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Couples’ Night in the ‘Couve: Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

Well folks, it’s that time of year again. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and it’s time to make plans with your special someone. Have no fear though, the Indy has you covered. Kick back and relax while you browse through these date ideas around Vancouver. 

Customers at Relevant Coffee can enjoy their coffee in the outdoor seating area. (Nicki Parker/The Indy)

Relevant Coffee 

Is your date a coffee fanatic? Well, then roll on over to Relevant Coffee on Main Street. This Vancouver favorite offers a traditional espresso-based menu featuring beans roasted in house. In addition to the coffee, the shop offers a spread of vegan and gluten-free pastries from local bakeries. Order online for quick and easy pick-up or grab a seat in their outdoor seating area.

1703 Main St suite A, Vancouver, WA 98660

(971) 319-5773

www.relevantcoffee.com 

 

If you’re feeling active, enjoy Leverich Park’s disc golf course. (Nicki Parker/The Indy)

Leverich Park

Dedicated in 1936, this 16-acre park is the perfect natural getaway nestled in the middle of town. The park is home to a 12-hole disc golf course for those looking for a safe outdoor activity.  The beautiful natural foliage and ample walking trails provide a beautiful backdrop for a pleasant park picnic or an afternoon stroll.

4400 NE Leverich Park Way, Vancouver, WA 98663

Rent or buy a scooter at Zoot Scoot, located at 812 Columbia Street. (Nicki Parker/The Indy)

Zoot Scoot 

E-scooter rental company Zoot Scoot opened its doors to the public in June 2020. In just a short amount of time, it’s quickly become a popular downtown attraction. The company offers fat tire scooter rentals with a 40-mile range – perfect for exploring the downtown area. They’re available to rent online or over the phone for $20 per hour or $69.99 for the day. Conveniently located near Esther Short Park, it’s an affordable option for those looking for a little adventure outside of the home.

812 Columbia St, Vancouver, WA 98660

(360) 762-5213

www.zootscootvancouver.com

End your night with a beautifully lit, romantic walk on the Vancouver Waterfront pier. (Nicki Parker/The Indy)

Vancouver Waterfront Park

Completed in early 2020, the Vancouver Waterfront is one of Vancouver’s largest development projects in recent years. The result is a beautiful public space right on the banks of the Columbia River. The area features several new restaurants and a paved walking trail. Grab some flowers and head on down to the overhang to catch the sunset on the waters of the Columbia.

This locally owned and operated shop serves handcrafted ice cream with natural ingredients. (Nicki Parker/The Indy)

Ice Cream Renaissance

Ice Cream Renaissance is the spot to pick up some sweet treats with your sweetheart. This cute little ice cream shop has been dishing out scoops on Main Street since 2001. Grab a seat in their outdoor section, or a couple of pints to take home. The shop prides itself on making high-quality ice cream in small batches using local ingredients. Their vegan and gluten-free options ensure there’s a scoop for everyone. 

1925 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660

(360) 694-3892

www.icecreamrenaissance.com

 

You’ll find a wide selection of beverages to choose from as you walk through the doors of Tap Union Freehouse. (Nicki Parker/The Indy)

Tap Union Freehouse

Looking for something to take the edge off? Head on over to Tap Union Freehouse, a taproom and bottle shop that boasts a killer hot food menu. They have a large selection of canned and bottled brews, wines, and ciders from across the Pacific Northwest, along with 19 rotating taps. Order a Reuben featuring house-smoked pastrami or their Thai style caramel popcorn, grab a few cans to go and you’ve got everything you need for an easygoing date night. 21 and over please!

1300 Washington St #200, Vancouver, WA 98660

 (360) 726-6921

www.tapunionfreehouse.com

Little Conejo is located on the corner of Washington Street and W 6th Street. (Nicki Parker/The Indy)

 

Little Conejo 

Skip the cooking this Valentine’s Day and support one of Vancouver’s best local restaurants. This taco shop prides itself on high-quality ingredients and attention to detail. The tortillas are hand-crafted in house from imported masa that’s ground in the basement. The fresh produce comes from co-owner and chef Mark Wooten’s farm and the spot offers handmade mezcals from the eight mezcal-producing states in Mexico. Their menu provides vegan options in addition to the traditional protein options, so swing by for takeout or grab a seat in their covered, heated outdoor seating.

114 W 6th St, Vancouver, WA 98660

(360) 718-2633

www.littleconejo.com

(Illustration by Mary Guevara)

Netflix and Chill

There’s nothing wrong with a tried and true classic — a movie night with some cozy blankets. If you and your partner are looking to spice up your regular viewing experience at home, try going the extra mile to provide a one of a kind date night. Grab your favorite candy, whip up some buttery popcorn and light a few candles as you settle into those cozy blankets. There’s a multitude of streaming services to choose from, so browse around and find the perfect movie to snuggle in and watch with your partner.  

 

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