10 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Yaletown:
1. Flowers for your favourite
Nothing says “I Love You” like flowers on Valentine’s Day! Pick a fancy Valentine’s arrangement or a hand-tied bouquet of your own choice. We recommend going with one of Vancouver’s best florist such as Divine Vines.
2. Romantic Dinners
What can be more romantic than a candlelit dinner with your soulmate? Combine your romantic dinner with an exquisite glass of wine from the extensive wine list of La Pentola, that highlights the diversity of Italy. Or have a memorable dining experience at Minami Restaurant, where you can indulge in an exclusive entree boasting a variety of umami flavours. It’s love, baby!
3. Vino for a Special Occasion
A perfect way to spoil your Valentine is with some delicious vino! Imbibe in different types of wine at Swirl Wine Store’s special 4-course tasting menu paired with some of BC’s best wines, including a Valentine’s Day Sparkling wine. (visit www.swirlwinestore.ca/events/)
4. Couples Spa Day
A visit to a spa is perfectly pampering for you and your loved one. Unwind your body and mind together and enjoy a relaxing massage. At our Yaletown spas, you’ll find everything from a couples massage to acupuncture.
5. Romantic Getaway
Get away from it all and surprise your sweetheart with the ultimate staycation! Forget about the hassle and cost of travelling, just pack your bags and focus on enjoying each others company. Check in early at Opus Hotel or Rosedale on Robson and make it a 24-hour or Family Day long weekend getaway so you have plenty of time to explore. You are just steps away from all that Yaletown has to offer!
6. Treats and Drinks
Have a sweet and enjoyable day over tea, coffee and pastries at some of Yaletown’s iconic and adorable cafes. You can never go wrong from having a date over warm drinks and delicious pastries.
7. Get a Style Upgrade
Getting dolled up can be a fun change when you’ve been spending most of your time in yoga pants or sweats. Love what you see head-to-toe with a new outfit or add a sweet accessory for the special day. These stores will help keep your date night look on point.
8. Happy Hours
We all know that if there is anything better than eating and drinking – it’s doing so for a great price! If you want to spoil yourself or your date but don’t want to spend too much – these places have you covered!
Check out: Happy Hour Deals
9. Home Cooked Meals
Get the cooking gloves on! What better way is there to show your affection by putting together your own little project on the table? First, add candle lights and beautify the environment with gorgeous decors. Second, find the right ingredients that can get your romantic, first-class and homemade meal prepared. And third, propose (we’re kidding… unless you are serious). Plus, enjoy your alone time together by cozing up over Netflix.
10. Celebrate Singles Awareness Day (SAD)
Don’t have any special someone to celebrate Valentine’s Day? No problem! There is so much you can still do while you’re single. Celebrate the day with your friends in Yaletown regardless of the love season. Here are some of our top ideas:
- Visit Swirl Wine Store so that you can still enjoy those wine nights with your single colleagues.
- Chocolates will be on SALE! Check out Shoppers Drug Mart
- Pump the iron. Do Yoga. Make yourself feel good at some of Yaletown’s Fitness Clubs
- Do you know who else needs some attention? Your non-human friend at home. Show some love to your pets at Barking Babies and Moonlight Dog Cafe
- #TreatYourself. Stock up with the things meant to be only for Valentines Day. We’re talking red/pink items, clothes and accessories, heart-shaped items, baking goods, seafood/steak, flowers, and more! Keep an eye on what’s Valentines’ related and wait until the day is over.
ONTEST Enter to win a $100 valued gift card from West Oak and Urban Thai’s sister restaurant Pink Elephant for you to take your partner to a romantic dinner for Valentines Day. To enter the contest, share with us what “Love is…” Leave your comment below Follow us on Facebook and leave us a comment Follow us on Instagram and leave us a comment Follow us on Twitter and RT us your answer Contest ends at 11:59 AM on February 14, 2019. One lucky winner will win a $100 Gift card from West Oak and Pink Elephant. Note: Prize must be claimed by February 18. Otherwise, Yaletown BIA reserves the right to award the prize to someone else.
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