It’s here! The ultimate month of love. Obviously, February is known for Valentine’s Day. Not surprisingly, date nights spike this month and restaurant reservations fill up fast. Don’t hesitate to make those plans. If you need ideas, we have ten fantastic dates to try with your love this month.
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Wine Down on Wednesdays
9061 N 700 W, McCordsville
Wednesdays are a great time to visit Daniel’s Vineyard. Enjoy their delicious pizza for half price at Happy Hour from 4-6 pm. $5 glasses of wine are available all day. If you love some friendly competition, get ready for trivia starting at 6 pm. Would you rather enjoy your wine with a more romantic vibe? Reservations for igloos at Daniel’s Vineyard are still available through March.
Valentine’s Art Night Out
Garfield Park Arts Center
2432 Conservatory Dr, Indianapolis
Feeling artistic? Head over to the Garfield Park Arts Center for their Valentine’s Art Night Out. This event is on February 11 from 6-8 pm. Bring a date, have a Galentine’s celebration, or just go by yourself! Local artists will guide and help you create fantastic works of art at a variety of stations. Enjoy live music while you create and take some fun pictures in the photo booth.
1542 S. East St, Indianapolis
Is the light on at The Vault? If it is, they are open and ready to serve you from their menu of amazing cocktails. You can’t just walk into this bar. You have to be a bit more resourceful to gain access to this fine establishment. Use clues from their Instagram and Facebook pages to find a code to unlock the vault. This speakeasy can only be entered with the correct code! Get dressed up and celebrate the repeal of prohibition with a one-of-a-kind cocktail prepared by one of the outstanding bartenders.
Flights of Chocolate
1125 E. Brookside Ave, Indianapolis
What could be better than a flight of chocolate? SoChatti will show you how 3 simple ingredients make one of the most popular foods in the world. Flights are $10 and are available for walk-ins. If you have a group larger than 4, please make reservations beforehand. You can also learn how to make drop candies for $25. We love SoChatti and all of their classes.
Bring Your Dream Home to Life
Suburban Indy Home and Outdoor Living Show
711 E. 191st St, Grand Park Events Center, Westfield
It is so fun to dream about the perfect home. Bring your significant other to the Home & Outdoor Living Show. Located at Grand Park in Westfield, this show is huge! Enjoy over 200 vendors plus a plant market where you can buy those plant babies for Valentine’s Day. Be sure to visit The Patio. This is the show’s newest feature which showcases local wineries, breweries, and distilleries. Enjoy samples and purchase bottles to take home. The show runs from February 10-12.
Cheer on the Indy Fuel
Indiana Farmer’s Coliseum
1202 E. 38th St, Indianapolis
Hockey is a great sport to watch live. It’s full of constant action and excitement! There are 6 opportunities in February to catch an Indy Fuel game. These games are perfect for your next date night. Home games this month are on February 4, 5, 10, 24, 25, and 28. There are fun promotions for each game. For example, at the February 10 game, you can enjoy $3 beverages, $1 hot dogs, and $7 special T-shirts. Want to bring the family? Here are all of the reasons we love bringing the kids to the games.
Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance
401 E. Michigan St, Indianapolis
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Rathskeller. The Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance is on February 11. This event features a 3-course meal along with a glass of champagne. Enjoy live music from 7-10 pm. Pricing is $125 per couple. To secure your table, make reservations by calling 317-636-0396.
Hold on Tight as You Ice Skate
Various locations throughout Central Indiana
Bundle up and hang on tight to your sweetie as you ice skate at one of the many locations around Central Indiana. The Ice at Carter Green is a beautiful outdoor location in Carmel. Skate rental is available and you can make your reservations online. This outdoor rink is open until February 26. If you would prefer to be inside, you can find many rinks throughout Central Indiana. Don’t worry about your skill level! You will find your balance quickly. Just laugh it off if you fall!
High Energy Fun with the Pacers
125 S. Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis
Pacers games are full of excitement. This team is full of highly spirited players who bring the energy to every game. A live DJ, drumline, enthusiastic Emcees, and a variety of concessions make for a great time every time. You can grab over-the-top milkshakes from the Shake Bar by Steak ‘n Shake, enjoy local brews from the new Upland Brewing Bar, and grab unique eats from featured local chefs at each game.
Plan a Skiing Day Trip
Various locations around the Midwest
Still hoping for some good snowfall so you can participate in all of your favorite winter activities? Thankfully, ski resorts can pump in some of their own snow. If you are willing to take a day trip or make a weekend of it, you can head up north where there has been plenty of snow to keep the hills ready. After spending the day skiing, warm up in the lodge with a warm beverage and some comfort food. Don’t forget to check out some of our favorite ski locations and be sure to make reservations before heading out!
Make those plans now for all of your February date nights. Reservations will fill up quickly around the city. Think outside of the box and plan something truly extraordinary – not just your typical dinner and a movie. If you need more ideas, check out all of our date night guides including Winter Date Nights Under $50, 100 Date Night Ideas, and 30 Date Nights at Home.