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3 Amazing Last Minute Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. If you are suddenly finding yourself scratching your head, needing to make plans for Valentine’s Day, you may not be alone in this! Especially if you made a promise to your significant other about taking them on the best date of their life. Now you are probably searching, “last minute date ideas” or “best Valentine’s Day date ideas” on the internet.

Well, fret not!

What if we gave you the best last minute date ideas that work like a charm? Or better yet, what if we told you the secret to having the best Valentine’s Day ever?

It should come as a no-brainer, but quality time is the love language preferred by most people. A unique experience that you can share with your significant other can leave a lasting impression and create lifelong memories that you’ll treasure forever.

Valentine’s Day is a special day to express your love and appreciation to your special someone. With the right Valentine’s Day ideas, you can make this day even more memorable. From romantic activities and exciting experiences, let us explore some of the best Valentine’s Day ideas that will make this day truly unforgettable!

Play Tourist in Your Own Town

Is there a particular attraction you have never seen but have always wanted to? You’ll be surprised by the different attractions and activities in your local backyard.

For those that live in San Luis Obispo county or planning a trip to Paso Robles, you can explore the area in a new, exciting way on a unique tour in a modern vintage sidecar. Whether you’re a tourist or local to the area, this thrilling experience is fun for everyone.

a couple enjoying their sidecar wine tour through the vineyard

Guests will enjoy traveling through the city and soaking up its charm and small town vibe. Some highlights will include coasting by sights like the Sensorio Lights, cruising through the verdant Downtown City Park, visiting Derby Wine Estates (a Paso Robles landmark for over a century), and snapping photos with the popular “Explore Paso” mural to share on social media and commemorate your amazing date.

Go on a Hike or Outdoor Adventure

Get your heart rate up to increase the blood flow more wholesomely. Who doesn’t love to enjoy the magnificent scenery and the crisp air on a hike in the great outdoors? It is an excellent opportunity to spend quality time together and unplug at the same time.

In addition, there are other adventures waiting for you and your sweetheart, and we recommend heading to California’s Central Coast. You can enjoy breathtaking views by hiking the trails at Big Sur, get the adrenaline going on a heart-pounding cycling experience along the shoreline, or even go kayaking through the unfathomably blue Pacific Ocean amid sea otters and aquatic birds.

a group of people kayaking on the central coast

Kindle Your Romance in Paso Robles Wine Country

From wine tasting to scenic rides through the vineyards, Paso Robles wine country is the perfect destination to celebrate Valentine’s Day. If you ask us, cruising through the vines is so much more appealing than your run-of-the-mill wine tour.

This year, make it one to remember by organizing a personalized tour and tasting at some of the most charming wineries in Paso Robles. Discover vineyards with stunning scenery, secret caves, and quaint outdoor terraces where you can sip wine and watch the world go by. If you want to take your romance game to the next level, we would highly encourage reserving a luxury picnic where you and your date can enjoy some wonderful quality time, indulge in a charcuterie board, and share a bottle of the best wine from the local region. 

a couple enjoying a luxury picnic on the vineyard


Embark on a Thrilling Sidecar Experience

It is always fun to mix things up occasionally, especially if you want to grow your relationship and keep the spark alive. Valentine’s Day is a chance to show those that we love just how much we care about them.

However, planning your Valentine’s Day date does not have to be stressful, even if it’s at the last minute. Sometimes, just a little bit of thought can go a long way. After all, dinner and a movie can get old really fast.

Instead, why not try something new by surprising your loved one with an immersive sidecar tour? We offer a variety of unique experiences from our signature wine tours to date nights to luxury picnics, with each being tailor-made for our guests. Rest assured, our adventures are anything but ordinary; our guides are extremely personable and well-versed in the Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo areas, ensuring a memorable and authentic experience each and every time.

Bottom line: Valentine’s Day is all about expressing love on your own terms. How you celebrate it is up to you and we hope these suggestions spark some ideas for February 14. And if you’re visiting the Central Coast and looking to add some oomph to your Valentine’s day plans, we’re only one email or phone call away. Because whether you are organizing a daytime excursion or an evening escapade, Third Wheel Tours has you covered for a hassle-free, refreshing, and unforgettable Valentine’s Day experience.