Last-minute local ideas for Valentine’s Day

From flowers to happy hours to meteor showers, we’ve got ideas to make your Valentine’s Day special.

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Our city is teeming with romantic potential.

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There’s no dodging Cupid’s arrow — Valentine’s Day is here. Whether you’re celebrating your friendships or sugaring up your sweetheart, we’ve got last-minute Valentine’s Day ideas that will have you loving love.

🌵 Get fantastical with botanicals

If you’re quick, you might have your pick of bouquets using same-day flower delivery. (We’re eyeing those locally designed arrangements.)

Or, get creative and nab a potted plant from these plant spots. Nothing says forever like a hardy succulent.

      🥂 Keep spirits up

      If you didn’t score reservations, don’t overthink… grab a drink. The following spots have weekday happy hours:

      • Jazz Kitchen | Mon.-Fri. 3-6 p.m. | Indulge in this Independence, KCK, and KCMO Creole cuisine with discounts on gumbo, popcorn shrimp, and themed New Orleans drinks.
      • Pearl Tavern | Mon.-Thurs. 3-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. | This Lee’s Summit spot is known for its eats, and half off oysters + craft munchies are making our tummies rumble.
      • Made In KC Marketplace | Daily 4-7 p.m. | Get $3 local beer plus other discounted drinks at locations in Lee’s Summit, Lenexa, and the Plaza.

      For more options, check out our happy hour guide.

      🌟 Go stargazing

      It doesn’t get much more idyllic than bundling up and looking at the stars. Grab some blankets (and maybe a hot drink) and head to one of these spots away from man-made light to take in the sky.

      Waiting for the weekend to celebrate? You still have time to get some gifts.

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