Valentine's Day Minneapolis 2014

(Queue the Barry White music)

Ah ya. Valentine's Day. That one day where you can do a little something special and out of the ordinary for that special person in your life. Thankfully, you happen to live in Minneapolis; one of the Top Unexpectedly Romantic Cities in the nation. Love is in the air in Minneapolis 24/7, but Valentine's Day is when we go all-out.

Don't believe us? Check out all the beautiful and romantic things we've got for you to do this Valentine's Day in Minneapolis.

(Disclaimer: We are in no way responsible for the amount of googly eyes and smiles you'll assuredly get when you participate in these. Just saying.)



Heart-Felt Activities

Valentine's Day TC 5K

Where: Lake Harriet
When: February 8
Price: $40 Individuals, $70 Couples
What They Have: Bundle up, grab a significant other and take a run around scenic Minneapolis for this yearly tradition.


Valentine's Day Skating Party

Where: TBD
When: February 14, 3:30-8:30pm
Price: Free
What They Have: Valentine’s Day activities in the warming room, hot chocolate provided, and valentine making supplies for all skaters.


Valentine's Snowshoe

Where: Theodore Wirth Park
When: February 14, 5-7pm, 7:30-9:30pm
Price: $12.50-18.75
What They Have: Looking for an outdoor adventure on Valentine's Day? Travel by sunset or moonlight through the park on snowshoes and go to areas seldom visited in winter. End your evening at the Wirth Pavilion where you'll warm up by the fire and make homemade hot chocolate.


Love Tour

Where: Minnesota Zoo
When: February 14
Price: TBD
What They Have: Learn about the private lives of animals. After, enjoy dinner and live music.


Skate at The Depot

Where: The Depot Hotel
When: February 14, 12-11:30pm
Price: $9 Adults, $7 Children ($7 skate rental)
What They Have: Hold hands, gaze into each other's eyes and glide around the ice in a majestic winter scene (unless you're bad at skating, then we advise keeping those eyes straight ahead).


Five Course Love

Where: New Century Theatre
When: February 14, 7:30pm
Price: $24
What They Have: Showcasing three actors playing fifteen different characters in five different restaurants, Five Course Love explores the hunt for one true love.


Shen Yun

Where: Orpheum Theatre
When: February 14, 7:30pm
Price: $54-154
What They Have: A production featuring classical Chinese dance. This exhilierating performance features over 400 sets of costumes, Chinese dance and music, and inspiring history of Chinese civilization.


Tristan and Yseult McGuire Proscenium

Where: Guthrie Theater
When: February 14, 7:30pm
Price: $46-64
What They Have: This season marks the U.K.-based company’s triumphant return with Tristan & Yseult, the rapturously acclaimed play that first put the company on the map as masters of invention. 


Victorian Poetry Slam

Where: James J Hill House
When: February 14, 7pm
Price: $12 Adults, $10 Students, $8 Children
What They Have: Listen to old fashioned poems of the 19th century in the elegant drawing room of the Hill House. Actors wearing 1890s eveningwear perform a range of poems from Dickinson, Poe, Longfellow, Browning and more. Following the hour performance, there will be refreshments and tours of the house.


Lost In Love at MOA

Where: Mall of America
When: February 14
Price: Varies
What They Have: Mall of America offers tons of fun date options for just about anyone. Take a look at the "Road Map to Romance" to find your perfect Valentine's Day activity. 


Walker After Hours

Where: Walker Art Center
When: February 14
Price: 9:00pm-midnight
What They Have: Be the first to see the new exhibition Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take. Special musical guests Sisyphus - Serengeti, Son Lux, and Sufjan Stevens. Small bites and cocktails by D'Amico. DJ sets from Olga Bell (Dirty Projectors) and Angel Deradoorian.


Romantic Dinners

Valentine's Day Dinner

Where: Basil's
When: February 14
Price: $89
About It: Enjoy a gourmet four-course meal, with complimentary self-parking included in the price.


Valentine's Day Party

Where: Aster Cafe
When: February 14, 5pm or 8pm
Price: $45-60
About It: Included in admission is a three-course meal with sparkling toast, access to riverroom at 9:00pm with cocktail lounge and live band Romanica.


Valentine's Day Delight

Where: Saffron
When: February 14
Price: Call for Pricing
About It: Award-winning chef Sameh Wadi is creating a very special five-course tasting menu, and what better cocktail to sip on with your sweetheart than the "Heart Beets" - crafted by our very own City Pages Best Bartender Robb Jones!

