Wisconsin Winter Date Night Ideas, Part 2

November 27, 2018

Last winter, I wrote a blog post on 20 Winter Date Night Ideas in Wausau, Wisconsin. That post seemed to be a hit so I thought I’d make a Part 2! This one isn’t specific to Wausau, but instead to all of Wisconsin. I hope this gives you some inspiration for the long season ahead!

1. Experience a candlelight hike

Candlelight hikes are becoming more and more popular here in Wisconsin. For example, there’s one scheduled at Point Beach, one in Milwaukee, and one near Ellison Bay, to name a few! Simply head over to the Facebook Events tab to search for one near you. Then grab your date and hit the trails!

2. Have a winter campfire

Who says campfires are only for the summertime? Gather up some kindling, a few wool blankets, and a thermos full of hot chocolate and have a cozy campfire out in the elements.

3. Go on a train ride

The Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad offers couples train rides! Choose between either the dinner train or the bed & breakfast train for a unique date that you’re sure to remember.

4. Rent a cabin in the woods

Imagine being cozied up in a snow-covered log cabin in the middle of the woods. It doesn’t get much more romantic than that! Here are a few that I would recommend checking out: Palmquist Farm and High Point Village. Airbnb also has some good options!

5. go dog sledding

Looking for a more exhilarating date idea? Try your hand at dog sledding! Check out Door County Sled Dogs or Wolfsong Adventures.

6. marvel at the la crosse rotary lights

Walk hand in hand through this impressive holiday display of over 4 million lights! It’s free of charge and a perfect way to celebrate the season together.

7. Head to Cedarburg's Winter Festival

Cedarburg is a cute little town just 30 minutes north of Milwaukee. Every year, they host a big winter festival and this year, it’ll be held on February 16-17, 2019. Watch the grand parade, check out the ice carving contest, or ride on a hay wagon with your love!

8. Dine at a supper club

Treat yourself to a fancy night out at a Wisconsin supper club. A few of my personal favorites are The Guides Inn (Boulder Junction), Hintz’s North Star Lodge (Sayner), and Marty’s Place North (Minocqua).

9. Or have a low-key dinner at a pub

Bonus points for arriving via snowmobile.

10. Laugh together at a comedy show

One of my favorite winter dates ever was when we went on a spontaneous trip to Green Bay where we spent the evening watching improv at The Green Room. It was the perfect winter date night!