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6 Unique Valentines Day Date Ideas

Unleash your inner hopeless romantic, because Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Rapid City has a lot to offer when it comes to date ideas. From expensive restaurants to the many art museums, there’s sure to be something for every type of couple. But Rapid City also has out of the ordinary hot-spots for the spontaneous duos out there. Read on to find out how you and your special someone can catch a break from the oh-so common “dinner and a movie” dates.

Flags & Wheels Indoor Racing

In the heart of Rapid City, and just a quick 5 minute car ride away from the Quality Inn, you will find an indoor Black Hills attraction like no other. Flags & Wheels has everything from go-cart racing to laser tag, and much more for you and your other half to feel like a kid again! Prices for the activities range from 75¢ to $25, so make your way to this exhilarating attraction and spend Valentine’s Day going head-to-head with your honey. 

Brunch at Tally’s Silver Spoon

If you and your date enjoy staying in bed all morning and then going out for brunch mid-day, you’re in luck this Valentine’s Day. Tally’s is a well-known restaurant around Rapid City, famous for its history (it’s over 80 years old!) and its exceptional service and style. Brunch is every day from 7am – 2pm, with choices that fit every budget. This is a perfect day to treat your loved one to some famous blueberry pancakes or house-made biscuits and gravy!

“Full of Love” Ice Skating Contest

Nothing says sappy romance movie like ice skating in the winter months with your valentine. Turn this special holiday into a real-life love story at Main Street Square! During the contest, which will be held on Valentine’s Day, couples can guess how many sugary-sweet Sweetheart Candies are in a jar, and whoever guesses the closest wins a date night package. Day Pass tickets are $5 for children and $6 for adults and you can skate all day from 12pm – 8pm, so snag your tickets at the rink and enjoy a day on the ice with your sweetheart!

Explore a New Coffee Shop

With Valentine’s Day coming up, why not try something new with your significant other? Essence of Coffee in Rapid City has some of the best coffee in town, and even if you or your valentine doesn’t take a liking toward coffee, there’s always a warm stack of house-made pancakes waiting for you right through the front doors. So this Valentine’s Day, enjoy a wholesome conversation with your beloved over all-day breakfast and a delicious cup of coffee in Rapid City.

Local Brewery Tour

For those couples that want to learn new things together and have a few drinks while doing it, a local brewery tour might be the perfect date for you! Lost Cabin Beer Company is conveniently located just 7 minutes from the Quality Inn and is a perfect hot-spot to go sip some locally-brewed beer and find out how and where it’s made. Booked by appointment, the staff at Lost Cabin will show the happy couple the ins and outs of the brewery and give away some free samples. Beer is best enjoyed with the people you love, so grab your person and spend your Valentine’s Day exploring one of Rapid City’s finest breweries. 

“Journey into Space” Planetarium

If you and your date want to celebrate this special holiday with a romantic night under the stars, but would rather avoid the cold, the Planetarium at the Journey Museum in Rapid City is the closest you can get! Whether you love gazing at the millions of stars in the night sky or into the sunset, spending your date night at this planetarium will assure you get your fill of romance and adventure this Valentine’s Day. Admission is $12 for adults and $7 for children and will begin at 4pm. Expect an unforgettable date night filled with new experiences for you and your loved one. 

Whether you’re on a family vacation or a romantic getaway, Rapid City has endless activities and attractions for the curious souls that just want to try something new or get their heart pumping a little bit more on this special holiday. We hope that your stay at the Quality Inn gives you another reason to be filled with love this Valentine’s Day!