10 Minneapolis Date Night Ideas

Published June 19th, 2019 by Todd Estrem

10 Minneapolis Date Night Ideas

Oh, sure, Paris is the city of lights, and Venice has those canals, but when it's date night in Minneapolis, you can bet Minnesota is home to some epic romance. With lakes, skyscrapers, Boom Island Park and more, there are lots of spots to woo someone special. Where are the best places to go for date night in the St. Paul and Minneapolis area?

Whether you're romancing someone new or want to impress the love of your life, here are ten ideas and unique places you can take your date in Minneapolis:

  • Go on a ghost tour: Dating is scary, so why not add a few chills and thrills by being taken on a tour with a guide who will tell you all about the grisly past along the shores of the Mississippi River?
  • Head out and play: Up-Down in Uptown lets you play arcade games and even get competitive. It's perfect if you're dating an A-type personality.
  • Head into a cave: The Wabasha Street Caves in St. Paul have some tales to tell, too. This space was a gangster's paradise, a mushroom growing farm and more. The caves even have cool events, like speakeasies, if you want to recreate that "Great Gatsby" vibe.
  • Check out a waterfall: Minnehaha Regional Park is one of the oldest in the region. Check out the limestone bluffs, eat a picnic, stroll by the water and don’t miss the spectacular 53-foot waterfall.
  • Take in some art: Visit an art gallery together. We swear it's romantic to hold hands while trying to figure out what, exactly, you're looking at. Expand your horizons together!
  • Get dramatic: The Walker Art Center has unique theater events and is one of the five biggest art galleries in the country. Look up tickets at the Minnesota Centennial Showboat, The Guthrie Theater and William and Nadine McGuire Theater.
  • Bike it: The couple that stays fit together, stays together. Take a romantic bike ride along the Midtown Greenway. Bring snacks and water!
  • Take a romantic boat ride: Rent a boat at Lake Harriet and then take a stroll by the water. End up at a happy hour somewhere in the city to top off the night.
  • Get pampered: A couple's spa date is a great way to get waited on hand and foot, pampered and treated well. You'll emerge relaxed and with better skin!
  • Head to a local festival: Minneapolis has festivals, a May parade, concerts, outdoor shows and more. Check to see what's happening in the city this week and share in the street food, the crowds and the fun. Whether you take in new music or a new culture, new experiences are romantic.

Let's face it: romancing is hard work, even in a beautiful city like Minneapolis. After you try these date night ideas, eventually, you and your date will want to head out and try some delicious food. You can always order in with Tasty Pizza.

And if you're the sort of couple who gets tired just reading about doing all this stuff, rekindle the fires at home. Order a pizza from Tasty Pizza, toss on a movie and fall in love with good taste all over again! We're sure to make your date night special.

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