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Plan a romantic winter getaway in Minnesota. These winter vacation ideas  are perfect for Valentine Day, a honeymoon, and your anniversary.

Romantic Winter Vacation

"You know you're a Minnesotan if you have experienced laughter and hot apple cider on sleigh rides during brisk moonlit nights." ~Ed Fischer, You Know You're A Minnesotan

Minnesota hits all the right notes as a romantic winter vacation destination. If your winter vacation ideas include:

  • Long winter nights
  • Cool weather that leads to cuddling
  • A romantic soft blanket of snow
  • Starlit winter skies; moonlight shimmering on the snow
  • Fireplaces, candles, hot chocolate, comfort foods, fleecy blankets

You can find all of these in the top romantic getaways destinations in Minnesota.

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Minnesota is a top romantic vacation destination. One of these romantic hotels or secluded cabins will provide you with cozy rooms, hot tubs, fireplaces, wine, and mouth-watering food.

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The Candlelight Inn is just one of the romantic travel destinations in Red Wing Minnesota

Winter Vacation Ideas in The City

Minneapolis Hotels

Wrap yourselves up in the luxury of one of the most romantic hotels in Minnesota.

The Foshay W has become a favorite romantic getaway for some of the couples in our family who live outside the city and want to enjoy the energy of the Twin Cities.

The best of Minneapolis entertainment and restaurants is all nearby. 

Take advantage of all of this with these  winter vacation ideas.

Romantic Winter Vacation Ideas on Lake Superior

How about a romantic winter getaway on the North Shore of Lake Superior?  This beautiful warm pool at Bluefin Bay offers an amazing view of the wintery lake. This resort is located near Lutsen where you can enjoy the winter sports offered at Lutsen Mountain Ski Area.

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Romantic Winter Getaways Outdoors

If enjoying our outdoors in winter appeals to you, and you are somewhat adventurous, the best romantic vacation for you might be in one of our state parks.

Winter camping can be very romantic; spend time together enjoying activities from this list of winter sports.

Though the park amenities are a bit more limited in winter, almost all of them are open. You can camp in a tent or RV or you can stay in a heated camper cabin.

Most state parks have groomed cross-country ski trails and/or snowmobile trails. Snowshoeing is permitted throughout most of the parks.

Some also have ice skating rinks, sledding hills and warming houses with fireplaces.

You can take a dog sled tour at a number of places in Minnesota.

Romantic Winter Getaway

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Fun First Date Ideas - Great for any couple

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Winter is as much a vacation season as any time of year. Don't let your romance cool; find some new ways to enjoy each others' company!

The Moon Minnesota Handbook by Tricia Cornell is the guidebook to Minnesota that we keep with us wherever we travel in the state.

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