Perhaps your love extends beyond the cliche (but still enjoyable) dinner-and-a-movie. In Lynchburg, you’re in luck. With tons of events and activities happening in the month of February, you and your date will have your choice of unique date ideas for Valentine’s Day.
Here are just a few of our favorites.
Cozy Up at the Theater
The Academy Center of the Arts is hosting the Jefferson Choral Society as well as a Met Opera Broadcast the week of Valentine’s Day. Relive some of the best chart toppers of the past, or revel in the vocal depth of Carmen. The Jefferson Choral Society event starts at 7:30 on February 16—giving you plenty of time for an early dinner or happy hour. The Met Opera Broadcast happens in the afternoon on February 17, making for a romantic, yet casual afternoon, with room for dinner after.
Keep it Casual (and affordable!) with a Beer Tasting
Who says Valentine’s Day has to be all about chocolates and roses? Whether you’ve been together for ages, or you simply want to skip the fuss and fluff of Valentine’s Day, a beer tasting at Craft Beer Cellar may just fit the bill. Flights are just $8 for a choice of 4 draft beers (talk about an affordable Valentine’s Day!).
Win the Prize for Most Unique Date with Dinner and a Gun Range
T4 Tactics offers Dinner and a Gun Classes (aka Date Night) for dates that are a little more on the adventurous side. Reserved on an appointment only basis, you and your date can be treated to a candle light Italian dinner and non-alcoholic wine, all while learning firearm safety and how to shoot a handgun. As a bonus, you can even start the process for a concealed permit.
Tour the Best of Lynchburg Brews
For a date that’s adventurous and gives you a tour of the city, the Lynchburg Brew & Wine Tours from Brew Ridge Tours is perfect. Stop by Magnolia Foods for appetizers and tastings, then to The Dahlia for a pint of beer or a glass of fine, and then end the evening with wine or beer and dessert at Brauburgers. Plus, the package includes a hotel stay!
Explore Your Creativity
Dive into the arts and your own creativity with a couples pottery class with All Fired Up. Classes usually take between one and a half to two hours, depending on the style of piece that you choose, and they’re a great way to get your hands dirty while enjoying something fun with your Valentine.
Dance the Night Away
On Thursday nights at The Glass House, Lynchburg Salsa offers $5 salsa lessons and dancing. Whether you’re a pro at dancing or need a little extra push, Lynchburg Salsa offers a safe, relaxing and fun date night. Plus, with the location being right on Jefferson Street, you can step out and enjoy a delicious meal at any of the nearby restaurants.