Here Are Some Great Ideas For A Crowdless Valentine’s Day
Hoping for a quiet, secluded night for you and your loved one? Check these out
With Valentine’s Day coming up, couples are sure to be out and about tomorrow—in restaurants, cinemas, museums, and other cultural events. Wherever you turn, there’s bound to be a Valentine promo, but more often than not, these places will be full of other couples trying to score the same deal. If you’re hoping for a quiet and secluded day for you and your loved one, consider these suggestions from Metro.Style.
Ideas For A Crowdless Valentine’s Day
- Ideas For A Crowdless Valentine’s Day
A rooftop date in your condominium
If your building permits it, take the chance to spruce up your condo’s rooftop with fairy lights, some chairs, wine, and even a projector! Watch your favorite show or movie and settle in for a quiet night all to yourselves.
A quiet night in
You can also just jazz up your own place. After a long week and a long day at work, relax and chill at home with your loved one. Sometimes, there’s nothing more romantic than simple domesticity: Cook up dinner, listen to your favorite music, and fall in love with each other all over again.
The Peak, Grand Hyatt
The Peak at the Grand Hyatt is a wonderful, intimate place to have Valentine’s dinner at. You get a great view of the city and you’ll be treated to a welcome drink and thoughtfully curated menu of cured salmon, crab bisque, roasted grass-fed beef Australian tenderloin, and eight-texture chocolate cake.
Photo Credit: @grandhyattmanilaph
Your choice of speakeasy
This one will be up to you: If you have a go-to speakeasy in the metro, why not head to it again for the night? You’ll know the crowd, you’ll know the vibe, and it’ll be a comfortable place for you and your partner.
At the Lanai Lounge in Antonio’s, gear up for an evening of live music and a special menu in the intimate and romantic setting down in Tagaytay.
Photo Credit: @antoniostagaytay
Gourmet Gypsy on Don A Roces Avenue has a special three-course dinner for Valentine’s, filled with all the things love should be, as they say: luscious, tender, divine, and fun. Nar Cabico will also be there to fill the place with beautiful music.
Ateneo Art Gallery in Areté
If you’re an art enthusiast, the Ateneo Art Gallery in Areté is big and spacious and allows for long, lingering walks through galleries. It opens at 9 a.m. and closes at 7 p.m., so it’s a perfect start-of-the-day treat or an end-of-the-day affair.
Photo Credit: @ateneoartgallery
Your favorite bookstore
Malls may get jampacked this Valentine’s, but bookstores will generally be quieter. Head to your favorite branch, or even your favorite local one—Mt. Cloud in Baguio is always great, and Solidaridad Bookshop has wonderful selections, too.
A breakfast date
Everyone—and we mean everyone—will be going out for a Valentine’s dinner. Who’d want to spend time in Friday payday, Valentine’s traffic if you can start your celebration early in the day with a breakfast date? It’ll be quieter and you’ll get a headstart on the festivities.
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