Desperation Day: Last-minute ideas for Valentine’s Day

Still don’t have any Valentine’s Day plans on the books? Let this article be your guide.

Alexandra Van Erven, Staff Writer

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It’s the day that everyone knows all too well — the day where couples are out on the town while singles buy themselves chocolate, watch movies at home and get takeout.

Still haven’t figured out where you want to go tomorrow? Boca Raton has you covered with Valentine’s Day specials at restaurants, movie theaters and more. Here are a few of the best options in town.

iPic Theaters:

Feel the love at iPic Theaters with reclining seats and sweet desserts. Photo Courtesy of iPic Theaters’ Facebook page.

Feel the love at iPic Theaters with reclining seats and sweet desserts. Photo Courtesy of iPic Theaters’ Facebook page.

Are you 21 or over? Do you want to make the classic date of dinner and a movie a reality this Valentine’s Day?

If so, hit up iPic Theaters in Mizner Park for a love-themed night. Tickets are $16 each for Premium seating and $28 for Premium Plus seating.

If you’re in need of dinner plans, head on over to Italian-themed restaurant Tanzy, found in the same building. A six-course experience will be available for $69 per person during Valentine’s Day weekend only.

iPic Theaters and Tanzy are located at 301 Plaza Real, just two miles away from campus.

Vino Van Gogh | Paint, Wine and Art Bar:

A few examples of the paintings you can paint on Valentine’s Day. Photo Courtesy of Vino Van Gogh Facebook page.

A few examples of the paintings you can paint on Valentine’s Day. Photo Courtesy of Vino Van Gogh Facebook page.

If you’re looking to change up your routine during Valentine’s Day, why not paint a canvas with a glass a wine? Vino Van Gogh, the “Paint, Wine and Art Bar” is offering two painting sessions, one at 2:30 p.m. and one at 6:30 p.m.

“It’s a great place to go, whether you are on a date with your partner or if you are going with a group of friends,” said Samantha Gentile, a graduate student studying women, gender and sexuality. “Perfect place to de-stress from school by getting creative and enjoying your favorite bottle of wine.”

Vino Van Gogh is located at 153 NE Fourth Ave. in Delray Beach, about 10 miles from campus. You can register for your painting experience here.

Chili’s:

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, the white chocolate molten cake — drizzled with raspberry sauce — is available this week only at Chilli’s. Photo Courtesy of Chili’s Facebook page.

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, the white chocolate molten cake — drizzled with raspberry sauce — is available this week only at Chilli’s. Photo Courtesy of Chili’s Facebook page.

If you’re looking for a simpler way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Chili’s has a $20 dinner deal that includes appetizer, two entrees and a dessert to share.

Want to take it to the next level? You can pay an extra $15 to add two margaritas to your meal. This week only, a white chocolate molten cake will be available as well.

“I think Chili’s is great because of the laid-back atmosphere,” said senior studio art major Jose Deveaux, who admitted that his favorite meal on the menu had to be the burgers. “The food is good and it’s not too pricy.”

Chili’s is located at 21078 St. Andrews Blvd. — five miles from campus — right next to the Town Center Mall.

Dairy Queen:

The Singles Blizzard is now available for Valentine’s Day. Photo Courtesy of Dairy Queen Facebook page.

The Singles Blizzard is now available for Valentine’s Day. Photo Courtesy of Dairy Queen Facebook page.

If you want something different from the standard Valentine’s Day fare, Dairy Queen is offering a Red Velvet Blizzard Cupid’s Cake and Singles Blizzard Treat composed of salted caramel truffles, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, rich cocoa fudge and peanut butter.

The nearest Dairy Queen is located at 1000 Linton Blvd. — six miles away from campus.

P.F. Chang’s:

Sushi, Pad Thai and noodles are just some of the foods you can try at P.F. Chang’s. Photo Courtesy of P.F. Chang’s Facebook page.

Sushi, Pad Thai and noodles are just some of the foods you can try at P.F. Chang’s. Photo Courtesy of P.F. Chang’s Facebook page.

P.F. Chang’s is currently offering a dinner for two option that includes a soup, an appetizer, two entrees and a dessert for $39.95 this Valentine’s Day. Enjoy savory favorites like pad thai and mongolian beef for dinner, and then end the night with chocolate raspberry or sweet cream dessert wontons.

P.F. Chang’s is located across the street from the Boca Raton campus at 1400 Glades Road Bay 220.

Miami Seaquarium:

The Dolphin Encounter is a two-hour adventure in shallow water. Photo Courtesy of the Miami Seaquarium Facebook page.

The Dolphin Encounter is a two-hour adventure in shallow water. Photo Courtesy of the Miami Seaquarium Facebook page.

Ever dream of swimming with dolphins or tropical fish? Let Valentine’s Day be the day to make it happen at the Miami Seaquarium.

You can try out the two-hour Dolphin Encounter in shallow water or the Sea Trek Reef Encounter, where you can dive underwater and be surrounded by tropical fish. When you book a Dolphin Encounter for two, a free photo package valued at $42 will be included.

Miami Seaquarium is located at 4400 Rickenbacker Causeway, in Key Biscayne, about 51 miles from campus. You can book your visit here.

Alexandra Van Erven is a staff writer for the University Press. To contact her regarding this or other stories, she can be reached at [email protected].