Unconventional date ideas that’ll melt your partner’s heart

Tips & Tricks Jan 29, 2021


Valentine’s Day is one of the most romantic days ever to be celebrated by couples. For the day to be special, planning needs to be done ahead of time. This part can add a bit of pressure as it’s not easy to come up with the best ideas on how to spend Valentine’s Day. But showing someone you care doesn’t have to be a difficult and costly pursuit. And, while gifts are always a great idea, you can never go wrong with unconventional ideas that simply require spending time together and sharing memorable experiences. 

There are a few considerations to look at when trying to figure out how to make Valentine’s Day special. Below, we’ll share a few affordable Valentine’s ideas to gain inspiration from. They will help you express your love without too much hassle. All you have to do is make a booking, for some, and head on over to Canal Walk Shopping Centre to have the most unique, romantic day with your favourite person in the world. 

Nu Metro - movie theatre

You can enjoy an out-of-this-world movie date night in style with Nu Metro's wide selection of cinema lounges; Scene Xtreme, Scene VIP and VIP lounges for the ultimate movie experience. This is one of the affordable valentines ideas you can go for. It allows for an uninterrupted time with your partner, only immersing yourselves in a movie that you’ll both love and talk about for hours on end after watching romantic movies such as The Nest, Dreamland, and Love, Weddings and Other Disasters to entertain you. Or if you’re both into comedy, you can catch Dinner With Friends, and alternatively, if thriller and fantasy are favourites, you can catch Monster Hunter. See, there are plenty of options to choose from at Nu Metro, so plan your  movie night in Cape Town at Canal Walk today!

Wonderland - arcade game centre

Sometimes, opportunities to unleash and entertain our inner child present themselves on a silver platter. Wonderland Game Centre is specifically made to make a young heart happy! It’s a world of neon lights, arcade games, X-riders and prize machines, which people of all ages can enjoy. All you’ll have to do is exchange your cash for some tokens, and play some games till your heart’s bursting with joy. To find out more about their offering and plan a perfect date, call them up in advance and get ready to wow your partner.

Musician's Gear Zone - musical instruments

Music makes the world go round! This is something that many people can agree with, whether they are musicians or simply lovers of music. So, if you’re in search of unique Valentines Day ideas and going the gift route, consider Musician’s Gear Zone in Canal Walk. They have everything you and your partner may need for your musical endeavours, including beginners’ instruments to experts’ instruments, equipment and accessories. 

Musica Mega Store - entertainment store

While we’re still on music and getting gifts, Musica Mega Store in Canal Walk has tons of CDs and Vinyls from a wide range of genres, as well as DVDs and TV series of all genres. They also have lots of tech and accessories such as speakers, mobile phone accessories, Instax cameras, sporting watches, headphones, tablets, turntables, drones and various other electronic gadgets. Of course, it would not be a complete entertainment centre without some games and consoles such as PS4, Xbox games, Nintendo, Leapster or PC games. At this point, you surely know your partner’s taste and if you’re unsure, get other people involved to help you pick out a gift they would like to have. End the surprise with a delicious dinner at any of our restaurants.

BT Games - gaming equipment

If you and your partner are into gaming, chances are your passion matches that of BT Games in Canal Walk. What this tells you is that you’re going to find an array of consoles, PC components, games and novelty items to tickle your hearts. We’re talking about PlayStation VR to the latest PS5, Xbox, and Nintendo galore. They also have lots of merch and wearable loot to choose from. At BT Games, you’re guaranteed to spend on quality products at affordable prices.

Century Karting - go karting experience

If you’re in search of adventurous first date valentines day ideas, then Century Karting is just the place to visit with your new potential! Some might say this is not ideal for a first date, but you’re not some people, and you love adventure and figured that your potential partner is into it as well. We think there’s so much you’ll learn about each other as you take a ride on the wild side of a fun go-karting experience in Cape Town. But to ensure that it is a successful adventure, call up the Century Karting team to discuss all of the nitty-gritty details to prepare for an awesome, adrenaline-filled date. 

Hit the restaurant

After a magical day with your partner, chances are you'll both be famished. Well, that isn’t a problem as we have the best burger joints in Cape Town. Rest assured that with our restaurant selection, you and your partner will have a variety to choose from, whether you want a fast food burger or a gourmet burger at one of our sit-down restaurants. End your day with not only a fluttering heart but a happy stomach too. 

Final thoughts

And, there you have it, useful and practical tips to help you secure an unforgettable date at Canal Walk Shopping Centre in Cape Town! Now you don’t have to feel frustrated and flustered because we’ve got you covered. Plan ahead and enjoy the ride. Happy date night celebrations! 

