Valentine’s Day is coming up and chances are you have no idea what to do. After getting caught up in this year’s holiday shopping frenzy, you have things to wear like Beyonce’s Bootylicious merch, PUMA’s heart Basket Platform, and Rihanna’s Cold Hearted Stance socks — but nowhere to go. To help you out we’ve rounded up affordable date options in major cities around the world that are both fun and unconventional. You won’t surrounded by a crowd of love birds trying to impress one another and you’ll also be able to save some money while you’re at it.
Scroll through the cities below to find out what you’ll be doing for the day of love.
The Museum of Brands is having a special 2-for-1 admission special that allows pairs to visit for just £9 GBP. The location is full of retro designs from the world’s most recognizable retailers. Those who have a love for logo-mania will appreciate the historic references to the graphics we see on clothing today. Visitors will also be able to take part in the museum’s quiz that surveys knowledge of popular marketing images. Finally, after taking a walk through the time tunnel, you can rest at the location’s garden with a glass of prosecco.
Museum of Brands
111-117 Lancaster Rd
London W11 1QT, UK
Looking to try something new? Check out the free kizomba dancing class that’s taking place in LA’s Union Station. An instructor will lead couples through basic steps of the kizomba style set to Afro-Cuban beats. It’s an untraditional date that your partner will never forget. Throw on your dancing shoes, we suggest a pair of Nike’s VaporMaxes or adidas’ UltraBOOST.
800 N Alameda St
Flower lovers will enjoy Mexico City’s Mercado Jamaica. The market is run year-round but on Valentine’s Day the stalls are filled with flowers of all kinds. Couples can get lost in the sea of rose, gardenias and lilies that each available at lower price thanks to the huge supply. There are also great food picks and vendors that sell trinkets so you can remember the day forever.
Guillermo Prieto 45
Magdalena Mixhuca, Jamaica
15800 Venustiano Carranza
Longtime lovers are probably already familar with Mumbai’s Bandstand Promenade. The bridge trails along the city’s water and is filled with benches and vendors selling sweets and flowers. Escape from the busy hub of the city and enjoy an evening stroll down the promenade that can end with a quick foot dip in the water.
Ranwar Bandra West
Mumbai Maharashtra 400050
PlantShed has teamed up with KITH for a special Valentine’s Day pop-up at the brand’s NoHo location. From 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST visitors will receive a complimentary bouquet with a purchase from the women’s floor. Pick up a gift and grab the flowers to get two gifts for the price of one. Following that, there are a plethora of free activities to enjoy around the city including the Times Square wedding ceremonies and a host of restaurant food specials.
337 Lafayette St
New York, NY 10012
Paris is the city of love so it’s difficult to find a new spot for dates. The Eiffel Tower in the most popular destination for the day but the views from the Paris Old Town rival the towering landmark. To get to the area, couples will have to brave three hundred and eight steps that’ll take you to one of the highest points in the city. After taking in the view, set-up your own picnic or enjoy food from the neighboring restaurants.
35 Rue du Chevalier de la Barre
75018 Paris, France
Tokyo is literally lit with free illumination shows throughout the city. The Caretta Shiodome, Tobu Zoo and Tokyo Dome are each highlighted with LED lights covering the intricate structures. Couples can travel to each location or find the closest show to watch. If you’re looking for the best one we recommend the Sagamiko Illumination.