Dating is good for a relationship because it gives each person a chance to connect with the other while normal distractions are set aside for the time being.

However, it can become very easy to fall into the same date night routine.

With that in mind, we looked around the whole state of Minnesota for the best date night ideas to help spice up the date night for anyone. While you will find many date ideas for Minneapolis, we found many great ideas in every corner of this great state.

Spring Date Ideas

  • Paint Pub, Maple Grove: Artist can enjoy a lesson in painting while sipping on a cold beer!
  • Nina’s Coffee Cafe, St. Paul: Consumer ratings are through the roof for this coffee cafe, which serves organic coffee.
  • Eat my words, Minneapolis: What a great name for a used bookstore. They also sell publications from local authors.
  • Hermann The German, New Ulm: Take a photo with New Ulm’s famous monument.
  • Four Firkins, St. Louis Park: A unique craft beer store who are proud to be considered the local “Beer Geeks”.
  • Canal Park, Duluth: Take a walk around Canal Park and watch the ship go under the lift bridge.

Duluth Lift Bridge


  • Food Truck, Twin Cities: Try out a tasty food truck. Click on the link to search MN Food Truck Association members.
  • Bike Ride, Anywhere: Go for a bike ride on one of these paths listed in this MN Bike Guide, just make sure to wear a helmet!

Couple riding bike in the sunset

  • Paddle Boarding, Anywhere: Grab a stand up board and pick one of the 10,000 lakes in Minnesota to enjoy for an evening. If you don’t have a board you can easily rent one from places like Three Rivers Park or find a great deal on paddle boards at Amazon.
  • Glensheen Mansion, Duluth: Explore the 39 room 1900 era mansion of a prominent Minnesota family, which sits on 7 acres of lush gardens.
  • Bunker Park Stables, Andover: Take a horse trail ride during sunset.
  • Sebastian Joe’s Ice Cream, Minneapolis: Who screams for ice cream?!
  • Go Ice Skating, Everywhere in Minnesota: In case you miss winter you can have a blast ice skating indoors! Many cities offer an indoor ice rink with skate rentals (or bring your own ice skates).
  • Minneapolis Queen, Minneapolis: Take a ride down the Mississippi river like royalty.
  • Basilica Block Party, Minneapolis: A large event held every summer to raise funds for the restoration of The Basilica of Saint Mary.
  • Nice Ride, Twin Cities: Rent a bike through the community bike company. There’s 170 stations to choose from, just make sure to wear a helmet.


Minnesota State Fair at Night


Couple snowshoeing in woods

  • Stars & Strikes Bowling Alley, Wyoming: Bowling, laser tag, video games , nd volleyball are a few options to entertain yourselves at Stars & Strikes.
  • Bill’s Gun Shop And Range, Robbinsdale: While not for everyone, a little target practice can be the bullseye you both need!
  • Fired Up Studios, Minneapolis: Get really romantic and play with pottery clay.
  • Hunt and Gather, Minneapolis: Go “treasure hunting” for stuff you didn’t know you needed.



  1. The best place to go for a date during the summer is to the drive-in movie theater in long prairie. You get to watch 2 movies for $6 per adult . You can grab some lawn chairs or stay in the car either way it’s a great date.

  2. You forgot St Paul Winter Carnival during winter. You can skate at the outdoor rink, walk through Rice park and enjoy the ice sculptures, enjoy the parades, etc.

  3. There are so many good ideas here! I’m not dating now, but I’ll definitely share some of these ideas with my friends who are. Good idea on sorting them for the weather.


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