It’s that time of year again! The holidays are over, the anticipation of spring and warmer weather is in the air, and Valentine’s Day is right around the corner.
This annual day of love may be falling on a weekday this year, but that doesn’t mean a dinner date is your only option. You live in Charm City, after all! Whether you’re looking for a classic idea or something a little more adventurous, we’ve got you covered.
Keep reading for a complete list of unique, memorable, and romantic Valentine’s Day date ideas here in Baltimore. And just a friendly reminder: don’t show up to your date empty handed!
Go Jewelry Shopping For Something Sparkly
If your special someone loves jewelry or appreciates sparkly things, a great way to start off your Valentine’s date together is to spend some time browsing local Baltimore jewelry stores.
Make an appointment and get one-on-one attention from an experienced jeweler who can provide education about a diamond’s important features and characteristics. They’ll answer your questions and even help you pick out something special to celebrate the day.
Here at Samuelson’s Diamonds, we love it when a couple comes to shop for jewelry together. There’s nothing better than helping two people choose the perfect piece of jewelry to help represent their love.
Wine (or Beer) Tasting
Do you and your partner enjoy going out for drinks? Why not schedule a special tasting? It will give you a chance to relax together, drink some good spirits, and maybe even learn something new about your favorite beverage.
For beer drinkers, Baltimore boasts several great breweries to choose from. You can map out a pub crawl or relax in one place for the evening. It will be the perfect way to get ready for the Love they Beer Winter Warmer Showcase later in the week.
If you prefer a glass of vino, you’re in luck. Maryland’s wine industry is growing and there are a plethora of top-quality wines produced right here in our state. This is a great chance to check some of them out!
Or, if you’re looking for something a little more unique, reserve a spot in one of the many wine-themed special events happening around the city on Valentine’s Day.
Take a Class Together
Taking a class together can be both romantic and memorable – especially when the class revolves around a fun or unique activity like yoga, cooking, or even chocolate. We’ve compiled some of our favorite Valentine’s Day classes around Baltimore to get you inspired.
Couples Yoga or Meditation
A couples yoga or meditation class will focus on postures where breathing and moving together is key. It’s a great way to relax, stretch out those muscles, and strengthen your relationship.
Talk to your favorite local yoga studio to find out if they offer a class or will create a personalized session. If you’re not sure where to start looking, check out these classes below:
From pottery making to glass blowing and mosaic design, a hands-on artistic class is a great way to get creative, messy, and have some fun. Plus, you’ll walk away with something to remember the day by.
There are some great pottery studios in the city offering classes on all types of artistic practices:
If you and your partner love cooking, then an evening of learning how to whip up a special, romantic dish is a great Valentine’s Day date idea.
Chocolate Making Workshop
Although it may fall under the category of a “cooking class,” we think that chocolate deserves it’s own point. After all, if there’s one thing Valentine’s Day is known for, it’s chocolate!
As you’d expect, there are quite a few chocolate-themed classes happening on Valentine’s Day here in Baltimore. We’ve listed a few of them below:
- Italian Chocolate Workshop by Angela Ranalli-Cicala
- Truffle Making Class by Lansdowne Resort & Spa
- Chocolate, Wine, and Cheese by Formaggio Kitchen
Break a Sweat
Do you and your partner love being active together? Do you enjoy events that are a bit “out of the norm”? Then there are a few events happening around Baltimore on Valentine’s Day that you’ll love!
Acro Sutra: A Romantic Night at the Gym – Hosted by Urban Evolution, this special Valentine’s Day event combines acro-balancing and stretching, and is a great way to build trust and get a great workout at the same time.
Cupid’s Undie Run – This short run is perfect for the couples who love getting a little wild. This race operates under a “no pants, no problem” rule and ends with drinks and dancing. Even better, proceeds from the event benefit Cupid’s Charity, which fund’s neurofibromatosis research.
Dinner for Two
Even if you start your date with one of the above activities, consider ending the evening with a nice dinner. Whether you decide on a tried-and true local classic, or try an up-and-coming eatery, be sure to make a reservation as soon as you can to make sure you get a table!
- Sotto Sopra– A favorite dinner date spot in Baltimore, this farm-to-table Italian restaurant is a memorable and delicious spot to spend your Valentine’s Day evening.
- Gertrude’s– Located in the Baltimore Museum of Art, Gertrude’s serves New American fare with a local twist.
- The Elephant– The Elephant is a sophisticated space with food options from around the world.
Get Your Loved one the Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift
As you plan your February 14, remember that the best ingredient for a successful Valentine’s Day is the element of surprise. If you really want to make the day memorable, surprise your loved one with a beautiful piece of diamond jewelry.
Here at Samuelson’s Diamonds, we can help you find the perfect gift to celebrate this special day. Whether it’s an engagement ring, a sparkling pendant, or a beautiful necklace, we’re Baltimore’s place for high-quality diamond jewelry.
Contact us today to schedule a private consultation or just stop by. We can’t wait to meet you and help make your Valentine’s Day absolutely perfect.
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