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10 Fun Things to Do This Valentine's Day

Looking for fun and different things to do this Valentine's Day? Ready for something other than a romantic dinner? Whether you're celebrating with a significant other, family, friends, or on your own, we've rounded up 10 picks for activities, treats, and events.

Treat Yourself!

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Why not treat yourself to a decadent box of chocolates or that nice watch you've been eyeing? Valentine's Day is a great excuse to spoil yourself, and your loved one! Check out Frank Adams Jewelers or Anthony's Chocolate Dipped Fruit. Get out and shop 'til you drop this Valentine's Day!

Hit the Spa

a woman getting a facial massage
Who can say no to a massage? Treat yourself and book a day at the spa this Valentine's Day! Whether you're looking for a mani/pedi, a massage, or even a haircut, get yourself over to Rumors Day Spa and Hair Salon

Indulge in Some Chicken Wings

plate of chicken wings
If you're looking for a low-key way to celebrate Valentine's Day, swing over to Dave & Buster's or Via Entertainment and try their wings and play some games! 

See a Movie

people smiling at a movie theater
There's always something interesting playing in the theaters, whether you like a good romance or horror movie. Indulge with a bag of buttery popcorn and a slushie at a local Albany movie theater such at Crossgates Mall this Valentine's Day. Check out the Cohoes Music Hall for older film showings!

Enjoy Albany's Nightlife

people at a bar
Grab your significant other or get together with friends and enjoy a night out at your favorite local hot spot or bar. Celebrate the way you want to - just grab an Uber or take a cab home if you overindulge!

Get Lucky

row of slot machines
Test your luck on Valentine's Day! Hit the slots at Saratoga Casino, Rivers Casino, or try your luck over at Turning Stone out near Utica. This could be your lucky day and you could walk away with some extra cash!

Learn to Dance

a couple doing the tango
Have you ever wanted to learn how to foxtrot or tango? Why not learn on Valentine's Day? There are several dance studios in the Capital Region that offer classic dance lessons. Check out Fred Astaire or the Troy Dance Factory and book one today! 

Wine Taste

several wine glasses cheersing
Head over to a local winery to sip and taste some delicious wines on Valentine's Day. Sample some wines you've never tried before, then treat yourself to a bottle for dinner. Swing on over to Saratoga Winery for a tasting!

Enjoy a Show

an orchestra on stage
Enjoy an evening with a loved one or some friends experiencing a memorable performance. There are dozens of performing arts centers and venues in the Capital Region - explore them! Find everything from a symphony performance to a comedy show and make your Valentine's Day one to remember.

Hit the Slopes

people skiing on a mountain
Are you a skier or snowboarder? Why not hit the slopes on Valentine's Day? Make it a day trip - go to a mountain you've never been to before! 
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