Valentine’s Date Ideas Amid Community Quarantine

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, but with the threat of COVID-19 still looming, celebrating this intimate occasion this year can be quite tough for most couples. Some couples might have probably arranged a “Zoom date” with their SOs, but to some, Valentine’s is an occasion that must be spent together physically. Nonetheless, here are some Valentine’s date ideas that you might wanna try while we are still on quarantine.

1. Movie Night

Nothing beats that good old Netflix and chill (in a literal sense). If you want to skimp out the traditional going out during the Valentine’s because of the pandemic, spending quality time over a movie with your significant other can be very worth your while.

2. Coffee Date

Certain coffee shops are isolated such as the Charlie’s Cup in Balamban, a café perched atop with serene vibes. With its relaxing and cold ambience, having a sip of warm coffee here with your partner can be very ‘lowkey’ romantic.

It’s also the perfect time to check out new cafes in the city like Sip Café in Banilad and MangoSix Coffee and Dessert in Lahug.

3. Book hotels

Of course, spending the night with your partner at a lavish hotel can be very intimate and provides that exclusivity most couples seek especially during this special day. Many hotels offer promos for this long weekend because of the Chinese New Year, so make sure to check them out.

You can book a decent hotel in Cebu City for as low as P1,500 per night, good for 2 persons. Check out some great hotel deals here.

Even the premiere Waterfront Cebu City Hotel is offering room rates starting at P2,200 per night, good for 2.

4. Long drive

Through movies, we have romanticized the idea of taking long drives with someone special, and once we try, it is indeed actually romantic. Spending your Valentine’s taking a long drive down south or up to Busay can be a good idea. Get that playlist ready, bring some snacks and plan some stop overs, just be careful while driving.

5. Wine Night

You can never go wrong with wine.

If you don’t want to go too far away from the city, you can bring your date to somewhere nice like at Ambiance in Cebu IT Park or at La Vie Parisienne in Cebu City.

6. Send a Valentine’s gift

Not all may be with their SOs at this very special day, but that shouldn’t stop you from being “extra” in showing your affections. Flower shops offer door-to-door delivery services and if you want to make your own gifts, delivery services like Lalamove or Grab has got your bag in making sure that that package is received.

7. Go to the beach

With selected beach resorts’ travel restrictions eased, going to the beach during Valentine’s is also quite romantic. For beach lovers, some resorts already welcome couples to stay for the night and enjoy its sandy beaches.


While all these ideas may be romantic and nice, we should still be careful while the pandemic is not yet over. Also, may be reminded that such gestures are not the real measure of how we value our loved one; quality time, however you spend it, is one of the real keys to strengthen one’s relationships.

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