Valentine's Day in Sydney

Whether you want to make a good impression, or plan to avoid it, here's how to spend Valentine's Day in Sydney

Pink row boats in Darling Harbour at sunset
Photograph: Supplied

You can DIY your romantic weekend with first date barspicnic spots and five-star restaurants – but if you need some help celebrating February 14 we've got soppy and not-so-soppy events taking place on Wednesday night, but also a top list of restaurants that don't make you pay for an a la carte menu that you didn't want in the first place. Single? There's still plenty here for you. We've got matchmakers, first date bars and anti-Valentine's parties. 

Celebrate Valentine's Day in Sydney

14 Valentine’s Day events in Sydney
Sex and dating

14 Valentine’s Day events in Sydney

From row boats to 'speed hating' events. 

Restaurants without a set menu for Valentine's Day
Restaurants

Restaurants without a set menu for Valentine's Day

Where to dine out on Valentine's Day without the mushy stuff. 

Flower delivery services in Sydney
Shopping

Flower delivery services in Sydney

These online florists have you covered for same-day deliveries. 

The best boutique florists in Sydney
Shopping

The best boutique florists in Sydney

These florists put together bunches of bloomin’ marvellous buds.

Sydney’s best picnic hampers
Shopping

Sydney’s best picnic hampers

When you want to take your picnic to the next level. 

Sydney's favourite local gift shops
Shopping

Sydney's favourite local gift shops

Sydney is brimming with gift shops to suit even the fussiest of tastes. 

DIY romantic weekend

The best bars for date night
Bars

The best bars for date night

There are a lot of very good reasons to take your date to a bar instead of a restaurant. 

The best places to watch the sunrise and sunset in Sydney
Things to do

The best places to watch the sunrise and sunset in Sydney

Plonk down somewhere to watch that great big star of ours.

The best first date bars in Sydney
Bars

The best first date bars in Sydney

Sit close, grab a drink and get to know each other.

The best pick up bars in Sydney
Bars

The best pick up bars in Sydney

Meeting someone in the real world can sound fanciful, but we swear, it happens. 

Find love in this city

Meet Sydney’s matchmakers
Sex and dating

Meet Sydney’s matchmakers

These modern-day cupids are doing things the old-fashioned way – face-to-face! 

The most adventurous dates in Sydney
Things to do

The most adventurous dates in Sydney

One need not leave the city to take a date on an adventure.

The best old-fashioned date ideas in Sydney
Sex and dating

The best old-fashioned date ideas in Sydney

Tinder, Grindr, Snapchat, Whatsapp… Remember when dating meant taking the time to get to know each other?

The best gay party spots in Sydney
Gay and lesbian

The best gay party spots in Sydney

Find love in a not-so-hopeless place.