Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and if you’re still looking for romantic ideas, we’ve come up with some unique options for date night with your sweetie. Spend some together time with the one you love at any of these charming spots!

For Sweethearts : Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier – Madison

There are plenty of sweet stops around Wisconsin, but in Madison a visit to Gail Ambrosius is a tradition for local chocolate lovers. Sip hot chocolate with your favorite someone as you browse colorful cases filled with creatively presented truffles, sea salt caramels and more. The homemade all-dark chocolate truffles have been known to make customers cry! Vegan and gluten-free chocolates are available too.

Choose one of the collections, like the Beerific Taster’s Box or the Tea Inspired Collection, which include tasting suggestions to pair with your chocolate. Then find a quiet spot to indulge in your chocolate adventure!

Satisfy your sweet cravings at these other spots around the state.

For Stargazers : Milwaukee Public Museum Theater and Planetarium - Milwaukee

Spend an evening under the stars at the Daniel M. Soref Planetarium, the largest in the state, located in the Milwaukee Public Museum. The most romantic program in the planetarium’s repertoire is definitely “Romancing the Stars,” only playing on select dates in February.

Constellations that have romantic significance will be pointed out, and each couple takes home a rose and chocolates. Add on the Love & Heartbreak Tour to get a look at the science behind love! Reservations are highly recommended.

Uncover other places to see the stars throughout the year, or keep date night going with skating under the stars at Red Arrow Park!

For Snow Lovers: Sleigh Rides at Palmquist Farm - Brantwood

Head to Wisconsin’s Northwoods to find Palmquist Farm's sleigh rides, where Belgian draft horses pull country-style sleighs through the snow-covered farm woods. In addition to their standard large sleighs, they also offer small sleighs built just for two. Bundle up under a warm blanket, sip a hot chocolate and enjoy this cozy romantic tour with your special someone.

Be sure to call and check on availability, or make it a full weekend with a stay at the farm’s bed & breakfast! Find more snuggle worthy sleigh rides in Wisconsin here.

For Foodies: L’ecole de la Maison – Elkhart Lake

Why do dinner and a movie on Valentine’s Day when you can make food together? Classes at L’ecole de la Maison in Elkhart Lake cover everything from breakfast to dessert and are open to the public. Courses range in length from a few hours to two days, depending on the month. Classes in February may include learning how to make everything from French desserts to pasta & sauces. Sign up to save a spot for you and your sweetheart.

Keep cooking and learning at these cooking classes around the state.

For Outdoor Lovers: Valentine's Candlelight Night – St. Croix Falls

For the more active couples, candlelight skis and hikes around the state are an ideal romantic activity. Grab your cross-country skis and glide (or hike) your way across trails illuminated by hundreds of candles. Afterwards, snuggle up by the fire with a hot drink and a snack. Enjoy this ski or one of the many other candlelight skis and hikes at Wisconsin’s state parks this month.

Turn date night into a full weekend getaway at these Wisconsin destinations for winter romance. What do you have planned for Valentine's Day this year? Tell us about it in the comments below!