Romantic Date Ideas for Valentine's Day
Love is in the air! Treat your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day by pulling out all the stops with these romantic date ideas.
Valentine’s Day is a time to show your loved ones how special they are. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing weekend getaway or a thrilling adventure, we’ve put together a list of romantic date ideas to bring you and your loved one closer this Valentine’s Day.
1. Book a Stay
Valentine’s Day is on Tuesday this year so turn your celebration into a long weekend getaway. Book your stay at the historic El Rancho Hotel and relax in the intimate, western themed rooms and 49er Lounge with your loved one.
2. Start with Brunch
After a rejuvenating night at a local hotel, ease into date-day with a delicious brunch at Cocina De Dominguez. From eggs with hash browns to carne adovada and huevos rancheros, this family-owned restaurant is the perfect place to start the day.
3. Take a Hot Air Balloon Ride
Treat your loved one to incredible aerial views of the desert and an adrenaline rush during a hot air balloon ride from X-Treme-Lee Fun Balloon Adventures.
4. Catch a Show
Take movie night up a notch and catch a show at El Morro Theatre. Check the theater’s website prior to visiting to see the most current movie and live performance schedule.
5. Bowl a Perfect Game
Get ready for some friendly competition at Gal-A-Bowl, Gallup’s family-owned and operated bowling alley. Use the time between frames to chat and share some laughs with your date.
6. Skate the Night Away
Spend the evening skating hand-in-hand with your sweetheart around the rink at The Skate Connection. Tie on a pair of skates and show off your moves as you skate under a disco ball.
7. Get Up Close with Wildlife
Visit Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary for the opportunity to see wolves up-close. The sanctuary offers a guided group tour twice daily or register for a specialty tour for a hands-on, educational experience.
8. Discover Hidden Treasures
Begin celebrating Valentine’s Day with a treasure hunt at Gallup Flea Market. Occurring every Saturday, the flea market is a great place to discover a unique gift for your sweetheart.
9. Admire Local Art
Stroll through the ART123 Gallery to admire a wide range of artworks from local artists including paintings, photography, sculptures, and contemporary jewelry. A new show rotates through each month giving visitors a chance to experience more art.
10. Enjoy a Romantic Dinner
Nothing says romance quite like an intimate Valentine’s Day dinner at one of Gallup’s restaurants. Watch the sunset through wall-to-wall windows while savoring impeccable Mexican-American fare at Anthony’s A Taste of the Southwest. Order for the table and share delicate plates of high-quality sushi at Zen Steak & Sushi. Or, enjoy inventive specials and delectable pasta dishes with craft beer at Fratelli’s Bistro.