Valentine’s Day is the most romantic night of the year, and can take some planning if you want to do something special with your sweetheart. Luckily, there are lots of romantic things to do around Halifax and HRM.
To help you create the most romantic date, listed below are 25+ things that you can do this Valentine’s Day with your special someone.
Obladee Wine Bar
Obladee Wine Bar is hosting a special evening for Valentine’s Day. Come dine, drink & cuddle with us on Valentine’s Day! There are two seating times that you can choose from, 6 pm and 8:30 pm. You also have the choice of a 3-course meal or wine pairings. Walk-ins are welcome with limited seating.
Valentine’s Dinner and Dance
If you are looking for an adventure this Valentine Day’s, look no farther than Hatfield Farms. Enjoy a delicious dinner, before heading to the dance, go on a wagon ride, zip on the zip lines, or just spend some time relaxing by the outdoor campfires.
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Studio 21 Fine Art
Studio 21 Fine Art is hosting their seventh annual Valentine’s Day Art + Wine. It is a romantic evening of art and wine led by Sommelier Wally Fraser. The vivid colour of new glass sculpture by Shay Salehi and photo work by Charles Bishop will punch up your evening.
80s Valentine’s Day Dance at the Seahorse
Halifax’s all-star 80s tribute Maximum Overdrive return to the Seahorse for a Valentine’s Day Dance where everyone will know every word to every song. Join us in celebration of love as you display how horrible a dancer you are to your loved one in public. PDAs welcome.
Valentine’s Flamenco Show & Dance
Celebrate love and romance with your special someone at at Maritime Conservatory of the Performing Arts. Delight your senses, experience an amazing performance, enjoy delicious sweets and dance, what else could you ask for? Choose our Valentine’s and share your love for the arts, food, flamenco and life with us!
Take a Romantic Stroll
Take a stroll through the Point Pleasant Park’s trails with your loved one. You will get to see the beautiful sights of nature and explore the secret spots littering the park, so you are sure to see some breathtaking views, and we’re not just talking about your significant other.
Ariana Nasr’s Edith Piaf Show! Dinner & Show
The Carleton has hosted a lot of Valentine’s Day shows in the past but nothing really compares to the Édith Piaf show that Ariana Nasr does, so we’re bringing her back to perform for you. Together with a the show, enjoy a gourmet 3-course dinner, entree, dessert with your sweetheart. Two shows at 7 pm and 9:30 pm.
Dinner at Canada’s Top Romantic Restaurants
are two Halifax restaurants named in the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants list. Treat your Valentine!
Taster Night: Valentine’s Day
Make Valentine’s Day dinner special with a five-course tasting meal at Souper duper Soup. The meal includes Shrimp Cocktail, Beet and Apple Salad, Cheese Tortellini Soup, Chicken Mushroom Wellington with mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli, and Chocolate covered strawberries. Reservations are required
Spend some time with your special someone relaxing and reconnecting at Interlude Spa this Valentine’s Day. They are offering special Valentine spa packages, along with their everyday spa packages. There is an Interlude Spa located in both Halifax and Dartmouth, so it is easy to relax this Valentine’s Day no matter which side of the harbour you are spending time with your loved one.
Skating at the Emera Oval
If you and your sweetheart love to spend time outside, you spend this Valentine’s Day outside skating at the Emera Oval. The Emera Oval is open year round and offers free public skating, whether it be on ice skates or rollerblades.
Play a Game of Pool at Locas
Locas is the place to be if you want to challenge your special someone to a game of pool or snooker. You can also enjoy some drinks at the bar and watch a game, if you just want to relax. If pool is not your game, they also offer darts, chess, and crib.
Love, Inevitable Concert
Acclaimed, folk-pop, singer-songwriter Jenn Grant performs in front of a hometown crowd on Valentine’s Day – in support of her latest release, Love, Inevitable (Outside Music), at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium in Halifax.
Enjoy Cheesecake from Sweet Hereafter Cheesecakery
Indulge in sweet and creamy cheesecake this Valentine’s Day. Sweet Hereafter Cheesecakery offers slices of cheesecake or you can buy a full cheesecake to enjoy with your partner at home. Eating in will have you seated in a cozy café with damask patterned wallpaper and a wall-length backed chair. So, snuggle up with your ‘sweetie’ and savor luscious artisan cheesecake and locally roasted coffee.
