You don’t have to travel far for a romantic getaway for Valentine’s Day (or any other day!). Owatonna, Minnesota (just one hour from the Twin Cities) is a charming historic town – perfect for romantic walks and new adventures.
Stroll historic downtown
Take in a romantic walk in downtown Owatonna. Cozy up on the chairs at Central Park Coffee with a mocha, then surprise your loved one with a stunning view from the balcony of the National Farmers’ Bank (operating as Wells Fargo) designed by Louis Sullivan. Walk across the street to get some chocolates from Costas’ Candies and Restaurant at their candy counter. For more shopping and dining options click here and here.
Explore unique restaurants
Nothing says romance like burgers and beer, right? Check out the new Black Sheep Burgers & Brews restaurant for craft beer and unique burgers. Try Torey’s Restaurant for a classic romantic dining experience. More dining options here.
get your chocolate here
Did you know that the Owatonna area has three places that specialize in chocolates? Check out Costas’ Candies & Restaurant, Russell Stover Chocolates and Curly Girlz Candy for all your chocolate needs. More info here.
enjoy the outdoors
Take a walk through beautiful Rice Lake State Park or Kaplan’s Woods. If there is enough snow, bring your skis or snowshoes! For more information about the trail systems in Owatonna, click here.