Last-minute local ideas for Valentine’s Day

From flowers to happy hours to meteor showers, we’ve got ideas to make your Valentine’s Day special.

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There’s no dodging Cupid’s arrow — Valentine’s Day is here. Whether you’re celebrating your friendships or sugaring up your sweetheart, we’ve got last-minute Valentine’s Day ideas that will have you loving love.

🌵 Get fantastical with botanicals

If you’re quick, you might have your pick of bouquets using Floom, an online marketplace that partners with florists that deliver locally.

Or, get creative and nab a potted plant from these plant spots. Nothing says forever like a hardy succulent.

        🥂 Keep spirits up

        If you didn’t score reservations, don’t overthink… grab a drink. The following spots have weekday happy hours:

        • Agave & Rye | Monday-Friday, various times | Enjoy $7.75 OG margaritas and bourbon peach punch + $1 off all epic tacos on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 3-6 p.m.; Taco Tuesdays take place weekly, all day long, with cheap tacos + discounted drinks.
        • Easy Bistro & Bar | 4-5 p.m. | Enjoy an oyster happy hour + specials on cocktails.
        • Unknown Caller | Daily, 6 p.m.-1 a.m. (2 a.m. on weekends) | Stay out late and sample the monthly rotating $10 Ballin’ on a Budget cocktail.

        For more options, check out our happy hour guide.

        🌟 Go stargazing

        It doesn’t get much more idyllic than bundling up and looking at the stars. Grab some blankets (and maybe a hot drink) and head to one of these spots away from man-made light to take in the sky.

        💌 Attend an event

        Attend one of the love-themed events listed here (note: double check for availability as some events may be sold out).

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