Seattle winters are darker than a Hannibal marathon. Combine that with the city’s infamous six-month drizzle, and “winter” doesn’t exactly scream romance. Even if you’ve somehow managed to convince someone to swipe right, and you’ve both agreed to pull yourselves away from the TV for the night (sorry, Netflix and chill does not count as a date), you’re certainly not going for a romantic walk in the park. Lucky for you, we’ve collected the 10 best ways to ignite a little spark in the deep, dark, frigid cave we call winter around here.
Visit the aquarium
Otters and seals. They don’t get cold, are incredibly adorable, and some seals even possess an amazing voice. They swim around all day in frigid waters, even in the dead of winter, and never once do they turn to each other and say, “Holy crap, we’ve got three more months until we see the sun again!” Head to the Seattle Aquarium with your date to see all of them. You won’t regret it.