If you’ve got a long-time love and you’ve fallen into a serious routine, or you’re fanning a new flame, we are here to keep the romance going. We get it. Life can get busy in the blink of an eye, and those spontaneous dates and trips can fall by the wayside to the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Why not shake things up with some seriously fun weekend getaway ideas courtesy of yours truly? Mix ‘n’ match for your ultimate date day, you can thank us later. *wink*
Whether it’s breakfast, brunch, or lunch, start your weekend off right at West Village Cafe. Nestled in Surrey’s Newton neighbourhood, West Village Cafe is not only the trendiest spot in town, but is deeply focused on nourishing the community with food and hand-crafted beverages that you can feel good about devouring.
Head to Crescent Beach and take a walk along the boardwalk that borders Boundary Bay, and take in some pretty spectacular views. Bundle up with your beau and take that coffee from West Village Cafe to go, and enjoy Surrey’s speciality: the great outdoors!
After a beautiful walk, try a taste of local brews at White Rock Brewing. From IPA’s to Lagers with a West Coast flare, you can sample and take-home growlers or 1 litre bottles of their brews as a keepsake to remember the weekend by.
Warm up with a delicious plate of Chicken Korma, or Eggplant bharta with sweet peas from My Shanti. With perfectly dim-lighting and stunning decor, My Shanti is the perfect date-night destination for those looking for an incredible meal. Be sure to try Vikram Vij’s signature beer created specifically to pair with his dishes inspired by his travels through India.
With a tummy full of flavourful food, walk over to Mink Chocolates for some chocolate fondue. With your choice of Milk or Dark chocolate and fresh, delicious fruit, some decadent fondue is the perfect way to end the day.
What better way to kick off a Sunday than with a little brunch? S + L South Surrey has a brunch menu that includes Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast, Avocado Toast, and Steak and Eggs. And what brunch menu would be complete without $3 Mimosas? Since you had a little Sunday sleep-in, go ahead… order another!
Head to Vinoscenti Vineyards, Surrey’s only winery, for some wine-tasting and a tour of the beautiful grounds that grow the grapes you’re sipping on. With flights of varying blends, you’re sure to find your new favourite bottle of red, white, or rose. With incredible views and the option to take a short flight over the vineyards (call to book ahead of time), this makes for one date idea that’s pretty tough to top.
After a few samples, explore Cloverdale’s quaint downtown core that’s filled with adorable, independently owned shops and restaurants. Browse through the many home-decor, vintage, and coffee shops that each offer something a little bit different. Find one-of-a-kind treasures or sit-down for a cheeky appetizer at Hawthorne Beer Market.
Tap Restaurant in South Surrey is THE romantic dinner-date venue. Share a charcuterie or cheese plate with a perfectly-paired glass of wine, and enjoy a meal made with locally sourced ingredients. With comforting options like lobster bisque or rack of lamb, you can share with your date, or maybe order an extra appie to split.
Wrap-up your weekend with a relaxing float at Float House South Surrey. This out-of-body experience entails entering a sensory deprivation tank and literally floating in epsom salt-loaded water. Floating is known to help with stress relief, improved immune function, a help with pain management. You’ll be left feeling blissed-out after a weekend filled with adventure and great food.