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Best Creative Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day

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Valentine's Day

Can’t think of what to do for Valentine’s Day in Seattle? Here are some of our favorites – skiing to fencing, cooking to boating – some great options for you and your sweetheart.

Sweethearts on the Slopes
Tuesday, February 14
9:00am – 10:00pm
Snoqualmie Summit
1001 State Route 906
Snoqualmie Pass, WA 98068
425.434.7669
http://www.summitatsnoqualmie.com

Buy one lift ticket, get your sweetheart’s free! (Ticket must be of equal or lesser value.) Bring your significant other to the ticket window with you. You’ll get the BOGO promotion and some good old fashioned Valentine’s Day chocolate!

Corks and Canvas
Tuesday, February 14
6:00pm – 9:00pm
The Local Vine
1410 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
206.257.5653
http://www.thelocalvine.com

Unleash your inner Picasso while you sip some delicious bubbly with your sweetheart. Painting begins around 6:45. Receive your canvas, brushes, paints, and one glass of bubbly or wine. Additional wine available for purchase. $50/person. Register at http://www.corksandcanvasevents.com.

Wine and Chocolate Tasting
Tuesday, February 14
5:00pm – 7:00 pm
Volunteer Park Conservatory
1402 East Galer Street
Seattle, WA 98112
206.322.4112
http://www.volunteerparkconservatory.org‎

Four varieties of wines matched with chocolate will be available at tasting stations placed throughout the Conservatory. What could be more romantic than an evening stroll through the Conservatory with your honey, wine & chocolate? $10 per adult, 21+.

Learn a New Sport – Fencing with Your Valentine!
760 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109
206.623.8357
http://www.salleauriol.com

Salle Auriol trains participants in the sport of modern Olympic fencing. Bring your sweetheart or someone you just met, either way, pay for class and your guest attends for free during February. Classes are Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 7:00pm – 8:30pm beginning February 2. Register online.

Valentine’s Dinner Cruise on Queen of Seattle
Tuesday, February 14
7:00pm
Lake Union Park
860 Terry Avenue N
Seattle, WA 98109
877.783.3616
http://www.queenofseattle.com

Surprise your sweetheart with a romantic and fun steamboat cruise aboard the paddle wheeler, Queen of Seattle. Savor a gourmet dinner prepared by their executive chef and served at your table along with a complimentary glass of champagne. Enjoy live music, and views of the city lights and shorelines of Lake Union and Lake Washington as you cruise into the evening. The boat departure dock is at the north end of Lake Union Park. Call for reservations.

Cavalia
Thru February 19
Marymoor Park
6046 West Lake Sammamish Parkway NE
Redmond, WA 98052
866.999.8111
http://www.cavalia.net

Is your sweetie an animal lover? Cavalia might be for you. Conceived by Normand Latourelle, a co-founder of the famed Cirque du Soleil, Calvalia is often labelled an equestrian ballet. In a fairy tale setting, under a big white tent, filled with poetry and emotion, the show innovatively integrates acrobatics, dance, aerial stunts, live music and equestrian arts.

On Valentine’s Day, you can choose between two exclusive packages, the Rendez-Vous, which includes dessert and bubbly in the VIP Lounge, a special entrance, gifts, up front seating and a chance to see the horses in their stable after the show. The Horse Lovers, which gives you a glass of bubbly, front row seats and a chance to meet the horses. Call or go online for ticket prices and information.

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