Alternative Valentine’s Day Date Ideas That Rock

Are you looking for a way to make your Valentine’s Day more memorable? We asked peeps in our Pittsburgh and San Francisco offices for their recs, and they came up with a bevy of brilliant suggestions to help you plan some hip holiday activities. From rock climbing to a monster truck show and glamping with elephant seal pups, we’ve collected some cool ideas. Check ’em out:

Janine Antoni at The Mattress Factory
“I’m a big fan of a date at a museum, specifically the Mattress Factory!”
-Jeanette K, Shipping Operations Manager

“The Climbing Wall! You can go bouldering in East Liberty, and the cost for two people — including shoe rental — is only $32! It’s super fun and challenging.”
-Stephanie S, Customer Care Advocate

“For fans of both the macabre and mini-golf, I highly recommend Monster Mini Golf in Monroeville. It’s a spooky indoor black light mini-golf course and old school arcade that even has throwback animatronic monsters along the course. My boyfriend and I went there on our second date and had a blast.”
-Roxana G, Plus Size Fit Specialist

“My friends have ‘Love Sucks, Give Me Trucks’ Valentine’s Day and go to the Monster Truck Jam.”
-Erin P, Intake Receiving Lead

San Francisco
bulls fight (balthis)
Image via California State Parks
“Go on a guided tour of the elephant seal pups in Ano Nuevo (south of Monterey). Camping or Glamping is available as well.”
-Canon P, Production Designer

“In S.F. (well, not really *in* SF), head to Crown Beach in Alameda. There are beautiful views of the city skyline, and a really mellow walk that spits you out in a bird sanctuary.”
-Janet H, User Experience Designer

“Go to a Sound Sculpture Concert! A couple I know went and they said it was an interesting experience. You sit in a dark concert hall with fantastic acoustics while the composer creates “sound sculptures.” It’s always different so every concert is one-of-a-kind.”
-Anna D, Associate Producer

“I love Corona Heights. It’s a big red rocky hill (and dog park!) in the middle of the city with nice views. Great place to share a bottle of wine and look at all of San Francisco.”
-Erynn H, Graphic Designer

Corona Heights image via Wikimedia Commons

Do you have any unique suggestions for fellow denizens of your home city?  We’d love to hear them in the comments! — Jamie, Customer Care Advocate

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