Love is in the air and we know a thing or two about L-O-V-E! Over the past 22 seasons, people have joined us on first dates, engagements, anniversaries, part of their honeymoon and even a few wedding ceremonies!
Here are 11 different things you can do in Seattle to create memories with your special someone on Valentine’s Day – or any day of the year you want to say I love you!
- Tour Theo Chocolate
What’s more romantic than some delicious chocolate- especially when it’s locally made? Theo Chocolates provides tours of their facilities with lots of free samples and the chance to purchase all flavors at the end. Our wacky quacky Tour Guide Ellie Kopter recently went and took the tour herself, so read up on her experience to see if it’s for you!
- Take a Duck Tour
Imagine snuggling up next to your loved one all while hearing cool facts about Seattle, seeing the city’s landmarks, and floating along in Lake Union while staring at the skyline. Sound too good to be true? It’s all possible on our tours (including proposals like the one below)!
Many people say that the way to their heart is through their stomach, and if that’s the case for you, you’re in luck with Seattle’s incredible food scene. There are restaurants for every budget that provide tasty, sharable meals. Check out Trip Advisor’s list for romantic spots to dine this season!
- Stroll through a Park
Seattle is full of gorgeous green spaces to explore with your loved one. In our “Visiting Seattle in the Fall” blog, tip number 4 has a great list of places to go hiking or walking in the city. Try going around sunset to catch a golden view of the horizon to make it extra special.
- Catch a show
With the amount of theaters and concert venues in Seattle, there’s something going on for everyone every night of the week. If you love Broadway style drama check out the 5th Avenue Theater. Want to laugh out loud at improve comedy? Unexpected Productions is your place. And, of course, for those who like something a little more risqué, you can be dazzled by cabaret at the Can Can.
- Hot Air Balloon Ride
We know you already feel like you’re floating when you’re with your boo, but now you can literally have your head in the clouds! Seattle Ballooning offers a luxury balloon ride including wine, croissants and views of Pacific Northwest landscapes. Over the Rainbow Balloon Rides also offer a lot of options for their tours.
Upgrade from the days of holding hands at the top of your state fair’s Ferris wheel by seeing epic views of the waterfront from the Seattle Great Wheel. They even have a special VIP cabin with a glass floor, leather seats and champagne for those 21+.
There’s nothing more dreamy than saying “I do” among your family and friends. Have the wedding you always dreamed of while cruising Lake Union with sights like Seattle and Gas Works Park as your backdrop. You can also use our Ducks as a way to show your guests around town, package that with a rehearsal dinner at our partner restaurants, or even as a way from the ceremony to the party! (Bonus: Did you know Bjorn Toorun’s wife rides his tour every year on their wedding anniversary? ADORABLE)!
- Movie and dinner
Having a great meal and seeing a film is a classic date night, but have you tried doing both at the same time? Central Cinema offers just that- a large menu of tasty food and cocktails to help wash it down. Cinerama and Big Picture offer adult beverages for those 21+ and fancy popcorn flavors. All of these theaters have limited showings, so make sure to check the movies and times to nab seats at your favorite!
- Spend some time in West Seattle
Seattle isn’t exactly a tropical getaway, but we do have gorgeous beaches that will remind you of being somewhere a bit warmer. Alki Beach in West Seattle has soft sand, driftwood logs and a monument to the Denny party who landed there in 1851. Marination Ma Kai and Salty’s on Alki Beach both offer great food in addition to a stunning view of Seattle.
- Paint night
Are you the next Picasso or Monet, but don’t know it yet? Try your hand at a new canvas while sipping your favorite drink at a paint night event. An instructor will guide you on how to copy a picture they’ve already done, so it’s not hard for beginners. CANVAS! Paint & Sip Studio has a location in Fremont, while Brushcapades (which is BYOB) is located in Pioneer Square.
We hope you’re feeling all the love this season- so get out there and make the memories of Seattle that you’ve always dreamed of (with the person you’ve always dreamed of, too)!
*Did you know? Some photos that appear on this page are public domain! Neat!