Be mine!  Romance is lovely (it’s how we got these kids in the first place).  Puppy love and friendship Valentines at school are loads of fun.  But there’s just something extra special about a mom & her little girl spending quality time.  Or a Daddy-Daughter Date.  Little boys can always use some special mommy time, and a boys only outing is pretty precious for everyone involved.  Here are super spots for some alone time with your littlest Valentine.  (Most of these spots make great family outings, too.)

Nature Calls

Striking out in nature with nothing but a backpack (full of snack bars and trail mix, of course) and your own selves, something happens. You become the only two people on the planet. You pretend, explore, share secrets and find treasures: a hike is a superb way to spend special time with your lil’ Valentine. Try one of these Waterfall Hikes (there may not be much water at them, as we’ve had such a dry year), which are all best explored in the winter.

What do you have up your sleeve for your little Valentine this year?  Let us know in the comment section.

Photo credits: Piggie Paints via facebook, Disney, Meghan Rose, Bel Air Hotel via facebook, American Girl via facebook, @LIQUIDBONEZ via Creative Commons, Tim Griffin via Creative Commons and Jennifer Wolfe