Single’s Guide to Valentine’s By Samira Palmer

Valentine’s Day is Saturday and if you don’t have a Valentine, don’t feel bad, Valentine’s Day isn’t just for lovers. It’s a day of love and showing it. Single? There are plenty of things you can do.

Start your morning off with a big breakfast. Do something festive like heart-shaped pancakes or maybe add some fruit to the menu. You could even replace your orange juice with a glass of champagne .

Make sure you wear something nice; after all you are taking yourself out on a date. Start your day off pampering yourself. This can be anything from getting a haircut to relaxing at the spa. There are plenty of spa locations within the city. Spa Atlantis is located in the French Quarter, with services like massages, body treatments, nails, facials, waxing and even hair styling. It is Mardi Gras weekend so expect the Quarter to be full of people.

While you’re in the French Quarter you could be a tourist for the day. Experiencing the city through a visitor’s eyes can feel fresh and new. You can try carriage rides, beignets, shopping in the French Market and what not. How about a daiquiri? If you’re lucky, you may even run into a daytime parade.

Later that evening would be a great time to see a movie. Plus, one of the most anticipated movies will be showing that day, “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

After the movie, go out to dinner. The restaurant doesn’t have to be upscale, somewhere like Applebee’s would be a nice spot. Make sure you sit at the bar. The bar isn’t the number one choice for most dates which means mainly single people will be at the bar.

Valentine’s Day doesn’t always have to be about couples. For some of us, our Valentines are our kids, our parents or even a pet. Valentine’s Day is what you make it, so make it a good one. And remember don’t Drake and drive!

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