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Best Romantic Winter Outdoor Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, do you have a clue where you’d take your special someone? Have you considered bringing your girlfriend or wife outdoors for a beautiful and unique experience? Just because it’s winter, it doesn’t mean that you have to stay indoors. Yes, indoors sound cozy, inviting and romantic, but you can be romantic outdoors as well.

Think outside the traditional Valentine’s Day box. Instead, tailor an outdoor date that you and your honey would enjoy. This can be such a special treat for you both. You wouldn’t have to break the bank just to have a romantic date. A winter outdoor date can give you more reason to cuddle with your favorite person in the world.

Here are our top romantic winter outdoor ideas for Valentine’s Day:


You don’t have to stay up late just to catch the sunset during winter. Pack your favorite drink, grab an outdoor blanket, keep your feet dry, and find the perfect spot. Go hiking, and you will likely find a great place to watch the sunset. This is a unique and romantic way to spend Valentine’s Day.

winter hiking

You can also head to a local park or nature center. If you’re lucky, maybe you can hike to the nearest waterfall. Don’t forget to bring a good picnic blanket.

Ice Skating

How many rom coms have featured ice skating scenes? It can be quite romantic even for the most uncoordinated people. It is also considerably fun and romantic. You can hold hands while you skate around the ring together. This will also give you a chance to talk and laugh.

winter ice skating

Options may be limited in some areas, but this would be a fun date if you have an outdoor rink or a frozen pond near you. If you are thinking of using a frozen pond, make sure to check the ice beforehand. Safety should be a concern. The ice should be thick enough. Bring a bottle or a thermos of warm drink or hot chocolate to keep yourself and your date warm.

If you live in California or somewhere warmer, you can hit the road and go rollerblading for an afternoon of fun.


If you are looking for a place to stay overnight or you want to go on a short vacation with your honey, you could go glamping. This has opened up the outdoors to people who are not too fond of the outdoors.

winter glamping

Glamping is a portmanteau of glamour and camping. It is a style of camping with amenities, and sometimes, resort-style services not usually associated with "traditional camping."  This has become quite popular, and there is a wide array of options available to you.

You can go star gazing. Looking up the stars while enjoying a glass of wine is a romantic way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. You don’t even need anything to admire the Milky Way.


A fishing date may not be possible in some areas but may be possible in others. There are a few ways to work this out. You can look for a secluded beach, or you can go river fishing. In some areas, there are fishing holes that you can go to. Put the lines in the water, and set out for a picnic.

winter fishing

You can also choose to get out on the water. You can take a boat out and find a great spot. After a couple of hours of fishing, you can hit the shore, break out your outdoor blanket, and have a picnic! You can also go kayaking or canoeing.

Outdoor Picnic

If it isn’t too cold outside, you can go to a nice park. You can look for a wooded area, find a clearing, take out your blanket, and share a romantic meal together. Bring some nice tunes to help set the mood. An outdoor picnic can be tacked on to any other outdoor activities.

winter picnic


Grab the Perfect Outdoor Blanket for Your Valentine’s Day Date

If you need a blanket for your date, you might want to get Extra Large Fleece Picnic Blanket. It is easy to fold, easy to carry, folds to a size of a purse, so you’d be able to carry it with you anywhere. It features 100% soft polar fleece which won’t irritate your skin, so you’d be able to enjoy your date for hours in sheer comfort. There is a waterproof cushioned backing, so you won’t get wet even if you place the blanket on a damp surface.

picnic blanket

So, there you go – the top romantic winter outdoor ideas for Valentine’s Day! You don’t have to spend a lot of money on Valentine’s Day. Forget about the clichés. Go outdoors and enjoy Heart’s Day with your sweetheart.