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How To Feel Like You're Celebrating Valentine's Day Abroad At Home

Feel a million miles away without leaving your home with these Valentine’s Day date night ideas, and find out how you could win the ultimate romantic experience with

Soak up the romance in a hot tub

Although you won’t be able to enjoy a getaway to a cottage with a hot tub on February 14th this year, you can still rent or buy your own and set it up in your own garden for a steamy date night under the stars. Think warm soothing bubbles, flowing champagne, juicy strawberries and twinkling candles or fairy lights.

Take a romantic stroll

Step up your step game and enjoy your daily exercise by taking a walk with the one you love. Whether you’re exploring your local streets or following a scenic hiking trail, you’ll be getting a good dose of fresh air and (hopefully) seeing beautiful sights, all the while spending quality time together and getting a change of scenery from where you’re spending lockdown. If it’s chilly, be sure to hold hands and bring a flask filled with hot chocolate or coffee.

Order a takeaway with a twist

Dining in is the new dining out, thanks to the innovative restaurants offering a takeaway service and delivering international cuisine straight to your door. Get a taste of romantic cities like Paris, Rome and Venice through a selection of their traditional dishes, all without leaving the comfort of your own home. To make your evening extra special, pair the meal with a bottle of the region’s wine or a selection of local beers.

For example, for a Italian themed date night, kick off the evening in the city of canals with a glass of Venetion Pinot Grigio, a couple of cicchetti dishes and a tasty main course like spaghetti al nero di seppi or fegato alla veneziana. Finish the night off with fritoe or buranelli for dessert. Buon appetito!

Watch a film set in your favourite holiday destination

Did someone say Netflix and Chill? Transport yourself back to your honeymoon or first couples holiday by enjoying some after dinner entertainment in the form of a film set in your country of choice. If you’re sticking to the Italian theme mentioned above, why not opt for a film shot in Venice like The Italian Job (2003), The Merchant of Venice (2004) or Casanova (2005)? There’s a seemingly endless amount of titles to choose from and they’re all guaranteed to serve up beautiful backdrops. Warning: may cause serious travel envy.

Stick on some holiday tunes

Listening to music is a great way to relax and unwind with your partner. Sometimes a specific tune can even stir up holiday memories so while we’re unable to go away, why not remind yourself of all the fun you’ve had on couples holidays over the years? We’ve even created our very own Spotify account to help you on your way and put you in the mood (for holidays, of course).

How will you be celebrating Valentine's Day in lockdown? Have your plans changed because of it? Let us know by tweeting @icelollyholiday

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