From a daytime adventure to date night, here’s what you need to know.
During the Day
Nothing is more romantic than the French language and an acclaimed foreign film. UWM’s 21st Annual Festival of Films in French will play between one and four films each day so you and your love can catch a screening whenever you have a few hours free.
UW-Milwaukee Union Theatre; 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd; 4142294070
Get your heart racing this Valentine’s Day at Sky Zone Trampoline Park with two 60-minute jumps for you and your date. The package also includes pizza and soda.
Sky Zone Trampoline Park; W229 N1420 Westwood Dr., Waukesha; 262-696-1600
At Splash Studio’s annual Red Hot Love Fest your other half will literally be your other half. You and your date will complete paintings on individual canvases and when placed side by side, they’ll create one image. Complimentary champagne is included in every reservation.
Cost: $33 – $45 per person
Splash Studio; 184 N. Broadway; 414-882-7621
If you bring the bling, the Kimpton Journeyman Hotel in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward will bring the bubbles. The hotel will offer romantic bubble baths for two for their “Bubbles & Bling” Valentine’s Day package.
Cost: $75-$115 added to standard room rate
ends Feb. 26
Kimpton Journeyman Hotel; 310 E. Chicago St; 414-291-3970
Give that special someone the stars with a romantic tour of the universe at the Daniel M. Soref Planetarium at the Milwaukee Public Museum. Romancing the Stars will show the “constellations of love” to starry-eyed couples. A red rose and a box of chocolates are also included in the offer.
Cost: $25 per couple and reservations are highly recommended.
Feb. 10 and Feb. 14
The Daniel M. Soref Planetarium; 800 W. Wells; 414-278-2728
Satisfy your hunger with a delicious three-course dinner from Café Calatrava at the Milwaukee Art Museum. After your meal, take a guided tour of the most romantic pieces in the museum.
Cost: $140 per couple/$125 per Member couple
Feb. 14 and Feb. 16
Milwaukee Art Museum; 700 North Art Museum Drive; 414-224-3200
Watch a love story unfold among the pending threat of aliens in the satirical musical, Zombies from the Beyond at the Skylight Music Theatre.
Skylight Music Theatre; 158 N Broadway; 414-291-7800
Grab your dancing shoes and a partner and head to Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Milwaukee for a Valentine’s Day dance party.
Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Milwaukee; 625 E St Paul Ave; 414-219-9999
Add some laughter to your Valentine’s Day with the 13th annual Valentine’s Weekend Laugh-a-Thon at the Miller High Life Theatre.
Feb. 17 at 7 p.m.
Miller High Life Theatre; 500 W Kilbourn Ave; 414-908-6001
If Valentine’s Day just isn’t your thing, don’t worry. Great Lakes Distillery is hosting an Anti Valentine’s Tour & Tasting for those who think Valentine’s Day is overrated.
Great Lakes Distillery; 616 W Virginia St; 414-431-8683
Get creative and show your Milwaukee pride with these 11 Romantic Valentine’s Day Ideas That Are So Milwaukee. Pick up a case of your significant other’s favorite local brew, write them a love letter in the snow and more.
Or, booking a table at a cozy restaurant is always a good fallback! Here’s are 7 romantic Milwaukee restaurants our dining critic Ann Christensen recommends this year.