Romantic Valentine’s Day experiences (that doesn’t involve food)

Make this day extra special

(Ark-La-Tex Weekend) - Roses? Check. Special Valentine’s Day dinner? Check. Chocolates? Check. You usually have a standard checklist for the romantic day. But why not do something extra special? We found a few experiences in the Ark-La-Tex that might make this day a little more memorable.

Create something together...

Make something special and unique together. There are two glass blowers in Shreveport (Sanctuary Glass Studio and High Gravity Glassworks) that will help you and your sweetie create your own glass heart, flower or wine glass. You can pick out your colors and help in the shaping and sculpting of molten glass into a piece of art that will last.

Spreading the love...

Spend a day volunteering together. In the end, you’ll have learned more about your partner and will have experienced a day where not only have you loved each other, but that love will help others in your hometown. Some places to consider helping could be The Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana, The Gingerbread House, The Library or The Hub Urban Ministries just to name a few!

Watch the craziness...

The Shreveport Opera Xpress presents Speed Dating Tonight! This performance takes place on Friday, February 17 at 7 p.m. You thought dating was strange, check out this zany and poignant look at how difficult the search is for a real, meaningful connection. Hear and see our SOX artists and chorus members portray multiple characters of potential would-be lovers as they navigate their search for romance, love and everything in between, in a series of rapid-fire dates. You never know where sparks may fly – or fall flat – with this eclectic setting of fun-filled dates, including toaster junkies, a kleptomaniac, an imaginative Catholic girl and others.

Spontaneous road trip...

For Valentine’s Day or for a weekend, head out of town to experience a bed and breakfast in Natchitoches or rent a cabin in McCurtain County, Oklahoma or relax by Toledo Bend Reservoir. It could be one of the best ways to recharge and reinvigorate your love life.

Take the plunge... Literally...

How far would you go to prove your love? Show your significant other by going skydiving. It will definitely be a memorable experience for both of you jumping out of a perfectly good airplane. There are businesses in Gilliam, La and Gladewater, Tex to help out.

Robert Streeter

Robert Streeter

Lead content producer for the Ark-La-Tex Weekend as well as Creative Services Producer.

Mark Klein

Mark Klein

Marketing at KSLA pays for my guitar obsession.

Brittney Hazelton

Brittney Hazelton

Brittney Hazelton was born and raised in Shreveport, La. and attended Southwood High School. They're a professional, self-taught local artist and is now one of KSLA’s digital content producers.