Valentine’s Day in Seattle doesn’t have to be all about dinner reservations (although those are good too). Here are some fun and romantic ideas for a spectacular Valentine’s weekend near Seattle Southside.

8 Fun and Romantic Ideas for Valentine’s Day in Seattle


Family Fun Center After Dark

Have a blast with your friends over 21 at this PRIVATE EVENT at the Family Fun Center in Tukwila. Friday, February 14th from 7pm-11pm with unlimited (operational) attractions including Bowling, Go Karts, Laser Tag, XD Theater, Bumper Boats & Cars, and more!! Beer, wine, food, snacks, and points for ticket redemption games available for purchase.

Spencer's for Steaks and Chops

Spencer's for steak and chops Valentines dinner

Wine and dine your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day with a romantic evening at Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops. Make it a night to remember with complimentary valet parking and exquisite local cuisine set in an elegant dining room. Enjoy a three-course prix fixe meal or select from the full menu featuring Pacific Northwest delicacies like Neah Bay black cod and Dungeness crab cake, Double R Ranch bone-in beef tenderloin, berry crisp, Lopez Island Creamery vanilla bean ice cream and more.  For more information and to book your reservations online, please visit

Waterleaf Restaurant

Waterleaf Gathering of friends at the Bar for pints and cocktails

Waterleaf Restaurant & Bar at Hotel Interurban provides a comfortable setting that accommodates any type of gathering. On Friday the 14th and Saturday the 15th, they will have a special menu available for couples. For $50, you can choose 2 Nibbles, one bite, 2 chomps and a dessert. Additioanlly, we will have some limited edition cocktails available and lots of special occasion bubbles available! Calling to make reservations is highly recommended.

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MaST Center

Blue glowing jellyfish under water

The 2,500 square-foot facility offers public space, classroom, laboratories, offices, research areas with state-of-the-art equipment and an aquarium. The Aquarium holds over 15 tanks totaling approximately 3,000 gallons of flow-through seawater, and displays over 250 native Puget Sound marine species. The MaST Center is open for public viewing for FREE on Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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Seattle Chocolate Tour

Seattle Chocolates Counter in Tukwila Seattle Chocolates Tasting

Seattle Chocolates Experience Chocolate Tour

Experience Chocolate is a celebration of all things chocolate and an opportunity to bring people of all ages together to taste, experience and discover all aspects of this sweet sensation. The tour is designed as an immersive experience that educates and inspires visitors to delight in the chocolate-making process. Tour highlights include: Taste a smorgasbord of chocolate samples. Learn about the history of chocolate and the cacao plant in the Chocolate Classroom. Immerse yourself in the busy, chocolaty bustle of a working factory.

Seattle Great Wheel

Great Wheel

Reserve your own private cabin on the Seattle Great Wheel! The Seattle Great Wheel offers some of the best views of the city, and on Valentine’s Day, the wheel will be open until midnight. Not only will you get a private cabin for two, couples will also receive a champagne toast and a free photo at the photo booth, to ensure a truly unforgettable night. This special offer costs just $50 plus tax per couple.

Bloedel Reserve

View of Bloedel Reserve past a pond

Take the Ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge Island for stellar views of the Puget Sound and the Seattle skyline. Then drive up to the Bloedel Reserve for a romantic walk through the beautiful landscaped gardens.

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Crystal Mountain Gondola

Crystal Mountain Gondola

Take a scenic drive out to Crystal Mountain and ride the Gondola up to the Summit House for lunch! The Crystal Mountain Gondola is a fun and easy way to see Mount Rainier and the Cascade Mountains. At the Summit House, the menu is full of varied and delicious choices and the view is unbeatable. Two things to note: make reservations and get there early, the restaurant closes at 2:45pm.