The best last minute date ideas for Valentine’s Day in Sydney

2 February 2017

While there can be pressure to plan the perfect date for Valentine’s Day, the best idea is to simply think outside the box. Here are some simple and enjoyable date ideas for Valentine’s Day in Sydney.

Be romantic with a twilight sailing cruise or a seaplane flight

Friends enjoying a day of sailing in Sydney Harbour

Sailing, Sydney Harbour

Enjoy a romantic cruise along Sydney Harbour and view a number of iconic Sydney sites such as the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Luna Park. Explore the islands and enjoy a unique trip along the waterways of the Harbour City. Join a cruise during the day and embark on a secluded picnic on one of the Harbour islands. There are twilight cruises on offer during Valentine’s Day featuring chocolate samplings and wine tastings for guests as well as candlelit dinners. Other luxurious cruises are available throughout the day and night.

Enjoy rooftop cocktails at The Glenmore Hotel, The Rocks

The Glenmore Hotel, The Rocks

The Glenmore Hotel, The Rocks

While dimly-lit cocktail bars and great conversation make for a sure-fire date, why not try a rooftop bar instead? Built by brewers in the 1920s, The Glenmore Hotel is an iconic pub which offers 180-degree views of Sydney Harbour and the CBD. Unwind on the deck as the sun sets and enjoy amazing harbour views this Valentine’s Day.

Watch a movie at an open-air cinema, Sydney

St George OpenAir Cinema at Mrs Macquaries Point, Sydney

St George OpenAir Cinema at Mrs Macquaries Point, Sydney

For Valentine’s Day, why not put a spin on a classic date by visiting one of Sydney’s open-air cinemas? Held throughout summer, the St George OpenAir Cinema showcases recent and new releases at Mrs. Macquarie’s Point against the stunning backdrop of Sydney Harbour.

Opt for the classic choice – a candlelit dinner for two

Couple dining at Intermezzo Ristorante, Martin Place

Couple dining at Intermezzo Ristorante, Martin Place

A romantic dinner is always a safe bet when it comes to date night, and Valentine’s Day is the biggest date night of the year, so it’s time to pull out all the stops and go somewhere really special. There are some incredibly romantic restaurants all over Sydney, but to keep things central (and impressive), the GPO Grand, in the heart of the city, is a great choice. With 6 top restaurants housed in this historic building in Martin Place, there’s bound to be something to tempt you. It’s a grand setting for a perfect meal, but be sure to make a booking.

Do the unexpected – a charity run in your undies

Cupid’s Undie Run

Cupid’s Undie Run

Okay, so it’s not exactly a dinner by candlelight. But it’s an idea so crazy, it just might impress your date… maybe? Either way, the Cupid’s Undie Run, on Sunday 19th February, is all in good fun; a kilometre-long run where participants strip down to their dacks to raise money for a good cause. All funds raised at this kooky running event go to benefit the Children’s Tumour Foundation of Australia (CTF). Having raised $2.8M last year across 30 cities worldwide, it’s an event that just keeps growing and giving.

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