Celebrate your own self-worth and the value you place on yourself. Being single invites freedom. You can do what you want and spend money on something worthwhile, yourself. Whether you're on a budget or not, Perth can offer you some fantastic things to do.
You don't need large amounts of money; don't forget the beloved motto "best things in life are for free". Deciding already what to do, or where to go? Let me give you some ideas for Valentine's Day: -
1) WA coastline is absolutely beautiful. Consider taking a book to the beach, listen to the lapping waves or watch the sunset with a drink and a few nibbles.
2) Choose one of many cafes and treat yourself to something you wouldn't normally order. Dome cafes are very popular, they can be found in most suburbs, or even try your local café. If you feel a little awkward dining alone, take along a book or magazine.
3) Visit the cinema. Grand cinemas can be found in Armadale, Bunbury, Currambine, Joondalup, Warwick and Cygnet (Como). Please click here to find your local cinema. Maybe you could upgrade to the gold lounge if you've never experienced it and watch a thriller/comedy or action movie.
4) Perth's public transport system is brilliant and really good value for money. Act like a tourist and go explore another suburb you've never seen before. Joondalup's becoming increasingly popular in the Northern suburbs or if you're south of Perth, maybe Leederville or Subiaco? Rokeby Road in Subiaco offers a streetscape of cafes, boutique shops etc; all within close proximity to Subiaco train station.
5) Pamper yourself with a solo spa day. Maybe book a massage, manicure, pedicure or a facial. Don't forget it's your date, you're the independent human being. If you're on a budget visit Scoopon, Cudo or Groupon, they often have great deals.
6) Visit the op shops, Perth has plenty to offer. Find the designer rail and see how much you can save.
7) Pick a scenic walk and connect with nature, it's free. Kings Park never disappoints. Even the National Parks may be worth considering. Yanchep National Park in the northern suburbs, is a pleasure to walk around. Once you've entered the park, look out for the kangaroos, see if you can spot the koalas or maybe dine at Chocolate Drops Tearooms.
8) You can celebrate Valentine's Day in the comfort of your own home. Pamper yourself with a soak in the bath, add a few drops of your favourite essential oil and take as long as you need. Or, mix up a homemade facial from your kitchen cupboard; coconut oil and apple cider vinegar are great ingredients to use.
9) Hire some DVD's or buy some; Kmart is cheap. Scare yourself with a horror movie or let your laughter run away with a comedy. Indulge in a bar of chocolate, it always suits this lazy activity.
10) Cook your own meal at home and dress in your favourite attire. Play some music and please yourself with your menu choice. After all, it's your date.
It may seem a little daunting for some to undertake activities alone, but why not also use Valentine's Day as a self-confidence booster date. Your self-worth will thank you for it. Remember we are responsible for own happiness and why not express it on Valentine's Day. Enjoy your solo date.
What a wonderful article for the valentine week. I know that some of the people have to spend their valentines day by themselves, but there are plenty of activities to do in Perth. All the aforementioned activities and places are wonderful, I would like to add bowling, attending a music concert, and taking a road trip to the list! You never know you can find your soulmate in one of these places.