It's been a long cold winter so far here on the Southcoast. Here are some fun and easy activities that may just heat up the romance on Valentine's Day.

Art & Wine Class for Two.  Have you ever thought of this? Joining other couples in downtown New Bedford for an art and painting experience. Painting With A Splash offers a "Date Night" package where you and your valentine will be given some painting instruction while you listen to music and sip on wine. Check it out at the link above.

Salsa Dance Lessons.  Create your own "Dancing With the Stars" experience when you and your special someone learn the basics of Salsa or other dance styles. Fun, romantic and certainly great exercise. Check out all the options in the area by clicking onto the Access Dance Network site.

Couples Cooking Class.  A professional chef will teach you and your sweetheart how to make that special dish that you've never thought you could master. There are many options available in the area, based on skill levels and food preferences. You can travel to the chef or they can come to your home. For more on that check out the Thumbtack website.

Make Valentine's Day different this year. Surprise your love with one of these fun activities.