If you’re single and looking for something fun to do this Valentine’s Day, we’ve got you covered.
Our list of the best Valentine’s Day activities for singles in Sydney means the 14th February can be enjoyable and exciting no matter who you’re celebrating with. Who said couples should have all the fun?
Find your Valentines
This year, Encounter Dating is hosting an exciting mixer for singles aged 35-55. On arrival to the bright and colourful cocktail bar, you’ll receive a complimentary glass of champagne. And it only gets better from there. With ice-breaker games, a live DJ, and canapes to keep you going throughout the night, you’re guaranteed to have a fun time whether you leave alone or with a friend. Plus, you’ll have access to Encounter Match, a dating platform allowing you to choose who to see again after the event. Who knows, you may even find ‘the one’ in this crowd of hopeful singles.
Enjoy the big screen
There’s nothing like a bit of ‘me-time’, and what better place to celebrate yourself than in the air-conditioned comfort of a cinema? For true cinephiles, it’s hard to look further than the Hayden Orpheum in Cremorne. First opened in the 1930s, and still with its original design, the beautiful interiors of this building will take your breath away. Or, if a movie under the stars sounds up your alley, the Moonlight Cinema is offering a line-up of stellar flicks. Grab a summer cocktail, and settle down for a classic rom-com. And for those wanting a premium experience, you can even pay to have a personal waiter for the evening.
Unwind with some self-care
For some, nothing sounds better than spending Valentine’s Day single in the comfort of your own home. And Afternoon Pick Me Up has you covered with their range of beautiful hampers delivered straight to your door. Using recyclable packaging, and hand packed with love, you can order a collection of thoughtful gifts including hand and body creams, chocolate, tea, and soaps. Our personal favourite is the Hello Lovely! Box, perfect for an afternoon of pampering.
Become a mixologist
If you’re planning a romantic day with friends this year, you should head to Dulcie’s Kings Cross for a masterclass in the art of cocktails. Pal-entines groups can choose from one of five delicious cocktail menus, which you will be guided through by an experienced bartender. All equipment will be provided, along with the best Australian spirits and ingredients. And yes, you’ll get to try all of the delicious cocktails you create. What are you waiting for? Book now.
Splash out with a spa day
Gillian Adams Salon and Spa has been around for 25 years, making it the best place to nourish your body and soul. Start by dipping into the aquamedic pool to rehydrate and energise, before choosing from a variety of indulgent packages. Whether you’re after massages, body wraps, facials, or something else entirely, the expert team is here to help you relax and unwind. And, after your treatment, you can head to their beautiful gardens to enjoy breakfast, lunch or high tea with complimentary wine. Trust us, you don’t want to miss this.
Immerse yourself in nature
Sydney is known for its stunning coastal walks, so why not set out on an adventure this Valentines Day? An easy 6km, the Bondi to Coogee is probably most well-known for its uninterrupted views of the ocean, as well as stunning views of beaches and cliffs. Cafes along the track offer fresh coffee and pastries to fuel your exercise, and the beach at the end of the track means you can celebrate by cooling off in the open ocean.
Embrace your inner choco-holic
Satiating your sweet tooth is easy, with so many mouth-watering chocolate cafes all over the city. At the top of our list, though, is Adora Chocolate. Found at the CBD, Newtown, and Parramatta, Adora has an amazing array of treats for you to try. Choose from bite-sized truffles, or take home a chocolate gift basket made entirely from chocolate – the choices are endless! And, their bake at home brownie and cookie kits means you can savour all this chocolate deliciousness over and over. Who says you need a partner to buy chocolates for?
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