15 Things to Do for Valentine’s Day in Tri-Cities
Valentine’s Day — a holiday when love fills the air and romance is alive in Tri-Cities. We’ve gathered a list of some of the best date ideas to do with your significant other, your Galentine’s Day crew or heck… even solo, if you want to show a little self love this holiday.
1. Dinner and a Show
From lake-side views to fire-side coziness, Tri-Cities has a plethora of fine dining with romantic atmospheres and intimate settings. After you’ve enjoyed a wonderfully flavored meal and an unbeatable culinary experience, choose from one of the many local theaters or art galleries to cap off the night.
Nothing gets the heart pumping like a little friendly competition. Grab a ball and your partner and head to one of the bowling alleys in the area: Spare Time Lanes in Kennewick or Atomic Bowl in Richland. And be assured, everyone looks sexier in rented bowling shoes.
3. Axe Throwing
Have an ax-e-llent Valentine’s Day and visit the largest place dedicated to throwing sharp objects in Tri-Cities. This is perfect for getting to know a new partner on a V-Day date or getting super competitive with your long-time beau. Head over to Axe KPR, the first Tri-Cities axe throwing company in the area for a fun-filled date.
4. Escape Room
Being stuck in a room for an extended amount of time with your partner may not be everyone’s idea of romance but working together to get out will surely help your communication skills. Communication, problem solving, and trust aren’t just the foundation to a solid relationship — they’re also key to escaping. Are you up for the challenge? Check out Atomic Escape Rooms.
5. Winery Tour
The Tri-Cities area is fortunate enough to have a bustling wine scene where you can sample top regional delicacies and global flavors. With over 200 to choose from in a 50 mile radius, there are a plethora of options and travel deals that include winery tours, romantic breakfasts at area accommodations and other culinary delights from local partners.
6. Take a Hike
Spend some quality time outdoors with your partner, breath in the fresh air, and enjoy an afternoon off the grid. Leave your phones on do-not-disturb and be present in the natural landscapes that Tri-Cities has to offer. Deep conversation and the serenity of the surrounding wildlife will bring you closer together for sure.
7. Sweets for Your Sweetie
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, explore The Tri-Cities Annual Chocolate Celebration. Bring the whole family and indulge in a gourmet chocolate experience along with live entertainment, wine tastings, chef’s competition, and a Candyland themed Kids Zone. Or leave your loved ones at home and shop for the perfect gift from one of the local vendors.
8. Carousel of Dreams
There’s nothing cuter than a couple holding hands on a carousel. After your dinner date, take a romantic ride on the Gesa Carousel of Dreams and have that picture-perfect movie moment you’ve always dreamt of.
9. Power Up Arcade Bar
If arcade games are your thing, release your inner nerd with a night out at Power Up Arcade Bar. Choose from a selection of 18 beers on tap or something from the full service cocktail bar. Challenge your significant other to a game of PacMan, skee-ball or Street Fighter for some good, old-fashioned fun.
10. Brew & Bacon Festival
For those couples whose love of food is what unites them, take a stroll around the Three Rivers Craft Brew & Bacon Festival the weekend before Valentine’s Day. Spend the day imbibing microbrews, tasting complimentary food samples, and enjoying local vendors and live entertainment.
11. Gaming at Sage Brewery
Couples who play together, stay together and you’ll surely score points with a date at Sage Brewery for a board game night. Bring another dynamic duo along for a double date and share laughs and good times around the table.
12. Pink Ice Night
Don your best pink apparel, grab your best mate, and sit rink side at a Tri-City Americans hockey game. Every February the team supports Breast Cancer Awareness night by sporting their pink jerseys during the game and it just so happens to be the color of love as well.
13. Roller Skating
Whether you’re a newbie or a gliding pro, roller skating is the perfect excuse to hold hands and get close to the one you love. So fall hard (with each other and hopefully not on the rink) with a romantic date at Rollarena Skating Center.
14. “Budding” Romance
Whether you want to start the date with a little surprise or you're more of a “low-key, lay at home and enjoy each other’s company” kind of couple, show you care by grabbing a bouquet of flowers from Shelby’s Floral & Gifts.
15. Scenic Flight
Make it a Valentine’s Day to remember and see Tri-Cities in a way most could only dream about during a 30 minute scenic flight with Sundance Aviation. You choose the place you’d like to tour, and off you go. Enjoy a unique experience together with unforgettable views.