Valentine’s Day During Covid-19
Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and sadly Covid-19 is crashing your date for the third year in a row. While many may be comfortable celebrating the day in a ‘normal way’, we want to offer you alternatives that account for the level of risk you are comfortable taking!
For those most comfortable dating from the comfort of their own home check out the ‘virtual date ideas’ list below.
For those most comfortable dating outdoors or with a mask on, check out the ‘socially distanced date ideas’ list below.
Looking for more ideas or advice on dating during a pandemic? Check out the SWC’s Covid-19 Dating and Hook-up Safety Guide.
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Valentine’s Day: Virtual Date Ideas
NETFLIX Party (Free – $)
Teleparty (formerly Netflix Party) is a new way to watch TV with your friends online.
Teleparty synchronizes video playback and adds group chat to Netflix, Disney Plus, Hulu, HBO Max, and Amazon Prime. Click here to get started!
Online Escape Room (Free – $$$)
Digital escape rooms are a series of themed puzzles that must be solved within a certain timeframe. These games follow a choose-your-own adventure format, and players must select the correct answer in order to unlock riddles and win the challenge. Check out this list of awesome Online Escape Room options!
Online Museum Tour (Free)
Enjoy the world of art! Take a tour of some of the most famous galleries and museums from the comfort of your own home.
- Head to France & Tour the Louvre
- Visit New York City & Tour the MoMA
- Explore Mexico City by taking a Tour of the Frida Kahlo Museum
Zoom Dinner Date ($-$$$)
Order delivery – for each other! Find out your date’s favourite meal and order it to their house. Then hop on Zoom to enjoy your meals together!
Virtual Wine Tasting (19+) ($$-$$$)
Virtual wine tasting is an online experience, where sommeliers walk you through a selection of wines shipped to your home. The guide educates you on the wines’ backgrounds and teaches you what to look for when enjoying wine. Check out this list of awesome Virtual Wine Tasting options!
Valentine’s Day: Socially Distanced Date Ideas
Outdoor Skating (Free – $)
- Pier 8 (skate rentals available)
- Princess Point (bring a shovel if it has snowed recently!)
- Dundas Driving Point
- Check out your neighborhood park! Your community may have built a skating rink.
Winter Hike (Free – $)
Art Show ($-$$)
Check out one of Hamilton’s 4 designated tobogganing hills!
RBG: Under the Canopy – Animals of the Rainforest ($)
Take a peek Under the Canopy of the world’s major rainforests, meet some of the animals who call these places home, and find out how your life connects to rainforest ecosystems. This beautiful immersive exhibit will introduce visitors to the world of rainforests and many of the fascinating plants and animals that call rainforests home. Learn about rainforest ecology, their importance to the planet, rainforest conservation and meet some of the coolest animals that live in the rainforest. Tickets Here.
Winterlit – An illuminated Walk in the Woods ($)
Stroll the Illuminated Sugar Bush Trail and then make your way over to the Winterlit Trail for an experience with a little extra sparkle. On Valentine’s day the Winterlit Marketplace will be open which includes local live musical performers, fire & ice performers, Karbon Brewery & Winery, as well as food vendors. Tickets Here.
With over 2.7 million geocaches hidden worldwide, you can practically ‘hunt’ anywhere. It’s a fun way to hike, explore, and be outside together. First time geocaching? Check out this guide: Geocaching 101.