Valentine’s Day is on the horizon. This year it falls on a weekend, making it the perfect excuse to make a weekend of it. Whether with your sweetheart, your galentines, or even just to treat yourself, we could all use a mini vacation. We’re here to give you some ideas for the perfect Valentine’s celebration right here in Roseville. Read on for information about fun activities, delicious dining, and where to stay to make your celebration perfect.
Check In To Your Hotel
The Fairfield Inn & Suites is the perfect home base for your weekend. A stay at the Fairfield includes free breakfast, Wi-Fi, and parking, spacious rooms with a mini-refrigerator, 24/7 market with snacks and beverages, a fitness center with a heated indoor pool and sauna, and a business center with printing services. They are even offering a special Romance Package for the weekend which will include a $25 gift card to Sarpino’s Pizza and a bottle of sparkling cider with champagne flutes. Book the package through this link or by calling the hotel at 651-636-7869 and asking to book the Romance Package.
Check out our Valentine’s weekend ideas with all types of activities, as well as dining specials and the best spots for a nightcap.
Enjoy the Outdoors
The Bell Museum’s Date Night in a Box is perfect for lovers of the great outdoors. Choose the bird watching box and head to Reservoir Woods Park to explore the trails and see which Minnesota birds you can spot. Next, work up an appetite for your Valentine’s dinner at the Guidant John Rose MN OVAL (the largest outdoor sheet of refrigerated ice in North America!) with some ice skating. Due to COVID-19 policies, skaters must pre-purchase tickets for a specified time, so make sure you do that before going over!
Get Some Gaming In
Game-loving couples will not want to miss Roseville’s newest attraction, Starcade. $15 gets you all-you-can-play arcade games from the 70s-90s. Don’t worry, they have drinks and snacks for purchase, so you can spend as long as you want playing. Click here to see a list of available games. Once you’re gamed out, Hidden MN is your next stop. Put your mind to work solving one of their puzzle rooms, try your hand at ax throwing, or let out some anger in the rage room.
Shop ‘Til You Drop
Rosedale Center is a shoppers paradise! With over 120 stores and many restaurant options, you can shop ’til you drop. Start at one of the anchors (Von Maur, Macy’s, or JCPenney) before moving into the main mall area. You won’t want to miss Rose & Loon, a curated collection from Midwest makers. After a busy day shopping, treat yourself to a facial, manicure, or pedicure (or all three!) at Rocco Altobelli Salon without even leaving the mall.
Valentine’s Dining Specials
After a full day, you’re probably ready for a relaxing Valentine’s dinner with your loved one. Enjoy and evening at one of these restaurants offering specials that are perfect for your celebration. Experience fine dining at Axels or Baldamar. Axels will be featuring a variety of starters, salads, and entrees to choose from. View the special menu here. Baldamar will be featuring seafood and premium cuts of steak along with delicious sides and dessert. Check out their Valentine’s menu here. The Good Earth is known for their healthy yet delicious menu options. Their Valentine’s specials include a seafood salad and a grilled tenderloin with field greens. See the special menu here. For a more laid back dining experience, Potluck Food Hall is your destination. Each vendor at Potluck will be featuring at least one Valentine-themed menu item for the weekend. View those specials here.
Enjoy a Nightcap
Top off the day with a drink at one of Roseville’s two breweries. Bent Brewstillery is a craft brewery and small batch distillery. It was the first micro-brewery & distillery combination in the state. They strive to bring tasty brews and powerful booze to the public that are diverse and rebel against rigid style guidelines. Newly opened High Pines Brewing aims to produce exceptional brews with a flourish of the unexpected.
Cheers to a successful Valentine’s weekend! ?