13 Last Minute Date Ideas in Seattle [UPDATED}
February 07, 2018
Last minute date ideas in Seattle!
Love is in the air. The signs are all around us. Valentine’s Day is coming, have you made plans to show your crush how much you care? Thankfully, since you are not alone, we went ahead and did some research for you, and found some awesome last minute date ideas to do here in Seattle. Enjoy!
1. A show at The Triple Door
The Atomic Bombshells: A'DORE runs from February 8th - 15th, 2019. Purchase tickets here.
If you are looking for the perfect combination of food, drinks and entertainment, look no further than The Triple Door, located in the heart of downtown Seattle. This unique venue's mainstage is host to a variety of local and international travelling acts, with food and drink service available for those that want the ultimate dinner & show experience. This Valentine's Day, book tickets to see The Atomic Bombshells: J'ADORE, ”the city's most dazzling Burlesque troupe".
2. Laser Dome show at Pacific Science Center
A Behind-the-Scenes video on a recent laser show performed last Summer. Video Credit: Pacific Science Center
The Pacific Science center Laser Dome has long shown laser shows featuring Pink Floyd’s The Wall & Dark Side of the Moon. Shows have also featured popular artists such as EDM artist Odessza, and rapper Kendrick Lamar for example. Last year, the Laser Dome did a series of “Laser Stranger Things” that completely sold out by fans of the Netflix sci-fi show. Shows last about 30 minutes, and are available Thursday through Sunday at various times throughout the day and evening.
3. Take a Cooking Class at Hot Stove Society
A cooking class is a great way to spend quality time with the one you care about. Photo Credit: Hot Stove Society
Hot Stove Society is the cooking school of Tom Douglas, a three-time James Beard Award winning chef and Iron Chef champion. The school, located in the Bell town neighborhood inside the Hotel Andra, is a home cooks dream. Classes are held almost nightly, with themes such as pasta and cookie making, to special guest chef-lead classes that promote new cookbooks and the like. For Valentine’s day, they are offering “Drinking, Cursing, and Cooking” with Chef Ashely Ewing and Instructor Annie Ewing. As of this writing, tickets are still available, and more info can be found here.
4. Savor Seattle/Inn at the Market Weekend Package
Inn at the Market is one of the best hotels to stay at in Seattle. Photo Credit: Inn at the Market
Inn at the Market has partnered with Savor Seattle Food Tours to offer guests an exclusive Pike Place Market experience. This new package provides overnight accommodation, Valet Parking, and 2 tickets to the Signature Pike Place Market Food & Cultural Tour. This package is perfect for a weekend getaway or a cozy staycation. The Inn is set beautifully above the Pike Place Market, and is known worldwide for its excellent hospitality and service.
5. Wine tasting at the Northwest Tastings Wine Bar
Drink wine and play Connect Four as you enjoy the views of Elliot Bay during sunset for a romantic evening.
A recent addition to the 5th floor of the Pike Place Market, The Northwest Tastings Wine Bar features three different businesses in one, beautifully decorated space. White Heron Cellars provides wine tastings, including a 7-pour tasting for only $5. Soulever Chocolates offers gourmet chocolate bites, and Glondo's Sausage Company offer charcuterie and other smoked and cured meats, making this tasting room a one-stop-shop for everything you need to make a romantic night out. If you do decide to visit, make sure to pull up a seat to the window view of Elliot Bay and the Seattle waterfront. At sunset (and a few glasses of wine), this might be the best viewpoint in the Market. White Heron Cellars is a partner location for the Seattle Wine Passport, another great way to explore Washington's wineries and tasting rooms.
6. Chef’s Table at Cook Weaver
The culinary team takes pride on being "inauthentic" Photo Credit: Cook Weaver
Cook Weaver is a small, almost hidden dinning establishment tucked away in North Capitol Hill. Here, the food has a Eruo-asian influence, and one will enjoy twists on dishes such as crispy fried chicken, but also PNW inspired elements such as king oyster mushroom. The kitchen is no more than 100 square feet, and offers a small private chef’s table where guests may dine privately with the chef and his team at no extra cost. Often, though the courses are set, Chef Zac Reynolds is known to throw a few extra special bites into the mix, to really make the experience unique for each guest.
