Non-Romantic Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

February 7, 2013 6:00 AM

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(credit: K1 Speed)

(credit: K1 Speed)

(credit: Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour)

(credit: Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour)


So you want to go out on Valentine’s Day, but beach sunsets, candlelight dinners and elevator music just isn’t your thing? Check out these unromantic date ideas in Orange County.

(credit: Black Bull Chop House)

(credit: Black Bull Chop House)

Ride the Bull

Black Bull Chop House
300 Pacific Coast Highway Suite 112
Huntington Beach, CA
(714) 969-6700
www.blackbullchophouse.com

Get rowdy riding Bodacious, the mechanical bull at the Black Bull Chop House while noshing on a rib-sticking meal. The scrumptious menu of steaks and chops mixed with the entertaining and lively nightlife will prove to be a fun evening out.

(credit: K1 Speed)

(credit: K1 Speed)

Indoor Go-Kart Racing

K1 Speed
17221 Von Karman Avenue
Irvine, CA 92614
(949) 250-0242
www.k1speed.com

If speed and adrenaline is what your date needs, wake her up and go indoor go-kart racing. K1 Speed Racing in Irvine (with a second OC location in Anaheim) is open 365 days a year. The electric go-karts are perfect for healthy competition.

(credit: The Dinner Detective)

(credit: The Dinner Detective)

Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show

Embassy Suites Hotel
1325 East Dyer Road
Santa Ana, CA 92705
(866) 496-0535
www.thedinnerdetective.com

So who killed Mr. Fox? Take your date to the western United States’ largest murder mystery dinner show for an interactive, crime-solving, good time. Enjoy a four-course meal and if you’re feeling up to it, become part of the show.

(credit: Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour)

(credit: Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour)

The Pig’s Trough

Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour
215 S Brea Boulevard
Brea, CA 92821
(714) 990-4386
www.farrellsusa.com

If your date needs something sweet, take the Farrell’s challenge and try to finish “The Pig’s Trough,” a doubled-up banana split sundae served in a pig’s trough. Finish it up and Farrell’s staff will make a big to-do.

(credit: Danny K's)

(credit: Danny K’s)

Play Pool

Danny K’s
1096 North Main Street
Orange, CA 92867
(714) 771-9706
www.dannyks.com

Danny K’s is an uber-cool billards and sports bar owned by Danny Kuykendall, a widely-known tournament director in California. Shoot some pool, have a few drinks and have a great, relaxed time.

Desiree Eaglin blogs at Sarcastic, Funny and Brutally Honest. You can find her unromantic tweets on Twitter too.

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