Not Just Dinner: Quirky Valentine's Day Ideas

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A carriage ride down Downtown Louisville

Take a romantic horse carriage ride around downtown Louisville with your Valentine. It may be cold, so bring a blanket, hot chocolate, and enjoy the view as you sit back with your significant other.

 

Belle of Louisville Valentine Dinner Cruise

 Enjoy the Belle of Louisville’s Valentine Dinner Cruise on Friday, February 14th with your loved one on a two-hour cruise of the Ohio River. The Spirit of Jefferson cruise boards at 6:30 p.m. and cruises from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A dinner buffet will be served and a DJ will provide music for the evening.

 

Frazier Canteen Dinner and Dance

Frazier History Museum is hosting a 1940’s USO-style dinner and dance on Valentine’s Day from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. There will be music hosted by a 17-piece Don Krekel Orchestra at the fifth-annual Frazier Canteen. There will be a dinner buffet and their popular Donut Bar. Adore your significant other while dancing around in a 40’s style setting.

 

Cooking Class with Chef Maria Bell

Bring your loved one to Chef Maria's Greek Deli for a Bring Your Own Bottle cooking class on February 14th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. $35 per person to enjoy Greek cuisine that you and your sweetie will make together. Reserve your spot in the cooking class at Chef Maria Bell's Greek Deli website or by calling at (502) 895-7075. Reservations must be made by Wednesday, February 12th.

 

Queso For a Kiss

For the fourth year this Valentine's Day, Qdoba Mexican Grill is bringing back it's annual buy one, get one free Valentine's Day promotion. This year they've added a little twist -- Queso for a Kiss. All you have to to do is buy a queso entree and you will receive a free entree if you pucker up with your loved one, friend, family member, or stranger. You must try their new quesos, the Queso Verde and Queso Diablo, that hit locations yesterday, February 10th!

 

Cupid's Undie Run

Participate in Cupid’s Undie Run with your special someone, because what says commitment more than running outside in the frigid cold in your underwear together? Fundraising goes to the Children’s Tumor Foundation and you can still sign up until run day on Saturday, February 15th. Check out more information about registration and donating here.

 

Five Dollar Admission to Five Partners on Museum Row

For the entire month of February, The Frazier History Museum, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, KentuckyShow, The Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory, and Muhammad Ali Center are offering $5 admission for Kentucky and Indiana residents. Take advantage of this great deal and bring your sweetie or the whole family to enjoy these museums at a fantastic price!

 

Romeo et Juliette at the Brown Theatre

Enjoy the popular play about star-crossed lovers at the Brown Theatre at 8:00 p.m. on February 14th. The tragedy is adapted into an opera that is translated by French composer Charles Gounod.

 

There are also many other activities for you and your Valentine, like: A Romantic Valentine's Day Retreat at Jefferson Memorial Forest , Bed and breakfast at Gralehaus , Valentine's Day dinner at Broad Run Vineyards , and The Peking Acrobats, Whitney Hall, at The Kentucky Center.

Most importantly, enjoy the day with your loved one or little ones, because no amount of chocolate or flowers can measure up to the love you have for them and each other. Although, everyone loves chocolate.

 

 

About Alexis Messmer
Lover of hip hop music, coffee, writing, sneakers, and most importantly, Louisville.
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