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Top 8 Date Experiences this Valentine’s Day 2019

Top 8 Date Experiences this Valentine’s Day 2019

Perth City comes to life during summer, so why stick to the same boring date night? Get out and explore Perth’s cultural scene for a date night to remember, experiencing the many hidden gems of Perth. We’ve put together our top 8 date night ideas that will make your night one to remember.

Valentine’s Day 2019 is right around the corner – surprise your loved one with a romantic getaway package and escape to the city for the weekend. From just $156 on weekends, you can enjoy a bottle of bubbles, complimentary 30 minute facials at Jurlique, buffet breakfast and accommodation with our Valentine’s Package. Book a room and lose yourself exploring the events and attractions Perth City has to offer.

 

1. Perth Festival

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Running from 8 Feb to 3 March, Perth Festival boasts a mixture of entertainment, arts and cultural intrigue. Expect live music acts including The Preatures, Christine & the Queens and the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Cirque du Soleil will also make an appearance, as will other renowned dance/circus artists. Best of all, A Nocturnal Wonderland returns to transform Kings Park portraying the stories of the land via huge projectors. If you want to impress your date, this is how to do it.

Dates: 8 February – 3 March. Learn more.

 

2. Comedy lounge

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When the motto is Eat, Drink, Laugh you know you’ve come to the right place. The Comedy Lounge is the perfect place to have a giggle with your date – it’s especially great for those first date jitters! They’re open Thursday to Sunday with a new act each night, and best of all they’re right around the corner from Holiday Inn Perth City.

Dates: Thursday – Sunday all year. Learn more.

 

3. Activated Art Trail

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Try something different and take the time to wander the streets of Perth. The newly developed  Activated Art Trail takes you on an immersive experience, bringing street art around Perth City to life! This is the perfect activity to do before popping into a bar for a drink or two. Simply download the app and go! Start your street art tour in Wolfe Lane, right behind Holiday Inn Perth for some of Perth’s best artwork.

Dates: All year. Learn more.

 

4. Bars

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Speaking of bars… No date night is complete without stopping into one of Perth’s best bars for a drink or a bite to eat. Here are some of our favourite date night bars, or see our Top 5 bars here:

  • Shadow Wine Bar: for the wine lovers who like to slip away into their own world.
  • Laneway Lounge: old school elegance and a bit of free live Jazz never goes out of date.
  • Ivy & Jack: perfect for cocktails or a cheap pint in the city.

 

5. Gondolas on the Swan

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If you like it cheesy, then treating your date to a romantic Gondola ride under the starlight at Elizabeth Quay is the way to go.  Enjoy a sunset cruise on the Swan while enjoying a bottle of bubbly, some chocolate and the traditional Italian music.

Dates: All year. Learn more.

 

6. Rooftop Movies

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Take advantage of the weather while you can with an outdoor film! The Rooftop movies have a film genre for every couple, whether you’re into Disney, comedy or even thriller. They won’t be screening any corny movies this Valentine’s Day, instead Sorry To Bother You will be showing, described as “fearlessly ambitious, scathingly funny, and thoroughly original”.

Dates: Current – March 30. Learn more.

 

7. Holey Moley

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Wander over to Northbridge for a bit of mini-golf, with a twist. Holey Moley is the cheekiest mini-golf you’ll ever play. Expect Donald Trump’s face on a donkey ass (romantic right!?), the couch from The Simpsons and more. Treat yourself to a cocktail with Wizz Fizz and Sour Straps while you play.

Dates: All year. Learn more.

 

8. Anti -Valentine’s Day at Ivy & Jack

Anti Valentines EDM_600X230If romantic isn’t your cup of tea, head to Ivy & Jack bar and restaurant for their Anti-Valentine’s Day. They’ll be serving up $5 Pints and a special $18 cocktail named Black As My Heart. Don’t worry, couples are accepted…just absolutely no Public Displays of Affection.

Dates: 14 February. Learn more. 

