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Valentine’s Date Ideas

Posted February 3, 2020by Jenny Fines

Don’t get stuck this Valentine’s Day in a cliche rom-com nightmare (UNLESS of course you like that!). Plan ahead with some great events and restaurants in Burlington and you’ll have a great night celebrating this most love filled holiday.

We’ve planned a bunch of great date night ideas right here in #BurON for you to enjoy with a date or friends. Have fun and remember planning is key for some of these, call and make reservations!

Skating and Romantic Dinner

Yeah yeah rom-coms are cheesy and lame but who doesn’t love those montages featuring the leads sharing a sundae, laughing happily and gazing into each others eyes. Create your own cheesy memories hand in hand skating at the Burlington Rotary Centennial Pond.

Follow it up with romantic dinner at one of our favourite spots:

The Water St. Cooker

Coffee and Dessert

Perfect for a short and sweet date night, perhaps you planned a Friday night date with someone new and totally forgot it was Valentine’s? Lay off the booze and skip right to dessert!

  • Lola Choco Bar and Sweet House located in Village Square with great atmosphere, tasty treats and chocolates and a great drink menu
  • Kelly’s Bake Shop treat yourself and your date to one of the best cupcakes in the world! Always gluten free, peanut free and vegan
Lola Choco Bar and Sweet House

Museum Exhibit and Lunch

Explore the newly reopened Joseph Brant Museum with the Giants, Dragons & Unicorns: The World of Mythic Creatures exhibit. They are open 10am-4pm so start with brunch or enjoy lunch after your visit in downtown Burlington:

The Coop Wicked Chicken

Day Date at RBG

Spend some time at the Royal Botanical Gardens. Get steamy in their Mediterranean gardens and visit their winter exhibit: Wildlife Rescue. Grab lunch at their Greenhouse Cafe.

Royal Botanical Gardens

After Work Cocktails

It’s a classic date night for a reason. Have some appies, some drinks and good conversation is sure to follow. Map it out, make the evening a cocktail crawl and visit a few places. Just remember to drink responsibly!

Barra Fion

Live Music

Another classic is enjoying some live music. Burlington has so many great restaurants offering live music and there are a few special events planned for Valentine’s Day.

  • You must try the Jamaican food at Vivene’s Island Cuisine. Check out their special Valentine’s menu from 4-8pm complete with live music.
  • Valentine’s on a Friday calls for a party. Check out The Dickens for some live music and good drinks.
The Dickens

Hike and Health Food

We’re going there! Get your heart rate pumping with your sweetie and then eat some heart healthy food. Spend the day downhill skiing or snowboarding on the slopes at Glen Eden or check out the Bruce Trail for a great winter hike.

Fill up on healthy comfort food at one of these places:

  • Lettuce Love: Fresh, healthy and hand made. Check them out for your favourite vegan foods.
  • Boon Burger: Burgers and Beer! The perfect after hike meal all surprisingly vegan.

No matter how you spend this Valentine’s we hope it’s happy and full of love…and chocolate!

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