7 Local Date Ideas For Valentine’s Day

February is now upon us and for a lot of people that means one thing, Valentine’s Day is soon.

The 14th February is a date that many people look forward to, using it as a great excuse to dress up nice and enjoy some quality time with loved ones. However, it can be tough sometimes when trying to decide on where to go or what to do.

As a celebrator of all things to do with romance and love, we’ve decided to list some of the best locations and ideas for enjoying the perfect date in Chester this Valentine’s Day.

Dinner At The Chester Grosvenor & Champagne In A Luxury Vehicle

If you’re really trying to impress, this first idea could be perfect.

The Chester Grosvenor is a very popular and wonderfully stylish venue located in the centre of town, and attracts some of the finest guests around. With such a reputation, it’s important to arrive in style, and that’s where we come in.

To start the date off right, we will drive you to the door in one of our beautiful luxury vehicles, with one of our chauffeurs opening the door for you and giving the full VIP experience. From there, you can go and enjoy a fantastic meal at The Grosvenor and be greeted by one of our chauffeurs after the meal has concluded.

The feeling of enjoying a glass of champagne in the back of a Rolls Royce is enough to make anyone fall in love (at least with the car!).

You have a choice of options as far as dining goes, with The Arkle Bar & Lounge serving afternoon tea and classy cocktails, Simon Radley and his team’s Michelin starred dining experience or the firm favourite La Brasserie.

For those looking to make a statement this Valentine’s Day, consider this as a date night idea.

Watch A Show At Storyhouse

If you’re looking to enjoy a lot of laughs (and cries), you can’t go wrong with catching a show at the local theatre.

They often say that laughter is the key to love and long lasting relationships, and you’re bound to experience some of those with everything that Storyhouse has to offer.

Storyhouse is one of Chester’s newest attractions, combining a theatre, cinema and library all into one. Since opening in 2017, it has drawn some of the biggest names and productions in theatre, as well as stand up comedians to the city of Chester.

If you’re planning on visiting Storyhouse this Valentine’s Day, they have a variety of things on including the much loved rom-com classic Notting Hill and a performance from stand up comedian Jason Manford.

Take A Walk Through Godstall Lane

Considering this street is nicked “the romantic heart of Chester”, it would be silly of us not to include this quirky side street on our list.

Located opposite the Cathedral, this unique street is a well loved sight amongst locals, and needs to be seen at night to truly appreciate it.

Enjoy some delicious dishes at the likes of The Cheshire Sandwich Company and Duttons, and finish up with some tasty cocktails at The Botanist and the Metronome Jazz Bar. The sights of dress shops such as Aristocrats of Chester and Annabella might even inspire you to pop the question!

Take your date through Godstall Lane and get ready to watch the sparks fly.

Image courtesy of Cheshire Live.

Visit The Animals At Chester Zoo

One of the biggest tourist attractions for anyone visiting the local area is Chester Zoo, and it’s actually a great location for any date.

The Zoo might not be the first place that springs to mind when thinking about the perfect date location, but you’d be pleasantly surprised by how much fun can be had.

The joy of taking a selfie together in front of the elephants or the experience of holding each other’s hands in fear when walking through the Twilight Zone will surely show some signs of romance.

For a different kind of date, give Chester Zoo a chance.

Date Night At The Movies

When it comes to ideas for planning a fun date, a trip to the pictures is something that we just have to include.

Sitting back in a set of comfy seats and sharing a bucket of popcorn whilst enjoying the latest releases is a great idea for any date, and is considered a classic date option for a reason. You often find that going to see a film is perfect for first dates as it gives you something to talk about and makes it a lot easier to “break the ice”.

You’ve got a variety of choices as far as local cinemas go as well, with Cineworld in Broughton and Vue in Cheshire Oaks, as well as Storyhouse in town. Most of these are surrounded by some wonderful restaurants, perfect for grabbing a bite to eat afterwards and discussing the film.

Relax At The Mill Hotel & Spa

There’s nothing like a good bit of R&R to create a romantic date atmosphere.

The Mill Hotel & Spa offers a range of relaxing treatments and environments to enjoy, from facials to massages to body wraps. Sharing a treatment with a partner can be a very relaxing and romantic experience, and couples massages have always proven to be a popular option.

They are even running a special Valentine’s Day offer for a mini spa day for 2, consisting of a 30 minute treatment and access to the steam room, sauna and swimming pool for only £78 per couple.

A Romantic Stroll By The River

Lastly, taking a stroll down by the River Dee is the perfect setting find romance.

Located close to the City Walls, the waterfront stretches over half a mile long and comes with some breathtaking scenic views. You can get a closer look at some of the beautiful views with a boat trip from ChesterBoat, as well as pedal boats being available for hire if you’re up for a laugh.

You could even stop by Hickory’s Smokehouse for dinner and a few drinks, and enjoy a nice peaceful walk down the river afterwards. If you’re looking for a relaxing and romantic way of finishing off a date, this is the place.


And that’s our list! These are just a couple of examples are ideas that have been proven to work well in a romantic setting. Whatever you choose to do this Valentine’s Day, make sure that you’ve planned something that the both of you are going to love and enjoy.

If you’re looking for a truly unforgettable Valentine’s Day experience, look no further than Red Carpet Cars. Make sure that you and your date arrive in true style by pulling up in a beautiful, luxurious Rolls Royce Ghost.

To learn more about prices and packages, give us a call today.