Romantic Car Date Ideas for Valentine's Day!


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Romantic Car Date Ideas

Turns out you don’t need to go to an overpriced restaurant or panic about booking a weekend away when you already have the perfect valentine’s day ‘location’ sitting in your garage.

 Love is in the air, but unfortunately so is Coronavirus. Instead of doing the usual crowd heavy plans, why not treat your loved one to something a little more intimate and a lot safer? This year try to switch gears and make the most of your four wheels. Clear out the back seats and let the fun begin!

We’re jump-starting the month of love with our favourite car-centred date ideas – you can thank us later.

Take in the views

When was the last time you drove around for the sole purpose of taking in the scenery? Far too often we get into our cars with the final destination in mind that we forget to take in our surroundings.

Instead, wake up nice and early, pack your favourite breakfast treats with a few flasks of coffee and head to the highest point you can find to take in the gorgeous sunrise.

If the idea of waking up before 5am gives you a migraine you can turn this into a romantic sunset evening. Switch the coffee for wine and watch Mother Nature do her thing.

Dance under the stars

This one is for all of you night owls and those of you missing a good old festival. Who needs strobe lights when you have the moon and the stars creating the best background light ever?

Get your Bluetooth synced up to the car speakers and blast your favourite tunes from the car while you romantically dance the night away. It really is a fun and spontaneous date idea!

Drive-in movie experience

Going to the movies is so 3 years ago! Why not catch up on all of your favourite romantic comedies at the back of your car? Drop the seats down, swing open the boot and place as many blankets and pillows in the back as possible. If you have battery-powered fairy lights, add those too for added romance.

Bring along all of your favourite movie snacks from pretzels and popcorn to a few chocolate covered strawberries to stay on theme with Valentine’s Day!


The perfect date is right above you. Stargazing is an incredibly thoughtful and romantic date idea. Driving around in your car after having mapped out the perfect constellation map is the perfect adventure date. Drive a little out of town to get the best spots, print out all the information you will need and see if you can spot any planets or interesting constellations.

If you really want to amp up the romance, we suggest naming a star after your loved one!

Drive-thru dining

Did you know that the drive thru’s of some of your favourite fast-food places can actually make for the perfect date? Create the ultimate car date by creating an exclusive Valentine’s Day car date menu. On the menu, you can list 3 different drive thru places for you to visit – one for every course.

All you have to do is then drive to those locations, pick up your course, sit in the car, roll back the seats, and feast! This is also a great date to get to know someone too … and to share your favourite treats!

Games night

Now we know what you are probably thinking: that game nights usually require multiple people and a sturdy table. Okay, but forget what you know because playing games with your loved one is a great way to spend time together.

Valentine’s Day is all about bonding and what better way to bond than with some good old childhood games. From Truth or Dare, to “How Well Do You Know Me” or fun card games, the possibilities are endless! All you need to do is drop down the seats, get your favourite childhood snacks and drinks and let the games begin.

Scavenger hunt

Take a fun trip down memory lane by planning a relationship-themed scavenger hunt for your partner. Sprinkle the city with a whole bunch of clues that relate to your times together and drive around reminiscing about all of the good times you two have shared together.

Remember to keep all of the clues hidden in close proximity to one another, so that you don’t have to drive around too much. And don’t forget to be safe on the roads – leave ample time for the hunt so you don’t feel tempted to speed.

Take out car insurance

Yes, yes! We are talking about dates here and the thought of car insurance may not sound very romantic… yet. But just promise you’ll hear us out. We’ll keep it short and sweet.

One of the most romantic things you can do for your partner is show them that you love and care for them. And what better way to do that than by ensuring their safety when they are on the roads? Handing your partner a comprehensive car insurance policy on Valentine’s Day essentially says ‘I love you so much that I want to keep you alive and safe’.

So yes, it may not be a conventional gift, but yet again, the most memorable experiences are the ones that are a little different and quirkily after all.


Yours in must-have car insurance,


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