Valentine’s Day always seems to come around faster than expected, and if you’re yet to make plans for the most romantic day of the year, then this list is the perfect way to show your other half how much you care. 


Treat yourself to a luxury stay at the Elyton Hotel 

While Valentine’s Day unfortunately lands on a Monday,  a relaxing weekend spent at the Elyton Hotel could be just what you need to forget about work and instead have a romantic getaway. This charming yet modern hotel is centrally located in downtown Birmingham and is the perfect place to come back to after spending the evening in the city, at your favorite restaurant and bars. You might even decide to stay in and make a reservation at the hotel’s own restaurant The Yard, or you may choose to drink Valentine’s Day cocktails at Moonshine, which is their rooftop bar.


Experience a couple’s massage at The Retreat Day Spa

Who doesn’t enjoy a relaxing massage after a long week? Consider making an appointment at The Retreat Day Spa in Birmingham, so that you can relax while also sharing an intimate moment with your partner. For either 30, 60, or 90 minutes, you can experience some quality time side by side, as you unwind together in the most tranquil of settings. Remember to book quickly to ensure this intimate moment though!


Enjoy a specialty Valentine’s Day cocktail while watching Casablanca at the Alabama Theatre 

Before heading out to your favorite bars, consider a special Valentine’s Day film screening in the heart of Birmingham. For an evening you won’t forget, visit the beautiful and historic Alabama theatre for a night of romance and drama as you watch the 7 p.m. screening of Casablanca. There will also be the offer to share special Valentine’s Day cocktails along with the usual selections of wine and refreshments. Click here for ticket information 


Sunset walk with a view at Vulcan 

Although simple, this classic date is still one of the best ways to spend a Valentine’s evening together, and with so many different beauty points of Birmingham, it’s hard to refuse a romantic view over the city as the sun sets. Vulcan park has by far one of the best vantage points of downtown Birmingham, and after soaking in the sights you can go on to enjoy a memorable stroll along the Vulcan Trail. 


Grand River Drive In Movie Theatre 

If you enjoy date nights to the movies, you will definitely love a late night at the Grand River Drive In Movie Theatre. This is a truly unique experience and there’s nothing more romantic than cuddling up together from the comfort of your car. The drive in also has a Snack Shack which means your favorite movie snacks are always close by and you can even play a game of mini golf before the movie starts! Click here for upcoming movie times and tickets.


Dinner at Bottega

If you’re really looking to impress, Bottega’s special Valentine’s Day menu is sure to wow your date! Get prepared to dress up for this special dinner service which will run from 5 until 9 p.m. and enjoy a delicious, candlelit three course meal. Bottega’s sophisticated atmosphere and Italian inspired cuisine is guaranteed to make for a Valentines to remember, but remember to make reservations now as they are sure to fill up in advance!

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