Winter may be in full swing but that doesn’t mean you have to stay in the house. Especially now that the days are getting longer it’s time to get out there and have some fun. Whether you’re a last-minute planner or like to plan weeks in advance, we have some fun options for you. Here are 10 romantic winter date ideas in Seattle to help you have the best winter yet.

Pretend it’s summer at the Volunteer Park Conservatory

Winter might be here for a while but it doesn’t mean that you can’t get a little heat. The Volunteer Park Conservatory is open year-round and is full of beautiful tropical plants. It’s a great place to stroll with a date and enjoy a little peace and quiet in one of Seattle’s best parks.

Where: 1400 East Galer Street
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10 AM-4 PM
Cost: $4

Ice skating

What’s a more classic winter date than ice skating? Seattle has a few rinks worth checking out whether you’re looking for open skate or want to do something a little more involved like a lesson.

Hit the slopes

What’s a more classically PNW date than skiing? Whether you already have gear, need to rent it, are a pro or taking lessons, skiing is a super fun date idea. You can even try night skiing if that’s up your alley.

Visit a museum for free

Seattle has a ton of great museums and if you have a Seattle Public Library card, you don’t have to pay to access many of them. The library’s museum pass program gives you the ability to access select local museums for free when you reserve your tickets ahead of time online.

Hike to a frozen waterfall

PNW waterfalls are spectacular year-round but you really can’t beat seeing them when they’re frozen. As the days get longer and ever so slightly warmer they may be moving towards thawing so get out there while you still can!

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Soak in a hot spring

Chilly winter air is the perfect excuse to check out one of our state’s beautiful hot springs. Whether you simply want to walk up and soak or hike your way in, there are several different hot springs worth visiting. Of course, we made a list of them for you.

Enjoy a glamorous tea soiree

Tea Noir is a new experience from the Fairmont Olympic Hotel and a part of a new collection of boundary-pushing experiences being offered at Fairmont properties around the country. Attendees can expect a “glamorous evening soirée featuring a playfully dark twist on high tea.” Your experience includes “uniquely crafted tea-infused cocktails” like The Parlor Earl Grey Gin Martini, featuring Creamy Earl Grey Loose Leaf.

When: Until March 31st
Where: 411 University St
Cost: $70 USD per person

Candlelight Concerts Seattle

Candlelight Concerts have happened in over 100 cities around the world with more than 3 million attendees. For the Seattle series, there are 10 different concerts being offered with a selection of available dates. Hear renditions of your favorite artists like Radiohead, Taylor Swift and Coldplay.

When: December 7th 2022-February 14th 2023
Where: Participating venues
Cost: $30+

Get steamy on a hot tub boat

If you have the urge to swim in the middle of winter, you can do that but there’s a better way than jumping directly into Lake Washington. A cozier way is by renting a hot tub boat from one of the two hot tub boat companies here in Seattle. Each company has its own unique benefits and offerings and is each worth checking out.

Go to the movies

It’s a classic date plan that’s hard to go wrong with. Although we’ll make one suggestion, instead of heading to the box office, check out something a little more unique like SIFF. You can watch all sorts of movies from the US and around the globe that you might not otherwise see. Plus they have unique programming series and talks that you can also partake in.