Things to do on Valentine’s Day

By Shaya Rogers, Staff Reporter | Graphics by Jonathan Gamboa

Here are a few fun options for couples


A pampering trip to the spa

 Mark Pardo Salon and Spa is running a Valentine’s Day special for women who want to look extra special for date night.

For $35, the package includes a professional makeup application, a shampooing and a blowout.

Mark Pardo Salon and Spa

1100 Juan Tabo NE

Feb. 14 and 15

By appointment only 298-2983

 A romantic dinner

 La Provence is a romantic eatery in Nob Hill that serves authentic French dishes. From Whole Roasted Rack of Lamb to Fresh Alaskan Halibut and Duck a la Orange, this is definitely the place to go to treat your date to something special.

La Provence Brasserie Restaurant

3001 Central Ave NE

$55+ per person

Call to make reservations 254-7644

 Stress-free dating

 Hinkle Family Fun Center is hosting a Valentine’s Day special. Purchase one Attraction Pass and receive a second pass for free.

Spend the day playing games, riding go-karts, and eating slices of pizza.

This is a great option for the Valentine’s Day couple look­ing for a fun date minus the pressure.

Hinkle Family Fun Center

12931 Indian School Rd NE

Prices Vary

Visit hinklefamilyfuncenter.com for more information

 Watch the sun set

Take a romantic drive to the crest of the Sandia Mountains and have a picnic with a view.

Pre-cut some fancy cheeses and gourmet artisan sausages, add a bag of grapes, and pick up some sparkling wine in cans from Jubilation (No glass allowed in National Forests).

Make sure to bring a blanket and bundle up. To set the mood, bring a portable music player and play some love songs.

Arrive before 5:49 p.m. to watch the sun set over the city.

An amorous musical experience

 Musical Theater Southwest presents: “Romance — A Valentine’s Cabaret” with cast mem­bers performing memorable love songs. Theater seats include wine or soft drinks and snacks.

Feb.14 to 16, 8:00 p.m.

Theater Seats $25

Call 265-9119 to purchase tickets


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