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Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it, and you could play it safe with your typical dinner, flowers, a card and chocolates.

But, if you’re in the mood to mix things up, there are lots of different ways to say I love you. Or at least I like you enough to hang out with you on this Hallmark holiday.

From haunted horrors to zip lining to heating things up in the kitchen, here are some unconventional ways to celebrate with your significant other or best friends.

Special Valentine’s Day Couples Yoga

Saturday, Feb. 15 from 8 to 10:00 a.m.

Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, Penguin Education Center, Baltimore, MD 21217

Surprise your partner with a couples yoga class at the Maryland Zoo. Participants will be led through a 60-minute yoga class, moving playfully through partner poses. You will have the opportunity to nurture and deepen your relationship through breath and movement while gaining a new perspective on yoga poses. All levels are welcome. Price includes Zoo admission and a meet and greet with a penguin ambassador. Zoo members: $14.99 per person. Non-members: $24.99 per person.

Sex at the Zoo 2020

Friday, Feb. 14 from 6 to 9:00 p.m.

Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, Mansion House, Baltimore, MD 21217

Discover the secrets, scandals and shockingly true facts about animal courtship. Go inside the rarely discussed world of wildlife matchmaking at zoos and the behind-the-scenes work that leads to love. Held on the Zoo’s historic Mansion House porch, this adult-oriented evening also includes an open bar with beer, wine and soft drinks, hors d’oeuvres, desserts and live music by Jazz Caravan (all guests must be over 21 years old). Plus, don’t miss special appearances and photo opportunities with some of the Zoo’s own animal ambassadors. $160 per couple. For more information, please visit https://www.marylandzoo.org/special_events/satz/.

Bennett’s Curse Valentine Fear Experience

Friday & Saturday, Feb. 14 & 15 from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

7875A Eastpoint Mall, Baltimore, MD 21224

As Bennett’s Curse says, love bites, and at this haunted house, they have plenty of other things that bite too. Take your sweetie to one of the scariest haunted attractions in Maryland and D.C. If you dare, go on the hunt to find baby cupid and take the demon baby challenge. General Admission $35 and add a Hot Chocolate and Valentine Cookies for $5.00 per ticket. Early bird pricing is available online for a limited time. For more information, please visit https://bennettscurse.com/.

Terrapin Adventures Romantic Adventure

Saturday, Feb. 15 from 1 to 4:00 p.m.

Savage Mill, 8600 Foundry Street, Savage, MD 20763

Take your relationship to new heights literally when you zip line, swing and conquer Terrapin Adventure’s High Ropes Challenge Course with your special someone. After the challenge, warm inside up and indulge in sweets and hot chocolate. And everyone receives an adventure-themed goodie bag. Cost is $49 per person. For more information, please visit https://www.terrapinadventures.com/romantic-adventure/.

Anti-Valentine Smash Fest

Friday, Feb. from 5 to 10:00 p.m.

Charm City Meadworks, 400 East Biddle St., Baltimore, MD 21202

If you’re Anti-Valentine’s Day, grab your fellow bros and have a friendly Super Smash Bros. competition at Charm City Meadworks. Join Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Donkey Kong and all of your other Nintendo faves as you battle for first place and prizes. Tournament rules will be determined by attendance. Up to 8 players at a time on two systems. Games will be projected onto a 12.5’ screen. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/930416887352899/.

Chef Egg Live: “Gal-entines Day” Hands On Cooking Class

Chef Egg Live: “Gal-entines Day” Hands On Cooking Class

Thursday, Feb.13 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Blue Moon Too, 1024 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230

In honor of gal pals everywhere, Chef Egg wants to honor Galentine’s Day by hosting a special ladies-only Chef Egg Live cooking class He will guide you through cooking classic gourmet dishes, and you will get hands-on experience learning pro skills that you can take home with you. Bring your favorite wine, beer or other beverage, and celebrate friendship with a delicious meal. Menu includes Mushroom and Gruyere Risotto; Seared Lobster Tails with Lemon; and Warm Chocolate Pots de Creme. Cost is $65 per person. For more information, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chef-egg-live-gal-entines-celebration-tickets

Haunted Hearts Valentine’s Day Fells Point Pub Tour

1/31, 2/1, 2/7, 2/8, and 2/14 from 7 to 9:00 p.m.Max’s Sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21231

Explore the amazing, astounding and horrifying history of Valentine’s Day, and some of Fells Point’s most interesting taverns with storyteller and historian Cliff Long. From the tale of the first valentine to the story of Edgar Allan Poe’s failed Baltimore romance, this tour is sure to leave you breathless! 21 and over only. This is not a haunted tour. It explores the macabre history of Valentine’s Day, and tales related to this. Cost is $22 per person for the tour only. For more information, please visit

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