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Valentine’s Day Activities in Budapest & Top 5 Weirdest Valentine’s Day Gifts

Valentine’s Day Activities in Budapest & Top 5 Weirdest Valentine’s Day Gifts

  • Uncover the Magic of Love with our Ultimate Guide to Valentine's Day Activities in Budapest - A Perfect Blend of Tradition and Modernity!
valentine's day activities in budapest

The day of romance we call Valentine’s Day is named for a Christian martyr and dates back to the 5th century, but has its origins in the Roman holiday Lupercalia. Want to make this day unique? Uncover the Magic of Love with our Ultimate Guide to Valentine’s Day Activities in Budapest – A Perfect Blend of Tradition and Modernity!

One of the most romantic Valentine’s Day Activities in Budapest: a Danube Cruise

Enjoy a sunset cruise (if the sun happens to be shining that day) or a late night Danube cruise when the city’s riverside attractions are beautifully illuminated, offering a breathtaking backdrop for a candle-lit dinner or just for drinks.

Romantic Dinner in a Great Restaurant

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and if you’re looking for the perfect romantic dinner in Budapest, you won’t be disappointed. From French-style restaurants to cozy eateries, the city offers a wide range of dining options for a memorable evening.

Indulge in a candlelit dinner for two at one of Budapest’s superb restaurants, away from the river Danube where the restaurants may be adequate, but not as excellent as the hidden gems found in the side streets. Celebrate your love with a delicious meal, and make this Valentine’s Day one to remember with our top picks for Valentine’s Day Activities in Budapest.

Extra-special luxuries for your extra-special someone can also include a private romantic dinner at the Intercontinental Hotel Budapest or one of the city’s Michelin-star restaurants: Borkonyha, Onyx, or Costes (best to book in advance). Two of the best Italian restaurants to choose from are: Fausto’s  and Pomodoro, or if you are looking for something more elegant and formal, try the KOLLÁZS Brasserie & Bar at the Four Seasons Hotel. For a perfect steak dinner go to Mészársteak

 Romantic Walks by the Danube

There is simply no way to get tired of the river views in Budapest, especially considering this area has been selected as a UNESCO World Heritage site for its historical and natural beauty. It’s one of the Most Enchanting Valentine’s Day Activities in Budapest!

You can take walks on both sides of the river Danube, but probably the best part is between the Chain Bridge and Margaret Bridge, with several cozy pubs and restaurants along the riverfront on the Buda side.

The Pest side with its Danube Promenade is also very nice, but slightly more touristy and less intimate. Nevertheless, the views of the bridges, the Buda Castle atop Castle Hill and Gellért Hill are fascinating. There are also many little bars and restaurants along this promenade.

Thermal Baths and a Pampering Massage

Both the Gellért Baths and the Széchenyi Baths are special adventures, as these two have premier facilities and wonderful architecture. Of course, recent renovations to Budapest’s other baths, like Rudas and Lukács, also make for a relaxing visit. The baths offer a range of massages and other spa and wellness treatments.

Day Spas for Special Indulging

Escape the bustling city to a serene day spa in the heart of Budapest. Experience the ultimate pampering with a wide variety of massage and beauty treatments, steam baths, Turkish baths, exotic showers, saunas, and cosmetic treatments. Most of these luxurious day spas offer special packages for couples, making them the perfect addition to your romantic “Valentine’s Day Activities in Budapest.” From Western to Oriental treatments, you’re sure to leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated with your significant other.

The Isis Day Spa at Üllői út 14 offers an ancient Roman and Turkish bath culture. This day spa has bath treatments such as the Kleopatra Bath, Wine Bath, Green Tea and Ginger Bath. They also offer aromatherapy oil-baths, salt baths, steam bath and Finnish sauna.

The Magnolia Day Spa at Zoltán utca 3 in the Fifth District, has a Rituals for Couples romantic package. It includes a 20-minute bath and a 45-60-minute massage. An additional series of exotic treatments are also offered for total physical and mental rejuvenation

The Mandala Day Spa at Ipoly utca 8 in District XIII is Budapest’s first day spa to offer 20 types of body massages and 30 types of facial and other beauty treatments. Also available is a light lunch or dinner accompanied with a glass of fine wine or champagne; an ideal program to pamper your date on Valentine’s Day.


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Romantic Train Journey with Candlelight Dinner

A special luxury train departs from Nyugati Train Station on 14th February.  Along the way, dinner will be served in the train’s beautiful dining car. You can choose from two three-course menu options (meat-lovers’ and vegetarian versions). Both are accompanied by delicious wines, served by a sommelier who will match the wines to your selections.

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If you’re looking for something truly unique to give your loved one, don’t miss our recommendations below on the weirdest Valentine’s Day gifts you can find in Budapest! Whether you’re planning a romantic weekend away or simply looking for inspiration, the Valentine’s Day Activities in Budapest are sure to have something for everyone.

Top Five Weirdest Valentine’s Day Gifts

A modern Hungarian or expat might pass on the cliché chocolate and frilly underthings and consider something really interesting. For those discerning paramours, then, here are some seriously weird and smart Valentine’s Day ideas:)

A Morphsuit.

We’re not quite sure what one can do with these, but they will certainly be an unexpected surprise for your special someone. And you can both then get really, really weird on Valentine’s Day. But be careful! It sold out already:)


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2 Carat Cup.

If you’re not quite ready to put a ring on her finger, you can at least put a ring cup on it.


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The gift that keeps on giving: it’s a Beer Belt.

It’s not the most romantic accessory you can give, but it certainly is practical.


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Yes, it’s a Cat Doorstop.

Cat got your… door?


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Oversized Faux Paws (get it?)

For those who love getting cozy with furry friends, to the extent that you want to become one…


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