10 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

*Peep peep* Do you hear that? That’s the sound of lovebirds chirping in the neighbourhood. Love is back in the air, baby!

10 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Yaletown:

1. Illuminate Yaletown 

Start your long-weekend with lights, camera and lots of fun on February 14 and 15. Illuminate Yaletown is the perfect photo op event for you and your partner to take advantage of during the evening where you’ll find beautiful, immersive and interactive light installations that are not often available for the public eyes. On top of that, Illuminate Yaletown will also be commemorating the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic games with Olympic-theme installations AND exclusive cocktails from participating restaurants. Check out: Illuminate Yaletown & #illuminateYaletown (Instagram)

2. Romantic Dinners

Minami

Combine your romantic dinner with an exquisite glass of wine and amazing meals from the Chef Pino himself from Cioppino’s where you’ll be delivered with luxurious Italian dining—and drinking. Or have a memorable dining experience at Minami Restaurant, where you can indulge in an exclusive entree boasting a variety of umami flavours. Check out: Minami, La Terrazza, Cioppino’s and other Yaletown’s Fine Dining establishments

3. Vino for a Special Occasion

Swirl Wine Store

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. Check out: Swirl Wine Store, BC Liquor Store

4. Couples Spa Day

SkinGlow Laser & Rejuvenation Clinic

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 couple’s massage to acupuncture. Check out: SkingGlow, Cocoa Tanning Salon, Pink Lime Salon and Spa, Luxe Beauty Lounge, and other Yaletown’s Spa & Beauty shops

5. Romantic Getaway

Getaway 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! Check out: Opus Hotel, Rosedale on Robson Or check out Top Ten Things to Do in Yaletown and the Walking Tours

6. Sweets and More Sweets

Bake49

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. Check out: Small Victory, Angus T, Bake 49

7. Get a Style Upgrade

Brooklyn Clothing – FUOCO Photography

 

Fine Finds

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. Check out: Brooklyn ClothingFine Finds, ExposureGlobal Atomic, Woo To See You, and other Yaletown’s Fashion Stores

8. Happy Hours

Banter Room

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

Urban Fare

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. Plus, enjoy your alone time together by cozing up over Netflix. Check out: The CrossUrban Fare

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:

  1. Visit Swirl Wine Store so that you can still enjoy those wine nights with your single colleagues.
  2. Chocolates will be on SALE! Check out Shoppers Drug Mart
  3. Pump the iron. Do Yoga. Make yourself feel good at some of Yaletown’s Fitness Clubs
  4. 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
  5. #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.

 

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