When planning for your Valentine's Day, Milwaukee Downtown is safe and open for business! If you haven’t already, fall in love with Milwaukee this weekend with these nine enchanting ventures.
Restaurants all over Milwaukee are whipping up special dinner packages for couples this Valentine’s.
Get swept off your feet with the gorgeous lighting around downtown. From the blue and purple Northern Lights glowing in Cathedral Square Park to the new dynamic lighting brightening up the four murals on Broadway and Water Street, even the Hoan Bridge will celebrate Valentine’s with a spectacular display.
If there’s any time to indulge in a treat, it’s on your Valentine’s date. Try Onesto’s Piccino Cafe for a delicious Valentine coffee and homemade bakery. Tua Pasta’s gelato might be a cold endeavor, but its flavor is worth the chill. You have to try the Strawberry Shortcake from Elsa's on the Park. There’s even a special Valentine's Day-inspired neon heart installation inside the restaurant!
Go all out and book a sweetheart weekend getaway at the Saint Kate - The Arts Hotel. Choose between staying cozy in your room or reserve your spots for the VIP Valentine Celebration, complete with live music and sweet treats.
During Valentine’s weekend, stop by the Saint Kate - The Arts Hotel to pose with a pair of charming ice carved "angel wings" or snag a cute photo in the “Valent-ICE” frame at Brighten the Passage, underneath I-794. Stop by the Marcus Performing Arts Center to see if the friendly MKE It Local bears are still chilling there, ready for a photo shoot.
Stop by a local floral shop and pick up a bouquet of fresh flowers. Fall head over heels with arrangements from Belle Fiori on the East Side, 414loral on King Drive, or Marius Bell in the Milwaukee Public Market.
Plan a virtual happening for your date night. Check out VISIT Milwaukee’s Giving Fest for plenty of festive online events. Relax during a morning virtual tour of Milwaukee’s Greatest Love Stories and order a Breakfast in Bed Box from Milwaukee Food & City Tours ahead of time to munch on during your tour. Photo courtesy of Milwaukee Food & City Tours.
If you’re looking to capture the stars, but aren’t too keen on star gazing during this frigid weather, sit back for CUPID'S CONSTELLATIONS, presented by UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium. Pick up takeout for lunch and enjoy the sky!
Nothing’s sweeter than supporting our local performing arts. Stream a past show from Milwaukee Ballet or The Florentine Opera. Missing movie dates in the Oriential Theater? MKE Film has you covered - your heart will burst with the films featured on Sofa Cinema. Plus, when you watch from home, you can use all the toppings you want on your popcorn.
About the Author: Terese Radke is a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Special Events & Marketing Intern with Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21, advancing downtown's strategic priorities through marketing, events and social media.Posted in: Performing Arts Posted in: Shopping Posted in: Dining & Nightlife Posted in: Hotels