Be the Hero of Valentine's Day

November 18, 2022

Written by David Watermeier

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching! I know, I know, we just barely made it through the holidays, but waiting until the last minute to plan your Valentine’s surprises will surely leave you in a bind. Your friendly neighborhood escape room is here to help though! At Escape Room Era, you know we are always looking for ways to go above and beyond and avoid anything ordinary, so we’ve put together a list of extraordinary v-day ideas for you and your honey.

Gift a Trip

Trips might be a big ticket item, but you’ll definitely win the “Best Valentine’s Day Gift” award! You can go for something all inclusive like these Valentine’s Celebrity Cruises and save yourself the trouble of having to plan everything. You can even have flowers delivered to your room! We recently gave away a Celebrity Cruise and a couple Marriott stays on our Instagram! Tune in yourself and maybe you’ll have first dibs on a Valentine’s Day giveaway (wink, wink).Staycations are always a great idea too. Check out your local Marriott for valentines deals and discounts to save a bit on your stay! You can also search for cute boutique hotels and locally owned hotels or Airbnbs for a really unique experience. The options for trips are endless!P.S. Don’t feel like you have to vacation on Valentine’s weekend. You can always gift the trip and plan it together for a few months out or even next Valentine’s Day! Some partners think planning is just as much fun as the travel experience itself.

Gift an Experience

We all have plenty of things and a teddy bear is cute, but why not gift something that gives your loved one a lasting memory? You will share stories of your experience together for years and FUN is never a boring gift.
You know we always love a good Escape Room Era room for a date night. It’s the perfect combo of adventure and thrill! Click here to check your local store’s available rooms or call to book in advance! Since our rooms are always private, you’ll get the full experience just the two of you! If you are a group date kinda person, feel free to share the room with friends. Be sure to make a dinner reservation before or after your game and you will have the perfect date night!
Check out EventBrite for local parties, events, and get togethers to find tons of local experiences for any day of the year! They’re sure to have Valentine’s Day specials! You can book cooking classes, buy tickets to a local show, or even attend a fun party put on by one of your favorite local eateries or bars. This is one of our favorite hacks to find something that is low pressure on the planning end, but is definitely out of the ordinary!

Gift a Need

Sometimes meeting a need can be the greatest gift you can give someone. Whether it's buying an incredible parent an InstantPot or Airfryer to save time on cooking, or making a “get out of putting the kids to bed” coupon book, there is always a way to save someone time, make their day a little brighter, and show them you care. The key here is to really focus on the person you are gifting to and meet a need they have. Be sure to include how grateful you are for them when you present the gift (like a handwritten note thanking them, a card, or telling them outloud)! Sometimes meeting a need doesn’t involve a physical gift. It can be a subscription to a cleaning service, a gift card to someone’s favorite coffee shop, or a membership to a local massage therapy clinic. Self-care is a need too! Gifting a need is about showing love and appreciation to your loved one and making their heart smile!



Escape Room Era has been providing premier family-friendly immersive and challenging escape room experiences for the novice or enthusiast since February 2017.

In these completely private live games, participants use their team building, deductive reasoning, and problem-solving skills to beat the clock.

Players must quickly work together to find clues, solve a series of puzzles and riddles, and crack codes to ultimately accomplish their assigned mission within one hour.

Whether players consist of co-workers, family, friends, or schoolmates, they’ll be bonded by their memorable experience at Escape Room Era.

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