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 arrowValentine’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 same-day flower delivery. (We’re eyeing those locally designed arrangements.)

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:

  • Wet Stone Wine Bar | Tuesdays-Saturdays, 5-6 p.m. + Sundays, 4-9 p.m. | Wine + dine with $8 glasses of select wines and sangria, $26 select bottles, $12 2-oz house blind flight trios, and food selections of Mediterranean olive mix, avocado and tomato salad, chicken and chorizo flatbreads, and oysters.
  • Whiskey Girl | Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 3-7 p.m. + Fridays, 4-6 p.m. | Sip on $5 well drinks, $6 long drinks + Crown Royal can cocktails, plus $4 Dos XX on Taco Tuesdays from 4-10 p.m.
  • Barleymash | Mondays-Fridays, 3-6 p.m. | Indulge in half-off beer, wine, spirits, and select appetizers, including your choice of 29 beers on tap, 15 cans + bottles, a bountiful selection of whites and reds, plus an endless list of agave, corn, rye, whiskey, and scotch.

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.

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