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Fun Valentine's Ideas in the Twin Cities

Updated on July 8, 2015

Minneapolis / St. Paul

So you're finding yourself at a loss for things to do with your sweetheart on Valentine's Day. Well, you're in luck, because in the Twin Cities, there is so much to do, that there is no excuse for sitting at home this year.

Here are a few date ideas that you can look into taking part in this Valentine's Day.

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1. Cafe Latte

St. Paul, MN

Cafe Latte is a hot locals spot, located on Grand Ave in St. Paul, it is sure to please.

Visit for a meal, or simply just dessert, they have a little bit of everything and it is beyond scrumptious.

Care to have a drink with that? Cafe Latte also features a bar on the other side of the cafe just in case you have the hankering for something alcoholic.

For directions, hours, or more details, you can visit their website: Cafelatte.com

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Image by blmurch on Creative Commons

Order your food on the spot and pay for delicious meals cafeteria style.

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Image by Mulad on Flickr

2. The Depot

Minneapolis, MN

If you want something different and fun, then the Depot is definitely somewhere you should try. Formerly an old railroad station, it is now turned into an indoor ice skating rink in the winter.

Rent skates there or bring your own, this place is so much fun to visit. Complete with music and sometimes concessions, it's a unique experience that many locals indulge in. Bring your Valentine's Day chocolates and surprise them afterwards!

Visit their website at Thedepotminneapolis.com

See The Depot in Action - Video

Ice skating at the Depot is a fun past-time for couples or for families.

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Image by Luiz Gustavo Leme on Flickr

3. Snuffy's Malt Shop

St. Paul, MN

A diamond in the rough, this small-town malt shop is the cutest place to have a laid-back, old style meal.

Their food is incredible, inexpensive, and worth trying. Not to mention their homemade milkshakes in a variety of flavors, you just can't leave without trying one.

Usually pretty quiet, this restaurant is certainly one of Highland Park's best kept secrets.

I should mention, they also have more locations in Roseville, Minnetonka, and Edina.

Visit their website for directions and information: Snuffysmaltshop.com

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Image by uncommongroundscoffeehouse.com

4. Uncommon Grounds

Minneapolis-ish

The name of this cafe says it all, but for a coffee shop, it's incredibly unique. Founded in a housing structure, this two-story shop offers a charming ambiance with dimmed lighting, music, candle light, and comfortable seating. Indulge in a dessert, or sip gourmet coffee gifts, you'll soon see why this place is loved by many.

Not to mention, they're very well-known for their chai, which is good to know, in case you're a big chai enthusiast.

Visit their website for more info: Uncommongroundscoffeehouse.com

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Image by uncommongroundscoffeehouse.com

Uncommon Grounds front desk features all their delicious ingredients for tasty drinks.

Comments - Have you been to any of these places?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Its been years since I lived in Minneapolis, it really is very nice in the Twine Cities. :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I haven't visited Minnesota, but I would love any of the places here you've recommended, I just know it!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Nice lens, Great ideas!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Haven't been to the US, let alone these lovely places. Sounds like great date destinations!

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Well, now I know if and when I visit up there, where to take a date! :)

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      squid-janices7 5 years ago

      Great ideas! The malt shop looks yummy for any occasion or reason :)

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      photofk3 6 years ago

      Thank you for putting this together. Nice lens.

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      dessertlover 6 years ago

      These are great ideas! Cafe Latte is one of my favorite places in St. Paul, their desserts are WONDERFUL. Great choices.

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      Dianne Loomos 6 years ago

      Looks like some fun things to do in the Twin Cities!

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      raegal75 6 years ago

      The Arboretum at the Como Zoo has romantic Valentine's Dinners. It would be so neat to be surrounded by beautiful flowers while sharing a gourmet dinner with your sweetie. The Depot would be a fun place to spend Valentine's Day! Great Lens.

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      squid-janices7 6 years ago

      Ice skating at the Depot or the rink in downtown St. Paul is always fun. Great list!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      So many fun things to do in the Twin Cities! I was just at Snuffy's, yummy milkshakes!