Best Local Valentine’s Date Ideas
Love Local – that’s our advice for celebrating Valentine’s Day this year. Whatever your special someone loves, we bet you’ll find it here in Nova Scotia.
- Cozy, romantic winter getaways? Check.
- “Cheers!” your love with amazing local wine, beer, spirits or cider? Check.
- Love lobster? South Shore Lobster Crawl. Check.
- A locally-inspired gourmet meal at your favourite restaurant? Check.
- Easy local recipes to make at home for a candle-lit dinner? Check.
Here are some additional fun activities happening around the province for you and your valentine to enjoy together:
Snowshoeing & Brunch
Sugar Moon Farm is the perfect day-cation destination. From maple tours, to snowshoeing on their 30 km hiking trail and indulging in their fresh and delicious all-day brunch menu – this is a unique Valentine’s activity!
Heart-Shaped Pizza Date
Is there anything that says “I love you” more than a heart-shaped pizza? Make your valentine’s heart as happy as their stomach. Ask for your heart-shaped pizza at Bramoso Gourmet Pizzeria and Morris East.
Wine & Fondue Night
Don’t feel like weathering the cold? Have a cozy night in with some Nova Scotian sparkling wine and decadent chocolate fondue to celebrate! Learn how to make the perfect chocolate fondue here. Some must try sparkling wines: Benjamin Bridge, Grand Pre, L’Acadie Vineyards, Lightfoot & Wolfville or Blomidon Estate Winery.
Run away with your sweetheart to an overnight getaway this February. There’s nothing more relaxing than eating delicious food, sharing good conversation and stealing romantic glances over the beautiful ocean views at one of these Taste locations: Atlantica Oak Island, The Quarterdeck, Rum Runner Inn, or Chanterelle Inn & Cottages.
Take your date on a historical adventure with the Tours and Tasting offered by Halifax Distilling Co. When you’re finished sipping on spirits, take a stroll down the waterfront, then sit down to dinner at Stories at The Haliburton or Waterfront Warehouse.
Stargazing at the Observatory
In case you didn’t know, every second Friday, Saint Mary University’s Burke-Gaffney Observatory offers a free public viewing night. Take your date star-gazing at this incredible exhibit! Afterwards, grab a cocktail or share an appetizer at Highwayman Restaurant & Bar.
Switch up your usual date routine and check out Cosmic Bingo at the Halifax Forum . Happening every Saturday night, this glow-in-the-dark, unique bingo experience is a fun night out. If you’re hungry: Taste member The Brooklyn Warehouse is right across the street!
Remember to check out our What’s Cooking blog each week to find out more about the events happening in your area.