Valentine’s Day – 6 ideas to make it special despite lockdown

Valentine's Day

In 2021, most of your typical Valentine’s Day date options are difficult to undertake because of current lockdown restrictions. However, this year we have one advantage working in our favour: the 14th of February falls on a Sunday! This means we can be romantic all day long! At Core Merino we have put our heads together to think of different ways to spend some romantic time on Valentine’s Day with our loved ones. Here is what we came up with.

Climb to the top

Since Valentine’s Day falls onto a Sunday, you can plan a whole hiking field trip. Do some research on excellent mountain top views around your area that offer beautiful hiking paths all the way to the top. Make sure you don’t forget to kiss your better half after you catch your breath from climbing up and enjoying the breathtaking view.  

Ride down memory lane

Another way to enjoy Valentine’s Day is to plan a bike ride to a spot that is important in your relationship. This could be the place where you first met, shared your first kiss, or if you are married where you got engaged. 

Make a wish on a shooting star

Is there anything more romantic than stargazing? If you have a yard or balcony and weather permits, you can plan a romantic evening by looking into heaven. Get out some warm blankets, prepare a small picnic, and cuddle beneath the stars with your loved one. Don’t forget to make a wish when you see a shooting star!

Do an adventure walk – and fall in love again

Research has shown that we are more likely to fall in love with each other in a dangerous situation than in a mundane setting. In more concrete terms, you are more likely to fall in love while water rafting than in an office setting. Why not turn this into an opportunity to rekindle our romantic love? Ok, don’t get yourself in danger, but try out something new. For example, you and your partner could explore a neighborhood you have never been to or go for a hike trying not to use your cell phone or map for orientation (do keep it in your backpack, just in case). 

Plan future trips and vacations

If lockdown or the weather does not permit spending the day outside, you could use the time together to plan future trips, holidays, and other adventures. During normal non-lockdown times, we often complain about not having enough time to prepare for our holidays or weekend getaways. So, instead of passing your time on Netflix you could actually get your planning and research done together and plan a trip both of you can look forward to in the future. 

Stay in bed

Last but not least, there is always the most romantic option to just spend the day in bed together as you may have done in the past but did not seem to have the time to do so lately. Treat yourself to some relaxing romantic horizontal time – dreaming, talking, laughing…you get the gist…

We hope you make the best of Valentine’s Day under lockdown conditions by spending some time together with your loved one. Be active, be together and create some memories that will make you as a couple stronger. Enjoy. 

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