For the Adventure-Loving Couple
Throw the bikes on the rack, pack a picnic lunch, bring plenty of water, and head down Fieldstown Road to the GUTS Trail System. This intermediate level trail is great for both new and experienced riders. The pavilion at the entrance offers basic bike repair tools as well as an air pump should your bike need minor tune-ups. There are also picnic tables where you can have lunch after your ride.
For a Fun, Family Date Night
The Gardendale Library recently started hosting “Rocket’s Reels on Wheels” drive in movies. Trolls is schedule to be showing on February 12th at 6:30 PM. This event is FREE, but you do need to call the library to reserve your spot (205-631-6639). You could grab a hot dog at Sneaky Pete’s or swing by Chick Fil A and grab dinner to eat while you watch the show. You can watch from your car and tune in via radio or bring some chairs and set up outside if it is warm enough. Don’t forget blankets and popcorn too!
For the Foodie Couple
Take advantage of Gardendale’s many restaurants with a progressive dinner. Start with appetizers at Jim ‘n’ Nick’s or Buffalo Wild Wings. Then grab a half salad at Panera Bread (Fuji Apple Salad With Chicken is one of our faves) before heading out for the main course. Depending on what you are in the mood for, Gardendale has plenty of options. If Mexican is what you want, check out Baja California or maybe you’re in the mood for ribs, then Da’ Rib & Chicken Shack has you covered. Next up, dessert, our favorite! Share a froyo at Yogurt Mountain to cap off the evening. Or, if you’re like Joey and don’t share food, then grab your own! After all, Valentine’s calories don’t count, right?
For the Thrifty Couple
Set up a super-strict date budget and have fun trying to pack as much as you can into the tiny budget. Grabbing a coupon book from one of the many students selling them right now will help local schools and help you stay within your budget. They are filled with BOGO coupons to local restaurants. Maybe you want to do gifts on a budget. Give each other $15 to spend and head to Gardendale Pickers on an adventure to find the perfect give for your significant other.
For the Couple That Needs to Relax
2020 was a rough year, and, so far, 2021 isn’t the drastic improvement we were all hoping for. Maybe you just need to unwind and relax. Head over to Wellness Massage Therapy’s website and book a couple’s massage. You could also take a yoga class together at the Gardendale Civic Center . They have a yoga class every day of the week, so it’s easy to find one to fit your schedule.