Top 5 Romantic Things to do for Valentine's Day in Des Moines

February 08, 17

top-5-romantic-things-to-do-for-valentines-day-in-des-moines.jpgPlanning a romantic date for that special someone in your life? With Valentine's Day just around the corner, here are five of the most romantic date ideas in Des Moines:1. Sakura Sushi Japanese Restaurant
1960 Grand Ave #11, West Des Moines
13 minutes from Springs at Jordan Creek

While the gourmet kitchen in your Springs apartment in Waukee or West Des Moines may tempt you to make your own sushi, you can save yourself the mess and hassle by dining out at Sakura. The restaurant is known for having the best sushi in West Des Moines and offers several specials throughout the week, including all-you-can-eat sushi every Monday for $19.99 per person.

2. BRAVO Cucina Italiana
120 S Jordan Creek Pkwy, West Des Moines
2 minutes from Springs at Jordan Creek

Rome may not be in your travel plans anytime soon, but you can pretend you're on holiday in Italy without leaving Des Moines by dining at BRAVO Cucina Italiana. Whether you want to kickstart your Valentine's celebration with a romantic brunch or savor the evening with a memorable Italian dinner, BRAVO Cucina Italiana has you covered. Some of the lighter options on the menu include Spicy Scallop Marinara and Chicken Caprese. However, if you want to go all out, Mama's Lasagna Bolognese is always a winner.

3. Fire Creek
800 S 50th St, West Des Moines
9 miles from
Springs at Waukee

If you're going to splurge on dinner, you can't go wrong with a meal at Fire Creek. Between the candlelit tables and the roaring fireplaces, the romantic ambiance of this restaurant is hard to beat. To make dining at Fire Creek more economical, come on a Monday night as you can bring your own bottle of wine and will not be charged a corking fee.

4. Hoyt Sherman Place Concerts
1501 Woodland Ave, Des Moines
14 miles from Springs at Waukee

Built in 1877, Hoyt Sherman Place is a unique and historic venue to catch a concert. Consider giving tickets to one of the following shows for the music lover in your life: Young the Giant (February 16), Jim Brickman (February 25), Jamey Johnson (March 5), or George Thorogood and the Destroyers (March 28). Hoyt Sherman Place is also home to one of the most notable art collections in Des Moines, so take the time to explore the gallery as well.

5. Des Moines Ballroom
2745 Douglas Ave, Des Moines
12 miles from Springs at Waukee

Step outside of your comfort zone by taking a dance class with your sweetheart at the Des Moines Ballroom. You can choose from a variety of four or eight-week classes to brush up on your dancing skills. The ballroom is open to the public every Thursday evening from 8–10:30 p.m. for a Swing Social Dance ($3 per person) and Friday evening from 8-10 p.m. for a Social Dance ($4 per person).

How do you plan on spending your Valentine's Day? Comment below!

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