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Last-minute local ideas for Valentine’s Day

From flowers to happy hours to meteor showers, we’ve got ideas to make your Valentine’s Day special.


Our city is teeming with romantic potential.

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There’s no dodging Cupid’s arrow — Valentine’s Day is here. Whether you’re celebrating your friendships or sugaring up your sweetheart, we’ve got last-minute Valentine’s Day ideas that will have you loving love.

🌵 Get fantastical with botanicals

If you’re quick, you might have your pick of bouquets using Floom, an online marketplace that partners with florists that deliver locally.

Or, get creative and nab a potted plant from these plant spots. Nothing says forever like a hardy succulent.

    🥂 Do brunch

    If you didn’t manage to score reservations, try brunch instead:

    • Rize | 7 a.m.-2 p.m. (3 p.m. on weekends) | Rize offers a selection of farm-to-table breakfast and lunch options that feature fresh ingredients from Indiana farms.
    • Mornings Breakfast & Brunch | Every day 7 a.m.-3 p.m. | It’s not a trip to Mornings without its Instagram-worthy mimosa flight.
    • Petite Chou Bistro & Champagne Bar | Sun.-Tues. 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Wed.-Sat. 8 a.m.-9 p.m. | A tightly packed and aesthetically pleasing patio serving up classic bistro fare earned it recognition as one of Travel & Leisure’s Top French Restaurants in the US.

    For more options, check out our brunch guide.

    🌟 Go stargazing

    It doesn’t get much more idyllic than bundling up and looking at the stars. Grab some blankets (and maybe a hot drink) and head to one of these spots away from man-made light to take in the sky.

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