Minneapolis (Feb. 8, 2016) – Whether you celebrate “Galentine’s” Day, Singles Appreciation Day (S.A.D) or Valentine’s Day, Minneapolis can make your Feb. 14 unforgettable. Meet Minneapolis, Convention & Visitors Association, has recommendations for celebrating with the loves of your life, be it your significant other, your friends or your family, in one of the Top Unexpectedly Romantic Cities in the nation.
Visit http://www.minneapolis.org/visitor/seasonal-highlights/winter/valentines-day/ for these heart thumping ideas and more:
(Whether it’s a blind date or a double date, make sure you take your date somewhere guaranteed to end with you both eating "Chan and Jan Forever" candy hearts.)
Celebrate February’s favorite candy with Taste Twin Cities. Take your special someone on the Twin Cities’ only chocolate tour. If you’re not that into the sugary sweets, Taste Twin Cities is also hosting the Couples Brewery Tour, Couples Cocktail Tour and Couples Skyway Food Tour. The tours take place in the 13th Best City for Valentine’s Day. All end with Legacy Chocolates truffles.
The Minnesota Historical Society has you covered is the go-to place for the two history buffs. Stop by the Queen Charlotte’s Birthday Ball for an evening of early 19th century entertainment with a lively country dance lessons (19th century attire is required). Feel free to continue your 19th century love affair at the Alexander Ramsey House where you can learn more about Victorian era courtship during the Ramsey After Dark special, The Language of Love.
Chocolate and History Lovers:
For the couples who can’t choose, you can explore historical chocolate with GYST Fermentation Bar & Wangensteen Library. Come savor modern and historical chocolates and discover how tastes for chocolate have changed throughout the ages.
For an alternative and unconventional Valentine’s Day, stop by the James J. Hill House’s Victorian Poetry Slam to listen to some Dickinson, Poe, Longfellow, Browning and more. Guests are also welcome to bring a short Victorian poem to read aloud throughout the evening. If you’re looking for a major throwback stop at Northrop Auditorium to watch The Triplets of Belleville, an animated classic that takes place in the 1930s.
Couples with Babysitters
For the couples who got away from the kids for an entire night, spend it at the Radisson Blu, Ramada Bloomington, The Commons Hotel, or Minneapolis Marriott West with one of their Valentine’s Day packages. Enjoy a cheese and chocolate fondue with chilled champagne with the Radisson Blu package or a romantic dinner for two in The Beacon Public House with The Commons Hotel “Be Mine” package.
Pals & Gals
(Leslie Knope swears it’s the best day of the year!)
Valentine’s Day is not a day where only couples eat out. The rest of us are hungry, too! Grab some of your girlfriends or your best buds and brave the couple-filled restaurants for a decadent dinner. Eat and listen to some Sinatra with your besties at Café Lucrat, or enjoy a Minnesota-inspired, four-course Valentine’s Tasting menu at Cedar + Stone, Urban Table with chefs Everton Clarke and Laura Bartholomew. If you’re having a girls night in, take a look at Lunds and Byerlys Valentine’s Day menu and have it delivered to your house. Explore group fondue at Melting Pot or try some curated chef’s specials at Zio Italian or Avenida Cocina & Bar.
Celebrate Elvis in the best way: with friends. Impress your friends with your shower singing skills at Mystic Lake during their “Love Me Tender” weekend. While you’re there grab a picture with your favorite Elvis impersonator. If you and you friends are trying to avoid the romantic comedies on TV, stop at The Dinner Detective at the Courtyard Marriott Minneapolis and solve a hilarious murder mystery case.
(Obligatory Valentine’s Day card for mom and dad from the kids)
For the family that celebrates Valentine’s Day together, check out these kid-friendly activities. Learn how Valentine’s Day is celebrated across the world at Be My Valentine Family Day in the Minnesota History Center where the family can participate in karaoke love song sing-along, pop-up card making, cookie decorating and look at displays of vintage Valentine cards and love letters from the MNHS collections. For kids ages eight or older, the Alexander Ramsey House is hosting History Chef where kids can make Valentine’s cookies and learn how the Ramsey grandchildren celebrated Valentine's Day.
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