Sometimes winter in Wisconsin can feel like a long wait until Spring. Valentine’s Day is less than a month away, so why not beat the winter blues and partake in this cozy, happy holiday? Whatever that day looks like to you, it’s worth celebrating with loved ones in whatever style you prefer. Thankfully, there is plenty to do in Wisconsin’s capitol city on Valentine’s Day and the weekend leading up to it:

Valentine’s Day 5K
Do you LOVE to run? Whether you’re doing it with someone who shares this activity or doing it for some-self love, there is a 5K that will really get your heart beating (literally).

Valentine’s Day Skate at the Wisconsin Memorial Union

Can you think of a more romantic date idea than ice skating at Memorial Union? Well, it certainly would be at the top of the list. Skate rentals are $5-7 and you can end your skate with a nice, warm cup of hot cocoa.

A Valentine’s Affair 2023: Love Scenes from Shakespeare at the Brink Lounge

Shakespeare and Valentine’s Day go together like hearts and flowers. Okay, that was a little cliche, but relaxing at the Brink Lounge watching scenes performed by the Madison Shakespeare Company the weekend before Valentine’s Day sounds like a treat, doesn’t it?

Valentine Craftacular at Garver Feed Mill

On the Sunday before Valentine’s Day (2/12), head over to Garver Feed Mill for arts and craft vendors, valentine making, and food and drink. It’s something fun for the whole family.

Romantic Getaway Package

Doesn’t a weekend away in the heart of Madison complete with champagne, strawberries with chocolate dipping sauce, and luxury bath products sound like a lovely way to spend a staycation with your sweetheart?

Valentine’s day is so much more than a greeting card holiday, anyone can celebrate it–whether its with a significant other, family, friend, or you’re just looking to practice some self-love. If you’ve got some cabin fever and are looking to get out and do something this winter, these Valentine’s activities are a great option. Stay warm!