Valentine’s Day Fun for Everyone in Shakopee

Whether you’re planning a traditional Valentine’s date night, a low-key evening with friends, or family-friendly activities, there’s Valentine’s Day fun for everyone in Shakopee!

For a traditional date night

Surprise your special someone with a bouquet from Shakopee Florist, a locally-owned flower shop that specializes in custom arrangements.  They also sell handcrafted Minnesota-made chocolates that you can include with your gift.

Then, savor a romantic meal together at one of Shakopee’s local restaurants.  O’Brien’s Public House will be serving a special custom meal for two (reservations recommended).  If you love seafood, reserve a table at Mallards for the Lobster Mania menu.  Other great Shakopee spots for a special occasion meal include Stonebrooke Golf Club and McCoys Copper Pint, which typically offer Valentine’s Day specials.

For an evening out with friends

Gather up your best friends for tacos and happy hour at Pablo’s Mexican Restaurant.  Enjoy discounts on margaritas, wine, and mule cocktails, or order a margarita flight. In addition to tacos, the menu features fajitas, burritos, salads, and combination plates, with plenty of vegetarian and gluten-free options.

Next, head to Dropshot Pickleball for a friendly game of pickleball—it’s fun and easy to play, even if you’re a complete beginner.  You can reserve an indoor court for yourself and up to five friends, and paddles and balls are available to rent.  Plus, there’s plenty of space to hang out before and after your game.

For families

For a Valentine’s Day celebration that the whole family will enjoy, start by picking out some holiday-themed doughnuts and cookies at Bitner’s Bakery.  Then head to Lions Park to explore the inclusive Fun For All Playground, which has sensory activities for all ages.  If it’s too chilly for outdoor play, visit The Lookout Indoor Playground, which has a sensory wall, tunnels, slides, and other play features. 

For beer lovers

If you love local beers, savor a Valentine’s Day brew at one of Shakopee’s craft microbreweries.  Badger Hill Brewing has their weekly trivia night on Wednesday, plus you can get Mexican eats from Bravis Craft Mexican Kitchen next door (there’s even a to-go window in the taproom).   Pair beers with housemade pizza at Mana Brewing, and there’s also a full cocktail menu with seasonal drinks.  Shakopee Brewhall has an inviting taproom in the heart of downtown Shakopee, and you can get takeout or delivery from a local restaurant.

For outdoors enthusiasts

Spend Valentine’s Day in the great outdoors with a hike at The Landing, an outdoor heritage park with historic buildings and great views of the Minnesota River and surrounding river valley.  

After you’ve finished exploring, warm up with a hot beverage at Coffee ta Cream.  The delicious lineup of drinks includes Valentine’s-worthy specialty drinks like a turtle mocha or hot cocoa with dark chocolate, caramel, and hazelnut.

For nightlife lovers 

If you want late night Valentine’s Day entertainment, head to Mystic Lake for round-the-clock gaming.  Try your luck at slots, blackjack, or electronic table games like Video Craps and Video Baccarat.  Plus, there are on-site bars and restaurants if you work up an appetite. 

This Valentine’s Day, stay in Shakopee!  Shakopee is home to Valleyfair, Canterbury Park and the Minnesota Renaissance Festival.  It’s also conveniently located to area attractions like Mystic Lake Casino and Chanhassen Dinner Theatres.

Book your stay in Shakopee today!