The Best Valentine’s Day Dates in Maple Grove

by | Jan 2020

The counter at Olfactory Scent Studio, one of the best Valentine's Day dates in Maple Grove.

Photo: Rachel Nadeau

A couple of novel ideas for how to explore Maple Grove this Valentine’s Day.

Dinner out is a great way for couples to get away and connect, but Maple Grove is also filled with other ways to learn more about your loved one and even collaborate or compete!

Tap into your artistic side, and take a class from the Maple Grove Arts Center. Try acrylic paint pouringwatercolor or mosaic tile art class, which range in price. Some include a glass of beer or wine.

For the ultimate in sensory experiences, check out Olfactory Scent Studio at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes. Choose from up to 150 pure fragrance oils to curate your own custom scented candles. The fragrance options include: mint leaf, orange zest, eucalyptus, lavender and lemon, as well as more uncommon scents like bamboo, champagne, bourbon, olive blossom and campfire.

Looking to relax together? Try a duet massage from Woodhouse Day Spa at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes. Enjoy a beautifully appointed private room, where your duet massage experience will encourage unity, connection and collective calm.

Why not have a little friendly competition? Try bowling, billiards, classic video games or virtual reality at Dave and Busters at the Fountains of Arbor Lakes. This sounds like a win-win night of fun.

Try Eastman Nature Center’s catered breakfast from 9 a.m.-noon February 16. Soak up the serenity of winter woods, and earn treats while snowshoeing the animal mating trivia trail. Bring a camera for outdoor photography stations, and snuggle up at a bonfire and hot cocoa bar. The breakfast includes waffles with syrup (made at the nature center), sausage, fresh fruit and a cheese platter. Bring your own champagne to make mimosas! Reservations are required by February 10. ($35 per person/ages 21 and over)


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