Valentine’s Day is coming soon, and if it’s a day you’re planning to celebrate with your special someone, it definitely pays to figure out what you’re doing sooner rather than later. I for one am interested in date nights beyond the normal dinner and a movie, so I browsed Goldstar and Groupon to see what discounts they have available for the Seattle area.
Seattle Valentine’s Day Date Night Ideas
For this roundup, I included events for Valentine’s Day itself (Friday, February 14th) as well as Saturday and Sunday in case you’re planning to celebrate over the weekend. I also looked up the service fees associated with each ticket (if applicable) to give you an accurate representation of what you’ll actually pay. Enjoy!
Wine Tasting with Take-Home Bottle of Wine (Stomani Cellars, Woodinville): $22 for two ($45 value)
Visit this family-run winery for a wine tasting including palate cleansers, then take home a bottle of wine to enjoy later.
During the winter, they’re open from 3 – 7 pm on Fridays and 12 – 5 pm on Saturdays.
Experience the Wild Beauty of Mt. Rainier on a Day-Long Tour (Mount Rainier National Park, Seattle): $82.75 with service fee ($145 value)
Friday, 2/14 at 7:25 am; Saturday, 2/15 at 7:25 am; Sunday, 2/16 at 7:25 am
Hop on the bus and take a day-long trip to Mount Rainier National Park with your sweetie. Experience the pristine wilderness of this beautiful national park and leave the driving to the experts!
Pride and Prejudice (Wade James Theatre, Edmonds): $7.50 – $18.25 with service fee ($28 value)
Saturday, 2/15 at 8 pm
From Goldstar: “All of the wit and romance of Jane Austen’s classic 1813 novel comes to life in this refreshingly fast-paced and engaging adaptation. Finding a husband is hardly Elizabeth Bennet’s most urgent priority. But with four sisters, an overzealous match-making mother, and a string of unsuitable suitors, it’s difficult to escape the subject. When the independent-minded Elizabeth meets the handsome but enigmatic Mr. Darcy, she is determined not to let her feelings triumph over her own good sense — but the truth turns out to be slipperier than it seems. In a society where subtle snubs and deceit proliferate, is it possible for Elizabeth and Darcy to look beyond his pride and her prejudice, and to make the best match of all?”
She Loves Me: A Musical Rom-Com (Village Theatre, Issaquah): $39.50 – $53.50 with service fee ($60 – $85 value)
Friday, 2/14 at 8 pm; Saturday, 2/15 at 2 pm or 8 pm; Sunday, 2/16 at 2 pm or 7 pm
From Goldstar: “It’s as timeless as stories get — from its original 1937 incarnation Parfumerie to the 1998 Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan rom-com You’ve Got Mail — and now you can turn off the chatter of modern life and fall in love all over again with this joyful production of She Loves Me at the Village Theatre.”
Comedy of Love: A Valentine’s Day Improv (Unexpected Productions’ Market Theater, Seattle): $13 with service fee ($18 value)
Saturday, 2/15 at 8:30 pm
From Goldstar: “Comedy of Love returns to bring laughter to love. Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day, or you just want to laugh, you’ll love this hilariously fun Valentine’s Day improv show. Our veteran performers use your suggestions to create spontaneous scenes rife with passion, lust, heartbreak and everything in between. Be ready to share your own story of romance, from that awkward first kiss to the goofy wedding story—you might just see it turned into something outrageous onstage.”
Enjoy a Romantic Valentine’s Weekend Party Cruise (Emerald City Party Boats, Seattle): $30.25 with service fee ($35 value)
Saturday, 2/15 at 10 pm (boarding at 9 pm)
Cruise through Lake Union & Lake Washington for fantastic views of the Seattle skyline from the water. The top DJs in Seattle will keep the night going with great music. Dress to impress!
Mark & Maggie O’Connor (Meany Hall for the Performing Arts, Seattle): $35.25 with service fee ($57 value)
Friday, 2/14 at 8 pm
This husband and wife duo will present American Classics on Valentine’s Day evening, combining folk and classical artistry in a concert of popular, spirital, and patriotic music. They perform on violin, vocals, and guitar.
Show Me The Love! Valentine’s Chocolate & Wine Pop-Up Tour (Westlake Center, Seattle): $112.50 with service fee ($119 value)
Friday, 2/14 at 4:30 pm; Saturday, 2/15 at 4:30 pm
This one’s a little spendy, but it sounds like fun: You’ll taste decadent, rich chocolate at Fran’s in Georgetown, then be whisked away in their luxury coach to Patterson Cellars Tasting Room at SODO Urban Works for a winery-style tasting paired with even more chocolate. The package includes a small floral arrangement.
Winery and Waterfall Bus Tour of Western Washington (Sheraton Hotel, Seattle): $56.75 with service fee ($98 value)
Friday, 2/14 at 9:50 am; Saturday, 2/15 at 9:50 am; Sunday, 2/16 at 9:50 am
If you have the whole day, why not take a winery tour? This is a scenic six-hour tour of two of Washington’s award-winning estate wineries. The bus will stop at the Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery as well as one other winery, most commonly Goose Ridge Winery, along with a stop at Boehm’s Chocolate Factory in Issaquah. Sights you’ll see include Evergreen Point floating bridge, the Cascade mountain foothills, horse ranches, flower farms, Snoqualmie Falls, and Lake Washington. (Note that tastings and lunch will be an additional cost.)
Sky View Observatory (Columbia Center, Seattle): $10 for one general admission ticket ($20 value)
Skip the Space Needle and enjoy some fantastic views! This is the tallest public viewing area in the Pacific Northwest – it offers views of the Cascade Mountains, the Olympic Mountains, and the Seattle skyline. As far as I can tell, the observatory is open on Valentine’s Day, but you’ll need to enter by 6 pm (and then it closes at 7 pm).
Smith Tower Observatory (Seattle): $22 for admission for two ($40 value)
Another place to get a great view of the city! It has a 360° open-air deck that wraps around the tower’s 35th floor and grants panoramic views of the city’s modern downtown and Puget Sound. The building itself is worth exploring, as well! Ride up in a historic brass and copper Otis elevator – just be sure you’re there by 9 pm at the latest. I’m not 100% sure the observatory will be open on Valentine’s Day, so you’ll want to check their website before heading out.
Of course, if you do want to go to a movie, Goldstar can help with that, too. They offer AMC Yellow eTickets for $9.75 with service fee ($13.50 value).
But What About Dinner?
Sure, this covers the entertainment portion of the night…but what about dinner? Here are some budget-friendly ideas:
- It can’t hurt to check Groupon for local restaurant deals, but be sure to read the fine print as sometimes Valentine’s Day is excluded.
- Try a Bluprint online cooking class and celebrate your flair for food by learning something new. Prices start at just $9.99, and you’ll have lifetime access.
- Browse Costco’s refrigerated section for an easy and delicious prepped meal.
- Of course, you can always just pick up a Papa Murphy’s heart-shaped pizza. 🙂
If you’ve been to any of these places, or if you have other unique Valentine’s Day date night ideas, I’d love to hear all about it. Leave a comment below!