Early February is always synonymous with Valentine’s day, and also implies thinking about something original to do with your partner, or even a friend. As the classic chocolate box, restaurant and flowers have already been done, you may be probably wondering what else you could do to surprise your partner and have a fun date with him/her and make this day special. In this article we will be presenting you fun and new activities you haven’t thought about on how to spend an original Valentine’s.

Before we get started, remember one important thing before you plan your date: be aware of what (s)he thinks about Valentine’s so both of you can be on the same page. Also, don’t feel the need to force yourself to organise any of the very cheesy and cliché dates if you don’t feel like it, and instead plan something that both of you will truly enjoy! 

With that being said, let’s get into the date ideas that your partner will always cherish!

Scavenger Hunt in Madrid 

Organizing a scavenger hunt is a very time-consuming idea, but makes the overall date truly amazing if you actually make it happen. Design the length of the search according to your preference, and choose the neighborhood of your preference to explore in Madrid. What is most amazing with this hunt is that you can implement any stop that you want: You can incorporate some museums in Madrid, puzzles to solve, shops where you enjoy shopping, questions about your relationship, restaurants, etc! In conclusion, let your creativity speak and both of you will have a great time. 

This article will give you further tips on how to plan your romantic scavenger hunt

Photoshoot to create memories (with or without a pro)

What could be a better gift than something that will last and create everlasting memories? By having an organized photoshoot with a professional photographer, capture your love and create high-quality pictures with your significant other. You can also choose to theme your photoshoot to make it more original, or even ask him to take photos in your favorite spots in Madrid

This website references all the photographers in Madrid, check it out!


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Remake of your first date

This one is for the nostalgic ones who have been together for a long time and seek to go back in the past for the span of a night. While it may seem like a cheesy idea for a date, it is actually a thoughtful experience that you will go through with your partner. It is always nice to sit back and reflect on everything that has happened, and all the joy you had ever since the two of you got together. If the two of you met elsewhere, why not plan a trip back there to rewind great memories?

DIY gift, cook for your other person his/her favorite dish

Some people rather have a thoughtful gift than a very expensive one. Making a gift yourself has the advantage to foster your creativity and really aim for something that you will be sure (s)he enjoys. After all, it is always nice to see your lover make an effort and spend time on a gift that will truly be unique to your eyes. 

If your other half is a foodie, you can also attempt to cook something that you know (s)he really likes to surprise and please your partner. For this to go well, do not hesitate to try your recipe a few days before to not take any risks!

Racing Date

Booking a high sensation experience for a valentine’s date can be a very fun and accelerating moment to share! Drive a few laps around a real circuit in a sports car for an intense and really unique feeling of speed. Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche and even  F2 cars, pick the one you prefer to zoom on the circuit! This moment can be especially special if you know that your other half is passionate about cars or racing in general, and has never had the opportunity to race himself/herself. 

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While Valentine’s Day is mostly associated with having a romantic date, you can also use this opportunity to go out with your group of friends. So don’t worry, if you don’t have a partner at the moment, you can still enjoy the day with your friends!

Homemade spa (bubble bath, massage, etc)

After a stressful week of work at IE, why not relax at a spa for an afternoon?  Massages, bubble baths, manicures seem like the perfect treatment to enjoy a valentine with your group of friends. There are a few traditional hammams in Madrid that will allow you to relax and enjoy the special setting. On the other hand, some hotels are providing fancier spa services if you prefer a luxurious setting. 

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Extra-Comfy Cinema

Enjoy a beyond-normal cinema experience at the Cine Yelmo Luxury in Madrid (Located near Alonso Martinez). You can enjoy a movie with extra comfortable seats, as well as the option to order food whenever you want during the movie. 

Currently, cinemas are displaying Moonfall, Death on the Nile, La abuela, and plenty more movies that you can check out on this website:


I hope this article will have given you a few ideas on how to spend your valentine, whether you are with your lover or simply with friends. Ultimately, the most important thing is to plan something that you can be sure both of you will enjoy doing, and make it memorable! 

Please leave comments on how you will spend your Valentine’s, and share your most memorable Valentine’s experiences!


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