CALL (612) 746-5533

Valentine's Weekend at Hells Kitchen

Where: Hell's Kitchen
When: February 14-16
Price: See menu
About It: Hell's Kitchen is celebrating Valentine's Day throughout the entire weekend. From Friday, February 14th - Sunday, February 16th they'll take care of your your Valentine morning, noon and night... Prefer to stay home? now delivers their entire menu!


A Wine Affair

Where: Three Sons Signature Cuisine
When: February 14, 6:30-9:30pm
Price: $75
About It: The environment for this unique wine dinner is relaxed — eat at your own pace and move onto the next course when you are ready. There are three chef performance stations, each serving a first and second course, and the courses are beautifully paired with the wine selections. Coffee and desserts are included with your ticket price. As always, there will be wine and martini specials available at the bar. This month we are featuring sparkling wines from Champagne in France and Napa Valley in California.


Hotel Specials

Twisted Love Valentines Package

Where: The Commons Hotel
When: February 14-15
Price: $269
What They Have: Package includes a deluxe king room, romantic dinner for two, bottle of wine in the guest room upon arrival, a pay per view movie and a special keepsake gift, and breakfast in bed the following morning. 


Valentine's Day Special

Where: Hyatt Place Minneapolis Downtown
When: February 14 & 15
Price: $109
What They Have: Package includes a standard King Suite, free parking, a free bottle of Canvas wine and $20 credit for the restaurant and bar. Ask for the Valentine's Day Special!


Valentine's Special Getaway Package

Where: Minneapolis Marriott City Center
When: February 7-23
Price: $194
What They Have: This unique getaway for you and your sweetheart includes deluxe hotel accomodations, two tickets to "A Snowplow Named Desire; Love in Minnesota" at the Brave New Workshop, a bottle of champagene, breakfast for two and late check out at 2:00pm.  


Valentine's Special at Minneapolis Marriott Southwest

Where: Minneapolis Marriott Southwest
When: February 14-15
Price: $179-209
What They Have: Treat your sweetheart to a night of romance. This Valentine's Special includes a three-course dinner for two at Stacy's Grille, overnight accomodations, bottle of champagne, and late check out at 3:00pm.   


Valentine's Getaway Package 

Where: Millennium Minneapolis Hotel
When: February 14-15
Price: $185
What They Have: Let the Millennium Hotel Minneapolis bring romance to you this Valentine's day. The Valentine's Getaway Package features superior accommodations, complimentary internet, bottle of champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, daily in-room breakfast for two and late check-out of 2:00pm.  


Valentine's Day Dinner and Romance 

Where: Ramada Plaza Minneapolis
When: February 14-15
Price: Dinner $90 per couple, Romance package $165 
What They Have: This Valentine's Day dinner is a four-course prix-fixe dinner paired with select wines at Scalzo's Italian Grille. The Romance package includes the dinner for two, plus a traditional guestroom, late room check-out and complimentary shuttle to area attractions and nightlife.


Marry Me In The Grand Wedding Package 

Where: The Grand Hotel Minneapolis
When: February 1-28
Price: 10% off
What They Have: The Grand Hotel welcomes all couples to book their wedding anytime during the month of February and enjoy 10% off F&B total, pick your perk, complimentary reception night accommodations for the wedding couple, chocolate dipped strawberries and champagne. 


Lounging In Love Package 

Where: The Grand Hotel Minneapolis
When: February 1-28
Price: Rates starting at $139
What They Have: The Grand Hotel is offering a Valentine's Day hotel package that includes a romance kit, complimentary room upgrade and $25 dining credit for the SIX15 Room or in-room dining.



A Snowplow Named Desire: Love in Minnesota

Where: Brave New Workshop
When: February 14, 6:30pm
Price: $22
About It: Dinner buffet of appetizers, flatbread pizzas, salads and a sweets table. Then enjoy the highly-anticipated sketch comedy revue “A Snowplow Named Desire: Love in Minnesota.”


Minnesota Golf Show

Where: Minneapolis Convention Center
When: February 14-16
Price: $12
About It: Swing by to check out the Midwest’s most prestigious consumer golf show with dozens of golf industry exhibitors participating and presenting the latest in golf equipment, gadgets, gifts, garb and getaways.


Arctic Monkeys

Where: First Ave
When: 7:30pm
Price: $35
About It: It has been a monumental year for Arctic Monkeys with their triumphant return to the headlining spot at Glastonbury and selling out venues across the US and Europe in support of their latest release AM (Domino). 


Valentine's Stoplight Party

Where: Pourhouse
When: February 13, 10:00-11:55pm
Price: Free cover with guest reservation
About It: Liquid entertainment presents the PreValentine's Day Stoplight party. Dress up in red = taken, pink = maybe, white = single. DJ Cfans will perform and cover is free with a guest reservation. 


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