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Valentine’s Date Ideas in Sioux City

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Are you looking for a special way to spend Valentine’s Day in Sioux City? Whether you’re looking for a date that's sporty, foodie, classic, or somewhere in between, Sioux City has great options for romance and fun with your Valentine this February. 

So with that in mind, here are my top six recommendations for Valentine’s Day dates in Sioux City:


Chill & Sporty Valentine


Sporty couples will enjoy celebrating their love by hitting the ice—and snow—at Sioux City’s Cone Park where you can enjoy ice skating and snow tubing down the Cone Park hill, including special sessions of Snow Glow Tubing! Or check out some of the other options for participating in Snow Sports in Siouxland

Popcorn & Candy 


Cuddle on the couch with a great movie, your sweetie, and some Jolly Time Popcorn and Palmer’s Candy for a cozy Valentine’s Day at home with serious Sioux City flavor! I’ve never had anything from either place that wasn’t amazing, but my top picks for people new to the two would be a selection of the truffles from Palmer’s, paired with some caramel popcorn hearts from Jolly Time Koated Kernels.

Fine Dining

Sioux City has some great restaurants, and for romantic ambience, I recommend Kahill's, Crave, or M's on 4th Street. Or for uniquely local flavor, get the chislic at Minerva's--it's a dish starring melt-in-your-mouth fried steak bites that originated just a bit north of us, near Sioux Falls. 

Diner & Milkshakes

For retro flavor and a more laid-back date, head to Billy Boy's or Tastee's for a vintage drive-through experience. I recommend upgrading to the onion chips, and finishing your meal with a milkshake. Billy Boy's is known for their shakes, or you can cruise up to LeMars for an unforgettable gourmet ice cream treat at the newly renovated Wells Visitor Center and Ice Cream Parlor.

Upscale Staycation

Looking for a mini getaway? Head to the Warrior Hotel for dinner at their incomparable Woodbury's Steakhouse, then go bowling at their Warrior Lanes, or check out the hotel pool, before staying for the night in one of their spectacular rooms. This newly renovated jewel of Sioux City is sure to delight your Valentine in luxury!

Get Artsy

Stroll together through the Sioux City Art Center to enjoy paintings, photography, sculpture, and more. This would be such a fun option after eating out somewhere, or on its own. Check out my post about visiting the Sioux City Art Center for more details on what to expect!



No matter what your valentine style is, you're sure to find a date night option in Sioux City that's a great way to celebrate you love! You might also enjoy my post about Family Friendly Events in Siouxland this February, which includes several Valentine's Day activities for kids, or this post about Romantic Dates in Omaha from Oh My Omaha!
 Happy Valentine's Day!

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*Note: a previous year's version of this post ran on the Travel Iowa Blog, which has since closed. 

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