MINNEAPOLIS - Valentine's Day is just around the corner and the Twin Cities holds a variety of special events and offers for that special person in your life.
Meet Minneapolis, Convention & Visitors Association is highlighting some of the romantic packages, couples getaways, and cool dates for hot rates.
In addition to the Valentine's Day highlights, Meet Minneapolis is also giving away a Chevy Volt! You can enter to win on their website.
Meet Minneapolis Marketing Communications Manager, Kristen Montag, visited KARE 11 Sunrise with more on the deals.
And don't forget the newly named most romantic getaway city in North America, St. Paul!
Adam Johnson with Visit St. Paul also visited KARE 11 Sunrise with some great tips on what to do and where to go for cupid's special day.
Como Zoo & Conservatory - Woo At The Zoo
February 14-17 | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
·Celebrate love and romance amongst the flowers and animals at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory.
·Learn about the origins of chocolate, how flowers became a symbol of love and how the animals 'woo' one another
Minnesota History Center – Bootleg Valentine: Romancing in the Prohibition Era
February 13 | 7-9:30pm
·Hosted by Dan Chouinard
·On Valentine's Day eve enjoy an evening of songs and lore about the places and faces that defined Twin Cities society during the dry days of Prohibition.
·Through song and stories, the program will visit some of the great restaurants and venues of the day, from St. Paul gangster hangouts like the Castle Royal and the Green Lantern to elegant supper clubs. Guests are encouraged to sing along to the memorable tunes and revel in the glamour and (sometimes illicit) fun of a bygone era.
·Ticket price includes a complimentary glass of wine with chocolate pairing during the pre-show reception from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
·$50 or $45 for MNHS members
James J. Hill House Victorian Poetry Slam
February 14 | 7:00 p.m.
·Celebrate Valentine's Day the old fashioned way by enjoying classic poems of the 19th century in the drawing room of the Hill House.
·Actors Craig Johnson, Laura Salveson and Ann Daly, wearing 1890s evening-wear, will perform a wide range of humorous and stirring poems.
·Visitors will hear works by Dickinson, Poe, Longfellow, Browning and others dealing with love, romance, sports and even poems about James J. Hill himself.
·The one-hour program will be followed by light refreshments and tours of the Hill House. Event will be held at 7:00 p.m.
·Cost is $12 adults, $10 seniors and college students, $8 children ages 6 to 17; $2 discount for MNHS members.