If you have already planned a perfect Valentine’s Day celebration, good for you. This post is for the rest of us. Here are some fun last minute date ideas for you and your Valentine. No Valentine? Just grab a friend, or treat yourself (you deserve it).
Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho with the Spokane Symphony
At first glance, watching the classic terrifying thriller Psycho might not seem like a good Valentine’s Day date, but being scared together can be a good time. The entire soundtrack will be played by the Spokane Symphony orchestra. The performance is February 12, 7:30 p.m., at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. Click here to buy tickets ($28–$49).
Valentine’s Chamber Soiree
If you prefer a calmer, more romantic music show, come see outstanding musicians from the Spokane Symphony perform chamber music in the elegant Georgian Room at the Spokane Club. With your tickets, you can also reserve a pre-show dinner at the club’s Burgundy restaurant, usually only open to Spokane Club members. Performances are February 17 and February 18 at 7:30 p.m. Click here for tickets ($28 for general admission or $48 for table seating, which includes wine and small bites).
Red Wine and Chocolate at Rocket Market
For something more interesting than just having drinks at a bar, hang out with fellow wine lovers and learn something with this wine and chocolate pairing class. Stunning red wines will be paired with the market’s delicious gourmet chocolates, February 14, 7:00 p.m. at 726 E 43rd. Call 509-343-2253 to make reservations ($30 plus tax).
Ice Skating at Riverfront Park
This year, taking your sweetheart skiing anywhere nearby is clearly out of the question, but you can still get out on the ice in one of the nation’s best outdoor skating rinks in the heart of Riverfront Park. Click here for daily schedules. Click here for prices.
Romantic Evening at Stratford Suites
On February 13 or 14, stay in one of Stratford Suites’ beautiful fireplace suites and enjoy a complimentary bottle of wine and 3:00 p.m. checkout. Prices start at $119. Stratford Suites is located just minutes from downtown and very close to Northern Quest Resort and Casino, where you can go out for gaming and dinner before relaxing in your room with a 52” HD TV, all leather furniture, and pillow top mattresses. For couples who really need a quiet night in without the kids, you can make dinner in the fully equipped kitchen. Call 509-321-1600 for reservations.