Life gets away from us and sometimes we don't have the time to plan the perfectly curated romantic date night for our significant other (it happens). Valentine's Day comes at us fast and when you need to think on your feet, there are always dates for that. Here are nine last minute Valentine's Day date ideas in Charlotte that will totally impress your signifcant other.
Be Big Kids At 16-Bit Bar+Arcade
Address: 307 W. Tremont Ave., Charlotte, NC
Why You Need To Go: This new spot in NC has everything you'll need for a fun and memorable date night: bowling, great drinks, plenty of nostalgia-inducing games and your fave person in the world of course.
Rooftop Drinks at Rooftop 210
Address: 210 E. Trade St. B320, Charlotte, NC
Why You Need To Go: Nothing says romantic like a city skyline at night. Take your boo to the top of this trendy buidling, grab a cocktail and a stare into the stars musing about your future together.
Sing Karaoke at Lucky Lou's Tavern
Address: 5124 Park Rd., Charlotte, NC
Why You Need To Go: Request the song that encapsulates your relationship and sing a beautiful duet with your love. With a few boozy drinks in your system, it can be an interesting night.
Battle It Out In Archery At Coliseum V
Address: 2801 E Independence Blvd., Charlotte, NC
Why You Need To Go: Play cupid IRL and shoot arrows at targets in a black-light room, not at people of course. You can also have a trippy VR adventure in this 13,000-square-foot warehouse. Have a boozy night and make it competitive: which one of you can get the closest to the bulleye?
Travel Through Time At Dilworth Tasting Room
Address: 300 E. Tremont Ave., Charlotte, NC
Why You Need To Go: This 1940s-inspired European restaurant will totally set the mood for a romantic evening. Dress up in your best and sip curated wines next to the mesmerizing koi pond in the outdoor lounge. You'll feel like you're in your own wonderland.
Ride Bumper Cars At Frankie's Fun Park
Address: 10621 Bryton Corporate Center Dr., Huntersville, NC
Why You Need To Go: Pull out your inner kids and let loose on this lovey dovey day. The 84,000-square-foot indoor park has mini golf, go-karts, bowling, laser tag, arcade games, VR adventures and just about anything that'll make you smile. Did we mention boozy drinks? Winner!
Make Candles At Paddywax Candle Bar
Address: 1930 Camden Rd. #130, Charlotte, NC
Why You Need To Go: Sometimes doing something super quirky together will bring people together. Your and your mate can sip wine and make candles together. You cna even choose your own signature scents. Maybe even choose scents that remind you of each other. #Goals
Climb Rocky Face Mountain Together
Address: 3451 Rocky Face Church Rd., Hiddenite, NC
Why You Need To Go: The couple that breaks a sweat together, stays together. Throw on a pair of sneakers and climb this super easy mountain together. You'll seriously reach new heights as a unit, 600 feet above sea level to be exact.
Take A Glowing Nature Walk At
U.S. National Whitewater Center
Price: Free ($6 parking)
Address: 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy.,Charlotte, NC
Why You Need To Go: End your busy day with bae and take a quiet, illuminated walk through glowing trees. This art installation has 173 sculptures and 15 installations, and all will capture the magic of your love.