Last-minute local ideas for Valentine’s Day

From flowers to happy hours to meteor showers, we’ve got ideas to make your Valentine’s Day special.

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Our city is teeming with romantic potential.

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There’s no dodging Cupid’s arrow — Valentine’s Day is here. Whether you’re celebrating your friendships or sugaring up your sweetheart, we’ve got last-minute Valentine’s Day ideas that will have you loving love.

🌵 Get fantastical with botanicals

If you’re quick, you might have your pick of bouquets using same-day flower delivery. (We’re eyeing those locally designed arrangements.)

Or, get creative and nab a potted plant from these plant spots. Nothing says forever like a hardy succulent.

🥂 Keep spirits up

If you didn’t score reservations, don’t overthink… grab a drink. The following spots have weekday happy hours:

  • Revolution Winery & Kitchen | Monday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. | With deals on vino + eats, wine club members can enjoy happy hour all day on Wednesdays.
  • University of Beer | Monday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. | Keep it casual. With 40+ taps of craft beer, UOB’s $7 drink specials are a perfect way to do your own special-curated beer tasting.
  • The Green Room | Wednesday-Sunday, 3-4:30 p.m. | The only thing that beats $3 Montucky Lager is $5 drafts of every other available brew.

For more options, check out our happy hour guide.

🌟 Go stargazing

It doesn’t get much more idyllic than bundling up and looking at the stars. Grab some blankets (and maybe a hot drink) and head to one of these spots away from man-made light to take in the sky.

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