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How to Spend Your Valentine’s Day in Vietnam

With the influence of Western culture and Korean drama, Valentine’s Day in Vietnam is being celebrated, especially by the youth. Lots and lots of activities are offered to cater to couples’ needs. If you happen to visit Vietnam on this occasion, check out these ideas to create unforgettable memories with your partner.

Ideas for Your Valentine’s Day in Vietnam

Chill out at A Romantic Cafe

The most popular way to spend your Valentine’s Day in Vietnam is having small talks with your loved one at a romantic cafe. To bring you the best experience, these places tend to decorate the interior with lovely ornaments and glistening lights. Some cafes even offer special menus and promotions for couples. 

Recommended locations:

Ho Chi Minh City

Okkio – 2nd floor, 120-122 Le Loi, Ben Thanh, District 1

Bang Khuang – 180 Thai Van Lung, Ben Nghe, District 1

Terrace – Saigon Center, 65 Le Loi, Ben Nghe, District 1

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Take a sip of coffee and talk about anything you love at Okkio Cafe


Xofa Cafe: 14 Tong Duy Tan, Hang Bong, Hoan Kiem

Bancong: 2 Dinh Liet, Hang Dao, Hoan Kiem 

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Have a warm evening at Bang Khuang

Dine & Wine on A Cruise

A classic yet exciting way to spend your Valentine’s Day in Vietnam is having a fancy meal on a tourist ship. Imagine a cozy evening with fine wine, tasty dishes, and poetic sceneries, amid the water surface, what can be more mesmerizing than that?

Recommended locations:

  • Ho Chi Minh: Bach Dang Harbour, Saigon Port
  • Can Tho: Ninh Kieu Quay
  • Da Nang: Han River
  • Hue: Perfume River
  • Hanoi: West Lake
  • Quang Ninh: Ha Long Bay
  • Khanh Hoa: Nha Trang

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Go above and beyond for your special ones

Find romantic hotels in Vietnam below:


Enjoy A Music Show

If “Netflix and chill” isn’t your thing, try other Vietnamese performances for a change. You can either choose Western-style shows like a circus, dance, orchestra or traditional ones like water puppetry, Vietnamese opera (Cai Luong) and tally card songs (Ca Tru). You may not understand a word but that’s what makes it a unique experience. After all, Valentine’s Day is not for cliché things, right?

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Tally card songs – a genre of musical storytelling – is originated from Northern Vietnam

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Water puppetry is one of Vietnam’s intangible heritages

Read on about Water Puppet Theatres in Vietnam

View The City from Beautiful Bridges

Bridges are wonderful places to view a city from a different perspective. When lights go on and the sky is embellished with sparkling stars, you will feel how romantic and miraculous the city could be. In the cool breeze from the rivers and canals, hold your loved one’s hands and gaze upon the city’s skyline.

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Starlight Bridge (Cau Anh Sao) illuminates the night

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The hundred-year-old Long Bien Bridge is an ideal spot for taking photos

Recommended locations

Ho Chi Minh: The Most Beautiful Bridges in Ho Chi Minh

Hanoi: Long Bien Bridge, Nhat Tan Bridge

Go on A Motorbike Tour

Motorbikes are the ultimate vehicles in Vietnam. Thus, why not take Valentine’s Day as a chance to go for a ride? Since Vietnam’s road system can be complicated, map out the directions beforehand. If you are not confident with your driving, look for private tours that allow you to adjust the schedule and destinations. 

Recommended locations

From Ho Chi Minh: Central Highlands, Mui Ne, Mekong Delta

From Hanoi: Ha Giang, Ha Long Bay

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For the best experience, go with a local tour guide

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Experience your Valentine’s Day on motor-back

Check out our private motorbike tours with professional local guides
for fun and insightful trips in Ho Chi Minh City!

family outing in ho chi minh city motorcycle

Wrap-up on How to Spend Your Valentine’s Day in Vietnam

If you have problems planning for Valentine’s Day in Vietnam, choose one activity from our list, and you create a remarkable time for your partner. If you have any other recommendations, please comment dơn below, and stay tuned for more of our local guides into Vietnam travel!

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