Enjoy a Dinner Theatre Show
Book a table at the Grafton Street Dinner Theatre and enjoy food, music and comedy!
Valentine’s Day at The Comfort Hotel
Are you thinking of where to spend your Valentine’s Day with your special someone? Look no further! It is going to be a special Valentine’s Day the the Comfort Hotel Bayer’s Lake! Enjoy a 4-course dinner for two, live music at 7:30 pm from Nadia Moore Music, Carly Johnston, George Hebert & Larry Bjorson and dance until 12 midnight.
Travel back to the 80’s and 90’s at Silverball Games, and play some great retro arcade and pinball games. You and your sweetheart can play some games that are just a quarter. It is a homage to many people’s youth and is a hidden gem in Halifax.
Valentine’s Day Extravaganza
Come celebrate Love this Valentine’s Day with a three-course Prix Fixe dining, two types of dance lessons, a dance demo followed by a Latin themed dance party! Make it a celebration to remember! Friends, family and/or significant other – let’s celebrate all forms of Love!!
Get Breakfast or Brunch at Ardmore Tea Room
Start Valentine’s Day with a great breakfast or brunch with a thick milkshake to share. Opening at 5 am, the Ardmore Tea Room is an excellent option for something to eat in the early morning. Enjoy classic diner fare all day long.
Learn Something New at the Discovery Centre
The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is the feature exhibition this season and visiting the Discovery Centre is a fun date option for those who love to learn about how the world works.
Or join for the adult-only event on Feb 8. Explore all things naughty and nice in the science of sex with expert talks, special guests, interactive experiments guaranteed to get your heart racing, and unique games designed to learn about your mates, mating, and more! Plus, who can’t help but fall in love with our newest featured exhibit, Beyond Rubik’s Cube. Whatever your relationship status, this is a pleasure-filled mingler not to be missed.
Go Tobogganing at The Pit
The Pit is one of the best hills to go tobogganing in Halifax. The hills are located in the Merv Sullivan Park in the North End. There is a path to take you back to the top of the hill. It is recommended that you wear a helmet as the slopes are very steep.
Pavia Gallery & Espresso Bar
If you are looking to get out of the city, the Pavia Gallery and Espresso Bar in Herring Cove is definitely a wonderful place to take your date. Take some time to visit their fine art gallery which features works from local and international artists. After appreciating all the art, you can enjoy some of the best coffee and house-made sweets in HRM at the espresso bar.
Tinder Tales “Not-So-Valentine’s” Show
Hear the most ridiculous dating tales shared by local Halifax comedians and headliners Adam Christie and Nigel Grinstead. February 13 at The Carleton.
Bike n’ Bean
Before heading out for a ride with your sweetheart on the St. Margaret’s Bay Trail, you can pop into the Bike n’ Bean for a drink or rent a bike. The building is the historic French Village Train Station, which has been turned into a café and bike shop. The St. Margaret’s Bay trail runs between Hubbards and Hubley. They also offer repair services if your bike needs a little work.
Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market
The oldest and longest running farmers’ market in Nova Scotia has something for everyone. So, head down to the market and pick up everything you need to make a romantic Valentine’s Day meal or enjoy a meal on-site with your special someone. You can also find great gifts for your sweetheart at the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market.
Paint Your Own Pottery at Clay Café
Spend some quality time with your loved one and paint your own pottery, even if you have no experience, at the Clay Café this Valentine’s Day. There are over 300 shapes for you to pick from, so you can choose from bowls, plates, and mugs. The best part about painting your own items is that they are dishwasher and microwave safe, so the memory of making them with your sweetheart won’t fade away.
Hike Around Hemlock Ravine Park
Hemlock Ravine Park is just a 20-minute drive from Downtown Halifax and is right on a bus route. This dog-friendly park is an easy hike and is home to an iconic pond — the Heart Shaped Pond, near the start of the trails. So if the weather is nice, walk your fur baby with your human sweetheart.
Dine Around is back again this February. Enjoy special meals that are only available at some of Halifax’s best restaurants. Sample what the city has been cooking up without breaking the bank.
Hike Around Sugar Moon Farm
Get out of the city this Valentine’s Day and spend time reconnecting with your loved one and nature at Sugar Moon Farm. There are over 30km of clearly marked trails that surround Sugar Moon Farm, which makes it easy to follow them. There are four trails with varying degrees of difficulty that you can pick from.
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