Feeling loved up and on the look-out for something nice to do with your significant other on Valentine’s Day?
Or just thinking about doing something nice with the person you love in the coming weeks?
Fret not – we’ve put together a list of 19 romantic things for couples to do in Portsmouth, so you’ll be sure to find something that suits you.
1. Ice skating
— Youth Cymru (@youthcymru) September 8, 2015
For something classically romantic but a bit different from your usual dinner, why not take your significant other ice skating? Planet Ice in Gosport is offers different deals so you can share the night with the people you love.
Forest Way, PO13 0ZX, 0292 511217, planet-ice.co.uk/arena/gosport
2. Walk hand in hand along the seafront
It’s a classic for a reason. Either walk down the promenade in Southsea and explore the gorgeous rock gardens near the Pyramids, or head into Old Portsmouth and enjoy the sights before having a drink at the Spice Island Inn.
3. Take your Valentine to Pie & Vinyl
TWO specials for you this weekend. We give you – 'Falafel in Love with a Girl' – Falafel, olives, sundried tomatoes & mint yoghurt, and 'Spanish Sahara' – Free range British chicken and Spanish chorizo. Both are gluten free, both are amazeballs, and both are available now! #pieandvinyl #pies #southsea #foals #whitestripes #weekend @thirdmanrecordsofficial
Pie & Vinyl is a cosy little cafe with some great tunes playing – the perfect place to take someone on an intimate date.
61 Castle Road, PO5 3AY, 02392 753914, pieandvinyl.co.uk
4. Walk in the Rose Gardens
Serene, quiet, right next to the seafront, and home to over 40 varieties of rose – a pretty perfect spot to take your other half this Valentine’s Day.
5. Take a quiet stroll around Portsmouth Museum
Feeling nostalgic? Want to share some memories of your childhood, and find out what else you’ve got in common? Head down to Portsmouth Museum and have some fun looking through all the exhibitions.
Museum Road, PO1 2LJ, 02392 834779, portsmouthcitymuseums.co.uk
6. Celebrate at the Brookfield
— Hermitage Restaurant (@EmsworthHotel) February 6, 2016
Looking for somewhere to have a really great romantic dinner? Brookfield Hotel in Emsworth offers some delicious dishes.
Havant Road, PO10 7LF, 01243 373363, brookfieldhotel.co.uk/home
7. See the sights
— Spinnaker Tower (@SpinnakerTower) February 5, 2016
Looking out over Portsmouth together from the top of the Spinnaker Tower will definitely make a good impression.
Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3TT, 02392 857520, spinnakertower.co.uk
8. Get away for a break
Why not treat yourselves to a really posh getaway at Florence House Hotel in Portsmouth? They even offer a range of spa treatments in your room using Neal’s Yard and OPI products.
2 Malvern Road, PO5 2NA, 02392 009111, florencehousehotel.co.uk
9. Watch the sunset from the top of Portsdown Hill
Not wanting to make a big deal this Valentine’s Day? Looking for something lowkey? Nab a bench at the top of the hill, indulge in one of Mick’s Monster Burgers, and watch day turn to night over the city of Portsmouth together.
10. Go for a picnic
— Green Hampshire (@GreenHampshire) January 30, 2016
Weather permitting, of course! There are loads of great places to take a blanket and some tasty nibbles – the seafront, Canoe Lake, top of the hill near Southsea Castle, Portsdown Hill…
11. Visit Southsea Castle
— Mike Cook (@utarg) December 31, 2015
Right on the seafront, Henry VIII’s fortification is a must-see for anyone visiting Portsmouth, and a great place to take someone for an interesting first date. Just don’t take any romance advice from the big man himself.
12. New Theatre Royal
— New Theatre Royal (@newtheatreroyal) February 2, 2016
Bring your SO along to this lovely theatre this year to catch one of the shows or events they’ll be hosting.
20-24 Guildhall Walk, PO1 2DD, 02392 649000, newtheatreroyal.com
13. Take a walk
Fancy a stroll with your significant other? There are plenty of great places to explore in Arundel.
14. Dine at The Chambers
Valentine's Day is fast approaching, only a few tables left so get booking! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/iYJGoXWhhf
— The Chambers (@ChambersDining) February 1, 2016
Why not enjoy a delicious three course meal at The Chambers together?
27 Landport Terrace, PO1 2RG, 023 9281 8270, thechambers.co.uk
15. Enjoy a couple’s massage
Treat yourself and your partner to this unique special treat – Portsdown Skin and Beauty offer a couple’s massage where you can chill and chat whilst the therapists work on you both side by side.
Cosham Park House, PO6 3BG, 02392 627766, portsdownskinandbeauty.com
16. Take a dance class
Get your toes tapping and your body moving by taking part in a dance class or short course with your significant other. Tempo Dancing on Fratton Road offer Ballroom and Latin American classes.
164-168 Fratton Road, PO1 5HD, 07885 182 558, tempodancing.co.uk
17. Grab a coffee
— Southsea Coffee Co (@southseacoffee) February 2, 2016
Looking for a great place to grab a coffee for a chilled first date? Portsmouth has loads of interesting spots to grab a beverage – Southsea Coffee Company, Home Coffee, and Southsea Beach Café are all great places to have a drink and get to know each other.
18. Visit a wedding fayre
— pmnweddingfayres (@pmnweddingfayre) February 8, 2016
Going to be spending this year planning your big day? Why not visit one of the wedding fairs coming to the area to get some good ideas?
19. Enjoy four courses
— Truly Scrumptious (@Trulyscevents) February 1, 2016
Really looking to impress your date? Why not treat them to a four course dinner at the Portsmouth Marriott Hotel? Enjoy your meal at the sealevel restaurant, and you can even stay overnight in one of the hotel’s contemporary bedrooms and enjoy breakfast in bed the following morning.
Southampton Road, PO6 4SH, 02392 383151, marriott.com/marriott-hotels-resorts