A romantic dinner, flowers, and chocolates. As much as we might enjoy candy, flowers, and a great meal, what about celebrating Valentine’s Day differently with your loved ones? This year, embrace the day in a more lasting and productive way! Here are some non-traditional ideas to celebrate love this month that work for just about anyone — couples, families, and friends.
Give some love back to your community. Volunteering is a selfless act, and it is more fun when you can spend time with your spouse, family, or friends when doing so. Serve a meal at the local homeless shelter or food kitchen. Spend some time playing with or walking dogs at the animal shelter. Head over to the nursing home and read to the elderly or share your musical talents. There are always opportunities to volunteer in our community; if you don’t know where to start, check online, or contact your local government office.
What a perfect way to spend the day or weekend — get healthy and get moving! Go out and seek some adventure, and there are plenty of indoor and outdoor pursuits to try. For outdoor enthusiasts, consider a day trip to the local slopes for skiing or snow tubing. With levels for all ages, this can be a fun trip for the whole family. Bring along a thermos of hot cocoa for a treat after a winter hike or ice skating at one of the local rinks. For something a little warmer, try indoor rock climbing, go-karting, or take lessons together — anything from martial arts to ballroom dancing will energize your day.
Trading skills is a great way to spend a day as a couple. Do you effortlessly whip up a favorite meal but have no clue how to change a tire? Does one of you have a hobby that the other knows little about? From cooking to a music lesson to learning to play golf, teach each other a skill! Sure, most couples have much in common, but we’re sure you have a few diverse interests as well. Whether it’s practical or pure entertainment, this is a great way not only to learn something new, but you’ll get to know each other’s interests a bit better.
Tours and More
Want a more educational or artistic plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Consider brushing up on history or learning more about our area by touring a historic site or museum. Maryland and the surrounding area have so much to offer — from art museums to the Smithsonian in Washington DC. Plus, with our proximity to Virginia, Washington’s Mount Vernon and Jefferson’s Monticello are great day or weekend trips that tie into Presidents Day as well. For an evening activity, check out ghost tours in the area — Gettysburg is a great place to start!
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