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7 Valentine's Day Activities for Any Relationship Status

Valentine's Day is all about love - and not necessarily romantic love! If you're single and looking to have fun with friends, family, or your kids, or even if you're in a relationship, there are a number of ways you can celebrate.

If you're not one to go out to a fancy dinner, don't like the pressure Valentine's Day puts on relationships, or you'd like to embrace a celebration with whole family, one of these ideas for Valentine's Day activities might be right for you.

1) Go Ice Skating

the bottom half of a woman ice skating

Ice skating is one of those great family-friendly activities. Bring the kids for some wholesome fun on the ice, or simply head out with your friends and loved ones. There are a number of ice skating areas in and around Saratoga to check out, both indoors and outdoors.

Or, you could take a quick drive down to the Empire Skate Plaza in Albany, where they offer free skating with rental skates just $4 for adults and $3 for kids.

2) Discover a Lesser-Known Restaurant

a basket of food with lobster roll, fries, and coldslawMeal from Eddie F's Eatery

Thinking about going out to dinner for Valentine's Day but want to avoid the crowds and expenses of dining out on a holiday? Why not browse a list of Saratoga area restaurants and find a casual eatery that is unlikely to draw a huge Valentine's Day crowd like the fine dining places will.

Try Eddie F's Eatery or the Triangle Diner for a great Valentine's Day meal without all the fuss.

3) Find Fun for Kids Indoors

a family holding up candles they madeAt the Candle Collective

It's still winter, so while you could go ice skating or sledding with the kids you might feel like staying inside. In that case, check out indoor attractions in the area you might not have known about.

You could take a small road trip up north to Queensbury to check out the Adventure Family Fun Center, or stop by The Candle Collective in nearby Ballston Spa. You and your kids can try something new like making a candle - which you could then use to decorate for Valentine's Day!

4) Have a Spa Day With the Ladies

woman getting a massage

Turn Valentine's Day into Galentine's Day and head to the spa with your best girlfriends! Even if you're in a relationship, it might be nice to escape the stress and pressures of the holiday with rejuvenating spa time.

Saratoga Springs isn't called the Spa City for nothing - head to one of the many reputable spas and wake up on February 15th feeling revitalized and refreshed.

5) Experience a Paint & Sip Session

a young couple posing and smiling as they're doing paint and sip

Paint and sip events are getting more and more popular - and for good reason! Anyone can become an artist with easy-to-follow instructions from a professional artist and all the supplies provided for you.

This is a great Valentine's Day event for a couple or for friends. Saratoga Paint & Sip Studio is offering a Date Night Love Tree painting class on Valentine's Day, but if that doesn't speak to you, visit their website to check out what's going on the weekend before or after Valentine's Day. They also have a studio in Latham for more class options.

6) Try a Family Cooking Night

heart-shaped cookies and decorations

Cooking together is a perfect Valentine's Day activity! It incorporates the entire family and you don't even have to leave the house. Depending on the ages of your children, you could attempt a gourmet Valentine's dinner at home.

Have really little kids, or toddlers? Keep it simple by having them decorate heart-shaped cookies with frosting and sprinkles. In fact, you could make the cooking extravangaza all about the dessert or all about chocolate.

Brownies, cupcakes, chocolate covered strawberries - the sky is the limit! Just make sure you throw in some hearts, or red or pink food coloring, to keep with the holiday theme.

7) Get Crafty

hands working on a Valentine's Day craft

Making crafts with your kids can be a wonderful bonding experience. Although, you certainly don't need kids to get crafty! Head to a craft store like Michael's for some inspiration.

You could try making: Valentine's Day cards, decorations, paper flowers, heart puzzles, heart stamps, and so much more. Pick up some construction paper, pipe cleaners, stickers, and anything else you think you might need. Search the internet for ideas before heading to the store!

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