Or picnicking. Or biking. Any outdoor activity, really. It might be cooling down, but spending time together outside is healthy, adventurous and can heat it up. Check out this list of parks and zoos to find one near you.
Green Line it.
There are so many restaurants near the Green Line, and it’s impossible for us to name them all. Pick a stop to explore—we recommend the Victoria stop for a melee of multicultural cuisines or the Union Depot stop for a day in Lowertown.
Hit a hole-in-one.
Can Can Wonderland is the out of the box date of your dreams. This artsy, mini-golf filled fun-house also features some extremely creative adult beverages, a wall of pinball machines and a variety of shows on the main stage.
Cooking is a sexy skill, and it’s better when you and your S.O. learn how to make a new dish together. Turn up the heat in the kitchen after you take a class at Cooks of Crocus Hill.
The Ordway and Park Square Theatre are the best launching points for live theater in Saint Paul. You’ll usually find free shows that explore the local culture at the Landmark Center, and it’s hard to match the emotion you’ll feel at during a poetry slam at Camp Bar.
Once the snow starts, it's not going anywhere -- but you can make the best of it. Saint Paul has some pretty sick sledding hills, and it will make you both feel like a kid again.
Get to Saint Paul.
That’s right—get here. Remember, Saint Paul was named the 10Best Romantic Getaway in the nation by USAToday. If you’re not in a rush, the most scenic way to arrive is via Amtrak’s Empire Builder line that stops at charming Union Depot.
Want more date ideas? We’re full of them. We’ll soon have a blog up about the most romantic restaurants in the city, too, for a more traditional date (in the 10Best local food scene, mind you). Check us out on Twitter and Facebook for more and share your best photos from date night on Instagram with the hashtag #MYSAINTPAUL.