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Since the children have arrived our Valentine's Day dates usually consist of a glass of wine after the kids have gone to bed and fall asleep on the couch before the weather report comes on.
I searched for something unique and different this year and discovered several great options. Here are some evenings out that aren't your typical Valentine's Day dinner and a movie dates.
Monday, February 14, 2011
5:45-7:15 p.m. Narrated tours of the Tropics Trail highlighting breeding behaviors (tours run every 15 minutes; each tour is approximately one hour and includes one complimentary glass of champagne per person)
5:45-7:30 p.m. Hand-passed hors d’oeuvres
7:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m. Romantic dinner in Discovery Bay (includes salad and dessert)
Space is limited, so please R.S.V.P. for the “Love Tour” online at mnzoo.org. The cost for this exotic tour is $175 per couple (price includes tour, dinner, one glass of complimentary champagne during the tour, and a special keepsake). Each tour and dinner time will be determined when the reservation is placed.
For more information, call 952.431.9500 or visit mnzoo.org.
Snowshoeing by candlelight followed by chocolates and a bonfire anyone?
Or Does a romantic sleigh ride and a hearty dinner sound good?
FEBRUARY 13 & 14, 5:30 & 8:00 SEATINGS
This Valentine’s Day, don’t just give your sweetheart flowers; take them where they can dine amongst them. Enjoy candle-lit tables throughout the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory amongst the three featured gardens, each with its own unique characteristics from the intimate North Garden with lush vegetation to the Sunken Garden with the color and scents of a picturesque warm summer day. Live musicians play as Lancer Catering serves a double entrée, gourmet dinner. Call 651-487-8250 to reserve your spot
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