Valentine’s Day 2021 is just around the corner and love is in the air! It’s time to start considering Valentine’s Day date ideas, whether you plan to spend it with your partner, loved ones, or just enjoying some solo time.

So, you have someone special in mind but don’t know how to show your love? Our list contains a variety of social distancing date ideas that you can easily modify to your needs and are sure to put a smile on their face. It’s important to stay safe for Valentine’s Day 2021 and practice social distancing, so here are six great date ideas that will help you do just that!


Mobile movie night

Two women outside at the park on a blanket
Take your movie night on the go

Sharing a movie night with a loved one can be a great way to spend time together. But many movie theaters are closed right now, and maybe you’ve spent too much time inside lately?

Pack up your tablet or laptop and kick it up a notch by taking your movie night on the go! Start by picking a movie you will both enjoy: a comedy for some hearty laughs, a romantic film for cuddling, or a horror for holding each other tightly.

Grab some blankets on your way out the door, then hop on your electric scooter to pop over to the supermarket! After buying some popcorn or whatever movie snack suits your fancy, find a nice cozy spot in a park to set up your blanket paradise.

If you brought a tablet, you can keep the movie fun going for hours by charging up your tablet from the USB port on your NIU scooter!

What you need:

  • Tablet or laptop
  • A great movie
  • Delicious snacks
  • Blankets (and comfortable clothes)
  • A local park to plant yourself for a few hours
  • NIU scooter



Woman standing on a NIU scooter stargazing
Take a companion out to see the stars

Just like the mobile movie night, a stargazing date is best experienced in a park or natural area. Nothing beats some fresh air and a stellar view of the universe!

If possible, try to pick a stargazing spot with minimal city light nearby so you have the best view of the stars possible. After you’ve picked the best spot and checked for clear skies, ride your electric scooter to your destination in blissful silence and escape the city noise pollution. Don’t forget snacks and blankets!

For maximum enjoyment, silence your phones and just… enjoy! If you prefer a relaxing soundtrack for your stargazing date, bring along a Bluetooth speaker and keep the chill tunes going all evening by charging it from your NIU scooter’s USB port.

What you need:

  • A local park or natural area away from city lights
  • Delicious snacks
  • Blankets (and comfortable clothes)
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • NIU scooter


Stay-at-home gourmet meal

Couple cooking together in a kitchen for date night
Cooking for a loved one is a great Valentine’s Day date idea

Cooking for that special person in your life is a classic way to show that you care. It shows you are willing to provide for them in a way that everyone can relate: food!

First, pick a recipe that suits your date’s taste! Then, when they are preoccupied, sneak out on your silent electric scooter and pick up the fresh ingredients you need from your local supermarket. (Maybe consider picking up your date’s favorite snack or dessert as well.)

If you want to make them blush, you can also stop by a local flower shop to pick up a fragrant bouquet and surprise them!

After you have everything you need, you can cook for your companion while they relax, or make it a shared activity and create cuisine together!

What you need:

  • A delicious recipe for two
  • Fresh, local ingredients
  • Cooking supplies
  • Bouquet of flowers
  • NIU scooter


Nature hike

A couple enjoying the view on a lakeside hike
Enjoy the view with a loved one on your hike

If you enjoy venturing a bit further by foot, you can scout out great local hiking areas near your city. Hiking is a great socially distanced Valentine’s Day date idea for partners, and you can cater the hike to your experience level and schedule. For a romantic twist, search for hiking spots that have breathtaking views or overlook the city.

After locating a hiking spot that works for both of you, pack some snacks for the trail and enough water to get you through your adventure (plus some extra, just to be prepared). Make sure you plan your route and make careful note of your path on the trail, if it splits.

Furthermore, you can ride your eco-friendly electric scooter to the trailhead, for extra “green” vibes. Then get out there and enjoy your escape from the bustling cityscape and phone screens!

What you need:

  • A local hiking area that matches your fitness level
  • Hiking route plan
  • Seasonal hiking clothes and shoes
  • Trail snacks and water bottles
  • NIU scooter


Card delivery

A hand-written card for a loved one
A hand-written card delivery for Valentine’s Day

If you are unable to meet up with a loved one, then you can still show them love with a hand-written card delivery!

While this may be one of the easiest Valentine’s Day date ideas, it is still a fantastic way to show you care and took time from your schedule to write a heartfelt note.

Take a quick jaunt over to a local supermarket or any store where you can find cards, pick up a card that can properly convey your message, and get to work! When you go to deliver the card, you can leave it on their doorstep or in their mailbox, and give them a quick call so they know to expect your card.

You can have them open the card and read it out loud over an audio or video call to share the experience!

What you need:


Self-care session

Woman relaxes in a bathrub
Relax with a self-care session for the holiday

Maybe you just want a quiet date night to yourself on Valentine’s Day? Then pamper yourself with a self-care session!

Visit a local store to get yourself a bubble bath mix or a facial mask. Next, pick up a takeout meal from your favorite local restaurant to enjoy before your relaxing evening begins.

Then, soak in the bubble bath or relax on the couch with a facial mask and listen to your favorite podcast, audiobook, or chill music playlist. Alternatively, you can practice some meditation techniques to help you relax and take full advantage of your calm evening.

If you want, you can even gift this to a companion by leaving a bubble bath mix or facial mask on their doorstep, similar to the card delivery!

What you need:

  • Bubble bath, facial mask, or other home spa treatments
  • Bathtub or cozy couch for relaxing
  • Relaxing podcast, audiobook, music playlist, or meditation app


The perfect gift

Couple enjoying their NIU electric scooter
NIU scooters are the perfect date night complement

With all of the Valentine’s Day date ideas we have explored, a NIU scooter is the perfect complement to your evening.

NIU’s electric scooters are silent, environmentally friendly, and highly convenient for any trip around the city or surrounding areas. Compared to a car, they are much more cost-effective. Also, you can stay safe by avoiding the public transit system and practicing social distancing.

If you really want to show your love, give that special someone the gift of electric mobility this Valentine’s Day.

You can also make your special evening possible by renting an electric scooter from one of our local ride sharing partners:



Wherever you may be, we wish you a safe and lovely Valentine’s Day!

Our love goes out to the NIU Community and all of our readers!

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