Celebrating Valentine’s Day on a budget in Huntsville

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Let’s talk Valentine’s Day on a budget. (Emily Phillips / Hville Blast)

Valentine’s Day is sneaking up on us this year, and we’re willing to bet it’s not just us.

So, if you didn’t catch Valentine’s Day dinner reservations or tickets to one of the Valentine’s Day events in Huntsville, we’ve got you covered. These ideas don’t require any reservations, plus they keep things on the low-cost side of things.

Here’s 15 ideas for having a blast without breaking the bank on Valentine’s Day in Huntsville.


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The sunsets here are stunning. (Sarah Gronberg / Hville Blast)

You won’t spend a dime on any of these ideas:

  • Hiking: As the weather warms up, we’re hoping that Valentine’s Day is a beautiful day to be outdoors. We’ve got guides to South Huntsville hikes, fabulous winter hikes as well as some of the most well-known trails in Huntsville.
  • Swing Dancing: Since Valentine’s Day is on Tuesday this year, it lines up perfectly with Stovehouse’s free swing dancing classes. On February 14, they’ll have free West Coast swing dancing lessons in the Electric Belle.
  • Secret Art Trail: If you’re looking for a little adventure, head downtown to scope out all the art hidden there. You can grab a map at the Downtown Huntsville Visitor Information Center or print one at home before searching for all the beautiful and quirky murals and works of art.
  • Downtown Night Light Trail: After the sun goes down in downtown Huntsville, the lights come up. Find all the colorful displays on the Downtown Night Light Trail.
  • Huntsville History: If your Valentine is a bit of a history buff, they’ll love these Huntsville History tours that you can explore with your car, your phone and your date.

Under $25

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There are so many options for fun drinks around Huntsville. (Sarah Gronberg / Hville Blast)

These ideas keep things low-cost but high-fun:

  • A Hunk of Burning Love: This live music show is free to attend, but you’ll probably want to grab a drink since it’s at the Straight to Ale Speakeasy. It’s on Saturday, February 11 at 6:30PM and there will be an award-winning Elvis Tribute Artist to serenade the crowd.
  • Dinner: Our Huntsville cheap eats guide will keep the total until $25 for some delicious local cuisine.
  • Huntsville Museum of Art: Admission to the Huntsville Museum of Art is $12 for non-members, bringing the total to $24 to stroll through their beautiful exhibits, including the new 2023 Gala Art Exhibition.
  • Pints & Pixels: Play retro arcade games inside Campus 805 at Pints & Pixels, and grab a soda or milkshake from the bar with any extra cash you have on hand.
  • Sweet Drinks: Try a new coffee shop, grab boba or get an over-the-top milkshake at Oscar Moon’s or The Yard. All these spots have special Valentine’s Day drinks, too!

Under $50

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This looks like a great start to a European-inspired day in Huntsville. (Emily Phillips / Hville Blast)

These ideas are a little more pricey but well worth the splurge:

  • European-Style Day: Grab a French pastry at L’Etoile, build a bouquet of flowers at Noella’s and stop by the European market on the top floor of Poppy & Parliament.
  • Holtz Leather: The experience of Holtz Leather would be a treat in itself, but if you grab matching Field Bracelets and have the friendly folks there emboss it with something special, Valentine’s Day will be extra-memorable.
  • Ice Skating at the Orion: We’re so glad they extended the dates for Winter Park at the Orion Amphitheater, because now Huntsville can celebrate Valentine’s Day there for $14.99 per skater.
  • Half-Price Tuesday at TopGolf: Valentine’s Day falls on Tuesday, which just so happens to be half-price day at Top Golf. It’s $24 per hour per bay from 5-10PM—a steal for such a good time.
  • Rooftop Bars: Try a new spot and a new drink at one of Huntsville’s many rooftop bars.

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