Toronto has tons of delicious restaurants to enjoy, but sometimes it's nice to change things up a bit. If you feel like you're spending more of your dates staring at a menu than staring into each other's eyes, it might be a good idea to avoid the dinner scene altogether this Valentine's Day. Take your favourite person on a memorable date that's different from the usual restaurant routine. These Toronto Valentine's Day date activities are perfect for couples looking to do something new.
There are a lot of things happening around the city that don't involve another meal out.
You can take advantage of the snowy season by participating in some winter activities together.
The Bentway's figure-eight skate trail is a great place for a date, and you can glide around mitten-in-mitten.
The Toronto Light Festival is filled with impressive glowing installations for you and your S/O to admire. The best part is, it's free.
Terra Lumina is another event you don't want to miss out on. This illuminated path at the Toronto Zoo will transport the two of you into the future for an enchanting adventure.
From cooking events to dreamy Airbnbs, there are plenty of ways to enjoy each other's company this Valentine's Day.
Wander Around the Toronto Lights Festival
When: January 17, 2020 - March 1, 2020
Address: Distillery District, Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Wander mitten-in-mitten through tons of illuminated displays in the historic Distillery District.
See a Show at The Winter Garden Theatre
Price: From $39 per ticket
When: January 30, 2020 - February 15, 2020
Address: 189 Yonge St., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: See the musical Caroline, Or Change at the stunning Winter Garden Theatre which is bursting with romance.
Glide Along an Ice Trail Together
When: December 20, 2019 - February 17, 2020
Address: 250 Fort York Blvd., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Drift down this figure-eight rink and cozy up at the warming stations with steaming hot chocolate after.
Cook a Meal Together
Price: $60 per person
When: February 15, 2020 - 11 A.M.
Address: Kitchen24, 100 Marmora St. Suite 200, Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Pasta is the way to anyone's heart, and you can make your own while sipping prosecco at this Valentine's cooking class.
Treat Your Date Like Royalty at Casa Loma
Price: $32.49 per adult
Address: 1 Austin Terr., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Explore Toronto's majestic castle with secret underground tunnels and stunning decor.
Relax with a Massage
Price: $220 +
Address: 66 Avenue Rd., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Treat yourselves to a relaxing massage at Nova Spa, which offers a variety of couples services.
Explore the AGO
Price: $25 per adult
Address: 317 Dundas St. W., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Gaze at beautiful paintings and installations for a memorable night out.
Go to a Chocolate Workshop
Price: $92.66 per person
When: February 14, 2020 - 7 P.M.
Address: Kitchen 24 - 100 Marmora St. #200, North York, ON
Why You Need To Go: It's not Valentine's Day without chocolate, and you can learn how to make all sorts of decadent treats at this sweet workshop.
Treat Yourselves to a Spa Day
Price: $350 +
Address: 18 Elm St., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: The Elmwood Spa has several Valentine's packages available that will have you and your S/O feeling brand new.
Get Your Dance On at Joy of Dance
Price: $12 per person
When: February 13, 2020 - 8:30 P.M.
Address: 95 Danforth Ave. #302, Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Spin each other around the dance floor at this Valentine's ballroom dance party.
Sip Wine for a Super Classy Evening
Price: $9 +
Address: 798 Queen St. E., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Enjoy an extensive variety of vino at Chez Nous wine bar.
Hold Hands at Terra Lumina
Price: $33.89 per adult
When: December 13, 2019 - April 13, 2020
Address: 2000 Meadowvale Rd., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Wander down an enchanted pathway filled with glowing light installations at the Toronto Zoo.
Make Scented Candles to Keep Your Love Burning
Price: $75 per person
When: February 14, 2020
Address: 49 Tank House Ln., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Created your very own signature scented candle, complete with a customized label for the perfect romantic evening.
Ontario Place Winter Lights Exhibition
When: February 8, 2020 - March 29, 2020
Address: Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Blvd. W., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Enjoy a dazzling free lights exhibition complete with wintery activities.
Rent a Dreamy Airbnb
Price: $135 per night
Address: Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: The Loft Plant Paradise Airbnb will give you and your loved one some alone time together while relaxing in a leafy paradise.
Visit The ROM After Dark
Price: $30 per adult
When: Febraury 14, 2020
Address: 100 Queens Park, Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: The ROM has just launched a new series called ROM After Dark. On Valentine's Day, you can go to a 'desire' themed event and sip boozy drinks while exploring the museum.
Hot Chocolate Date at Cacao 70
Price: $4.50 +
Address: Various locations
Why You Need To Go: Valentine's Day is the perfect excuse to indulge in chocolate, and you can enjoy deliciously decadent drinks at Cacao 70.
High Tea at the Windsor Arms Hotel
Price: $40 - $50 per person
Address: 18 St. Thomas St., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Live your finest life and indulge in tea and scones together in this elegant setting.
Challenge Each Other at Snakes & Lattes
Price: $8 per person
Address: Various locations
Why You Need To Go: Cozy up with some comfort food and board games at this fun cafe.
Spend the Night With Your Other True Love - Cheese
Price: $100 per person
When: February 15, 2020 - 3 P.M.
Address: 181 Wellington St. W., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Explore a giant cave filled with cheese at the Rotz Carlton, complete with samples and wine.
Indulge in Bubbly at a Champagne Bar
Price: $18 +
Address: 100 Front St. W., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Clockwork is a ritzy champagne bar in the Fairmont Royal York where you and your date can sip bubbly all night long.
Make Each Other Heart-Felt Cards
Price: $15 per person
When: February 11, 2020 - 7 P.M.
Address: Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: The Gladstone Hotel is hosting a Valentine's Day card-making workshop, where you can make a personalized card for your crush.
Unleash Your Inner Artists at Paint Nite
Price: $55 per person
When:February 14, 2020 - 7 P.M.
Address: The Rhino, 1249 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Paint a whimsical Valentine's Day themed picture together at this event, which includes a free drink.