Enjoy Valentine’s Day From Your Car

As Valentine’s Day inches closer, we know you’re trying to put something special together. Whether you’re spending it with your significant other, your galentines, or solo with your furry friends, we’ve rounded up some COVID-friendly ways to enjoy the day of love safely from your car. By the end, we promise you’ll be head over wheels in love!

1. Find Love on Four Wheels with the Four Course Meal Challenge

One of the latest viral TikTok trends is also a safe, fun way to celebrate V-Day with someone you love. To join in on the fun, grab your gal pals, partner or roommate and hop in the car. Battle it out with a game of rock, paper, scissors, with the winner choosing your next to-go meal.

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Repeat as many times as you’d like for drinks, appetizers, entrees and desserts. This is a great way to support local restaurants and spend time with others safely.

2. Put it in Park at the Drive-In 

While we wait for regular theaters to re-open, drive-in movie theaters have become the new way to view our favorite flicks safely. Drive-ins across the country will be showing classics like “The Notebook,” “Lady and the Tramp,” “10 Things I Hate About You,” “A Star is Born” and so many more. Surprise your date with their favorite movie snack and let the good times roll.

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3. Show Some Local Love to Your Hometown Spots

What better day to show your hometown some love than Valentine’s Day? Stroll around your city like tourists for a day, stopping at the sites you may have overlooked before. If there’s a favorite spot you’ve been wanting to show your loved one, now’s your chance. Our city parking guides are also a great starting point for choosing where to stop. 

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Be sure to look out for ways your community is curating unique Valentine’s Day experiences like this virtual, Valentine’s Day themed farmer’s market in Chicago. Pick up these treats before you embark on your hometown tour and you’re all set!

4. Park It and Picnic

Trade a picnic in the park for a parked picnic this Valentine’s Day. Cozy up in your trunk with blankets, pillows and a delicious date night meal. Choosing beautiful scenery is a great way to make this date stand out. Whether you park on a rooftop garage for a romantic sunset or visit a spot that is special to your relationship, this unconventional date is sure to impress your valentine. 

Several cities like San Francisco and Chicago have restaurants offering picnic packages for the occasion. Stop by your local florist for a bouquet in a mason jar to add the final, picnic themed touch to this date.

5. Get Your Wheels Turning on a Scavenger Hunt

Turn your town into the ultimate game board with a city-wide scavenger hunt! Companies like Urban Adventure Quest create unique, “Amazing Race” style hunts for 65 different cities, available to purchase and play any day of the year. Answer questions, complete challenges and score points as you navigate your way and sightsee some of the most prominent architecture, landmarks and art across the city. Quests are designed for couples and small groups, creating a unique way to discover the city from the comfort of your own vehicle!


Don’t forget — Valentine’s Day is this Sunday! If you forget Valentine’s Day, you will be reminded for the rest of the year. Complete your weekend plans by booking your parking ahead of time with SpotHero to make sure your date night rides smoothly.