10 Awesome Places to Spend an Un-Romantic Valentine’s Day

Today I shared my story about How an Un-Romantic Valentine’s Day Saves My Marriage Every Year. This is a tradition my husband and I came up with many years ago and have never looked back. An un-romantic Valentine’s Day ditches the flowers and frills for something a little more … rugged? It’s our day where I plan something extra special I know my husband will love. Sound crazy? I highly suggest you try it. Just check out these ideas for fun things we have done together, and new things I might just plan for the years to come.

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  • 10 Awesome Places to Spend Un-Romantic Valentine’s Day 1 of 11
  • A Non-Fancy Restaurant 2 of 11

    One of the most memorable Un-Romantic Valentine's Day meals we had was at the delicious Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles. Pick out a restaurant you know your sweetheart will love and surprise him by taking him there to eat. Not quite as romantic as the traditional fancy restaurant, but definitely just as memorable. 
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  • At a Shooting Range 3 of 11

    When you wake up on Valentine's Day, consider moving over the romantic breakfast in bed, for visiting a local shooting range for a day. If you haven't ever shot a gun before this is definitely your chance to try.  I thought I'd be more freaked out than I was. I loved it!  Click here to find a shooting range near you.
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  • Playing Poker 4 of 11

    Poker isn't exactly the same as chocolate and snuggles, but can still be so much fun! Set up a poker night at the house or rent out a space to bring all of his friends. Order in a favorite meal and let the games begin. 
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  • At a Brewery or Whiskey Tasting 5 of 11

    Trade out romantic wine tasting and watching the sunset at a vineyard, for visiting a local brewery or taking a whiskey (or whatever his favorite alcohol might be) tasting tour.  Check out a list of breweries around the United States here.
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  • Racing Go-Karts 6 of 11

    Make your heart race, not with the sound of sweet nothings, but by spending the day on the go-kart race track. The other thing you can look into is exotic car racing, where he can drive expensive cars around a race track.
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  • At Flying Lessons 7 of 11

    Fear is romantic, right? Go on a helicopter tour or surprise him with a day of flying lessons. Check out a list of flight schools around the United States here.
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  • In a Sensory Deprivation Tank 8 of 11

    Remember how I mentioned that I have a gift certificate to a sensory deprivation tank? I have yet to try it, but this is definitely something that is perfect for an Un-Romantic Valentine's Day. You spend about two hours completely separated in deep meditation. Check to see if there is a facility nearby where you can go have an hour or two of total relaxation. 

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  • At a Comedy Show 9 of 11

    Through all the laughter you might not have all the time to look into each other's eyes adoringly, but you can definitely be having a good time at a comedy. If you're in LA you might want to head out to The Comedy Store. I was there once and Louis C.K. did a surprise bit! You can see a list of comedy shows currently on tour on Ticketmaster.
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  • Watching Predator 10 of 11

    One of our best Un-Romantic Valentine's Day was when we had a Predator night at home. Not always the movie that sums up romance, but hey, I love the guy enough to sit down and watch it. We cooked up some steaks, kicked back, and just relaxed.
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  • Flying a Jet Pack 11 of 11

    Recently I've heard more and more about how you can go on a jet pack in the water. This seems like such a fun idea that is surely unlike any other. Ditch the favorite dress and styled hair for a wet suit and some real fun. 
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Jaime Morrison Curtis is author of the bestselling book Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Baby Daughter (A Life List for Every Woman), follow up fill-in journal My Prudent Advice, and founding co-editor at Pretty Prudent, the premier design and lifestyle blog providing inspiration and instruction to help anyone create beautiful things, food, and experiences for their friends and family. Follow Jaime on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube.

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