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7 Uniquely Davis Date ideas for Valentine’s Day

Photo: Hanna Nakano

Don’t phone it in with grocery store flowers this Valentine’s Day (okay, unless they’re from Nugget — those are pretty great). Instead, take your person on a uniquely Davis Valentine’s Day adventure. Whether you’re celebrating with your kids, your bestie or your partner, we’ve got you covered on the planning!

  1. Mystery Music Date
    Grab a $5 mystery pack of vinyls from Armadillo music and learn about a new artist or genre together. Bonus points if your vinyls have love songs!
  1. Greenbelt Picnic
    Whether it’s Nugget Market deli containers or homemade pb+js, pack a picnic dinner and get the whole crew on a bike. Furry friends are welcome, too.
  2. See a Gallery Exhibit
    A perfect Valentine’s Day exhibit opened at the Pence Gallery—check out the California Arts Club’s exhibit Figurative Exposé.
  1. Group Yoga
    Celebrate the friendships in your life with a moment of zen at Barefoot Yoga this Valentine’s Day. Class offerings on Feb. 14: 10a, 11:30a, 4:30p, & 6p.
  2. Movies + Gelato
    Grab a ticket for the Valentine’s Day matinee at the Varsity with your kids, or the evening showing with your date. Pro tip: Head next door for a scoop of gelato after.
  3. Make a Bracelet
    Head to A Better Place to Bead to make a special bracelet with your littlest Valentines or your bestie.
  4. Get Creative in the Arboretum
    Enjoy the Arboretum in a new way. Take a photo stroll or bring a sketchbook to study each other more closely. 

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