How to plan the perfect Valentine's Day
The month of love is here and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!
The love experts from Visit Penrith have some LOVE-ly suggestions to win you some serious brownie points from your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day. So grab your lover and prepare to whisk them off their feet in Penrith.
1. Get outdoors
There is nothing quite like starting a summer day with your love exploring the great outdoors! Kick start Valentine’s Day with one of Penrith’s most popular walks, the Rock Lookout at Mulgoa to enjoy stunning views of each other, and also of the Nepean River Gorge and Blue Mountains. If you are after a scenic walk that takes a little longer, Mountainview Reserve at Cranebrook is a 30-40 minute loop with a viewing platform overlooking Penrith Lakes and Blue Mountains.Or enjoy the 5km track around the competition lake at the Sydney International Regatta Centre or the 7km bridge to bridge walk at the Nepean River followed by a cheeky brunch and coffee at the Café at Lewers or The East Bank Nepean River Restaurants.
Still not sure? A comprehensive list of trails, the Hike, Bike and Fitness Trails Map (pdf 1.3MB) shows 26 locations to explore throughout the Penrith Local Government Area (LGA).
2. Try something a little different together
If you are a couple who love trying new things together, try a Penrith activity for Valentine’s Day!
Grab your tickets to Couples Axe Throwing at Throw Axe to keep Valentines Day on target. Love really is in the air, and all around you with iFLY Indoor Skydiving Valentine’s Day Special for 2 people. Not ready for skydiving? Slow down and enjoy some creative time together with a paintbrush and a glass of your favourite with a “Superhero Sweethearts" session at Pinot & Picasso Penrith or the “Tree of Love” session with Paint and Sip Studios. Or if solving puzzles is more your style, Narrow Escape Rooms offer a challenging game in a themed room with the goal to achieve the mission and 'escape' by solving clues.Bookings essential. Need more suggestions? Check out the full list of things to do in Penrith.
3. Book a romantic dinner
Skip the meal prep (but not the flowers!) and book a romantic dinner for two! The hardest part is choosing where to take your Valentine as there are so many delicious places offering Valentine’s Day menus and specials including, but not limited to:
- Italian Street Kitchen will be offering a set Italian Valentines menu,
- Theos Rooftop Bar invites you to a roof top evening including a five course menu and an acoustic performance from By Jaye as the sun goes down.
- Treat your loved one to a Greek Feast at Avli Restaurant .View the menu.
- Lakeside Restaurant hosts a special Valentines 3 course meal.
- AG invites you to be part of their special Valentines evening. Starting with a glass of champagne on arrival, your dinner will include signature snacks, a main course to share, seasonal sides and dessert.
- The Nepean Belle Paddle wheeler will be cruising the Nepean River as the sun sets on Valentines Day, book early to ensure your place aboard.
And for more ideas see our eat and enjoy listing of dining options.
Please book any cafés/ restaurants ahead of time.
4. Stay the night
What's more romantic than a night away from the kids or even just somewhere that isn’t your own home? After a love filled day, whisk your significant other away for the night at one of Penrith’s places to stay. Located in the heart of Western Sydney and at the foot of the Blue Mountains, Penrith has a range of hotels and accommodations to suit all budgets.
Final brownie points:
Our final tip to top off the perfect Valentine’s Day is to spoil your loved one with a Valentine’s Day card paired with Zokoko chocolates or a gift or gift-voucher to one of Penrith’s many great attractions!