Check out your calendar, because one of the highlights of the month of February – Valentine’s Day – is only just a few days away. This year’s Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2020, is set on a Friday, which means that after your class, work, or appointments for the day, you can have the rest of it and the weekend to bond with your family. Here are some of the ways for you to celebrate Valentine’s Day here in Baguio City with your family!
10 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Baguio City with Your Family
After a long day at work or school, it would be best to spend your time with your family this coming Valentine’s Day. One of the things you can do to celebrate this special occasion is to have a dinner date with your family. Go to a restaurant, dress up, and enjoy chatting with each other, or if you want to celebrate it somehow less fancy, stay at home and cook a special dinner together and simply enjoy the night with love and laughter. This is one of the simplest but best ways to have a Valentine’s Day that is well-spent.
Since this year’s Valentine’s day falls on a Friday, one of the ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Baguio City with your family is to have a movie marathon. It wouldn’t be bad to stay up late for once to watch movies, especially if you’ll have the weekend to rest, right? If you want to watch timely films for your movie night, the ideal genres of movies to watch are romance or romantic comedy. But if there are still children in the family, more kid-friendly film genres such as adventure, fantasy, and animation would also do. Take Frozen 2 for example; it exhibits family love.
Since Baguio City is a cold place, aside from having a bowl full of popcorn, make sure to enjoy the movie marathon with cups of hot beverage and blankets or comforters as well. Stay cozy!
Let the Children Decide
If you have kids in the family, why not let them have a say on what they would like to do for their Valentine’s Day in Baguio City since you can celebrate it on the weekend, anyway? There are a lot of things children can enjoy here in the City of Pines which wouldn’t have you worrying about going beyond your budget. Simple, fun, and budget-friendly activities such as biking, boating, playing at a playground, picnic, horseback riding, and the like could be one of the kids’ choices. There are bikes on Burnham Park that could fit a family and there are also, of course, boats that could carry a big group which makes activities as such perfect for your family.
Go on a City Tour
The day after Valentine’s is a Saturday. Which means no work or school for some. So if your family is one of the families here in the City of Pines that has their Saturday to enjoy, then it would be great to celebrate your family’s Valentine’s Day in Baguio City with a city tour.
There are many tourist destinations in the city and some of them are just nearby each other, so it won’t be a hassle if you would like to have a city tour to celebrate your Valentine’s Day. Some of the places you can visit are the Botanical Garden, Mines View Park, Burnham Park, Wright Park, Camp John Hay, and more!
For tourists who would love to enjoy their Valentine’s Day within the City of Pines, know that around this month, the temperature in the city gets even lower than its usual, so don’t forget to prepare and pack some cold weather essentials.
Make Something Sweet
Valentine’s Day is also a day filled with sweets such as cakes, brownies, tarts, cookies, doughnuts, pies, cupcakes, truffles, puddings, and the like. So why not make any of these with your family on your Valentine’s Day in Baguio City. It would be a great bonding activity for you and your family, plus you’ll get to savor treats.
Baguio City has cold weather especially around this month, so in addition to those sweet desserts, make hot chocolates as well to pair it with. Enjoying a sweet and warm Valentine’s with your family in such a cold place seems like a great combination.
Prepare Indoor Activities
Celebrating Valentine’s Day in Baguio City with your family doesn’t have to be costly, that is if you prefer it not to. But to make sure that your family will still get to enjoy the once-a-year occasion, you can also plan a list of indoor activities that each and every part of the family can enjoy. It could be a Dance Night, Game Night, or Karaoke Night – whichever you rather favor. Sounds like a great idea, right?
Have a Memorable Staycation
There are hotels here in the City of Pines where you can spend a quality staycation with your family. So if you want to spend your 14th of February with relaxation and comfort, this idea might be for you. Again, this year’s 14th of February is on a Friday, so you can extend your staycation until Sunday if you want to.
Bring Home Flowers
There are many flower vendors around Baguio City whether or not it’s the month of February. Since Valentine’s Day only happens once a year, consider buying at least a rose for each of your family members. It doesn’t need to be a whole bouquet. What matters is that you’ll be able to show them your love, appreciation, and effort.
Treat Your Family with Valentine’s Day Promos
Usually, during special days such as Valentine’s Day, businesses around the city give away Valentine’s Treats and Promos. You can easily find some by browsing social media platforms, especially Facebook. With these treats and promos, you might be able to either treat your family outside with extra special dishes/products/services from the businesses or you might be able to avail discount offers.
Express Love and Gratitude
Too busy to prepare a family dinner date or to bake sweets? Can’t afford to book a hotel accommodation for a staycation? Do you have work even during the weekend and you can’t commit going on a city tour? That’s okay. Just don’t forget to show or tell your family and all your loved ones how much you love them, especially on a special day such as Valentine’s Day. If your family resides in another place, send them love from Baguio City by even simply giving them a call.
Which of these do you think you’ll go for?
Those are just some of the ways you can celebrate Valentine’s Day in Baguio City with your family. Aside from the ideas that have been mentioned, do you have other plans for your family’s Valentine’s Day celebration? If so, share it with us in the comment section below. Happy Valentines, Baguio City Guide fans!