Valentine’s Day is a highly celebrated holiday around the world. Thousands of couples spend their time looking for fun places to go on a date. Some stay at home, while others go out to spend quality time together.
If you’re looking for some Cebu date spots, we’ve gathered a list of impressive places in and out of the city – from restaurants and flower gardens to museums and newly opened tourist attractions!
Whether it’s a fancy dinner date or a stroll under the stars, these are places that should be on your radar on the 14th of February.
FINE DINING: Scape Skydeck in Lapu-Lapu City
If you fancy yourselves as foodies, then a dinner date at a fine dining restaurant would be your best bet. Dig into Cebu’s greatest fusion dishes, traditional favorites, and brand new classics, as this particular restaurant offers all that and more.
Dine on some of the best tasting food in the city while enjoying a breathtaking view of the Mactan Channel.
Located on the roof deck of Azon Residences, the view is paired with a memorable al fresco dining experience. The restaurant dishes are inspired by popular international cuisines, and the ambiance is sure to make your stay very relaxing.
However, Lapu-Lapu City might be far for some people. If you are staying in Cebu City, you will have to pass the Marcelo Fernan Bridge, which can be a nightmare during rush hour.
If you’re looking for an option within Cebu City, you can opt to go to Circa 1900 or La Vie Parisienne.
BUDGET DATING: Naga City Boardwalk & Pasilong sa Naga
Some Cebuanos prefer to spend less on Valentine’s Day. That’s when they look for a more affordable dating place in Cebu. Luckily, there are areas that are perfect for thrifty couples.
In the City of Naga, there are two places to consider: the famous Boardwalk and the newly opened Pasilong sa Naga. You and your partner can visit the city for a date night that’s easy on the wallet.
The Boardwalk is a renowned fixture in the City of Naga thanks to its aesthetics and ambiance. Most people go there to sit down and get some fresh air, chat with a loved one, or have a food trip at the nearby street food establishments.
Pasilong sa Naga, on the other hand, is an intricately designed park that many consider to be much better, especially if you’re looking forward to some photo opportunities.
What makes this place stand out is its spectacular design and vibrant aesthetics. This is definitely a spot that you have to see, especially if you’re a fan of the famous Cebuano artist Kenneth Cobonpue.
There are a couple of options for public transport if you want to head south, but the traffic may be a bit of a problem. If you’re looking for an alternative nature park to visit in Cebu City, the Fuente Osmeña Circle and Plaza Independencia make good options.
PERFECT FOR PICTURES: Buwakan ni Alejandra in Balamban
Some couples spend Valentine’s Day experiencing the city and taking photos to commemorate the event. But if you’re interested in something more serene and exclusive, perhaps you should give the mountainous municipality of Balamban a visit.
Famous for its high peaks and outdoor recreational activities, you have to see it to believe it. Among its most famous tourist spots is a huge flower garden that both locals and tourists have come to love.
Buwakan ni Alejandra is arguably the municipality’s most beautiful attraction, thanks to its vast field of colorful flowers that make for a gorgeous backdrop for your pictures.
There are also other tourist attractions nearby, like Adventure Cafe, West 35 Eco Mountain Resort, and Mt. Mauyog.
Visiting these places might cost you some time and money, so most people who venture to this part of Cebu opt to bring their own private vehicle or rent a van for hire.
TO KNOW MORE ABOUT CEBU: Casa Gorordo in Cebu City
If you prefer to have a more educational date, maybe you can spend the day learning a little history of Cebu and how it came to be. There are a few museums in the city that you can visit, one being the famous Casa Gorordo.
This pre-colonial ancestral house gives its visitors a glimpse of the lifestyles of Cebuanos in the past. You can go on a tour and have one of the curators talk about how Cebu has changed throughout the years.
You can also visit Museo Sugbo for artifacts and souvenirs dug up from Cebu’s ancestors, or see some creative modern art at the Qube Gallery.
One of the things that separates this museum from the others is their gift shop and cafe. You can bring home souvenirs, bags, and wooden kitchen utensils, or relax and drink some coffee.
Casa Gorordo is located near Barangay Pari-an, which is very close to Colon Street, the oldest street in the Philippines, and not to mention the most accessible area in the city because of the amount of public transportation en route to this location.
Everyone has their own way of spending Valentine’s Day no matter where they are in the world. It’s the first holiday of the year where you get to show off your love for your special someone. And with practically everyone in the world celebrating this romantic holiday, be sure to make yours memorable and worthwhile.
These Cebu date spots are located in several areas around the island, so no matter where you are staying, you will definitely find a place you can bring your Valentine’s date to.