Valentine's Day is on a Saturday this year, which means there are great ways to do some exploring in your city or town. Check to see if your favorite museum has a new exhibit or if a traveling show is in town. But - if you can - skip the crowds: Our suggestion is to stick with out-of-the-way galleries or art shows.
Also check to see what traveling shows are in your city. For example, the lauded "Bodies: The Exhibition" is appearing in Atlanta, Puerto Rico, Indianapolis, Las Vegas and New York City. Cirque du Soleil is on tour in New York and Orlando, while the Blue Man group, aside from their usual Vegas act, has shows in New York, Boston and Chicago.
DIY Alternative: Culture for Under $10
Homebodies can get cultured, too, you know. How about renting an HD series about cultures across the world or Netflixing some must-watch documentaries or foreign films? While you're at it, cook up some international foods.