Let’s be honest, dinner and a movie is a pretty common Valentine’s day date idea in the United States, and while there is nothing wrong with this, it does get old after a little while (especially if you have been married a few years). I crave something different; something…. edgy or even a bit adventurous. Hence, the birth of this article. After much research, we put our heads together and came up with some very uncommon Valentine’s Date Ideas for those residing in and around Springfield, MO. With so many things to do, it’s hard to NOT keep adding to this list!
Uncommon Valentine’s Day Date Ideas in Springfield, MO.
Have a couples gathering at a friend’s house for Valentine’s Day.
That’s right – beat the crowds and say “No” to waiting in line at expensive restaurants. Instead, throw a potluck with your non-single friends and make it a group date!
Throw a Singles Awareness Party.
While scenes of the movie “Valentine’s Day” may flood your mind, (especially with Jessica Biel and Jamie Fox steaming up the screen) this is an especially fun way to celebrate V-day for singles! There’s no need to sit on the bench just because you don’t have an S/O – get out there and stir things up!
Go on a ghost tour!
While this isn’t the first thought many people have when they think Valentine’s Day in Springfield, MO., it is a date idea which will get your partner closer to you throughout the evening. Check out Pythian Castle and go on a nighttime ghost tour!
Take a cooking class together.
This is a fun idea and, the best part, if you go to thumbtack.com, you can find a plethora of instructors near you. *BONUS*. They can even come to YOUR house if you would rather stay in than go out!
- Visit the Wonders of Wildlife Museum!
While not as cliche as going to one of Springfield, Missouri’s high-end restaurants, it can be just as romantic – the dim lights, the blue aquariums and spending a good three hours of quality time with your sweetie can really enhance the mood. Be warned though! They close at 5 pm during the week, so be sure to make it a day-date!
Take a boxing class together!
Throwing a few playful punches at each other while learning the art of kickboxing, jujitsu or martial arts may be just the thing to put the zing back in your relationship. Who knows? You may make it a weekly habit!
Take a dancing class together!
Piggy-backing off of the boxing class, a dance class could really draw you in closer with your partner. And who doesn’t want that on the most romantic day of the year?? There’s east-coast swing, west-coast swing, salsa, ballroom and so much more – take your pick or draw from a hat!
Do something scary.
I’m not talking about going on a ghost tour here, but bungee jumping, skydiving or anything that gets your adrenaline pumping would be worth giving a try. You’ll be making memories while pushing your comfort zone to its’ limits!
Go on a winery or brewery tour!
With tons of wineries and breweries in and around Springfield, MO., there is no shortage on finding one which appeals to both of you! Head down to Branson to spend the day and finish up at St. James Winery. They have free wine tastings, an uh-mazing charcuterie board, and their prime rib is exquisite!
There is nothing quite like engaging in a children’s activity with your better half. It’s a lot of fun, you’d be spending quality time and be building up an appetite for your Valentine’s Day dinner!
Whether you go the cliché route or not, there are always tons of romantic things to do in Springfield, Missouri. Remember to stay safe if you are drinking- in fact, here is a free uber ride on us!