What to do other than going out to dinner on Valentine’s Day
Vox feels sorry for those of you who are unlucky enough to miss out on celebrating the festivities of Singles’ Awareness Day, so we compiled a list of activities you can do with your significant other instead.
We know all of you are disappointed that you won’t be able to cry alone while eating chocolate and watching The Notebook, but here are a few things you can do besides just going out to dinner to mitigate the sadness. Single Vox readers: There’s no need to worry, there will be a post for you soon enough.
Skiing: This first one can increase your adrenaline levels (which can also boost your sex drive). Try taking your better half just a few hours away from D.C. for a fun day on the slopes—some of these resorts even have indoor water parks and spas. There are more ski resorts nearby than you think.
Yoga: For a healthy and low-key way to spend some time with your valentine, try out some yoga together. It’s a great way to relax as well as open up your hips, thighs, and pelvis for any other Valentine’s Day activities you might engage in later.
Indoor Picnic: If you really want to get romantic this Valentine’s Day, try doing an indoor picnic (because no one wants to be outside in this weather). Lay out a cozy blanket, cook up some soup or hot chocolate, and set the mood with some music. If you want to go all out, get a Sterno candle, marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers to make some s’mores. You can even print out an invitation here.
Salsa Dancing: For those of you who really, really love Valentine’s Day and want to start celebrating the night before, salsa dancing lessons at Café Citron, a bar near DuPont Circle, are a creative way to get close with your date. The bar offers free salsa lessons for beginners Wednesday nights from 7:30 to 8:00 p.m. You can even show up early for their happy hour from 4:00- 7:30 p.m. for a few drinks.
Concerts: Not so into salsa music? Well here are some other music events you can enjoy:
- Valentine’s Day Rock & Roll Dance Party with DJs Glenn, Mad Squirrel, Baby Alcatraz, Soul Call Paul, and Chad America (DJ Nights)—Black Cat, 8:00 p.m., free
- HAIM, The Virgins, Robert DeLong (Rock)—U Street Music Hall, 9:00 p.m., $12- $15
- Abby Nightingale (Jazz)—Twins Jazz, 8:00 & 10:00 p.m., $25
- La India (Electronic)—Howard Theatre, 6:00 p.m., $37.50- $45
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