By: Values Editor | Category: Special Interest | Issue: February 2018
Whether you’ve been married for years or you’re getting to know someone new, Valentine’s Day is time to reflect on the feelings you have for your special someone. Let them know how much you care with our list of unique date ideas from around the Tulsa area, or use these playlists to set the perfect mood to impress your sweetie with a homemade dinner for two.
Love me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding
Little of Your Love - HAIM
Electric Love - BØRNS
Romeo - Chairlift
Hold My Hand - Jess Glynne
Shape of You - Ed SheeRan
Finding You - Kesha
Flowers in Your Hair - The Lumineers
Tonight (Best You Ever Had) - John Legend & Ludacris
Stop Desire - Tegan and Sara
You’re Still a Mystery - Bleachers & MØ
Wait a Minute! - Willow
My Love - Justin Timberlake & T.I.
Always Be My Baby - Mariah Carey
I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
How Sweet It Is - James Taylor
I’ll Be There - The Jackson 5
Baby, I Love Your Way - Peter Frampton
The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
You Are So Beautiful - Joe Cocker
Something - The Beatles
The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson
You Are the Best Thing - Ray LaMontagne
Bleeding Love - Leona Lewis
If I Ain’t Got You - Alicia Keys
Beneath Your Beautiful - Labrinth & Emeli Sandé
Put Your Records On - Corinne Bailey Rae
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
Eyes for You - EZA
One and Only - Adele
Come Away With Me - Norah Jones
The Wilhelm Scream - James Blake
Oceans Away - A R I Z O N A
That’s What I like - Bruno Mars
Fade Into You - Mazzy Star
Skinny Love - Bon Iver
Unlike Any Other - Delta Rae
It’s Always You - Kris Allen
Say You Won’t Let Go - James Arthur
I Found - Amber Run
The Blower’s Daughter - Damien Rice
To Be Alone With You - Sufjan Stevens
Naked As We Came - Iron & Wine
Who Saved Who - Mindy Smith &
Matthew Perryman Jones
Wonderwall - Oasis
Hold onto My Heart - Graham Colton
Come to Me - Lily & Madeleine
You don’t want to end up rushing to the store for a generic last-minute gift. Your valentine deserves something special! Plan ahead and make it unforgettable with these date ideas. Be sure to call ahead or check online for the latest details. Make your reservations early!
Get close during a special 1-hour Partner Yoga Class at Cherry Street Yoga taught by Melissa Cameron. $25/couple, $20 early bird. Register at www.cherrystreetyoga.com.
Pack a picnic lunch, complete with a delicious chocolate-dipped dessert in your cooler, and head to Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness Area for a romantic afternoon nature walk. Call (918) 728-3102 to order your treats from Edible Arrangements or visit www.ediblearrangements.com.
Learn more about Tulsa on the Valentines Sweetheart Dinner & Trolley Tour! The trolley tour will begin at the Vault in downtown Tulsa and will feature Tulsa’s most famous love bird’s residences and landmarks. Then, enjoy a coursed, seated dinner when you return. Visit www.facebook.com/TheVaultTulsa for more information and tickets. $150 per couple.
Create a painted masterpiece at Yours & Mine Date Night! After your romantic dinner for two, head to Pinot’s Palette on the Riverwalk in Jenks. Book early, this fills up fast! Register at www.pinotspalette.com, $35 per painter.
Make a day of it! Stop by the Pink House of Claremore for a nice lunch. Then make the quick 20 minute drive to Oologah Lake for horseback riding with Lakeside Trail Ride. Call (918) 313-1044 to book and for details about their special Valentine’s Day rides.
Appreciate local art! The NEW/NOW exhibition features works by fellows in the Tulsa Artist Fellowship program, and it’s on display at the Philbrook now through March 3rd. Then take a romantic walking tour of the Philbrook Gardens.
For something different, visit the Till Death Do Us Inn event at Psycho Path Haunted Attraction for a Valentine’s Day you’ll never forget! Located in Sperry, Oklahoma, this terrifying date is $30 and it even comes with a red rose! Get tickets for February 9-11 at www.psychopathhaunt.com.
Visit the Oklahoma Aquarium for Hugs & Fishes on February 14. Enjoy “Around the World” cuisine, a behind the scenes tour and salsa dancing lessons. $175 for 2 tickets & 1 reserved table. Get tickets at www.okaquarium.org.
Dana Pugh is a writer, photographer and web designer from Tulsa, Oklahoma. She began her career as a U.S. Army Public Affairs Specialist and currently writes for Values Magazine.
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