Posted on: February 8, 2024 Posted by: Julie Johnson Comments: 0

Flowers and chocolates are always a beautiful Valentine’s Day gesture.  However, it may be time to experience something new with your beau.  Whether you have a taste for simple pleasures or you want to add a little spice, these immersive Valentine’s Day date experiences are sure to tempt your palate and create memories of a lifetime!

Candlelight Concerts

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Nationwide

Nothing exudes romance more than a little candlelight. So, just imagine a venue softly illuminated by thousands of candles while you and your love are serenaded by a string quartet.  Candlelight Concerts produce world-class performances that span musical genres from Beyonce to Bach, Ennio Morricone to Erykah Badu.  Whatever your vibe, these magical performances are sure to put a flicker in your flame this Valentine’s Day! www.candellightexpereince.com

 

The Museum of Ice Cream

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New York, Chicago, Austin, Miami & Boston

You and your sugar will have the sweetest playdate at the Museum of Ice Cream.  Not only will you get the scoop on the history of ice-cream, you’ll feel like a kid again as you race around trying out the Museum’s exciting interactive exhibits. And, you’ll put the cherry-on-top, when you dive into the museum’s Instagram-famous Sprinkle Pool.  This fantastical ode to ice cream is sure to melt your hearts!  www.museumoficecream.com

 

Le Boudoir

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135 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Hidden beneath Chez Moi, a charming French restaurant in Brooklyn, NY, is a secret doorway that will lead you and your lover to the sultry, Le Boudoir.  The two of you will be seduced by this speakeasy’s dim lights and sumptuous red velvet banquettes — a nod to Marie Antoinette very private chambers.  The menu features snacks, craft cocktails and nightly entertainment that includes jazz and a cheeky Burlesque show.  www.leboudoir.com

 

Pop the Cork Wine Tours

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Atlanta, GA

If you really want your love to ripen, consider a taking a romantic Pop the Cork Wine Tour to Stone Mountain or Tucker in North Georgia’s Wine Country.  The company offers public and intimate wine tastings that includes lunch and dessert and transportation.  For a truly immersive experience, participate in one of their Wine Making Workshop, where you and your darling will produce your own bottles to take home!  www.popthecorkwinetours.com

 

Museum of Sex

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New York & Miami

Interestingly, the Museum of Sex conservatively describes its mission as one to “preserve and present the history, evolution and cultural significance of human sexuality.” However, the moment you step into the museum, it screams, “Sexual Liberation!”  The Museum of Sex turns the heat up to the highest setting with its galleries and interactive experiences like, Superfunland: Journey Into the Erotic Carnival.  The exhibit includes a 4-D immersive ‘Tunnel of Love’ ride, an erotic fortune-telling machine and a biometric kissing booth that can measure the passion between you and your Valentine. www.museumofsex.com

 

Center for Puppetry Arts

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1404 Spring Street, NW | Atlanta, GA 30309

Puppets have a way of evoking wonder!  The Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta gives you the opportunity to explore the artistry, technique and cultural influence of puppetry through its galleries and calendar of events. For a truly unique date night, be sure to check out Puppets and Pints the center’s grown-ups only, after-dark programming.  This month, adults create French Shadow Puppets while enjoying cash bar and small bites.  www.puppets.org

 

Aire Ancient Baths

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New York, Chicago & International 

While you’ll find Aire Ancient Baths in a handful of major cities around the world, the experience they offer is anything but urban.  You and your love will be swept away in the candlelit bathhouse and spa that offers six thermal baths, each set at varying temperatures, for you to enjoy at your own pace. This month in celebration of Valentine’s Day, Aire Ancient Baths has designed a special curated experience:  The Velvet Garden.  Inspired by love stories, couples encounter a deeply romantic setting that fully immerses the senses, ushering in complete relaxation.  www.beaire.com

 

The Garden Room

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88 West Paces Ferry Road NW | Atlanta, GA 30305

An Atlanta favorite, The Garden Room at the St. Regis Hotel is a verdant oasis for romance to bloom!  You’ll love spending Valentine’s Day enveloped in a space filled with lush florals and rich greenery complemented by a colorful decor that adds a touch of whimsy to your dining experience.  Just be sure to complete your meal with one of their delectable desserts such as the Black Forest, a beautiful Dark Chocolate & Cherry Mascarpone or La Vie en Rose, a Vanilla Parfait, Meringue, Raspberry Sorbet & Liquid Nitrogen Rose. www.thegardenroomatlanta.com