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Eight Sober and Fun Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

man and woman on Valentine's Day date in hot air balloon

Valentine’s Day is almost here.

If you are in recovery from an alcohol or drug addiction, you may be wondering how to celebrate the day with your special someone while maintaining your sobriety. Or maybe you are not in a relationship and worrying about being alone on Valentine’s Day. Being in recovery means making healthy choices and not being afraid to go against tradition when those traditions don’t serve you. Forget the traditional romantic getaway or fancy dinner, complete with flowing champagne or wine. Plan an alternative way to spend the day. If you do not have a date, spend time with friends or family making great memories. You can have a fun Valentine’s Day and remain sober regardless of your circumstances.

Here are eight fun sober activities that you can do with your significant other, close friends, or family.

Take a Day Trip

Take a day trip and enjoy exploring a nearby town or area of your city you have never visited. If time and money allow, you could even make it an overnight trip. Make a note about the highlights of the area you want to visit, such as parks, restaurants, specialized stores, or museums.

Visit an Escape Room

Make a reservation to play an escape room game. Escape rooms are also known as puzzle rooms, escape games, or exit games. The game is a real-time adventure played in a themed room, such as a pirate ship, a theater, a prison cell, or a nuclear power plant. Your team finds puzzle pieces and clues hidden around the room. As your team solves the puzzles and completes tasks, you can unlock more puzzles. You have a specific amount of time to achieve the goal of escaping from the room. A gamemaster monitors the room in case the team runs into trouble.

Experience an Unforgettable Ride in a Hot Air Balloon

Make unforgettable memories together by enjoying the unique experience of taking a ride in a hot air balloon. As you slowly rise into the air, the feeling is magical and thrilling. The spectacular views from the sky are picturesque and breathtaking. You can book a private balloon ride for two at Rainbow Riders in Phoenix, Arizona.

Have a Movie Marathon at Home

Order some take-out and watch your favorite movies together. Take turns choosing the movie or make it a themed movie marathon. Binge-watch a new television show or re-watch one of your old favorites.

Visit a Museum

If you love art or natural history, find a museum in a nearby city that specializes in it. In fact, there are many different types of museums, such as science, wax, technology, and toys. If you love musical instruments, visit the music museum in Phoenix, Arizona. Some museums offer interactive experiences, while others are of the walk-and-look variety. Visiting a museum is an excellent opportunity to learn something new or find out more about something that interests you.

Play a Game

Game nights are always fun. Choose your favorite board game, tabletop game, card game, or classic game such as charades. Provide easy-to-eat finger foods such as soft pretzel bites, chips, popcorn, veggies, and dip. Make sure to have a supply of water, soda, iced tea, coffee, and hot tea. If you want to go out for a day or evening of Valentine’s Day fun, go bowling, play miniature golf, visit an arcade, or play laser tag.

Go Ice Cream Hopping

Explore your city to find the best-tasting ice cream! Visit local Mom and Pop ice cream parlors, ice cream stands, dessert shops, and ice cream chain stores, sampling their flavors to find your favorite ice cream. You could even create custom t-shirts to wear during the event.

Spend Time Outside

Depending on the weather, spending time in nature is both relaxing and invigorating. If the weather is warm, pack a picnic lunch and go to the park or beach. Enjoy spending time biking, hiking, or rock climbing. Visit a dog park, play a game of frisbee, or go horseback riding. Go kayaking, canoeing, or stargazing. If the weather is cold, light a bonfire and have a winter picnic. Get outside and do something you enjoy doing.

Do You Need Help?

Addiction is a disease that can affect anyone. If you or a loved one struggles with addiction to drugs or alcohol, help is available. You are not alone. The caring professional staff at Canyon Vista Recovery Center, located in Mesa, Arizona, will use a combination of clinical, psychiatric, medical, and holistic approaches to provide you with the tools you need to regain your sobriety. Take the first step on the path to recovery. Call Canyon Vista today.

Are you or a loved one looking for alcohol treatment in Arizona? Learn more about programs offered at Canyon Vista Recovery Center. Contact us at (888) 979-1840

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