4 Easy Dates In Bergen For Valentine’s Day

Forgot to make dinner reservations? Treat your sweetheart to one of these activities for a fun night out.
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T-minus two days until Valentine’s Day—if you haven’t found the perfect gift or made restaurant reservations by now, you may be out of luck come Feb. 14. Fortunately, there are options if you’re running the risk of arriving at your sweetheart’s door empty-handed: Swing by the grocery store for grab-and-go flowers or pick up a box of chocolate from the corner drug store. But what can you do if you forgot to make plans?

BERGEN has a few suggestions where you can take your significant other for a fun experience, whether your big date is this weekend or on Valentine’s Day proper. Reservations are required for some options; for others you can just show up:

Have a skate date at American Dream. Hold your loved one’s hand as you glide along the ice during an open skating session. The Rink is holding special Valentine’s Day-themed ice times this weekend and from 4 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 14—it’s the perfect event for couples, as well as family and friends!
*1 American Dream Way, East Rutherford, 833.263.7326

Work together at Escape Room NJ. Two minds are better than one, so team up with your special someone to solve riddles, search for clues and unlock doors to “break free.” Escape Room NJ has locations in Englewood and Hackensack, both of which have different themes for their rooms.
*36 N. Dean St., Englewood, 201.815.1784; 157A Main St., Hackensack, 844-ESCAPE6

Sip and paint at Brushes and Berries. Reserve your spot and create a Valentine’s Day masterpiece at this painting and crafting studio in Bergenfield. A special brunch on Feb. 13 includes unlimited mimosas, or paint with your partner during the 7–9 p.m. session on Monday.
*491 S. Washington Ave., Bergenfield, 201.374.9540

Hike with your honey at Tenafly Nature Center. Spots are filling up fast so book your spot on TNC’s Sweetheart Night Hike, a 7 to 9 p.m. guided walk through the woods with s’mores by a campfire. If you’d rather take your date on a journey together under daylight, the grounds are open this weekend from 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
* 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly, 201.568.6093

Do you have additional ideas to share for a great date night? Email your thoughts to rita.guarna@wainscotmedia.com or send us a DM on Instagram @bergenmagnj.

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