7. Mini Golf & Beer at Flat Stick Pub
Local beer & cider and mini-golf? What's not to like?! Video Credit: Flat Stick Pub-youtube
If your crush is competitive, then take a swing at Flat Stick Pub. Only two rules apply at Flat Stick: Drink local and have fun! Flat Stick provides a 9-hole miniature golf course, complete with a bar featuring over 50+ beer and ciders on tap from Washington State. Other games including their very own invention, DuffleBoard, which is a cross between golf and shuffleboard. No matter what, prepare for some fun!
8. Chocolate Indulgence Tour with Savor Seattle Food Tours
Fran's Chocolate is a favorite stop among guests on the Chocolate Indulgence Tour.
The Chocolate Indulgence tour is a two-hour walking tour that takes you on a chocolaty adventure – enjoy 15 tastings from bakeries, Chocolate makers and confectioners, all while learning of chocolate’s sweet history in the Emerald City. Tickets can be found available here.
9. Improv Comedy at Unexpected Productions
Find the entrance to the theater at the famous Gum Wall in Pike Place Market!
Someone once said laughter is the key to a good relationship. We don’t know who said it, but it makes sense, doesn’t it? There is no better place to laugh at than Unexpected Productions Market Theater, in Pike Place Market. Unexpected Productions Market Theater in an improv comedy theater, with ten shows a week Wednesday through Sunday. Ticket prices range from $5-$15, meaning you don’t need to spend much to have a great time. Comedy lovers flock to their weekend show, Seattle Theatresports, which is a short-form improv show, and the longest running show in Seattle (over thirty years strong!).
10. Take a Ferry Ride to Bainbridge island
Ride the same Ferry as the people from Grey's Anatomy do! Photo Credit: Thrillist
Locals love taking the Bainbridge Island ferry to and from Seattle for picturesque views of the Puget Sound. The 35-minute ferry ride takes you across Elliot Bay, with views of the Olympic Mountains to the Northwest and the city skyline to the West. You can also make this a day trip, exploring Bainbridge island’s small town business district, filled with shops and tasting rooms galore. Fine dining is also an option for those looking to savor the island’s culinary attractions. We recommend Hitchcock, run by Chef/owner Brendan McGill.
11. Soak & Relax in a Hot Tub Boat
Few things are as romantic as a private Hot Tub Boat rental. Photo Credit: Hot Tub Boats
Yes, this is 100% real! Thanks to innovative engineering, we can put a hot tub in a boat and float along Lake Union and Portage Bay! Hot Tub Boats brings luxury and relaxation together, with 2 hour rentals that can accommodate up to 6 people. Even in the not-so-sunny weather of February in Seattle, as long as the wind isn’t too choppy, a clear day with overcast would be perfect weather to stay submerged in 104-degree hot tub. Indulge with this unique experience that will be sure to impress anyone who loves the water.
12. Take a Seaplane tour of Seattle
Fly above the clouds and take off from the water with Kenmore Air! Photo Credit: Visit San Juan Islands
Have you ever seen Seattle from above? Kenmore Air provides scenic seaplane tours which take you soaring above the Emerald City with a twenty-minute narrated tour as you see everything from your window seat in a seaplane. The plane takes off and lands in South lake Union, which is an exciting feat none-the-less. Other scenic tours include a Volcanic Mountain Tour around Mt. Saint Helens & Mt. Rainier, for those who have passions for the great outdoors. Fly away and see Seattle from a different perspective.
13. Ride Wings Over Washington & the Seattle Great Wheel
This attraction will delight adults and children alike. Photo Credit: Justin Oba
Nothing like theme-park style attractions to get a night started. Wings Over Washington is located on Miner's Landing, on Pier 57 of the Seattle waterfront. This 15-minute aerial adventure takes you soaring across the Pacific Northwest, as a “Spirit Eagle” guides you, flying above the clouds. The best example of something similar would be Disney’s Soarin’ Around the World ride in Disney’s California Adventure theme park. After flying through the skies of Seattle, take a seat next door on the Great Seattle Wheel. Each ride is approximately 3 full rotations on the wheel, and they offer a Valentine's Day VIP Gondola experience which can be found here. If you and your date get hungry, The Fisherman's Restaurant and Bar is between both attractions, and Chef Nick Novello is offering a special Valentine's Day themed 3-course pre-fixe dinner for $45 per person.