 


STAY IN THE HEART OF PERTH CITY

Accommodation Rooms | Perth Hotel | Holiday Inn Perth City Centre

Turn your Valentine’s night out into a weekend to remember and stay at Holiday Inn Perth City Centre. Our hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of the train station, Elizabeth Quay and the city’s entertainment venues. Jump on the free Red Cat at the hotel’s doorstep for easy transport to Perth Arena and many other attractions.

Weekend Hotel Deal

Save on accommodation in the heart of Perth City with our Valentine’s Package when you check in to Holiday Inn Perth City Centre on a Friday or Saturday. Package includes accommodation for 2 adults,full buffet breakfast and a late check-out. Plus Kids Stay & Eat Free.

Get the best deal on Perth accommodation at Holiday Inn Perth City Centre when you book direct. That’s our Best Price Guarantee!

Top 5 Date Night Ideas for a Perth City Getaway

Top 5 Date Night Ideas for a Perth City Getaway

Spend your next date night wandering through lane ways of Perth City experiencing the many hidden gems of Perth. We’ve put together our top 5 date night venues that will make your night one to remember. Surprise your loved one with a romantic getaway package and escape to the city for the weekend. Book a room and lose yourself exploring the many bars and restaurants Perth has to offer.

 

Wildflower HolidayInnPerth_Wildflower_Date_Night

If fine dining is what you’re after, then this is the place to be. In the rooftop space of COMO The Treasury , Perth’s revitalised state buildings, you’ll find the elegant Wildflower restaurant. Tantalise your tastebuds with their contemporary dishes that revolve around the indigenous ethos of six seasons. Expect to be surprised with unusual, yet exquisite dishes such as sweet potato pudding with anise myrtle, mandarin, chestnuts and truffle ice cream.  Pair your course with a glass of wine as you stargaze beyond the glass surrounds.

 

Shadow Wine Bar HolidayInnPerth_ShadowWineBar_Date_Night

This one is for the wine lovers who like to slip away into their own worlds. Wander through hustle and bustle of Northbridge and you’ll find Shadow Wine Bar. Its timeless European style is the perfect location for an intimate conversation and of course, a few glasses of wine.

 

Ivy & Jack

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Buzzing in the heart of Perth City, you’ll find this urban industrial-chic restaurant. Previously the Town Cinema, Ivy & Jack have utilised their space to create a modern twist on its cinematic heritage. Its central location attracts an array of visitors, creating the perfect combination of lively and intimate. Cosy up in a booth while you enjoy one of their many delicious cocktails or if you’re daring enough; let one of the bartenders create something for you.

 

Tiny’s
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There aren’t many places we’d go and rave about the chicken, but at Tiny’s that’s what they’re famous for. Juicy, fresh rotisserie chicken served with mouthwatering potatoes and bread sauce. If that doesn’t sell you, then the wine bar/shop attached to the bar just might! They have an extensive wine menu to enjoy along with delicious eats. The perfect spot for dinner or drinks, and located just a few minutes up Hay St at QV1.

 

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Old school elegance and a bit of Jazz never goes out of date. Tucked off the street in the CBD is the ever charming Laneway Lounge. Hosting free live music every weekend, The Laneway Lounge brings a touch of New Orleans and old Paris in its beautifully styled venue. Kick back and relax in its decadent bar with one of their delightfully unusual cocktails for a date with a blast to the past.

 


STAY IN THE HEART OF PERTH CITY

Accommodation Rooms | Perth Hotel | Holiday Inn Perth City Centre

Turn your night out into a weekend to remember and stay at Holiday Inn Perth City Centre. Our hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of the train station, Elizabeth Quay and the city’s entertainment venues. Jump on the free Red Cat at the hotel’s doorstep for easy transport to Perth Arena and many other attractions.

Weekend Hotel Deal

Save on accommodation in the heart of Perth City with our Weekend Special Package when you check in to Holiday Inn Perth City Centre on a Friday or Saturday. Package includes accommodation for 2 adults,full buffet breakfast and a late check-out. Plus Kids Stay & Eat Free.

Get the best deal on Perth accommodation at Holiday Inn Perth City Centre when you book direct. That’s our Best Price Guarantee!

