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We’ve only got a few days left until the most romantic day of the year: Valentine’s day. Has Cupid’s arrow already struck you? Is there a special someone in your life? If so, there’s no better day to show them you love them. And there’s no better WAY than with these Birmingham Valentine date ideas.
Get Locked In
What better way to show someone you love them than to lock yourself in a room with them for an hour? If you jumped on the escape room bandwagon yet, you HAVE to try it out! Get “locked” inside uniquely themed rooms, where you will have to solve puzzles and find clues to break out of the room. There’s no better way to put those relationship skills to the test. You’ll have to work together, communicate effectively, and ladies, your man will finally have to listen to you. Does your relationship have what it takes to escape?
Birmingham has several escape room locations.
Location: 2808 7th Ave S
Themed Rooms: The Battleship, The Warehouse, The Classroom, The Laboratory
Location: 2717 19th Pl S, Homewood
Themed Rooms: Hostage, Island Escape, Mystery Mansion, Museum Heist, Do Not Disturb, Kidnapping, Operation: Casino
Location: 5407 Beacon Drive, Irondale
Themed Rooms: Sabatoge, Derailed, Classified
Get Your Hands Dirty
This Valentine’s Day, you can make more than just memories at MAKEbhm. Sign you and your significant other up for a series of Intro to Ceramic Making Class. The first class is on Valentine’s day with classes the next two following Wednesday’s. What better way to connect with your loved one than to learn a new (and fun!) skill together. Get out of your comfort zone, try something new, and have fun!
MAKEbhm is located at 4000 3rd Avenue South (and they just announced they’re expanding!)
Pack a Picnic
Your Valentine’s day might start out with a few morning showers, but they should be clearing out by mid afternoon. And with temperatures forecasted in the 70’s, it will be the PERFECT day to pack a picnic, grab a blanket, and take your loved one to Railroad Park. This is the perfect setting to cozy up next your partner, take in the fresh air and beautiful sights, and get lost in the moment.
Afterwards, rent a Zyp bike and explore the Magic City with the one you love the most. Check out our favorite bike routes around town!
Eat to Your Heart’s Desire
A romantic dinner is a must on Valentine’s day. There’s just something about getting dressed up and showing off your date at dinner. Check out one of these upscale Birmingham restaurants for a dinner you won’t soon forget.
Famous For: Delicious steak and seafood
We suggest: Fish Tacos
Price Range: $17-$35/person
Texas De Brazil
This upscale Brazillian steakhouse is a food lover’s dream. The widest selection of meats, including steak, pork, chicken, and lamb are carved table-side. They also offer the largest (and most delicious) salad bar I’ve ever seen, as well as a Lobster Bisque that is to die for.
Famous for: a wide selection of steaks and meats
We suggest: Try all the meats!
Price Range: $44.99/person
Galley and Garden
This farm-to-table restaurant is the epitome of fancy dining. Located in the historic Merritt House on Highland Ave, the restaurant serves French-American cuisine with classic Southern influences.
Famous for: French-inspired cuisine
We suggest: Filet of Beef
Price Range: $30-$45/person
Located inside the Pizitz Food Hall, Fero is known for its delectable Italian cuisine. Pair your dinner with one of their many wines for a romantic and delicious dinner.
Famous for: Italian cuisine
We suggest: Baked Snapper
Prince Range: $20-$40/person
Tie the Knot
And if you are REALLY feeling the love this Valentine’s Day, you can say “I Do” at one of the most romantic spots in Birmingham: Vulcan Park. They offer really cool wedding packages on Valentine’s Day only. Check out the details here.