have to stick with the traditional dinner dates on Feb 14th. There’s a long list of activities that couples can turn to when celebrating Valentine’s Day. Ditching the typical Valentine evening and planning other more unique options is way more fun and romantic.

So go on, choose the right outdoor activity and make this year’s Valentine’s Day unforgettable for both you and your partner. If the list above doesn't impress you, you could also try "Glamping" with your partner. Maybe a luxury-filled trip into the heart of Mother Nature is just what you & your partner need this Valentine's Day.

How about you, how are you planning to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Let us know in the comments down below.

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