When it comes to a romantic gesture, nothing shows your significant other you care more than a romantic getaway together. Finding alternative destinations to spend a romantic weekend together can not only be more sustainable way to travel— but also comes with a much smaller price tag! Owatonna, Minnesota is a charming historic town – perfect for romantic walks and dinners to spark the flame once more.
Stroll historic downtown
Take in a romantic walk in downtown Owatonna and fall in love amongst the beautiful architecture. During the summer months, search through local products vendors at the Farmers Market in Central Park or listen to live music during Downtown Thursdays.
Cozy up on the chairs at Central Park Coffee with your favorite warm beverage, then surprise your loved one with a stunning view from the balcony of the National Farmers’ Bank designed by Louis Sullivan.
Explore unique restaurants
Indulge your tastebuds at one of Owatonna’s local favorite resturants! What are you and your honey in the mood for? No worries, Owatonna has food for every mood. Try Torey’s Restaurant and Bar for a classic romantic dining experience or Muzuki Fusion for an international sushi option. After dinner, enjoy a local craft beer on the patio at Mineral Springs Brewery next to the Straight River.
Check out all of Owatonna’s dining options here.
suprise your sweetie with a sweet
Did you know that the Owatonna area has three places that are known nationally and even globally for their chocolates? No, Willi Wonka did not put his new candy factory in town.
Costas’ Candies & Restaurant has been making hand dipped and rolled candies for the last 100 years. Their candies are known world-wide and are shipped all over the country!
Owatonna is home to the only Russell Stover Chocolates store in Minnesota! Build-A-Box of you and your sweetie’s favorite chocolates from 30 plus flavors in their candy case.
Curly Girlz Candy sells their Sugar-Free candies and chocolates in retailers across the country! Explore their small-town retail and production location with your loved one in Owatonna
find love outdoors
Take a long romantic walk, hand-in-hand with your partner, through Owatonna’s beautiful trails and parks. Take a bicycle built for two across the romantic Morehouse Bridge. Be a little competitive with a game of Disc Golf at Mineral Springs Park or play a round of mini golf at Water’s Edge Miniature Golf Course.
If there is enough snow, rent a couple of skis or snowshoes from Straight River Sports Fitness and venture out to Kaplan Woods for an eventful afternoon! Looking to try something new? Rent a pair of Hok Skis from Straight River Sports and explore a winter wonderland with your other half.