Top 5 Date Night Ideas in Perth

Top 5 Date Night Ideas in Perth

5 great date night ideas, from dinner & drinks to weekends away…

Date night can be a simple dinner and drinks, or it can include something more original and exciting. If you’re after some new spots to take a special someone this weekend, check out our Top 5 Date Night Ideas right here in Perth. We’ve covered everything, from traditional dinner and drinks to whole weekends away. Grab your snuggle-buddy and start booking.


 

Wolf Lane

Perth has some truly inspirational street artists. Wolf Lane in the CBD is well known for attracting serious artistic talent.

To see the best of the best, check out Streets of Perth. It’s Australia’s most popular street art blog and they also run a very successful Facebook page. Up and coming artists are featured, as well as famous names like Australian artist and four-time Archibald Prize ‘People’s Choice’ winner, Vincent Fantauzzo. Vincent painted an epic tribute portrait of his personal friend, actor Heath Ledger.

Wander down Wolf Lane, arm in arm with your loved one and marvel at the stunning pieces adorning the walls. It’s romantic, edgy and cultured, all in one.

5 Date Night Spots in Perth | Holiday Inn Perth City Centre

Images: http://www.streetsofperthwa.com

Swan Valley Tours

Award-winning Swan Valley Tours are no ordinary tour operator. More than just a wine tour, they are designed to create an immersive experience in the local area.

The best tours incorporate a cruise down the beautiful Swan River, fresh local produce tasting from family-run farms, a visit to a chocolatier, stunning scenery and landscapes, as well as a selection of the finest beers and wines from the region.

The Swan River area is known for fantastic citrus farms, family-owned grape and olive growers like Sorgiovanni’s Produce, and raw, unpasteurised honey at The House of Honey. There are packages to suit everyone, from Wildlife and Wine to Supa Golf to a fully indulgent experience. It’s a seriously romantic option for those who want to turn date night into date weekend.

Book through our hotel concierge to get the best deals and recommendations.

5 Date Night Spots in Perth | Holiday Inn Perth City Centre

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Kings Park and Elizabeth Quay

Everyone knows Kings Park is perfect for date night inspiration. It has everything – beautifully manicured gardens, outdoor events and festivals as well as the famous Federation Walkway.

If you’re a particularly cute couple, head to the zoo to hold hands and look at the fuzzy animals. Afterwards, take a stroll down to Elizabeth Quay, home to riverside dining, entertainment and recreation. Pick from one of the many dinner options available and enjoy cocktails by the water.

If you’re there during the day, you might even be lucky enough to spot some dolphins.

5 Date Night Spots in Perth | Holiday Inn Perth City Centre

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Northbridge

Northbridge is undoubtedly the hottest area of Perth for couples looking for a night out. A vibrant hub of cafes, shops, bars and restaurants, it is THE go-to for dates and romantic evenings.

If date night is actually a date day, there are museums and galleries to explore, such as The Art Gallery of Western Australia, as well as many cultural and outdoor events. During the twilight hours, it becomes a chic nightlife zone with small bars and cocktail lounges, restaurants offering shared platters for two, perfect for whiling away the evening.

Located just 1 km from Perth’s city centre, it’s a leisurely stroll from Holiday Inn and the perfect place to spend date night.

5 Date Night Spots in Perth | Holiday Inn Perth City Centre

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Ivy and Jack

Ivy and Jack has a pretty interesting date-night story to match its name.

From breakfast through to dinner, Ivy and Jack serve up delicious food, beers on tap and quality cocktails. It’s easily one of Perth’s most popular date night spots. An after-work drinks hub for some, a regular lunch destination for others and a breakfast favourite for those on the go.

Shared platters, cosy dinners and barista-made coffee are all made with passion and flair at Ivy and Jack. There are weekly specials that showcase the chef’s choicest selections for the week, as well as drinks specials to get the conversation flowing. The wine list is extensive and features premium quality selections to match their dishes, including some of the best Western Australian wines.

Flexible seating including cosy booths and intimate lighting make Ivy and Jack a favourite for date night. Book a table here.

5 Date Night Spots in Perth | Holiday Inn Perth City Centre

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Make a Night of it

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