If you are a car owner, odds are you spend a LOT of time in your car. Maybe that time is spent cruising down the highway or stuck in early morning traffic as you commute to work. No matter what your routine entails, there's one thing that keeps you moving: your beloved vehicle. While your car is a tool that you use to get from point A to point B, you can also turn it into a place where you make lots of memories. We have all heard stories about the couple that has their first awkward kiss leaning over their vehicle's center console or husbands rushing their pregnant wives to the hospital as they are in labor. So much can happen in your vehicle! This Valentine's day might not be like the ones you have experienced in the past. With the COVID-19 pandemic a huge concern for many people, you might not feel comfortable going to a nice Italian restaurant and sharing a romantic meal with your significant other. But you shouldn't let the pandemic get in the way of your Valentine's Day entirely! With a little bit of car care and creativity, you can turn your car into the perfect Valentine's day date destination. Read through our list of car date ideas that will keep your romantic life alive!
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How To Prepare Your Car For Date Night
Before you pick one of our romantic date ideas to spice up your Valentine's Day date night, you want to make sure your car is working at its best. Car problems can quickly ruin your romantic evening, so it's important to keep up on your car's routine maintenance services so that the odds of you having an auto repair disaster significantly decreases. If you need to book any routine maintenance services for your car, click the button at the bottom of the screen and try our ASE-certified mobile mechanics.
Our mobile mechanics will come to your location such as your home or office and get your car up and running while you spend your time doing important things like preparing for your Valentine's Day date. You can plan out your road trip or make a little bit of extra money to splurge on this special day while our mobile mechanics thoroughly inspect your car.
For more tips and tricks on how to take care of your car and show your car that you love and appreciate it, click here to read our blog post from last year!
Tour Of Your Town
Odds are, you and your significant other come from different hometowns. One date idea is to drive around your hometown and show your significant other around, making note of all the spots that are special to you. This can be a great conversation starter and you might just find out things that you didn't know about your significant other.
If you both live far away from your hometowns, take a tour of the town you currently live in. Talk about what you have done so far and what you want to do in the future. Dive into your favorite and least favorite parts about the place you are living. This can be a fun way to explore the area and you can make a list of all the restaurants and places you want to visit together in the upcoming year!
Fast Food Feast
For those on a budget, this is the perfect date! Go to your favorite fast food joint and sit in a scenic area while you dive into your burger and fries. Don't be afraid to split a milkshake too!
If you are an avid Tik Tok fan, you might already know this trick, but a game of rock paper scissors can really spice up this date. Break it up into rounds and let a little game of rock, paper, scissors decide who gets to choose each part of the date. If you are playing along, you can feel free to add rounds or skip some, but your game will turn out to be something a little like this:
- Whose car are we taking?
- Who's driving?
- Who picks the drinks?
- Who picks the appetizers?
- Who picks the entrees?
- Who picks the desserts?
- And finally, who picks the movie or entertainment for the night.
The winner of each round will get to pick where they are getting that food item from as well as what you are ordering. For example, if a husband and wife are playing rock, paper, scissors and they are on the third round. The winner of that round will pick where they are going to get drinks and what those drinks will be.
Another fast food date idea is to go through a drive-through and order the same thing as the person in front of you. This is perfect for couples who like to try new things and go on adventures.
Are you interested in giving these dates a shot? Depending on where you live, here are some fast-food restaurant options to choose from:
- Dairy Queen
- Taco Bell
- Taco Time
- Chick Fil A
- Pizza Hut
- Jack in the Box
- Panda Express
- Sonic Drive-In
- Five Guys
- AND SO MUCH MORE!
Feel free to support other businesses and order takeout from non-fast food restaurants if you prefer to go that route!
There are plenty of opportunities for you to snuggle close and watch a movie in your car. If there is a drive-in theater near you, go watch a movie on the big screen in the comfort of your own car. If there isn't a drive-in theater near you, feel free to create your own. Depending on your weather, you can hang a sheet outside your garage and hook up a projector to watch your movie on a large screen. Or, if it's a bit cold or rainy outside, bring a laptop inside your car and bundle up with a bunch of pillows and blankets.
Picnic In Your Pickup
Another cheap date idea that you can make super memorable and romantic is a picnic in your pickup truck or just the trunk of your car. You can drive to a scenic area and pull out a variety of your favorite foods. This has the potential to be a very personal date if you can keep track of your significant other's favorite treats and meals. You can also bring any sort of entertainment you like. Maybe you put on some tunes, watch a movie, play a card game, or just simply talk to each other.
Combine this date with another one of our ideas to add more to your date like having a breakfast picnic so you can watch the sunrise while you eat or grab some desserts and watch the sun go down. Or maybe you will want to go on a road trip and stop to have a picnic in the back of your car every once and a while. The possibilities are endless!
Sunrise Or Sunset
Going somewhere early in the morning or later in the evening to get a glimpse of the sunrise or sunset is another great date option.
If you are opting for a sunrise date, grab some coffee and donuts on your way to your destination and bring a blanket to bundle up with your significant other as you watch the sun slowly creep up above the horizon.
If you would prefer watching the sunset because mornings are not your thing, we get that! You can find a nice spot to watch the sun go down and then maybe you will also decide to spend a few more hours watching the stars. To get the best view of the stars, get away from the city and lights and go into nature. Watching the stars in the back of a pickup truck with a bunch of pillows and blankets is another romantic date idea!
Road Trip Travel Date
And last but not least is a road trip date! There are so many ways to make this date fun and exciting, especially if you and your significant other are itching to get out of the house. In order to have a really good road trip experience, you will want to prepare accordingly. For more tips and tricks on how to get your car road-trip ready, click here.
One way you can pick your destination is to play darts with a map. Throw a dart at a map of the US and see where it lands. You and your significant other will have to go to any location that the dart lands, so feel free to aim in a specific area...or not! This is a great option if you and your significant other are a little indecisive because it only requires you to plan for the trip once you know where you need to go.
Another way to pick your destination is to play another game of rock, paper, scissors. The winner gets to pick the road trip destination. This is a perfect option if you both have strong opinions on where you want to go or you would prefer your trip to take a specific amount of time.
Or you could just pick any scenic route in your state and go for a nice relaxing drink. It is very refreshing and therapeutic to drive with the music blasting or get in some deep conversation while you drive around. If you are looking for the best drives in Washington State, along the Oregon Coast, or along the California coast, check out our blog posts to see what routes we think are the most beautiful!
What To Do If Your Car Breaks Down On Valentine's Day
We hope you don't have to deal with the inconvenience of a broken-down vehicle on Valentine's Day or even the days leading up to it, but you always should prepare for the worst. If you find yourself in need of a last-minute auto repair or maintenance appointment, Wrench's mobile mechanics will do their best to get you back on the road in the most convenient and efficient way possible. We offer hundreds of auto repair services from Brake Pad Replacements to Alternator Replacements. All you need to do is reach out to us and book your appointment with Wrench today!
We hope you enjoyed this blog post and wish you a happy Valentine's Day! If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, reach out to us at email@example.com, or by phone at 844-997-3624.
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