30 Unforgettable Valentine’s Experiences

Valentine’s Day is only around the corner. Our job at OnTheQT is to make sure you have a Valentine’s Day like no other. Lots of people say Diamonds are Forever but we believe it’s ADVENTURES that are forever. In 50 years time, you wont remember the gift you got on Valentines Day in 2018 but you will always remember the adventure you had and the memories you made on that day. Leave the cliché box of chocolates, flowers or dinner behind and put your money towards creating memories.


This year we have followers from all over the world and people following us who are looking to travel so we said we would share some ideas for Valentine’s Day adventures in Ireland and abroad. I am sharing some of my experiences in Ireland and abroad with you, while also sharing some of my bucket list trips with you from AirBnB experiences.



Go On A Hot Air Balloon. Hot Air Balloon:  This is something we never knew you could even experience in Ireland. It is a once in a lifetime oportunity. Hot Air balloon rides launch from four sites: Trim, Co. Meath, Athlone, Kilkenny and Limerick. Weather is always a very important factor with this adventure so it does depend on what the weather is like on Valentines Day but if it’s not nice, this makes for a great idea for a voucher for Valentines Check out our video on the experience here.

Cycle The Waterford Greenway – Garvan from The Greenway Man is the person to rent your bikes from. You can rent the bikes from his base at Mahony’s Pub in Durrow Co. Waterford. You can rent bikes for €15 per day for adults. This new amenity was just opened recently and consists of a world class 46km path along the route of an old railway line from Waterford to Dungarvan

Go Stand Up Paddle Boarding. This is one of our favourite adventures. Why not try some stand up paddle boarding as a Valentines adventure. Two of our favourite places to go are Neptune Kayak in Rostellan in Cork and BigStyle in Dun Laoghaire in Dublin. A great relaxing way to spend a few hours! You might even get the chance to try some yoga on the board!! Check out our QT blog post on our experience here.

Go On A Love Story Photo Shoot – Wander around Dublin’s fair city and take home romantic memories that will last a lifetime. You can buy this experience on AirBnB here.

Go On A Road Trip. Ireland is full of adventure and waiting for you to explore it. Rent a car and go on a road trip to remember. Check out our top road trips in Ireland here.

Get Lost In The Beautiful Views Of Howth – Take a romantic stroll and find out more about Howth’s hospitality, nature and history on a beautiful scenic trip. You can buy this experience on AirBnB here.

Serenade Your Love On A Dublin Busking Experience – If your other half is a lover of all things music why not discover more about the vibrant street music scene of Dublin? You can buy this experience on AirBnB here.

Go Cycling – Load up the bikes and go on a bike trail in Ballyhoura in Limerick with Trailriders. Check out our recent video – now you see and feel the adventure before you go! This is the spot where Kimye went on their honeymoon – If it’s good enough for them!!

Go Surfing – Book a surf lesson and get out on the water. We love going surfing with GTown surf in Garretstown in Cork but their are surfing lessons taking place all over the country so book one close to you.

Become A Chocolatier For The Day – Don’t just buy a box of chocolates. Take it a step further and buy tickets for the Butlers Chocolate Experience. You can read all about our experience here.

Become Creative For A Day – Book a art class or a pottery class to go together. We would highly recommend Kinsale Pottery & Arts Centre.

Kayaking In Ross Castle – Book a kayaking trip with Mór Active Tours and head out early in the morning for a day to remember. You can read and see our experience from the Red Travel Show here.

Go On A Road Trip Along The Wild Atlantic Way – There are a lot of free experiences and things to do along the Wild Atlantic Way that wont cost you a penny but they will create memories for you and your loved one  together. Check out our recently blog post on free things to do along the Wild Atlantic Way here.

Climb a Mountain – Go hiking together. We would highly recommend Torc Mountain in Kerry and the Sugarloaf in Wicklow.

Tralee Bay Wetlands – Located in Tralee, Co. Kerry is this adventure hub. A 3watersports & rock climbing centre with a wildlife exhibition and a nature boat trip! Great idea for a experience present. Check out our experience here.



New Delhi – Instead of a Card, Learn to make comics to tell your story in New Delhi. Weave your personal stories with drawings, and taking a shot at creating your first comic! You can buy this experience on AirBnB here.

Iceland – Book snow moiling in Iceland. It was the highlight of our trip. It was everything you think of when you think of Iceland. An experience of a lifetime. Check out our blog post here for all the information you need.

London – Instead of clicking selfies, pose for portraits in London. Have your portrait taken by a professional photographer. You can buy this experience on AirBnB here.

Lisbon – A city known for its café culture, fade music and colourful landscape. We have come up with a list of experience for you in Lisbon here.

 Sydney – Go Kayaking with your loved one in Sydney. Paddle Sydney’s iconic harbour & land on Goat Island! You can buy this experience on AirBnB here.

San Francisco – Instead of sending flowers, forage edible plants in San Francisco. Discover edible plants & mushrooms with a naturalist. You can buy this experience on AirBnB here.

South of France- Book a romantic weekend away. We would highly recommend Collioure in the South of France. Collioure is a Mediterranean jewel just waiting to be discovered in an ideal location between mountains and sea. Situated on the rocky coastline of the Cote Vermeille in the very south of france. Read all about our experience here.

Singapore – Record a song together in Singapore. Record a song for your loved ones, a lover, or for fun! You can buy this experience on AirBnB here.

Barcelona – This is a city bursting with things to do and adventures. We have made a list of some of our favourite experiences for you here.

Paris – Instead of a Bottle of Wine, Go Wine Tasting in Paris. Taste 4 French wines & 4 cheeses at lunch time. You can buy this experience on AirBnB here.

Tokyo – Take a Sushi making class in Tokyo Sushi-making Experience with Sushi chef, Shinjuku. You can buy this experience on AirBnB here.

Bangkok – Learn Thai Martial Art – Muay Thai together in Bangkok. Learn Thai martial art and then eat Thai noodles!You can buy this experience on AirBnB here.

Vancouver – If you are based in Vancouver. It is one of the best places for adventures. Check out our top experiences here.

Bali – Why not book a surf lesson with a surf champion in Bali. What a cool experience in a dream destination. You can book this experience on AirBnB here.

Sonoma – Go on a wine tasting experience in Sanoma Valley(San Francisco) on a vintage VW Bus and explore two of the best wineries in Sonoma Valley. You can book this experience on AirBnB here.


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