Romantic Getaway Ideas in Minneapolis, Minnesota

The City of Lakes on the Mississippi River in Minnesota provides dozens of great settings for romantic getaways. If you live within city limits, you don’t need to go far to enjoy a romantic weekend with your loved one. From scenic parks to quiet museu

The Historic Heights B&B provides six thousand square feet of romantic ambiance for a relaxing weekend at a restored 1900s former hotel. Modeled after traditional European bed and breakfast inns, this historic place provides guests with manicured grounds and plenty of privacy. Go in the spring and you’ll enjoy the heavenly scent of the lilacs in the garden.

Another great B&B establishment is the Queen Anne Victorian-style LeBlanc House in a historic neighborhood of Minneapolis. The décor is floral and lace, with colorful flowering plants out front to match. The satisfying breakfasts vary and often include fresh fruit, bagels and eggs prepared how you like them. Just steps away are shops and walking trails, but inside the LeBlanc you can enjoy a romantic getaway at a slow, relaxed pace.

An afternoon at a quiet museum is another great idea for getting away from it all with your loved one without traveling far. Minneapolis offers an impressive collection of museums where the two of you can lose yourselves in as you view exquisite works of art. Spend a couple of hours at the Weisman Art Museum, the Walker Art Center, or the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, to name a few. Gazing at a Rembrandt or a van Gogh is even more inspiring with your loved one by your side.    

Need more romantic ideas? How about a stroll in Minnehaha Park? Look for the waterfalls and the beautiful statues throughout the park. A fun place to visit with your sweetheart is the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden where the artwork is seemingly out of this world. Among the whimsical creations are a giant spoon balancing a cherry and the thought-provoking Prophecy of the Ancients.

If you find yourself in Minneapolis in the middle of winter, you’ll want a cozy spot to snuggle with your loved one. In and around the city, you can rent a waterfront house, condo or cabin complete with fireplace. Enjoy snowy winter scenes right outside your window as you stay warm indoors with steaming mugs of hot chocolate.

At downtown Minneapolis, enjoy a romantic getaway at the Nicollet Island Inn where you can immerse yourselves in a rich legacy that dates back to 1893. Located on an actual island on the Mississippi River, the inn boasts elegant furnishings for a charming old-world atmosphere. The fine dining and downtown views are some of the best around.  Romantic in-room services include champagne and flowers so the two of you can pamper yourselves in style.

(Photo courtesy of Gracey at MorgueFile.)

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