So the sparkly party-filled holiday season is over—but this doesn't mean there isn't fun to be had in the following freezing months. Really, it doesn't get more romantic than cozying up in the cold with your SO. Here are some cute and creative ways to get out or stay in with your beau this winter. And don't worry, bowling is NOT on the list.
1. Go to a Wine Bar
The best ones have comfy couches and fireplaces. Grab a glass or three and a cheese platter for an easy night out. Take it to the next level by visiting a local winery for the day.
2. Play in the Snow
Whether you like to snowboard, ski or sled, bust out your winter gear and hit the mountains. Or simply build snowmen and roll snowballs.
3. Play OUT of the Snow
Personally, a cabin with a fireplace beats a snow fight any day.
4. Sip on Some Hot Chocolate
Coffee, hot chocolate, tea—it's the season to stock up on cozy beverages, whether at a charming cafe you've never been to or in the comfort of your own home. Up the ante and make it a toasty cocktail by adding some brandy.
5. Watch a Movie in an Old Theater
Every city has their vintage theater that shows old or indie films. Grab a tub of popcorn and settle in for an afternoon in front of the big screen.
6. Visit a Museum or Art Show
Support the arts—you'll feel very sophisticated, I promise.
7. Have a Game Night
Feel like a kid again when you play checkers, cards or Monopoly on your living room floor. Junk food is a must.
8. Bundle Up for a Brisk Hike or Walk
Take a stroll through hidden neighborhoods, check out the river's bike path or catch a heightened view from a nearby trail. You'll get some fresh air and warm up in no time.
9. Take the Train Somewhere
Anywhere! Hop on Amtrak and stay cozy while viewing the scenery. Pay a visit to a city you've never been to and have a mini adventure.
10. Netflix and Cuddle
Have a movie marathon or binge watch that show everyone is talking about. When it's raining out you get a guilt-free pass to never leave your couch.