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Best Things to do in Adelaide this Valentine's Day

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Happy Valentine's Day

Things are heating up in Adelaide in February, the weather is warm, festival fever has hit and love is in the air with Valentine's Day on Thursday February 14th, 2013.

The history of Valentine's Day is somewhat of a mystery. There are several different, but commonly accepted, legends regarding the origins. Most accounts are tragically romantic like the priest sent to his death on February 14th for secretly and illegally marrying young couples. It is believed that on his final evening he wrote a note for a special someone and signed it "From your Valentine". And so began the great Valentine's Day card giving tradition.

Valentine's Day has evolved considerably since the early days of amour. Along with the traditional greeting card, it now tends to involve teddy bears, candlelit meals, floral arrangements and sweet treats.

How will you be celebrating on February 14th? Read on lovers, for here is a list of fun activities happening in Adelaide this Valentine's Day.

- Garden of Unearthly Delights Opening Night Party
As a prelude to the Adelaide Fringe Festival beginning the following night, The Garden of Unearthly Delights will be opening this Valentine's Day. Doors open at 9pm so have a bite to eat on Rundle Street and then mosey on over to the Garden of Unearthly Delights for drinks, highlights from this year's Fringe program and free funky musical entertainment.

When: Doors open at 9pm
Where: Rundle Park, East Terrace, Adelaide
Cost: Free entry


Garden of Unearthly Delights, Opening Night, Adelaide Fringe Festival
Attend the opening of the Garden of Unearthly Delights

- Breakfast at Tiffany's at the Moonlight Cinema
What could be more romantic than snuggling up to a movie under the stars at Botanic Park? This Valentine's Day the Opel Moonlight Cinema will be screening Breakfast at Tiffany's, the classic 1960s Audrey Hepburn romantic comedy. Bring your own blanket and picnic or order dinner and drinks there, at the Moonlight Cinema.

When: Gates open at 7pm, movie starts at sundown (about 8.30pm)
Where: Botanic Park, Hackney Road, Adelaide
Cost: Between $16 and $32 depending on your choice of ticket plus a $1 booking fee


Breakfast at Tiffany's, Audrey Hepburn, Valentine's Day, Moonlight Cinema
See Breakfast at Tiffany's

- A Café Etc, Brighton
If Breakfast at Tiffany's isn't for you, try breakfast at Marilyn's. Affectionately known as the "Marilyn Monroe Café" and actually named A Café Etc, it is famed for its all day breakfast. The menu is plentiful with something for everyone including a delicious display of cakes. That is the 'Café' part of the name. The 'Etc' is the fascinating Marilyn Monroe montage that decorates the diner and is delightfully distracting. Stroll hand in hand along beautiful Brighton beach and jetty before or after your meal at A Café Etc.

When: 8am-5pm
Where: 71 Jetty Road, Brighton
Cost: Depends on your appetite, between $5-$15 per dish


A Cafe Etc, Brighton Beach, Marilyn Monroe
Have breakfast at Marilyn's

- Bracegirdles at 190, McLaren Vale
Take your sweetie to the sweetest place around, Bracegirdle's at 190. At McLaren Vale's House of Fine Chocolate you can enjoy a delicious meal, indulge in a decadent dessert and be tempted by award-ward winning chocolate in the cosy atmosphere of Bracegirdle's at 190.

When: 8am-5pm
Where: 190 Main Road, McLaren Vale
Cost: Depends on your level of chocoholism, between $8 and $34 per dish


Bracegirdles at 190, McLaren Vale, House of Fine Chocolate
Indulge at Bracegirdle's at 190

- Couples Massage at Wild Indigo
Unwind and relax together with a massage at Wild Indigo. Set in one of the original cottages of Port Noarlunga, this natural health spa offers divine pamper packages and specialises in massage, naturopathy and facials. It will be busy on Valentine's Day so be sure to book your appointment in advance. After your treatment, head to one of the many cafes in Port Noarlunga for something to eat.

When: Open 9.30am-5pm, after hours by appointment
Where: 31 Saltfleet Street, Port Noarlunga
Cost: $80 per person (health rebates available)


Wild Indigo, Natural Health, Day Spa, Port Noarlunga
Have a massage together at Wild Indigo

- Valentine's Dinner Cruise on the Port Princess
All aboard the Port Princess this Valentine's Day. Enjoy a romantic sunset and maybe even see the Port River dolphins on this two hour dinner cruise.

When: Departs 6.30pm, returns 8.30pm
Where: Fishermen's Wharf, Commercial Road, Port Adelaide
Cost: $25 per person


Sunset Cruise, Port River Dolphins, Port Princess, Valentine's Day
Watch the sunset with your Valentine

What is the most romantic spot in Adelaide? Be sure to read this article to find out and possibly discover some more great places to spend Valentine's Day.

Revel in romance and spend some quality time with your loved one, or gather a group of friends, and have a Valentine's Day to remember. Chocolates and flowers optional (but preferred).
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Your Comment
Last year I got a box 1.2kg box of whitmans chocolates! This year I've seen a box bigger than that so fingers crossed!!
by danni (score: 1|96) 2035 days ago
You began incorrect! haha! Feb 14 is a Friday night, not a Thursday night.
by lilga (score: 0|4) 1659 days ago
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