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9 Romantic Places in Minnesota for a Valentine’s Day Proposal

Hewing Hotel

Reservations at the Hewing Hotel’s Tullibee fill up fast, but the beautiful urban rooftop will be open from 5–10 p.m. for couples to enjoy handcrafted cocktails and local beer and wine with a view. Enjoy a pop-up photo booth from Time Into Pixels and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Perry James Photography

300 N Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN
Union Depot

The iconic transit hub in St. Paul boasts grand and historic architecture. It’s a beautiful place to visit, and the hustle and bustle of arrivals and departures is a romantic backdrop for a proposal. Want the space to yourself? Rent out the Waiting Room for a limited time at $2,500. A brand new 2020 installation can help you commemorate the moment before you whisk your new fiancé away to the brand-new Head House restaurant to celebrate.

214 East Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN
Bluefin Bay on Lake Superior

Take to Lake Superior and soak in the unbeatable views at one of Minnesota’s most romantic year-round destinations. By booking a room before February 13, you can take advantage of the Sweetheart Deal: stay three nights and get a fourth for free, along with a complimentary bottle of champagne and a voucher for a wine tasting at North Shore Winery. The Romantic Retreat Package includes lodging and dining, and custom add-ons bring a personal touch. Bluefin Grille and Coho Café will have special treats and live music for the holiday weekend, as well.

7192 W Highway 61
Tofte, MN
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

Opt for adventure by dining in the Sunken Garden, surrounded by vibrant pinks, blues, reds and purples from the Winter Flower Show. Enjoy fine candlelit dining accompanied by live musicians and a visit from the zoo’s animal ambassadors. $170/couple.

1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN
Saint Paul Hotel

Dinner reservations filled up fast, but there are still rooms available at the historic Saint Paul Hotel. This year’s Romance Package includes complimentary chocolate strawberries and champagne and a $15 credit per person for breakfast at M St. Café or room service.

350 Market Street
St. Paul, MN
Grand View Lodge

The intimate restaurant Cru has a special menu for Valentine’s night, with four courses centered around a rich ribeye. Their worldly wine cellar is perfect for toasting a new engagement. Char Grille also has a special prix fixe menu featuring steak and lobster. Treat yourselves to fine dining in the Lakes area.

23521 Nokomis Avenue
Nisswa, MN
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

Nothing says romance like dinner and a show. Grab tickets to Legends of Soul, Stevie Ray’s Comedy Cabaret or Mamma Mia and spend an evening appreciating the arts before you pop the question. 

501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN
Science Museum of Minnesota

Spend the evening bonding over your shared interests before getting down on one knee in the atrium, overlooked by the giant astronaut. Perfect for couples with a love of exploration, science and learning.

120 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN
Café & Bar Lurcat

Enjoy innovative New American cuisine under glittering chandeliers in the cozy Café & Bar Lurcat. After enjoying a sophisticated meal, step out for a walk through the Sculpture Garden and Loring Park with your love.

1624 Harmon Place on Loring Park
Minneapolis, MN

All photos provided by venues.