Still remember how exciting it was in high school to drive around with your crush? Every true romantic knows that you don't need a fancy date to have fun or show your significant other that you care. A great adventure begins when you head off in your vehicle.
Car dates can be spontaneous, full of adventure, and really romantic. From seeing a drive-in movie to listening to a romantic date night podcast to stargazing, these romantic car date ideas are the perfect mix to start your adventure. Now, if you're ready for that ideal date to remember, buckle up and keep reading for our favorite car date ideas for Valentine's Day.
But first, prepare your vehicle for a date night.
Before you pick out your perfect romantic date idea, make sure your car is working at its best. Car problems can quickly ruin what should have been a perfect evening. It's important to keep up on your car's maintenance services so that you'll avoid a disastrous date. Bring your car to a trained technician to check your vehicle for safety and tell you if it needs any additional service to be properly maintained. Trained technicians can work on your vehicle's brake systems, power steering, engine repairs, computer diagnostics, transmission services, coolant system services, timing belts, radiators, water pumps, air conditioning compressors, and climate control systems while you spend your time doing important things like preparing for your Valentine's Day date.
Go on a drive-thru fast-food feast
Grab your favorite meal and head off on a road trip. No matter the food choice, some great music on your radio and some great comfort food can rejuvenate your passion for a long car ride with your date.
Picnic In Your Pickup
Another affordable date idea that can create great memories for you and your significant other is a picnic in your pickup truck or just the trunk of your car. Drive to a scenic area, prepare your favorite food, put on some tunes, and just enjoy each other's company. You may also consider having a breakfast picnic so you can watch the sunrise while you eat or grab some desserts and watch the sun go down.
Drive around and go people-watching
If you both live a busy life, this day could be an opportunity to stop and smell the flowers. Go people-watching. Drive around and imagine stories about people you see passing by.
Watch the sunrise or sunset
Getting a glimpse of the sunrise or sunset is another great date option. Go for a drive somewhere with a great view and take it all in. Find a nice spot to watch the sunrise or sunset and bundle up with your significant other.
Go to a drive-in movie
If you're both big movie fans, then a drive-in movie date would be perfect for you. Imagine all the opportunities for you to snuggle close and watch a movie in your car. Our local drive in’s have plenty of parking and tons of screens to show different movies. They play the sound through your radio on FM, so either bring a portable radio or use your car’s stereo.
Probably the most classic car date of all time is star gazing. If your car is big enough, you can lay a blanket down, look up at the universe and just enjoy the moment. Bring your favorite snacks and hot drinks and be prepared to be amazed.
Now, what if your car breaks down on Valentine's day? Well, we hope you don't have to deal with the inconvenience of a broken-down vehicle on this special day, but if you do need a last-minute auto repair or maintenance appointment, you can always rely on the Quality Tune-Up shop near you. At Quality Tune-Up, we offer various services to keep your car running to help you get back on the road and on to wherever you're headed.