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Tired of the usual movie and dinner dates? Try these unique activities with your partner this Valentine's Day

By Yoniel Acebuche Published Feb 12, 2024 3:57 pm

Finding an exciting date can be just as tricky as navigating the dating world itself. But who says romance needs to be predictable?

Ditch the usual movie and dinner dates—we got you covered with a list of unforgettable Valentine's Day date ideas guaranteed to spark conversation and push you both outside your comfort zones. Check them out below.

Get active

An exhilarating time at the shooting range might be what you need if you're searching for a memorable date night idea. Between preparing for the next round and interacting with your targets, you will have plenty of chances to relax and have stimulating conversations.

For instance, Tough Guys Shooting Range in Cubao offers a reload of romance with their Valentine's Day promo. So "bullseye your love and make memories with a bang," as the gun amusement place gives an all-out date experience promo with only P499 per head from Jan. 10 until the end of February. 

Shoot your hearts out!

Meanwhile, if you are looking for a "purposeful" yet fun date, a bamboo bike tour in Intramuros is a must-try where you can explore the walled city together on two wheels. Likewise, this activity will boost your historical knowledge about Intramuros while reducing carbon footprints, supporting sustainable tourism, and exercising.

Another physical activity you can enjoy with your partner is the Club Golf Course in Intramuros, which you can reserve two or three days before the date of play.

Love is indeed in the "air"

Furthermore, you'll be happy to hear that trampoline park WiiJump is open if you want to relive your inner child. WiiJump has several branches, including Venice Grand Canal Mall in Taguig City, Festival Carnival in Cubao, and Festival Mall in Alabang. Prices are at P499 per head for an hour horsing around the park's 11 zones.

Lastly, try the Climb Central Manila if you like extreme physical activity. This is "the biggest indoor air-conditioned sport climbing venue in the country" with approximately 750 square meters of climbing wall space located in Greenfield District, Mandaluyong City. 

Walk-in Entry and signing up for their program are your two options here. Try their newest Nite Climb and enjoy climbing in the dark.

Experience rock climbing at Climb Central Manila

Get creative

Get crafty and explore your creative sides together with these engaging artsy dates. Who knows, one of you might even discover a hidden talent!

One such place to explore art is the Craft Academy in Ayala Malls, Manila Bay in Paranaque City. This creative haven offers fun activities to enjoy your artsy, crafty selves, including perfume and scented candle making, hand and body soap-making as well as cupcakes, and cake baking. You can also unleash your artistic side in painting through its Art and Crafts section.

Create your signature perfume with your beau at Craft Academy

You can also level up your artistic side at Tahanan Pottery Shop and Studio in Quezon City, which offers "all things pottery under one roof," including hand-building clay classes and pottery wheel classes. Shop unique ceramic pieces to surprise your beau, too!

If you want a put your baker's hat on, try Bakebe PH. Located at S'Maison Pasay, SM Aura Taguig, and SM North Edsa, this co-baking space will teach you to bake with an app while enjoying the warm and friendly space for baking enthusiasts. Bakebe PH offers handcrafting instructions, baking materials, and boxes to experience the art of baking alongside making memories with your partner.

In line with the Valentine's Day celebration, Bakebe PH offers a "Sip and Bake Promo" wherein couples can sip two glasses of wine while baking.

Get cultured

If you and your date enjoy art and appreciate intellectual stimulation, a visit to the museum or gallery could be a great choice for a date.

Try Art in Island in Quezon City, the country's first and largest mixed-media art museum. Here, you can explore the beats of love through its new Valentine's media display for art lovers and soulmates alike. They have their Valentine's promo that costs P1,400 for couples wearing the same colors, which is valid on Feb. 14.

Experience love through ages at Art in Island

You can also schedule a trip to these must-visit living museums in Manila for a historical escapade.

Casa Manila, for instance, is a replica of a Spanish colonial mansion that will allow you to relive the lives of wealthy merchants of the era. The three-story house features a patio, bedrooms or dormitories, an office or oficina, a library or biblioteca, and an anteroom or Antesala, which serves as the family's entertainment room.

The entrance fee is very affordable, too, at P75 for adults and P50 for persons with disabilities. Gates are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day of the week except Monday.