5 Solo Activities for Valentine’s Day in El Paso


Valentine’s Day in the Sun City usually consists of a romantic dinner, unwinding at Scenic Drive, watching the sunset on Transmountain, or going dancing downtown with your significant other. But what if your partner is away this Valentine’s Day? Cupid doesn’t have to be on the back burner because Valentine’s Day can be just as fulfilling and enjoyable even when you’re riding solo. Here are five solo activities for Valentine’s Day in El Paso to make the most of Valentine’s Day when your amor is far away.

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5 Solo Activities for Valentine's Day in El Paso, TexasIndulge in a Spa Day

First on our list is treating yourself to a luxurious spa day. El Paso has so many neat spots to pamper yourself such as Desert Spirit Spa at Hotel PDN or Massage Envy at the Fountains. Woodhouse Day Spa will offer a serene environment that’s perfect for self-pampering. Choose from a range of services like massages, facials, and body treatments. It’s a day to put yourself first, relax, and rejuvenate. Remember, self-love is as important as the love you share with others. Plus when your honey returns you can be your best self. 

Explore a Museum

For art enthusiasts, a solitary visit to the El Paso Museum of Art can be a deeply enriching experience. Lose yourself in the galleries displaying works from European, Mexican, and American artists. The El Paso Museum of Archaeology has so many different events, and there is even a gift shop if you want to get a treat. Many of their items are made by indigenous artisans so you can support local. The El Paso Museum of History is also a cool spot to snap an artistic photo of yourself admiring the many galleries and even learn something new about our beautiful city. Art has a unique way of speaking to the soul, and who knows, you might just find a piece that resonates with your current life chapter.

Take a Hike

If you’re more of an outdoors person, a hike at Franklin Mountains State Park might be just what you need (bring water and good shoes, mama). The beauty of nature, the challenge of the trails, and the breathtaking views can be incredibly liberating. Hiking alone (safely) gives you time to reflect, enjoy your own company, and appreciate the natural beauty of El Paso. If the mountains aren’t your speed, the El Paso Municipal Rose Gardens or Keystone Heritage Park gives the serenity of the outdoors without the wildlife. Keystone also has interactive exhibits for the littles if you bring them along. 

5 Solo Activities for Valentine's Day in El Paso, TexasJoin a Cooking Class

Why not use this time to pick up a new skill? A cake decorating class will be sure to add some sweetness if you’re feeling sour. However, if you’re craving something more substantial, check out The Texas Culinary Institute. Cook up a storm, meet new people, and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Classes are about three hours long and you will learn how to prepare a three-course dinner. Who knows, you might just prepare the next Valentine’s meal for your partner!

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Volunteer Your Time

Lastly, consider giving back to the community. Volunteering can be a deeply satisfying way to spend your day. Organizations like El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank are always looking for help. Not only does it connect you with others, but it also brings a sense of fulfillment that comes from helping those in need.

If you are spending Valentine’s Day alone, it doesn’t have to be a day of longing and tears. Use these five solo activities for Valentine’s Day while your significant other is away. It’s an opportunity to discover new passions, take care of yourself, and connect with your community in El Paso.

Embrace the day with an open heart and remember: self-love and independence are worth celebrating too!

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