With Valentine’s Day approaching and the season of romantic dates upon us, we thought we’d create a few date itineraries for our Foodies, Creative Geniuses and Adrenaline Junkies out there. When it comes to what makes a date great, everyone has her own ideas, and we’re here to share a few exceptionally different, yet all very fun ideas.

Foodies would obviously enjoy a decadent multiple-course meal at a restaurant that takes cuisine seriously, but what about the drinks? After dining at Zely & Ritz, The Umstead’s Herons Restaurant or The Mint, venture over to Foundation, which makes their own everything. Next, find delicious gourmet cupcakes at the Cupcake Shoppe Bakery in flavors you won’t find anywhere else.

If you’re a Creative Genius who enjoys visual and performing arts, why not start off your date with a wonderful show at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts or a fun walking tour of the many art galleries around downtown Raleigh.

An Adrenaline Junkie’s ideal date may not be considered technically romantic, but it sure can be fun and exciting! Catch a Carolina Hurricanes game with your special someone (make sure to buy him or her a souvenir!), or head to one of these awesome local sports bars where gourmet food is served and you’ll never want for a large-screen TV.