We are all hopeless romantics here at Hazene HQ. We believe in love and in fairy tale endings. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we asked everyone here of what fun and romantic things are there to do in and around Melbourne. Below are some ideas on how to spend the day with your loved ones.
1. Hire a rowboat
Who can forget the idyllic rowboat scene from The Notebook with the herd of swans (and Ryan Gosling!). On a nice day, you can recreate the scene by hiring a rowboat at Studley Park Boathouse. Bring some snacks and drinks. Relax and before you know it, you’ll be worlds away.
2. Have a picnic
Bring a rug, pack some yummy treats, drinks, pillows and blankets then head to either Moonlight Cinema (they are showing the classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s on Valentine’s Day) or the beach (to watch the sunset) and have a nice evening under the stars.
3. Join a cooking class
For something different and fun, join a cooking class where you prepare the food together and enjoy a nice meal that you both cook afterwards. Here are a few classes in Melbourne that you can try: Trupp Cooking School, Pip’s Cooking School, South Melbourne Market Cooking School, Electrolux Cooking Class and Spice Bazaar.
4. Ride and Dine
If you don’t mind venturing out of Melbourne, head to Belgrave for the Steam and Cuisine Luncheon Train to Puffing Billy. On Valentine’s Day, all the ladies will be receiving a complimentary rose. Sweet.
5. Watch a movie at a Drive-in
Pack your car boot with all the essentials: favourite snack, drink and pillows; and head to Coburg Drive-in and watch the latest movie.
6. Put your skates on
Wear your 80’s clothes and head to Bayswater roller skating rink. You may have to rely on each other for balance but falling down is part of the fun.
7. Take photos at the old photo booth
Candid black and white photos will always put a smile on your face. Check out the old fashioned Photo booth at Flinders St Station.
8. Dancing in the dark
If you feel self-conscious dancing in front of people (or embarrassed with your partner’s dancing moves) then this is the perfect solution. First started in Melbourne, now you can join the No Lights No Lycra movement in Berlin, Brooklyn and London.
What are your ideas for fun and romantic things to do in Melbourne?
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Written by: NL