Although Valentine’s Day is still a few weeks away, it’s never too early to start planning the perfect date night with your sweetheart. Even though it can be easy to overlook this holiday as just a day to buy jewelry, roses, and giant teddy bears, sometimes having an eventful day or evening is all you need to show your Valentine that you care. If you're still unsure what you want to do to make the day extra special, here are a few fun date ideas in the Treasure Valley.
Start the Night with Cocktails
Going to happy hour in Meridian is the perfect way to unwind after a long day of work and to prepare for the night’s festivities. There are tons of great choices in the Boise, Meridian, or Eagle area and you'll find that many will offer special Valentine's Day cocktails or happy hours. Explore your options, and even if it means going to the usual spot, relax and unwind and enjoy each other's company this evening.
Explore the Greenbelt
Boise is well-known for its expansive Greenbelt that practically stretches throughout the entire city. It’s a great place to run, walk, bicycle, or ride one of the electric scooters scattered throughout the city. Depending on the weather, you’ll most likely need to bundle up. But regardless of the temps, the scenery is beautiful along many parts of the 25-mile long stretch, and enjoying a trip on the Greenbelt is a perfect way to relax and spend time with your Valentine.
Try a New Restaurant
We all have our tried-and-true restaurants of choice, but on a special evening like Valentine's Day, consider expanding your taste horizons and look for new places to eat in Meridian. What’s a kind of food that you’ve always wanted to try? Meridian and the rest of the Treasure Valley are full of unique food offerings. In fact, the variety of different cuisines might surprise you. From authentic Basque food to Asian fusion and more, the options are practically endless.
Go for a Run
If you and your Valentine are active people or are still committed to your New Year’s resolutions, then this event happening during the month of February might be for you. The Run 4 Love 5K and 10K is a virtual race, meaning you can complete it anywhere at any time. The best part is that the funds raised go to support a good cause and at least 15% of all entries will be donated to Heart to Heart International.
Play Some Games
Do you feel like getting competitive on Valentine's Day? There are several vintage arcades in the Treasure Valley, and it's easy to spend a few hours in each. Most notably, you'll find the Spacebar Arcade in downtown Boise and Grinkers Grand Palace in Eagle. There are several authentic arcade machines in each with the classics that you know and love. The best part is they still cost only a quarter or two to play, making it an affordable and fun way to spend the evening.
If you’re looking for a restaurant that offers a quality blend of Asian and American fare, look no further than Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill in Meridian. There you’ll find an atmosphere perfect for date night, group events, or just a quick bite to eat at lunch along with a full menu of sushi and cocktails that are sure to please. Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill is also a great place for happy hour in Eagle ID area any time of the year.