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Looking for a way to make your Valentine's Day weekend unique? Celebrate in Greater Des Moines! From local businesses, contemporary hotels, and delicious eateries, the itinerary options are endless. Whether you're a resident, visiting, or just driving through, Greater Des Moines has something for every couple. 

Explore Unique Attractions

Love live music? Tune in to the Winter Blues Festival at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown. Want a more classic date activity? Head over to the Brenton Skating Plaza and lace up your ice skates! 

What's more romantic than a bouquet? An entire garden! Explore the vast gardens at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden and swing by their workshop  "Fifty Shades of Green." Or, if love stories are more your style, catch a Des Moines Performing Arts show or see a movie and dine in at Flix Brewhouse! 

A Meal For Two

Enjoying fine dining is a must-do for every Valentine's weekend. If you're a couple who loves wine tasting, stop in at Vino209 Wine Bar & Bistro in the Historic Valley Junction

Not into wine, but love beer? Check out Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Co. in the heart of the Court District of downtown Des Moines (and check-in using the BrewMoines app while you're at it!). Or if you're feeling adventurous, have dinner at Lucca in the Historic East Village for a four-course prix fixe!

Spend the Night in A Savvy Hotel

Cap off your weekend at one of Des Moines' most elegant hotels. Book a room at the classic Hyatt Place or Hilton Des Moines Downtown. Looking for something unique? Stay the night at a boutique hotel like the modern Revel Hotel, or sleek Renaissance Savery