Where To Spend The Perfect Valentine’s Date
Make February 14 fun, exciting and different
February is here once again and it’s been called the love month for a lot of reasons. But while the season is usually associated with doing all things romantic, there are no rules that say it can’t be celebrated with family, friends and workmates, too. As long as you celebrate the love (no matter what type or shape it comes in), you’re pretty much good to go.
But if you’re running out of ideas for where to go and what to do, this list should save you from your worries.
Go surfing in Baler or La Union
Baler and La Union have become two of the hottest surfing locations in the Philippines. Like with all beaches, you can enjoy the sand, sunbathing and on-the-sand activities, but learning how to surf (if you don’t already know how) will make for an unforgettable experience.
Have a relaxing staycation
If you don’t have the time to go on an out-of-town trip, a staycation can give you that relaxing feel that would otherwise require a vacation. Checking into a serviced condo or hotel will give you and whoever you love a sense of novelty. The following places have become favorites for their facilities, service and ambiance.
• BSA Twin Towers Ortigas
Ortigas Bank Drive corner Julia Vargas, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City
• Hotel 101
EDSA Extension, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City
• Icon Hotel
967 EDSA corner West Avenue, Barangay Philam, Quezon City
• Azumi Hotel
2205 Market St, Cupang, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila
Ongpin Street corner Quintin Paredes Street, Binondo, Manila
Have dinner and a few drinks on a hotel rooftop
The metro may seem and get crowded on the ground, but Manila’s cityscape is always breathtaking from a bird’s-eye view. And when you throw in a wonderful dinner and refreshing drinks, your night is immediately made. Check out the following spots for a view that will amaze:
• Antidote at I’m Hotel
Roofdeck, I’M Hotel, 7862 Makati Ave cor Kalayaan Ave, Poblacion, Makati
• Vu’s at Marco Polo Ortigas
45/F Marco Polo, Meralco Ave, Ortigas, Ortigas, Pasig
• Oz Bar at Holiday Inn & Suites Makati
Holiday Inn & Suites, Palm Dr, Ayala Center, Makati
• Vue Bar at Bellevue Hotel
22/F Bellevue Hotel, North Bridgeway, Alabang, Muntinlupa
Get shooting and firing
For a little more adventure and a whole lot of adrenalin-induced fun, then drop by one of Manila’s firing ranges. It’s quickly becoming a popular date-idea; you’ll need to fire just one shot and you’ll understand why.
Or try your hands at archery
Some might consider archery as a more out-of-the-box Valentine’s activity, but that does not mean you shouldn’t try your hand at it. You’ll learn a new skill, get your hands dirty and learn more about the people you take with you. Make it extra exciting but putting a wager on things: whoever misses the mark the most times buys merienda.
Go on a museum tour
Sometimes going old school isn’t dull or boring; sometimes it’s exactly what we need. Visiting a museum can scratch that itch for a little bit of history and will definitely fulfill your hunger for some culture.
Grab a mic or visit an arcade
Speaking about old-school, why not relive your childhood days and get your hands on some arcade games? Or, if you prefer to be a little more creative, pretend like you’re living out your pop star dreams in karaoke? You’ll have plenty of games and songs to choose from, no matter what preferences your group or significant other have.
No matter what you decide to do or where you end up going, it’s the thought of celebrating the day with the people you really love—as cheesy and overrated as that sounds. Plan your day nicely and put meaning behind the seemingly mundane things you do.