It’s that time of the year again; love is in the air as we all get ready to celebrate our one true love on Valentine’s Day! February 14th is a huge deal in the Twin Cities, and for good reason. There are many great restaurants, spas, dessert bars, and other fun activities to do to celebrate your love. If you’re still planning your special night out with your sweetheart, take a look at the list below of Valentine’s Day hot spots for some inspiration, including our top pick of romantic spas, restaurants, dessert bars, and family-friendly activities!


If you’re looking for a daytime activity to treat both you and your sweetheart, plan a spa day! Nothing screams romance and relaxation quite like a spa day filled with a massage, facial or manicure. Your significant other will feel like a king or queen getting spoiled with a relaxing day, only made better by you joining them. There are many great spas in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area – here are our top five picks:

  • The Face Foundry: say hello to relaxation as you take skincare to the next level with their menu of facials
  • SALT: the Himalayan salt room is perfect for meditation and relaxation
  • Awaken for Wellness: try something different with their float tank, infrared sauna, or awaken optimization protocol.
  • Excelsior Nails and Day Spa: turn it into a full-day outing and experience a little bit of everything.
  • Marty’s in MartinPatrick3: because men deserve to be pampered, too.

Most of the spas above offer packages to include a variety of spa services, perfect for treating your loved one to not one but two or maybe three or more relaxing spa sessions. What’s even better is that most spas also offer Valentine’s Day specials or gift cards, so be sure to take advantage of them!


If you’ve been living in the Twin Cities area for a while, then you’re already familiar with how impeccable our restaurant scene is. No matter what occasion you’re celebrating, there’s the perfect restaurant in Minneapolis or St. Paul. With that said, here are our top romantic restaurants:

  • Spoon and Stable
    Focused on the seasonality of the Midwest, Chef Kayson creates a menu focused on the roots of the local culture.
  • Tullibee
    The wood-burning grill and oven will greatly influence the menu offerings of hearty vegetables and shareable fish or meat dishes.
  • Meritage
    Being born and raised in New York, Chef Klein favors fish from the Atlantic, oysters from anywhere, as well as some of the cultural touches of the city in which he was raised.
  • Martina
    You’ll find an array of seafoods and meats, as well as other delicious plates cooked over a wood-fire grill in an energetic, warm environment.
  • 112 Eatery
    “Eat where the chefs eat” at this Downtown New American by Isaac Becker delivering pitch-perfect flavor combinations in a casual, convivial atmosphere with excellent service

Be sure to make reservations in advance for your Valentine’s Day dinner – these restaurants fill up quickly!

Dessert Bars

Did you know that over $448 million is spent on candy for Valentine’s Day each year? That’s a lot of candy! You’ve probably given your sweetheart a box of chocolates or candy hearts for past Valentine’s Day gifts, so why not switch things up by taking them to a dessert bar instead? There are many delicious dessert bars in the Twin Cities area – here are our top picks!

  • Edward’s Dessert Kitchen
    Not only does Edwards boast an impressive array of gourmet desserts, the eatery also has a full bar.
  • MilkJam Creamery
    The Instagrammable ice cream parlor is geared towards adults, with inventive flavors like Cereal Killers (orange coriander milk with candied fruity pebbles), and creative sundae toppings like rum butterscotch, honeycomb candy, and caramelized rice krispies.
  • Rose Street Patisserie
    Take a budget-friendly trip to France with the elegant desserts at Rose Street Patisserie, from cakes and tarts to eclairs and macarons.
  • Treats on Grand
    Did you ever think cereal and ice cream would go so well together? Treats sure did and they have even perfected how to keep your cereal crunchy and your ice cream cold.
  • Sift Gluten Free
    “The bakery is not just a dedicated gluten-free and peanut-free space, but they’re also soy-free (except for the sprinkles), and most everything is dairy-free, and much is vegan, so egg-free, as well.”

Family-friendly Activities

Valentine’s Day is all about celebrating love, meaning you can celebrate each love in your life, whether that’s your significant other, child, mother, grandparent – there’s no limit to who can be celebrated on Valentine’s Day! The Twin Cities area offers several activities the whole family can enjoy. Take a look at our top picks:

The Twin Cities really is the perfect place to celebrate Valentine’s Day with so many spas, restaurants and dessert bars to choose from, all offering a romantic atmosphere and good time. Our great city also offers family-friendly activities the whole family can appreciate, making it easy for everyone to enjoy the holiday. If you choose any of the above hot spots or activities, your Valentine is sure to be impressed!

What’s another way you can impress your loved one this Valentine’s Day? Hiring a limo service to be your ride for the evening! Your date will be impressed when you pick them up in a luxurious Chrysler or Lincoln Limousine, or a Hummer or Excursion Limousine driven by a chauffeur dressed in traditional black suit uniform. Plus, hiring a limo service allows you to give all of your focus and attention to your sweetheart rather than dealing with traffic.

Taking the whole family out for a night on the town?  Our stretch limos and stretch SUV limos are comfortable and spacious to fit the entire family! Maybe even consider our trolley to take the experience to an entirely different level! Our special event transportation service will take the stress out of driving through traffic and finding city parking so you can focus on the fun that Valentine’s Day has to offer. Reserve your special event transportation today by calling (763) 551-1919 or book online!