With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, it is time to start thinking about ways to really impress your mate. Marking the occasion with something memorable and meaningful doesn’t mean you need to spend a lot of money. A weekend getaway is always nice, but if you’re staying local, there are some great unique places to take your date on Valentine’s Day in Boise or Nampa. Here are five ideas to get your started!
Go To the Boise Zoo
You might think of the zoo as a place to take the entire family, but that all changes around Valentine’s Day. The Boise Zoo is proud to host an annual Woo at the Zoo that couples really enjoy. This is an event where the zoo teaches couples the mating rituals of various animals that they house. There are a lot of funny stories to be told during the guided tour. Afterward, treat your sweetie to dinner, complete with dessert and drinks. You will also have plenty of photos and chocolates to remember the evening by.
Attend Prom at Powderhaus Brewing
If you are ready to relive your Prom days, this is the date for you. Powderhaus Brewing hosts their Beer Prom every Valentine’s Day. Naturally, you have to be at least 21 years of age to enjoy this one, but the night is sure to be one that you will remember. There is even a dance battle that takes place. Perhaps you and your date will take home the prize this year.
Go to the Old Idaho Penitentiary
For something truly unique this Valentine’s Day, consider taking your date with you to jail. The Old Idaho Penitentiary in Boise hosts its annual Romancing the Pen for couples to enjoy. You will hear love stories from the jail and participate in a fireside chat. There are roses and chocolate for everyone as well.
Enjoy An Evening at the Egyptian Theater
Each year, the Egyptian Theater hosts a special movie just for Valentine’s Day. Things will get steamy this year as they are screening Dirty Dancing, one of the most romantic movies of all time! Best of all, there’s a costume contest, so throw on a cardigan and go as Dr. Houseman or maybe a bikini top and a sarong and find your inner Lisa.
If you and your sweetheart are the active, athletic types, you will love spending Valentines Day running a 1 Mile, 5K, 10K, 13.1, or 26.2 run! You choose the course and you time yourself, so make sure to pick a scenic route that lends itself to kisses along the way!
These are just five of the many creative ideas that you can incorporate into your Valentine’s Day date. Thinking outside the candy box will ensure that you both remember it for years to come. Take some time and make this a memorable experience. Your significant other will be glad that you did.