LOVE is definitely in the air! It’s the season again for chocolates, roses and of course, romantic dates! Valentine’s Day only happens once a year, and it’s a special time not just for couples but for everybody in general. It’s a day where we celebrate both love and life.
There are many great ideas that fuel the romance surrounding Valentine’s Day and here are some creative ways to spend a romantic date on a budget.
1. Food trip
If you’re just going for the traditional dinner date on Valentine’s day, you can make it extra special by going to different places to search for the best food in town.
Make sure you set that reservation ahead and go all out on Valentine’s day in dining at your favorite restaurants and eat your happy hearts out. Depending on where you’re planning to dine, a ₱2000 budget for both of you should be reasonable enough. Try Metro Deals Buffet and Hotel deals.
Couples who love the outdoors are always ready for a lot of excitement in their relationship, whether there’s a cause for celebration or not. If you both need a reason to go hiking again, one Valentine’s intimate date idea would be to take on one of the lesser climbed trails such as Mount Kibuñgan in Benguet, Mount Kupapey, in Mountain Province, or Nagsasa Cove, in Zambales, Mount Batulao in Batangas and Mount Manalmon in Bulacan. For less than ₱2,000 you can join travel buddy for a group hike.. It’s challenging and fun.
3. Picnic by the beach
Find a quiet spot you can place a beach blanket with your special someone and crack open a couple of cold ones. Even if it’s just matched with chips, what’s important is you do it together. Bring some speakers, lay back, and enjoy spending quality time under the stars. There’s really nothing like the sound of the waves crashing, stargazing, and some good conversation with your favorite person. Try beaches of Boracay, Camiguin, Cebu, Bohol, Zambales, Siargao, Palawan, La Union and many more..
Glamorous camping is getting more popular nowadays, so what better way to spend Valentine’s day with your partner than in a nature setting with a cozy version of camping. Some places you can go for Glamping are Crystal Beach in Zambales, or at San Rafael River Adventure in Bulacan. The Glamping budget starts at P2000 for an overnight stay.
5. Museum tour
The National Museum of the Philippines is free for everyone, including foreign visitors, which is good news for anyone who also feels like there’s just not enough time to explore the place. And since Valentine’s Day is on a Wednesday, maybe you can take a day off and spend some quiet time getting lost in all of the history and art with your loved one.
6. Roof-deck bar
Lounge, dine, and enjoy the view of Makati from the 32nd floor of the City Garden Hotel in Makati Avenue. The name of their roof deck bar is Firefly. And granted that you find a seat there during Valentine’s day, you will surely enjoy a quiet moment and chill drinking with your significant other. If you’re not going to drink so much, you can spend around P1500 for a nice and filling dinner for two.
7. A staycation
If one day just wouldn’t cut it for you both, there’s lots of affordable hotels and Airbnbs and Metro Deals you can book for a nice getaway staycation. You can order breakfast in bed the next day, and just enjoy lazing about in your sleep wears. You’ll not only get to avoid Valentine’s day traffic, you also get to spend an extended lazy quiet time with your loved one.
8. A spa day
Book a spa package as early as now if you want the ultimate relaxing session for Valentine’s day. As the streets fill up with a lot of people and traffic gets worse by the hour on February 14th, you and your partner will be indulging in massages and ultimate relaxing treatments.
And if you’d rather stay at home but still want that spa experience, there’s the Spa-on-demand app where you can have massage therapists come to your place and give you that much needed rest and relaxation.
There you have it!!! Happy Valentine’s to you!!!