Doesn’t matter if you’re cuffed, single, or looking to celebrate it with your close loved ones. Celebrate love this Valentine’s Day, Melbourne-style. Here’s our hot take: We think Melbourne is one of the more romantic cities in the world and within it there are lots of exciting things to do.
Keep reading to see our curated list of fun and romantic things to do in Melbourne in 2023!
For your loved ones who love a good show — Get tickets to The Phantom of The Opera
Okay, we all somewhat remember the plot, but have you seen The Phantom of the Opera IRL? Currently showing at the Arts Centre Melbourne, this stunning musical has been raved about by Time Out and The Age! The sets are stunning, the choreography lively, and the costumes are made with beautiful details.
Our V-Day Take: Get into the city early to your reserved spot at Omnom, a bar and kitchen that serves theatrical desserts and cocktails. Depending on the time of your booking for The Phantom of The Opera, you could go to Omnom for High Tea or for dinner bites! If you opted for a night session, you could maybe kick-on through the night by rooftop bar hopping after. Perhaps at HER?
For your loved ones who love an experience — Get a matching Permanent Infinite Bracelet!
We love hosting unique experiences, especially on special days like this! Bring your special someone on a little excursion to our studio in Cremorne (Melbourne, Australia) to surprise them with a cute Permanent Infinite Bracelet or anklet! It’s perfect for a subtle hint of bling without the hassle of putting on and removing your jewelry daily.
For a limited time only, S-kin Studio Jewelry is offering a Buy 1 Charm Get 1 Charm Free when you get 2 Infinite Permanent Welded bracelets and/or anklets both in our Cremorne Studio and our pop-up at Westfield Doncaster (opposite Zara on Level 1). Don’t miss out, book yourself or a loved one a Permanent Infinite Bracelet experience today!*
Looking for a different kind of experience? We also host jewelry-making workshops and piercing appointments. Don’t forget to tag us when you come into our studio so we can also see your cute new jewelry finds!
Our V-Day Take: Bring your gal for a quick romantic lunch bite at Frederic, this cool French bistro bar around the corner, before surprising her with a Permanent Infinite Bracelet Booking at S-kin Studio! Make sure to secure your booking with us and be 15 minutes early so that you have plenty of time you choose and curate your perfect look!
For your loved ones who like a cute intimate picnic — Go punting at Royal Botanic Gardens
Did you know, you can do a private guided punt at Royal Botanic Gardens? Punting By The Lake is a really intimate and slow row around the Ornamental Lake. Enjoy your picnic with someone you love and take turns rowing to see who can keep the boat straight longest. You could BYO food, drinks and even pets!
Our V-Day Take: Take a stroll together around the city to pick up your favourite picnic items, like some pastries and coffee from Bakemono Bakers, Malaysian cakes and tidbits from Raya, or order a takeaway omakase experience from Aoi Tsuki, before heading off to Royal Botanic Gardens for your cute punt this Valentine’s!
For your loved ones who love to be pampered — Get cosy in Alba Thermal Springs & Spa
Just a 90 minutes drive from Melbourne, the newest Alba Thermal Springs & Spa is a great spot for you and your loved one to unwind this Valentine’s. The newly built spa is gorgeous, with ample services to pamper yourself. The spa offers saunas, steam rooms, facials, manicures and pedicures.
Our V-Day Take: Go for a couple’s massage together after the hot springs, before washing up and noshing on some local seasonal produce at their restaurant, Thyme. We highly recommend booking in advance to make sure you get all these reservations sorted.
For your loved one who lives and breathes art — Visit TIME by R.O.N.E.
This is the newest art exhibition that everyone can’t stop talking about. TIME by R.O.N.E. is set in the long-abandoned third-floor wing of Flinders Street Station; A 3-year project, a nostalgic love letter to mid-century Melbourne, and a tribute to one of the city’s great icons.
Our V-Day Take: After immersing yourself at R.O.N.E., do a cute photo sesh at the old photobooth just outside Flinders Street Station along Flinders Street (they only accept coins!), then intertwine your hands as you wander over to artisanal gelato shop, Kariton Sorbetes together. A relatively new dessert shop that just opened its CBD doors, you’ll find unconventional flavours such as Ube & Durian on offer. If you’re still feeling snacky, they offer Filipino desserts in the fridge too. Just ask for them!
For your loved ones who love wining and dining — Go vineyard hopping!
Last but not least, as autumn is approaching, it is the best time to go vineyard hopping! Take your pick between the east-side,Yarra Valley, southeast-side, Mornington Peninsula, or south-west at Bellarine.
Here are some noteworthy vineyards (or breweries) that we love:
Pick your favourite region and explore what the locals have to offer! You’ll have a great time being in nature and enjoying good food.
What do you think? Aren’t these some really cute romantic ideas to bring your date or gals out this Valentine’s? They’re also perfect as your regular cute date ideas for the coming months!
*T&C’s apply. All bookings made between 1st of February to 14th February 2023 will qualify for the buy 1 get 1 free charm when you purchase at least 2 bracelets and/or anklets. The complimentary charm that is of equal or lower value of the two chosen charms will be free. This promotion will be redeemable on a first come first serve basis and does not coincide with any other promotion. Stock quantities are limited so we recommend redeeming the offer asap! Applies to 14K Solid Gold Infinite Charms only.