It’s that time of year again, and if you’re smart, you’ve probably already planned a lovely date night for you and your partner. If, however, you’re like the majority of us who once again have forgotten (wasn’t it New Years like yesterday!?) or perhaps you’re a tad bored of the usual romantic gestures, we’ve compiled the top 5 things to do with your Valentine this year. You can thank us later.
University of Melbourne, Parkville
Nothing sounds more romantic than a movie under the stars and the best food and drinks right at your fingertips. Shimmerlands is a two month long festival held at Melbourne University that features an outdoor cinema, an outdoor music amphitheatre, and a variety of Melbourne’s best food and drink on offer. On Valentine’s Day there will be a special, romantic screening of ‘The Body Guard’ starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston, with food and drinks from the likes of St Ali, Belleville and The Real Jerk. Sounds like a win/win/win to me.
Valentine’s Day at Rooftop Cinema
252 Swanston St, CBD
If you’re not big on breaking the bank for Valentine’s Day, why not check out a free screening of ‘2 Days in Paris’ at the world famous Rooftop Cinema? The story follows Marion and Jack (played by Julie Delphy and Adam Goldberg) as they try to fix their relationship. This film is not your usual romantic comedy as a string of bad fortunes and ex-boyfriends follow them all the way to Paris.
If you want to be money savvy this Valentine’s Day, RSVP here to secure your free tickets.
18 Lower Esplanade, St Kilda
Luna Park will turn into ‘Luna Love’ this Valentine’s Day as it opens its gates from 6pm – 11pm for all you classic romantics out there. You and your loved one can buy the Luna Love Package and ride unlimited rides, have your photo taken on the scenic railway at sunset, and share a stick of fairy floss (Lady and The Tramp Style, I hope).
Click here to make a booking and make sure to win your sweetheart a toy while you’re there.
The Luna Love Package is $65 per couple and includes:
- 2 unlimited ride tickets (normally $99.90)
- One souvenir photo of your ride on the Scenic railway
- One carnival game – everyone wins a prize
- A fairy floss to share
Package valued at $119.40
Valentine’s Under The Stars
2 Booker St, Spotswood
For all you space nerds out there, get yourself over to the Melbourne Planetarium at Scienceworks and discover the wonders of the universe with the new production of ‘Capturing the Cosmos’. Upon arrival you will be served some complimentary wine and cheese, have a screening of the latest dome-production and if the weather permits, outdoor stargazing.
May the love be with you for this unique experience, to book click here.
This special 18+ event includes:
- A complimentary glass of wine and cheese on arrival half an hour before screening begins (bar also available)
- A screening of Melbourne Planetarium’s latest full-dome production, Capturing The Cosmos which features current research that is helping us understand our Universe like never before.
- An exclusive live dome presentation of Melbourne’s night sky, highlighting some ancient love stories from the celestial past.
- Outdoor stargazing through telescopes (weather permitting).
Valentine’s Day Brunch Cruise
Berth 14, Central Pier, Docklands
Treat your loved one to a romantic afternoon of champagne and a seafood brunch with a harbour cruise this Valentine’s Day. Sail from Docklands to Williamstown with Lady Cutler Cruises while you enjoy divine food and beverages with a romantic ocean view.
There are a few different packages to choose from, to find the right one for you click here
And for those without a valentine this year, fear not, we have you covered too with the best wine bars around the city where you can love yourself silly and make a toast to you, and you!
Check them out here….
By Indah Da Silva