Valentine’s Day Dates for the Wisconsinite Couple

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Love in the air.  The Racine Love Show is a new event that combines music, artists and wellness. Described as “semi-formal,” it showcases local musicians, including Brent Mitchell, Byrell Lampkins & Curtis Crump, Mexico City is Sinking, ALPS and many more. There are also dance and poetry performances, local artwork and exhibits from wellness organizations and healers. It runs from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Preservation Hall, 740 Lake Ave. Admission is $5 and the Racine Love Show benefits the Racine Literacy Council.

Hit the ice without having to brave the bitter cold. The Petit National Ice Center in Milwaukee offers indoor skating for those stepping on the ice for the first time and those that regularly hit the rink. Adult tickets are only $7.50 each.

Show your adventurous and vulnerable side to your sweetie by lacing up your skates. Fall in love for the first time, or all over again, while gliding around the rink. Chances are by the time you leave you’ll be able to show off some of your fancy footwork.

Snowshoe Candlight Hike: Enjoy the winter wonderland at night with family, friends and loved ones while on the candlelight trail at Bristol Woods County Park. Warm up afterwards by fire. Refreshments will be served inside the nature center. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. on February 13th. $5. Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol. (262) 857-8008,

Chocolaterian Cafe, 2004 Atwood Ave., Madison: Maybe it’s a light meal you want so you can focus on wine and chocolate. This is the place to do that. Not to be missed is the chocolate raspberry cup made with gooey flourless chocolate cake remnants and raspberry puree; the one-of-a-kind, fudgy badger bait; or the “ugly” cookies.

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If you’re headed to the center of Wisconsin for love, consider the chic Hotel Marshfield. Its Valentine’s package includes chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne delivered to your room, a 10%-off coupon for a special Valentine’s Day dinner at Libby’s and a hot breakfast buffet — all for $99. Call (715) 387-2700.

Spend an evening under the stars at the Daniel M Soref Planetarium, the largest in the state, located in the Milwaukee Public Museum. The most romantic program in the planetarium’s repertoire is definitely “Romancing the Stars,” playing Valentine’s Day weekend only. Constellations that have romantic significance will be pointed out, and a rose and chocolates will also be handed out to each couple. $25 per couple and reservations are highly recommended!

Splash Studio’s Red-Hot-Love Fest: Bird’s Eye View in Milwaukee at Splash Studio: A Painting Bar. Get into the Valentine’s Day spirit at Splash Studio on February 13th with an evening of chocolates, painting, and drinking, featuring Jeff Redmon’s iconic partner painting, Bird’s Eye View. The fantastic image stretches across two canvases making you and your partner work together to create a painting you can both share. As always, if the session time doesn’t work for you, grab a drink from our full bar and try your hand at a Mini-Painting. Click here to make your reservation, or you can or call 414-882-7621 for more information. $45 a person.

You can “Return to Romance” with your special someone(s). This year at the Richard Bong State Recreation Area in Kenosha is an adults only event. You can warm someone’s heart by taking a candlelit hike, or sitting by a warm fire sipping hot cocoa. In the beautifully-decorated Visitor Center, fine homemade desserts and warm drinks will be served.  Beautiful live music will be provided by the Broderie Recorder Consort and the Silver Wind Flute Trio.

The Bong Naturalist Association sponsors this unique event and all funds raised stay at the park to help with park improvements.  Attendance is limited.  Please pre-register and pre-pay.  Cost is $6/person in addition to the state park admission sticker: $8 per day for vehicles with Wisconsin plates / $11 for vehicles with out-of-state plates. Annual sticker also available.


The American Club in Kohler wants to pamper you and your significant other with a massage at the five-star Kohler Waters Spa. Treatments range from a new, 80-minute hydrotherapy treatment and unique massage to the WaveMotion body treatment, which allows guests to feel weightless as the table rocks, tilts and rotates 360 degrees. Combine this with the resort’s romantic Retreat to Kohler package that includes a two-night stay, Kohler Massage, yoga class and other discounted spa services. Rates start at $408. Call (800) 344-2838 for reservations.

The Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is perfect for some pampering, a four-star dining experience, and luxury accommodations. The resort, is offering two Valentine’s Day packages to spoil you and your favorite squeeze.

The Love is Grand package includes overnight accommodations in a lake view room, dining credit, roses, Anderson’s Candies and 20% off salon services. The Lift of Love package features lodging, upgrades to the Geneva Club, lift tickets and gear rental for two on the resort’s slopes, après ski cocktails and Anderson’s Candies. Rates vary; call (800) 558-3417. For guests who’d like to book a couples’ massage, the WELL Spa + Salon offers Tables for Two, an intimate and romantic massage starting at $230 for 50 minutes.

The Sundara Inn & Spa in Wisconsin Dells has a bouquet of Valentine’s Day offers in February. The 130-minute Tranquility package takes place in a swank Spa Together treatment room. Guests soak in oversized baths warmed by the fireplace and then receive a relaxing 50-minute massage followed by a 50-minute Purely Organic Facial. The cost is $315 per person. Call (888) 735-8181.

In Door County, the Edgewater Resort overlooks the picturesque Eagle Harbor in Ephraim. For Valentine’s Day, try the Village Romance package, which includes two nights’ lodging in a spacious suite with a whirlpool bath and fireplace, a specialty bottle of Door County cherry wine, a box of chocolates, a 30-minute massage for two at The Spa at Sacred Grounds and a $75 gift certificate for a romantic dinner for two at a top Door County restaurant. Prices start at $408. Call (800) 603-5331.

Whatever your plans are for Valentine’s Day, make sure to spend it with the one you love! #ShorewestRealtors #ShorewestFamily #ValentinesDay #CommunityRoundUp

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