The perfect Valentine’s date ideas in Tallahassee

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The popular holiday for couples, Valentine’s Day, is quickly approaching, andmany are wondering what to dowiththeir significant other on this special day amid a pandemic.Tallahassee has a few hidden gemsthat are perfect for a romantic Valentine’s Day with your significant other or your gal pals.

Nicholas Dixon, a FAMU student, said that when it comes to planning the perfect date, you have to think outside the ‘chocolate’ box.

“It’s kind of toughcoming up with Valentine’s Day plans, because Tallahassee isn’t a major city,” Dixon said.“It can be hard finding something that you haven’t done before.”

On Saturday, February 13, local food truck Pineappetit is hosting “Lovers & Friends,” an experience for couples to wine, dine and paint. Tickets are available starting at $55 on Eventbrite. The event will be hosted at Bricks and Brass during the evening for couples or Galentine’s groups to choose from a variety of dishes.

For those that prefer to stay in for the extravagant holiday, the perfect date idea could be watching a romantic-comedy and cooking together. FAMU student Trinity Durrenjoys thoughtful dates that tend to be intimate.

“I’m more of a private person, so less is more with me,” Durr said.“I love simple, but meaningful dates. These can either be at home, at a park, an activity or just some place that most people wouldn’t consider going for a date.”

Tallahassee is home to a variety of excellent parks, likeCascades Park. For those that want to choose the outdoorsyroute,planning a picnic in the park is an easy go-to. Packing a picnic basket with your date’sfavorite lunch items, snacks, desserts and drinks is a great way to spend quality time.

Jaydah Jackson, a FAMU student, believes that going extravagant is the best way to go.

“My ideal Valentine’s Day is spending it with the people I love, to be spoiledand appreciated in different ways,” Jackson said. “I like extravagance, so go big or go home. However, I am also easy to pleaseand will be happy regardless.”

Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without the signature candlelight dinner. Some of the top restaurants in Tallahassee that will guarantee the romantic setting for the evening are Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grill, The Melting Pot, Osaka’s Japanese Steak House, and Mom and Dad’s Italian Restaurant.

For the more adventurous groups, Tallahassee’s recently opened entertainment center, District 850, has an onsite restaurant, bar and a variety of activities to choose from. The options are endless for this year’s Cupid-centric holiday.