How to spend Valentine’s Day in Geelong with your partner or your pals
09.02.2021

How to spend Valentine’s Day in Geelong with your partner or your pals

Words by Mackenzie Pennycook

February 14th, you’re back again.

Whether you’re spending Valentine’s Day in the company of a special someone or with your mates, the age-old question of what to do for the day has been answered. Whether it’s a dinner date, a DJ and drinks or something more lowkey Geelong has you covered with events that are sure to make even St. Valentine himself envious.

Grab your partner or your pals and spend the day of lurve in the company of those who mean the most to you, after 2020 everyone needs a little extra company this Valentines’.

Bathers at the Beach House

Revel in incredible views and even better food this Valentines’ with a four-course dinner at Bathers in Geelong.

The four-course set menu for you and your boo is sure to turn up the romance this year. With alcohol pairings to match, the menu encompasses everything from bubbles to a butterfly pea G&T, seafood to slow-cooked brisket. Enjoy acoustic music all night as you eat and drink with your special someone.

There are two evening seatings but bookings are essential as spaces are sure to fill up fast. Book your spot (and look like the best date planner this side of Melbourne) via the website.

Mustxlove Galentines’ pompom party

If arts and crafts with your gals is more your thing, Mustxlove has the event for you.

On the 13th of February, you can indulge in a night of bubbles and pom pom making with your besties. You’ll leave the workshop with a wall hanging made by you, a new pom pom making skill and (most importantly) a belly full of champagne. With materials provided all you and your Galentines’ need to do is grab a bottle of your favourite bubbly and book your spot!

Limited spaces are available so be sure to book asap, more details and how to book can be found on the Mustxlove Facebook page or on www.mustlove.com.au

FEED ME at Wah Wah Gee

If Asian food is more your forte Wah Wah Gee will be the place to be this Valentines’ day.

For $69 a head you get to enjoy the best of menu chosen for you, meaning there is no umm-ing and ahh-ing about whether you want dumplings or bao buns and more time to enjoy the uninterrupted views across the pier (and the company of your very special date of course). The food is accompanied with an extensive drinks list (and a very impressive cocktail menu), meaning your sure to woo whoever is lucky enough to accompany you.

With four booking times to choose from, there is a time to suit everybody. Book via the website to secure your spot!

 

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Organise A Picnic

If a fancy dinner date isn’t for you, organising a picnic is sure to impress and doesn’t have to be nearly as hard as it sounds. Whether it’s a picnic for you and your SO or your mates, it can be made super easy with the help of ordering grazing boxes. Let the work be done for you by having a sweet or savoury (or both!) grazing box or platter delivered right to your door. With options for couples’ boxes, or bigger boxes if you’ve got a few hungry friends to feed, it really couldn’t be easier to create the Instagram worthy picnic of your dreams.

To make it easier we’ve compiled a list of the best grazing boxes in Geelong (with pictures to make choosing your fave even easier), to help you snag a box for yourself.

If you need some inspiration for where to go, we’ve also compiled a list of the best spots to picnic in the region here, or simply opt for a pop-up picnic and let someone else do all the hard work. Alternatively, grab a rug and set up in your own backyard or in your lounge room, dim, the lights, add some candles and boom, romance.

 

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Sailors Singles Party

If you’re spending this Valentines’ single, don’t fret. Whilst the day of love is occasionally a day to dread for singles everywhere and if seeing happy couples all day gives you a bit of the ick never fear. Sailors Rest has a singles-only party, from 3pm you can dance the day away with drink specials and a DJ. The event is free entry (bonus points for saving money instead of spending it on a fancy date) and runs until late.

Boasting the slogan ‘come single, leave with a date’ the party is set to be a big one for single people everywhere.

Suss the Sailors Rest Facebook page for all the deets.

 

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Saltair Spa Couples’ Massage

If relaxation is your main priority this Valentines’ day, Saltair Spa in Torquay or Lorne has you covered. If you want to be pampered whilst also treating your special someone a couples massage might be for you. Saltair Spa in Torquay offers a relaxation massage and a footbath for you and your person in a dual room, giving you the all the pampering experience with none of the guilt of your partner missing out.

As cliché as it seems, there’s a reason couples massages have stood the test of time as a staple Valentines’ day activity. With equal benefits for both of you, a couples massage will make you seem like the most thoughtful whilst also reaping the rewards of your own date idea.

Bookings for a couples massage can be made via the Saltair Spa website.

Pick out your very own sunflowers at this beautiful dog-friendly farm

Ready for cuteness overload? The Sunflower Farm located near Ballarat has over 200,000 sunflowers blooming across its land and they’re running some special Valentine’s Day hours for you and your beau (or besties). Running multiple sessions across the weekend, the farm is inviting the general public to this sunflower haven. For only a measly $5 entry fee, and $2 per stem you can take home your very own bunch. There’s no limit to how many you pick either!

It’s not in Geelong but it’s totally worth the road trip. Grab your bucket and scissors, and hurry! You can book here.

 

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Go To A Gig

With Geelong’s live music finally returning, it’s safe to say a gig could be a winner when it comes to spoiling that special someone. Whether it’s BEANS at the BC or Sam Hanson at The Hop Inn, there’s plenty of choices to chill out and bask in the love.

Check out our dedicated gig guide here.

A Balloon Flight

If you’re looking to be 10000% extra this Valentine’s Day, then look no further, the team at Liberty Balloon Flights have you covered. Take in the views over Melbourne or Geelong from a balloon basket, or book a voucher to use on a special occasion. Happy V-Day indeed!

Check it all out via the website.

Go Hiking

This one is low cost but high impact – which is all you could really want from a date. All you need is a pair of runners or hiking boots, a date or a pal (even a pooch) and you’re good to go. With no distractions aside from the trees, birds and bees, you and your significant other can make the most of some quality time together.

We’ve put together a list of hidden hikes worth checking out, or if you’re keen to keep it local and chill, check out 10 of the best coastal walks in the region.

Looking for some more ideas? Check out 17 Day Trips Close To Geelong, perfect for Valentine’s Day on Sunday.