Ah, love. Albuquerque has some valentine gift ideas that will set you up for some sizzle and spark. Kick up your shoes and get rolling with these gift ideas, many of which are free. Enter to win a prize or get your hair done. Indulge your senses.
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Routes Rentals & Tours
has two romantic bike tours that include bike excursions along the river bosque and sunset wine tastings at the St. Claire Winery & Bistro. The professionally guided tours are available for couples as well as singles.
The Isotopes mascot Orbit will hand deliver a box of chocolates and two tickets to a baseball game to your special someone. Your sweetie gets a keepsake photo with Orbit as well. The service is available February 11 - 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Delivery must be within 25 miles of the Isotopes stadium.
Looking for the most unique date ever? Launch your sweetie into orbit at the Challenger Space Center, where you'll find your way off earth in a special spacecraft. The 6 p.m. orbit takes place February 14 and is a 21+ event. Advance registration is by phone at (505) 938-7732 or online.
Give your loved one the gift of music. The package includes two love songs sung to your loved one by a barbershop quartet, a long stemmed rose, a box of chocolates and a personalized valentine. Best of all, everything will be delivered.
On Valentine's day, have dinner out, then get dessert and some salsa dancing in at the special Salsa Love Fest. Live salsa will be provided by Team Havana. Get a free sensual dips dance lesson and try your hand at the salsa and bachata dance competitions for prizes. Register online
for this special dance night.
Dazzle with Jewelry
The beautiful and unique jewelry by local artist Lilly Barrack
will make it difficult to choose one item. Three locations make the choosing easy.
Or try finding something special at Gertrude Zachary.
The Native American contemporary styles are collaboratively made by Gertrude and the Native American silversmiths who craft the pieces.
Cook with Cupid
Food classes abound for those who love to cook. Chef Claus at La Provence
is offering a special Cooking with Cupid class on February 7. Learn to make romantic foods like a chocolate volcano cake. Or take a series of classes offered around town. Start with Now We're Cooking (505) 857-9625, to see what's available, or try Jane Butel's Cooking School,
which offers weekend or weeklong classes. The National Hispanic Cultural Center
has classes on mole, chile rellenos, Mexican breakfasts and more.
Self Serve has a whole month of special events for the February Valentine month. Enjoy a Valentine's wine and chocolate tasting February 3, or spend the Valentine's Day evening at a chocolate and body treat tasting. Or learn massage techniques that you can share at home with your sweetie in a massage class for couples. Taught by certified massage therapist at Self Serve Resource Center on Friday, February 17.