Feb 8, 2023

5 Perfect Outdoor Activities for Valentine's Day

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5 Perfect Outdoor Activities for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is meant to be a special day to spend time with the ones you love, romantic or platonically. Between all the fancy restaurants, wine tasting, or chocolate eating, it can be difficult to find an activity that gets you and your loved one out and active.

Look no further, as we list five fun and perfect outdoor valentines day activities that can inspire you to invite the ones you love out to explore and enjoy nature. Whether you’re a couple looking for outdoor activities, or just in need of some unique plans, you can do any of these activities alone or with a partner!

1.  A Kayak Tour

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Kayaking Tour on the Emerald Cave passing through the Black Canyon

Kayaking is one of the best outdoor activities for Valentine's Day, as it offers a chance for couples to bond, have fun and enjoy a unique experience together. One of the benefits of kayaking is that it can be done in a variety of locations, from calm lakes and rivers to more adventurous whitewater rapids. With Kayaking Tours such as Kayaking through the historical Hoover Dam, the Emerald Cove, or Lake Mead, you can experience the beauty of Nevada on a unique and exciting Valentines Day outing. 

For those looking for a more serene experience, a calm lake or river is the perfect setting for a romantic Valentine's Day paddle. The peaceful surroundings, combined with the gentle movement of the water, can create a truly relaxing atmosphere. This is a great opportunity for couples to work together and support each other as they navigate the waters. The adrenaline rush from tackling these challenges together can create an unforgettable bond.

Kayaking also provides a unique perspective of nature, as it allows couples to get up close and personal with the wildlife and scenery. Paddling through scenic waterways, surrounded by natural beauty, is a great way to appreciate each other and the world around them. Additionally, kayaking can be a workout, so it’s a great way for couples to stay active and healthy together.

Kayaking is a wonderful outdoor activity for Valentine's Day, with its diverse range of settings, opportunities for excitement and relaxation, and unique perspective of nature, kayaking is a great way for couples to bond, appreciate each other, and create lasting memories.

2. Going on a Hike 

Hiking is one of the best ways to admire the beauty of nature in feel enriched in it. Taking a hike is an outdoor activity that is perfect for a Valentine’s Day adventure. Hiking together can bring you closer, offer an amazing view, and provide a great opportunity for quality time. 

To get started, choose a great destination for your hike. Places like Nevada have breathtaking trails that take you away from the hustle and bustle of the glittering city. Hiking to places like the Goldstrike Hot Spring can be a rewarding adventure that lets you unwind after a long hiking trail. To reach Gold Strike Hot Springs, Evolution Expeditions offers a kayak tour through the Black Canyon on the Colorado River, which is a much shorter and easier hike than the hike to the Gold Strike Hot Springs.

When deciding on the right hiking trail for your outdoor Valentine's Day date, make sure to pick a trail that is appropriate for your skill level, as well as the time of day and weather conditions. If you are looking for something more challenging, you can also opt for a higher elevation, more difficult terrain, or a longer trail. Once you’ve settled on a destination, pack your bags and hit the trail!

3. Camping

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Couple Camping in Las Vegas

When it comes to celebrating Valentine’s Day, why not take a romantic camping trip? Camping is a great way to spend quality time together and enjoy the outdoors. Plus, there are plenty of fun outdoor date activities to make your camping trip even more special. Start planning your camping trip by picking a great camping spot, places like Nevada’s Valley of Fire offers beautiful geological formations as well as fun and challenging hiking trails. They have traditional campsites as well as RV Camping spots if you want to experience a more luxurious way to camp out. 

Think about your needs when choosing a location, and research what activities and amenities each spot has to offer. If you’re looking for a more secluded camping location, you can always opt for a remote, rustic campsite such as Cathedral Gorge State Park, located in the southeastern Nevada valley. 

On your Valentine’s Day camping trip, you can explore the great outdoors and take in the fresh air and natural beauty. Enjoy a picnic lunch or dinner along the way, and don’t forget to bring along water, a few treats, and snacks. You can also take advantage of the time together to have meaningful conversations under the stars.

To enhance your special Valentine’s Day camping activity, consider doing something fun and unique. Go for a hike or take a dip in a nearby lake or river. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also go stargazing or take a nighttime walk. 

4. Biking 

Biking is a great outdoor activity that is perfect for a Valentine’s Day adventure. Biking is a great outdoor activity for Valentine's Day as it allows you and your special someone to explore the outdoors together and take in the fresh air and natural beauty. It's a great way to spend quality time together and have meaningful conversations, plus you can stop along the way for a picnic lunch or dinner. At the end of the ride, you can reward yourselves with a special treat to celebrate a successful ride and a memorable Valentine's Day. Places like Bootleg Canon are perfect for taking a mountain bike tour through the beautiful Nevada desert.

Mountain biking is an intense outdoor activity, so you can take it slow by doing a simple bike ride around downtown Las Vegas or a local park in order to enjoy a relaxing time with your loved one. 

5. Skiing or Snowboarding

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Couple next to each other in Lee Canyon in Nevada

On your Valentine’s Day ski or snowboard trip, you can explore the outdoors and take in the fresh air and natural beauty. Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature, and don’t forget to take photos! You can also take advantage of the time together to have meaningful conversations. Enjoy a picnic lunch or dinner along the way, and don’t forget to bring along a few treats and snacks. Places such as Lee Canyon are perfect spots in Nevada to take an adventurous outdoor Valentines day date with the ones you love. Skiing or snowboarding is a great way to switch up the traditional Valentine’s Day experience.

If you’re looking for the perfect outdoor Valentine's Day experience, Evolution Expeditions is proud to offer and showcase the many different sights and smells on our Kayaking Tours in Nevada. Book your next kayaking tour with us today and experience the breathtaking and exciting sights of Las Vegas for yourself!

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