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Valentine’s Ideas in Stillwater

Bring that special person in your life to Stillwater for Valentine’s Day!

Main Street shops, restaurants, and attractions welcome you to our romantic city to celebrate with your Valentine all week long.

We hope you are able to celebrate the special connections in your life this Valentine’s Day. Here are some fun ideas to enjoy the holiday including a new riverside ice skating rink! Make your plans now to get away to one of Minnesota’s most romantic towns!

“There are two words we hear often in describing our destination, we “Love” Stillwater and it feels like a “Hallmark” town. We think we lived up to this image this winter for sure.” Heidi Rosebud, Discover Stillwater Board Member & owner Just for Me Spa.


There are 20+ restaurants in the downtown historic tourism district of Stillwater, so browse this list here and call to check availability.

These restaurants are doing special menus for Valentine’s Day. Reservations required:

Where to Stay

What to Do

Consider registering for an experience together in Stillwater to celebrate love month. Here are a few ideas:

  • Serenity Package at Just for Me Spa: includes Himalayan Salt Cave and Foot Renewals in the Serenity Lounge, a great service you can do together. The mineral pool and whirlpool are also open if guests want to spend some time together and take a relaxing mineral soak – of course couples massages and other spa treatments also available.
  • Throw axes together – book a lane at The Lumberjack Axe Bar. A couple that throws axes together, stays together!
  • Solve a mystery together at the Stillwater Escape Company with three themed rooms to choose from – The Cave, Connolly’s Shoe Factory Office and Off Track.
  • Get creative in a relaxing painting studio right downtown where you can choose to paint pottery or canvas at Kari’s Create & Paint Studio!
  • Take a candle-making workshop together at Carpe Noctem Candle Co. Candle-making can be such a fun, creative, INTIMATE way to connect with your sweetie, an old friend or maybe just yourself!

FREE Ideas

1. Romantic Riverside Stroll: Stillwater’s peaceful riverwalk is a great place for a quiet moment together. The entire mile of the Main Street shopping and dining district’s architecture is trimmed with lights, snowflakes and festive storefronts. The historic lift bridge is a sight to see from afar with Hollywood-style lights outlining its unique design. 

2. Winter River Ice Skating Rink at the Water Street Inn is open for free skating daily – WEATHER PERMITTED. Bring your own skates to enjoy the glide with a view as it is set in the riverfront Lowell Park next to the St. Croix River and Historic Lift Bridge. Guests staying at the Water Street Inn can admire the scene from their balconies or glass-enclosed restaurant patio.

3. Trails – walk the 4.7 mile Loop Trail or 6 mile Brown’s Creek Trail both starting downtown Stillwater.

What to Give

Shop all the locally owned gift shops downtown Stillwater from fashion to books to artisan works to culinary wares. See full list of boutiques here:

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