Whether you’re a romantic or not, Valentine’s Day seems to always bring out the lovey dovey side in [mostly] everyone. Don’t panic, Valentine’s Day is not next week, but it will be here before you know it and you probably still need something to do, somewhere to eat and what to buy [you’re only human]. No sweat, we have you covered.
Valentine’s Day | To Do
1. This year, V-Day lands on a Saturday. Make it a full weekend holiday at a Roseville hotel! Country Inn & Suites has a romance package where you’ll receive a bottle of wine, champagne or sparkling cider when you book with them. Radisson Roseville offers a bed & breakfast package, stay the night and get breakfast at Axel’s Restaurant the next morning. Or stay at one of Roseville’s other hotels, all located minutes from both Minneapolis & Saint Paul.
2. With the craft beer craze going on in Minnesota we had to mention a night out [or a day out] to Bent Brewstillery’s taproom. Every Saturday they are open from 12pm to 11pm with numerous beers on tap. Flights are available if you haven’t had their beer before, or if you’ve had their beer before and you love them all! Want to sample more Minnesota brewed beer? Take a look at the other breweries throughout the metro.
3. Cheer on the home team at a Minnesota Wild game at the Xcel Energy Center. The Wild take on the Carolina Hurricanes on Valentine’s Day; tickets are still available. Or, for a little less money, go to a Minnesota Gopher hockey game to cheer on the Gopher Men’s Hockey team [vs Michigan] or the Gopher Women’s Hockey team [vs Minnesota Duluth]. Grab a drink before and after the game at a local restaurant/bar to extend the night.
4. Go for a classic date night! Dinner and then a movie at AMC Rosedale should do the trick, especially with all of the Oscar worthy movies in theaters during this time of year. Also, Fifty Shades of Grey comes out that day, just sayin’. Or, how about ice skating at the Guidant John Rose MN Oval? Snowflakes falling, skating hand in hand… very romantic. Skating is only $5.50 and ice skate rental is $4.
5. Did you know? The Saint Paul Farmers Market is open in the winter with their winter market every Saturday [Valentine’s Day, too!] from 9am to 1pm. Roam around the outside and inside market hand in hand while you try a wide variety of local products such as cheeses, bakery goods, chocolates, peirogis, and MORE.
Valentine’s Day | To Eat
1. If you’re looking for a restaurant that is a little bit more upscale but doesn’t break the bank, reserve a table at Axel’s Charhouse in Roseville. Order off of the special Valentine’s Day features menu or off of the dinner menu loaded with appetizers such as Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, Mussels and Mushroom & Spinach Flatbread. Don’t fill up on apps because the main menu offers favorites like Filet Mignon, Herb Crusted Prime Rib and Axel’s Famous Walleye. Make your reservations online today.
3. What’s more romantic than dinner at an Italian restaurant? I mean, Lady and the Tramp even made it romantic! Chianti Grill is all about good wine and good Italian food. Start with a glass of wine from their well rounded wine list [or beer from their large beer list] and order the classic bruschetta as an appetizer. Their main menu is full of delicious pastas, steaks and seafood entrees. Save room for dessert, our favorite part! Make your reservations right on their website.
4. If you’re looking for authentic Thai and Chinese cuisine look no further than Big Bowl. Their menu is full of big spice like their Kung Pao Chicken and their homemade curries, but their menu also offers tamed back favorites such as Sweet & Sour Pineapple Shrimp and their unique Stir Fry Bar where you load up your own bowl with fresh vegetables and let the chef do the rest. They also offer a gluten free menu if you need it and a carry-out menu if you would prefer to stay in for Valentine’s Day. Make a reservation at their Roseville location.
Valentine’s Day | To Buy
1. Jewelry is probably one of the most popular gifts to give for Valentine’s Day. Pick up something sparkly at one of these jewelry stores located at Rosedale Center.
2. If your loved one is a big reader you could spoil them with a NOOK GlowLight eReader from Barnes & Noble. The NOOK is only $99, can hold up to 2,000 books, magazines and newspapers, and holds charge for up to 8 weeks. Now that’s a lot of reading!
3. Everyone likes to be taken care of or pampered. Give the gift of a massage from Good For You Massage at Stephen’s Salon in Roseville. You can choose from different massage types from a soothing heated stone massage to a rejuvenating head & feet treatment.
4. Maybe you’re looking for the perfect gift to give the chef in your life; you’ll even benefit from this gift! Williams-Sonoma has a special Valentine’s Day section featuring pre-made treats, cupcake decoration kit and MORE. If you’re looking for other gifts, check out their gift guide on their website.
5. Why not get a gift that you can both share together? Browse our calendar of events for a future play, comedy show, home game, etc. that you could enjoy as a couple and make memories. Also, browse through our coupons. A good deal could spark an idea that you and your loved one will want to do together.