Discover Shakopee Itinerary: Galentine’s Getaway in Shakopee

Celebrate Galentine’s Day with a girlfriends’ getaway in Shakopee!  The holiday that honors women’s friendship is typically observed on February 13, but you can plan your Galentine’s Day festivities on any day between February 1 and Valentine’s Day—or whenever you need an excuse to have fun with your gals.  

Day 1

Kick off your Galentine’s celebration by treating yourselves to a shopping spree in Downtown Shakopee.  The walkable, historic downtown is home to locally owned boutiques and retailers that specialize in unique apparel, accessories, and home decor.  For a farmhouse-meets-boho vibe, check out The Farmhemian.  Head to Bluff Creek Boutique for on-trend apparel, and Real Gem Jewelers for a great selection of earrings, necklaces, and bracelets at a range of price points.

Shakopee is also conveniently located to Twin Cities shopping destinations including the Mall of America, Southdale Center, and Ridgedale Center.

Once you’ve wrapped up your shopping excursion, enjoy a girls’ dinner out at Mallards—their Lobster Mania specials will be available through February 18.  Choose from crab stuffed lobster tails, lobster mac and cheese, a lobster roll, and more, plus the regular menu of seafood specialties.  

If you’re in the mood for Mexican fare, Bravis Craft Mexican Kitchen serves up top-notch tacos, as well as entrees like enchiladas mole, chilaquiles, and burritos.  Save room for the housemade churros for dessert!

Make a night of it with a visit to Mystic Lake, Minnesota’s largest casino.  Try your luck with slots, bingo, blackjack, and electronic table games, take in a show, or stop by the Drinx Bar for live music on the weekend.

Another option for live music is Badger Hill Brewing, which hosts local musicians nearly every night of the week.  Plus, you can try locally-brewed beer, cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages.

Day 2

Start your morning with waffles for breakfast in honor of the classic Galentine’s Day dish.  

Ruby’s Family Restaurant serves Belgian waffles topped with your choice of powdered sugar, strawberries, or blueberries.

On the weekends, O’Brien’s Public House has a brunch menu complete with waffles a la mode.  The buttermilk waffle with vanilla bean ice cream, berry sauce, and whipped cream is definitely a celebration-worthy treat.

Next, savor a day of pampering at Mystic Lake Spa.  There’s a variety of massage services and facials available, including a signature Swedish massage with aromatherapy and a deluxe facial.  For the ultimate relaxation experience, splurge on the desert heat wrap or the papaya-pineapple body wrap.

Wrap up your Galentine’s Day getaway and toast your friendship with a round of locally-made beverages.  Shakopee Brewhall serves crowd-pleasing craft beer in a cozy setting, plus there’s a full coffee menu with cold brew flights.   If wine is your beverage of choice, visit Mousse Sparkling Wine for bubbly made from Minnesota grapes, plus still wine and hard cider.  In the mood for cocktails?  Check out the margarita flights at Pablo’s Mexican Restaurant, which also serves tasty Mexican specialties.

Plan a Galentine’s Day getaway to 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.

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