4 Fun Things To Do for Valentine’s Day in Niagara

Picking up flowers for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is always a fun holiday to celebrate. I’ve come up with a short list of things that may give you some ideas to try out this Valentine’s Day whether you are celebrating with your partner, a loved one, a friend or on your own.

1. Heart-shaped everything

A pizza that is sort of heart-shaped (Photo by Ewan Munro)

Let Valentine’s Day be the day you indulge in all things heart-shaped. Start the day with heart-shaped pancakes, spread the love and bring a batch of heart-shaped cookies to the office, or finish the day with a heart-shaped pizza and a sappy movie.

2. Get outdoors

A hand-shaped heart at sunset

Valentine’s Day is a good excuse to have an adventure and spend some time in the great outdoors. You can learn how to snowshoe in the vineyards at Thirty Bench in Beamsville, ice skate in Niagara-on-the-Lake, or participate in the annual Valentine’s Day 5KM road race in Port Dalhousie. If you want to skip the cold weather, try indoor rock climbing at Peaks in St. Catharines for a fun physical and mental challenge.

3. Chocolate

A super decadent chocolate cake

In my books, Valentine’s Day is all about chocolate.  There are some great spots in Niagara to indulge. Some of my favourites include a visit to a chocolate factory based in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Chocolates Etc, a family-operated chocolate shop and café in St. Catharines, is another great option. It has the perfect warm cozy atmosphere to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and some Belgian truffles.

4. Floral Workshops

Making succulent arrangements at a floral workshop

Niagara College is hosting a floral workshop this weekend. Floral workshops are a great way to learn the art of floral arrangement, while spending time and catching up with a friend or loved one.

How about you? How are you celebrating Valentine’s Day?