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Valentine’s Day is one of the most romantic days ever to be celebrated by couples. For the day to be special, planning needs to be done ahead of time. This part can add a bit of pressure as it’s not easy to come up with the best ideas on how to spend Valentine’s Day. But showing someone you care doesn’t have to be a difficult and costly pursuit. And, while gifts are always a great idea, you can never go wrong with unconventional ideas that simply require spending time together and sharing memorable experiences. 

There are a few considerations to look at when trying to figure out how to make Valentine’s Day special. Below, we’ll share a few affordable Valentine’s ideas to gain inspiration from. They will help you express your love without too much hassle. All you have to do is make a booking, for some, and head on over to Canal Walk Shopping Centre to have the most unique, romantic day with your favourite person in the world. 

Nu Metro - movie theatre

You can enjoy an out-of-this-world movie date night in style with Nu Metro's wide selection of cinema lounges; Scene Xtreme, Scene VIP and VIP lounges for the ultimate movie experience. This is one of the affordable valentines ideas you can go for. It allows for an uninterrupted time with your partner, only immersing yourselves in a movie that you’ll both love and talk about for hours on end after watching romantic movies such as The Nest, Dreamland, and Love, Weddings and Other Disasters to entertain you. Or if you’re both into comedy, you can catch Dinner With Friends, and alternatively, if thriller and fantasy are favourites, you can catch Monster Hunter. See, there are plenty of options to choose from at Nu Metro, so plan your  movie night in Cape Town at Canal Walk today!

Wonderland - arcade game centre

Sometimes, opportunities to unleash and entertain our inner child present themselves on a silver platter. Wonderland Game Centre is specifically made to make a young heart happy! It’s a world of neon lights, arcade games, X-riders and prize machines, which people of all ages can enjoy. All you’ll have to do is exchange your cash for some tokens, and play some games till your heart’s bursting with joy. To find out more about their offering and plan a perfect date, call them up in advance and get ready to wow your partner.

Musician's Gear Zone - musical instruments

Music makes the world go round! This is something that many people can agree with, whether they are musicians or simply lovers of music. So, if you’re in search of unique Valentines Day ideas and going the gift route, consider Musician’s Gear Zone in Canal Walk. They have everything you and your partner may need for your musical endeavours, including beginners’ instruments to experts’ instruments, equipment and accessories. 

Musica Mega Store - entertainment store

While we’re still on music and getting gifts, Musica Mega Store in Canal Walk has tons of CDs and Vinyls from a wide range of genres, as well as DVDs and TV series of all genres. They also have lots of tech and accessories such as speakers, mobile phone accessories, Instax cameras, sporting watches, headphones, tablets, turntables, drones and various other electronic gadgets. Of course, it would not be a complete entertainment centre without some games and consoles such as PS4, Xbox games, Nintendo, Leapster or PC games. At this point, you surely know your partner’s taste and if you’re unsure, get other people involved to help you pick out a gift they would like to have. End the surprise with a delicious dinner at any of our restaurants.

BT Games - gaming equipment

If you and your partner are into gaming, chances are your passion matches that of BT Games in Canal Walk. What this tells you is that you’re going to find an array of consoles, PC components, games and novelty items to tickle your hearts. We’re talking about PlayStation VR to the latest PS5, Xbox, and Nintendo galore. They also have lots of merch and wearable loot to choose from. At BT Games, you’re guaranteed to spend on quality products at affordable prices.

Century Karting - go karting experience

If you’re in search of adventurous first date valentines day ideas, then Century Karting is just the place to visit with your new potential! Some might say this is not ideal for a first date, but you’re not some people, and you love adventure and figured that your potential partner is into it as well. We think there’s so much you’ll learn about each other as you take a ride on the wild side of a fun go-karting experience in Cape Town. But to ensure that it is a successful adventure, call up the Century Karting team to discuss all of the nitty-gritty details to prepare for an awesome, adrenaline-filled date. 

Hit the restaurant

After a magical day with your partner, chances are you'll both be famished. Well, that isn’t a problem as we have the best burger joints in Cape Town. Rest assured that with our restaurant selection, you and your partner will have a variety to choose from, whether you want a fast food burger or a gourmet burger at one of our sit-down restaurants. End your day with not only a fluttering heart but a happy stomach too. 

Final thoughts

And, there you have it, useful and practical tips to help you secure an unforgettable date at Canal Walk Shopping Centre in Cape Town! Now you don’t have to feel frustrated and flustered because we’ve got you covered. Plan ahead and enjoy the ride. Happy date night celebrations! 

Posted in Tips & Tricks on Jan 29, 2021