In a diverse city like Seattle, celebrating Valentine’s Day means finding an activity, event or restaurant that suits your idea of romance—and the options are many. Romantic restaurants? Plentiful! Valentine’s day shows and concerts? You got it. Something a little different like a burlesque show? Also no problem.
Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be all about fancy dinners and wining and dining. While there are fine dining options a-plenty in the Seattle area, there are also many fun events going on for Valentine’s. Many are actually on February 14, but others are on days before and after the holiday. Get out, get active, and support a cause by joining in a fun run, or take a romantic dinner cruise with one of Seattle's cruise companies. Whether you are married, dating or single, what to do on Valentine’s Day just got more exciting.
Read on for both general ideas and specific events.
Go out to Eat
The obvious choice of what to do on Valentine's Day is classic and still one of the best. Seattle's culinary scene rises to the challenge and tons of restaurants have special menus, wine tastings, events or just the usual romantic decor. Best of all - going out for dinner is completely customizable whether you seek an upscale culinary experience or want something laid back and casual. If you don't already have a place in mind, here's a list of Seattle's most romantic restaurants.
Go for a Run
At least one run takes to the streets for Valentine's Day and it's not quite like any other! If you enjoy running and helping good causes raise money, join in Cupid’s Undie Run. Don your favorite underwear (or at least whatever you’re willing to wear in public) and join this run around Fremont. The event takes place in six cities throughout the nation and all proceeds go straight to the Children's Tumor Foundation to benefit children suffering from Nuerofibromatosis.
Go on a Cruise
A romantic dinner cruise is the perfect way to enjoy some canoodling on the water. You can book a cruise on many nights in February, but select dates close to the actual day usually have special menus and romantic touches to dinner. Argosy Cruises always has a Valentine's Day cruise, but also check with Waterways Cruises.
While the larger venues like Paramount and 5th Avenue don't commonly put on Valentine's Day shows, the smaller theatres and community theatres often do. Look to venues such as Columbia City Theatre, Showbox at the Market, Unexpected Productions, Town Hall and other small to mid-sized theatres for a great night out.
Take a Class at Babeland
Babeland is one of the coolest adult stores in Seattle and it regularly offers classes. If you really want to put some spice into your relationship, take a look at the classes they offer for couples!
Events on or Near Valentine's Day
When: February 6-March 18
Where: Paramount Theater
How much: Sold out, but check back with the theater to see if new times or seats have opened up.
My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra
When: February 2-25
Where: Tacoma Musical Playhouse
How much: $25-$35
Wine & Chocolate
When: February 9
Where: W.W. Seymour Conservatory in Tacoma's Wright Park
How much: TBA
Hearts & Wine 2018
When: February 9, 6-9 p.m.
Where: The Foundry, 4130 1st Avenue S., Seattle
How much: $85
NWSO Valentine's Concert
When: February 9, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Highline Performing Art Center, Burien
How much: $15 students and seniors/$20 general
Hard Love Burlesque Show
When: February 9, 8 p.m.
Where: Columbia City Theater
How much: $38 for a seat at a shared table/private tables $150-$180
Andre Feriante: In the House of Beauty
When: February 10, 8 p.m.
Where: Benaroya Hall
How much: $41.50
Sip and Stroll
When: February 10, 1-5 p.m.
Where: Downtown Gig Harbor Waterfront
How much: $30-$40, depending when you get tickets
When: February 10 and 11
Where: Neptune Theater
How much: $43.50
When: February 11
How much: $25
When: February 11, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Pike Brewing Company
How much: $60
One Classy Night in Seattle
When: February 12
Where: Moore Theater
How much: $75.00 - $225
Comedy of Love
When: February 14, 8:30 p.m.
Where: The Market Theater
How much: $17.50