1. Try Something New…Like Skydiving!
Nothing brings people closer together than a near death experience. You have a choice on either end of Brevard. Skydive Space Center Brevard in Titusville, and Skydive Sebastian in….you guessed it…Sebastian.
2. Recreate Your First Date
Unless it was awkward and mortifying, in which case, we suggest you try the second or third date instead.
3. Paintball Battle
Nothing says, “I love you”, like shooting at each other with paintball guns. If nothing else, it will be therapeutic. Later, you can spend a romantic evening rubbing ointment onto each others’ bruises.
4. Guns and Grub
Frog Bones Family Shooting Center in Melbourne is a state of the art 18 lane indoor shooting range. BYOG, or rent one when you get there. Pop into the attached restaurant for an adult beverages and dinner after. You can compare your targets and decide on who, if either of you would survive the zombie apocalypse.
5. Hire a Singing Valentine
Yes, people still do that. The Harbor City Harmonizers will sing to your sweetheart on Feb. 14 in Brevard at an office, home, restaurant, and more. Cost is $45 (two hour window); or $60 (15 minute window and includes two love songs, rose, and box of chocolates.
6. Have a Cozy Corny Valentine’s Movie Marathon
This is great for you super last minute lovers. Pick up some wine, chocolate covered popcorn, hit the Netflix button, and just chill.
7. Hit a Comedy Show and Share Some Laughs
Valentine’s Day Comedy Show: The show starts at 7 p.m. Feb. 14 at Ole’ Fire Grill, 924 E. New Haven Ave., Melbourne. Cost is $45.
8. Create a Digital Scavenger Hunt
Create a little mystery and look like you spent weeks being thoughtful with a personalized scavenger hunt. Begin the day with a “Happy Valentine’s Day” text and send the first clue. When your love arrives at the destination, send a second clue requesting a Skype or FaceTime chat where you can wish each other a Happy Valentine’s Day, video style. Third, send another text message for the next surprise. Perhaps pamper your love with a manicure, pedicure, or relaxing massage. Fourth, at the end of the day, post a lovey picture of the two of you on Facebook and profess your undying love. Finally, send a digital invitation with the exact location for your Valentine’s date.
9. Don’t Have a Human Date? How About a Doggy Date?
Spirit Night Yappy Hour: Dress your dogs in a Valentine-themed costume and head to the Spirit Night — Yappy Hour from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 18 at Gator’s Dockside, 4200 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne. Includes a dog costume contest, parade, goodie bags, raffle, and entertainment. Also, 15 percent of receipts turned in to the host or hostess will be donated to Coastal Poodle Rescue.
Tails at the Bakery, 308 Brevard Ave., will have treats and photo both with costume props. The businesses are helping FFAS to complete the construction of the Sanctuary in Cocoa.
10. Be a Tourist in Your Own Town
Downtown Melbourne History-Eco Walking Tour is a guided easy walk through Melbourne’s parks, along Crane Creek and through the older section of town learning about our first settlers, the city’s legendary sailing mailman and native plants and animals. You could also try Titusville Historic Walking Tour learning the history of the buildings dating from 1888 until the collapse of the Florida land boom in 1926.
Do you have a unique date idea to share? We’d love to hear from you!