Date Yourself With These Solo Self Care Date Ideas in Vancouver

Treat yourself because you deserve it!

In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, it’s very easy to forget the importance of carving out time for ourselves. There is absolutely nothing wrong with going on solo dates (in fact, some people prefer it); it’s an essential act of self-care and self-love yet, in the middle of all that chaos, the practice of dating yourself often gets overlooked!

Just as we invest time and effort into nurturing our relationships with others, it’s equally important to build a strong bond with ourselves! Here are some relaxing and peaceful self-care date ideas in Vancouver to treat yourself to, because you deserve it.

Get a Mani/ Pedi

Treat yourself to some well-deserved relaxation as you sink into a plush chair, sip on a soothing beverage, and let skilled hands work their magic on your hands and feet. From vibrant polish colours to intricate nail art designs, the options are endless to express your unique style and personality. Whether you go solo or invite a friend along for some extra fun, a mani/pedi session is the perfect opportunity to unwind, and rejuvenate.

Some popular spots: Bling Nail Studio, Breathe Spa, Prep Beauty Parlour, Varnish Nail Lounge, Beverly’s The Spa on 4th 

Get a Haircut

There’s something undeniably rejuvenating about stepping into a salon and letting your hairstylist transform your hair. Whether it’s a fresh trim, a bold new colour, or a relaxing spa treatment for your scalp, indulging in a salon experience can work wonders for both your appearance and your mood. So, book that appointment, sit back, and enjoy some well-deserved pampering as you emerge feeling confident, refreshed, and like a brand new you!

Some popular spots: Suki’s, Onyx Aesthetics Studio, The Glamoury, Barber and Co., Drybar

Go On a Solo Cafe Date

Treat yourself to a cozy corner, a steaming cup of your favourite brew, and maybe even a sweet treat to savour. The gentle hum of conversation around you, the comforting aroma of freshly brewed coffee, and the opportunity to lose yourself in a good book or simply people-watching are all so therapeutic. It’s a chance to slow down, and recharge. Grab your journal or your headphones, and head to your favourite coffee shop!

Some popular spots: Nemesis Coffee, Analog Coffee, Caffé Citadella, Kafka’s, Pallet Coffee Roasters

Book Yourself a Relaxing Facial

Picture this: soothing spa music playing in the background as you’re getting a relaxing facial. It isn’t just about skincare; it’s a rejuvenating experience for both your body and mind. Let go of the day’s stresses as luxurious creams and serums are gently applied, leaving your skin glowing and refreshed!

Some popular spots: Plain Jane Skinbar, Formula Fig, Willow Stream Spa, Wedgewood Spa, Glow Therapy, Skoah, Collective Skin Care

Book Yourself a Massage

Plop onto that cozy chair and be surrounded by gentle music while all your tension and worries get massaged away. Massages are an essential practice for nurturing both your body and mind for that perfect solo self care date.

Some popular spots: Miraj Hammam Spa, Smile Thai Wellness, Vida Spa, Chi, The Spa, Absolute Spa

Attend a Workout Class

Time to break a sweat at the gym! Whether you’re into pumping iron, attending a cardio class, or finding your zen in a yoga session, the gym offers endless opportunities to boost your mood and energy levels. You can focus on pushing your limits, setting new personal records, or simply relishing in the meditative rhythm of your workout. It’s a chance to reconnect with yourself, listen, to your body’s needs, and emerge feeling stronger, both physically and mentally.

Some popular spots: Barry’s Vancouver, Robert Lee YMCA, Altea Active, Anytime Fitness, Equinox, Gold’s Gym, Fitness World

We know dating yourself is essential – here’s a guide to finding bliss in solitude and more about setting time for yourself!

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