Here’s what you can do in Indy this Valentine’s Day

There’s no other day in the year quite like Valentine’s Day. However, finding the perfect way to say, “I love you” – regardless if for a longtime significant other or new beau – can be tricky.

Whether you’re looking for an extravagant night of romance at the orchestra, or a low-key date indulging at the spa, we’ve rounded out our favorite places to celebrate love this Valentine’s Day.

1. Romantic Songs with Michael Cavanaugh at the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

Calling all hopeless romantics and music connoisseurs alike! This special, one-night-only event is perfect for anyone who is looking to go all out this Valentine’s Day. Enjoy a dreamy evening of romantic ballads and classic love songs with Broadway star Michael Cavanaugh, while sipping on a glass of champagne and munching macaroons, courtesy of The Gallery Pastry Shop. You can learn more about this event, as well as purchase tickets, online.

2. Horse-drawn carriage ride

For those seeking a fairytale-like experience (and who don’t mind a little cold!), a horse-drawn carriage might be just the romantic getaway needed to sweep your loved one off their feet.

With several packages available, locally-owned Yellow Rose Carriages offers an array of experiences to suit any couple’s desires. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to snuggle up under a warm blanket and enjoy the sights of downtown Indianapolis with your significant other this holiday.

3. A Valentine’s Day sweetheart dinner

A romantic candlelit dinner, a harp player and complimentary champagne? Yes, please! This year, don’t miss out on the Propylaeum’s annual Valentine’s Day sweetheart dinner. Couples can choose between three mouth-watering packages, all of which are served with complimentary champagne, salad, carrot soufflé, chocolate gelato and more. If you’re drooling already, it gets better. Dinner is accompanied by melodies from local musician, Elizabeth O’Meara Ahlgrim. You can reserve your starry-eyed dinner this year online, or by calling (317) 638-7881.

4. Couple’s massage at Massage Heights

For couples who are looking to forego all the mushy romantic outings and instead indulge in a night of relaxation, a couple’s massage from Massage Heights is the ideal way to unwind and celebrate love in a not so over-the-top manner. With two convenient locations on Indy’s northside, Massage Heights’ therapists work on each individual person to accommodate their specific needs and orchestrate the couples’ experience to ensure both are relaxed and rejuvenated. There’s no better way to relax, escape and revive together. You can book your spa experience with Massage Heights online.

5. Date night at Crackers Comedy Club

While candlelit dinners and love songs are one way to celebrate love, enjoying a night of humor and entertainment at Crackers Comedy Club in downtown Indianapolis is a good alternative for couples who simply get annoyed with Valentine’s Day (we know you’re out there!). Laugh with your loved one or even spend the evening with your single girlfriends at Crackers on February 14 featuring comedian John Heffron. Known for his shows on Netflix and HBO, John is guaranteed to bring a good time this Valentine’s Day. You can purchase your tickets online, or at the door.

6. Heart Shaped pizza from Papa Murphy’s

What says love better than a pizza? Papa Murphy’s annual heart shaped take n’ bake pizza is ideal for couples looking to stay in on Valentine’s Day, or even for those who are constantly on the go.

This ooey-gooey (literally!) pizza is not only Instagram-worthy, but will satisfy your every craving. Don’t miss out, as orders fill up fast. Call your local Papa Murphy’s to learn more about how you can bring home a little slice of love this holiday.

7. Dinner and dancing at The Rathskeller

If your sweetheart loves to dance, then the Rathskeller’s annual Love is All You Need Dinner Dance might be the place to be on February 14.

This special event will include a 3-course meal comprised of delights such as shrimp-stuffed filet, penne pasta diablo, grilled salmon, fresh vegetable medley and more. Indianapolis-based band, First Time Caller, will keep the mood upbeat and lively as they perform an array of love songs to dance the night away to. Reservations can be made by calling (317) 636-0396.

8. Romantic staycation at Ironworks Hotel

If your sweetheart loves to dance, then the Rathskeller’s annual Love is All You Need Dinner Dance might be the place to be on February 14.

This special event will include a 3-course meal comprised of delights such as shrimp-stuffed filet, penne pasta diablo, grilled salmon, fresh vegetable medley and more. Indianapolis-based band, First Time Caller, will keep the mood upbeat and lively as they perform an array of love songs to dance the night away to. Reservations can be made by calling (317) 636-0396.

Happy Valentine’s Day!