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How to Plan a Romantic Getaway in Burnsville, MN

Are you looking to book the perfect, romantic getaway for you and your significant other? You may be surprised to learn that you can reignite that spark in Burnsville, Minnesota – which is just minutes from the Twin Cities! This blog will help you explore all of the possibilities for the perfect weekend getaway in Burnsville.

Where to Eat

The perfect couples’ weekend starts with amazing food and drinks!

Burnsville is filled with a variety of options to fit your fancy from fine American cuisine to Mediterranean & Middle Eastern eats! Chianti Grill is nestled in the heart of Burnsville and is the perfect spot for happy hour or dinner. The Chianti Grill is comfortable, moderately upscale and is known for having innovative Italian dishes, steaks, fresh seafood and a large wine selection. All of which makes a perfect place for your romantic night on the town!

Another Burnsville favorite is the Porter Creek Hardwood Grill. This is the perfect place for a warm and cozy evening during the winter months or a pleasant summer’s evening at the outdoor bar and patio (seasonal). Enjoy a contemporary American menu with California and Mediterranean influences like Mahi Mahi with quinoa or the Mesa Burger – which is topped with guacamole and chipotle aioli. The wine menu offers a wide variety of over 80 bottles, ranging from local, Midwest favorites to Spanish and Italian blends. The Porter Creek Hardwood Grill is great for a romantic evening of fine dining and wine in the heart of Burnsville.

If you are looking for an extra special way to add excitement to your couples’ weekend, be sure to head to the Mediterranean Cruise Café! Enjoy cuisine from Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and American influences. Then, spice up your night by hitting the dance floor on Salsa Saturdays or checking out a belly dancing show every Friday and Saturday night.



Things to Do

Burnsville also has a variety of activities to fill your weekend from competitive, thrill-seeking go-kart racing to a serene walk in the park.

Competitive Activities in Burnsville

If you want to be ambitious during your visit, be sure to check out ProKART Racing where you can speed around the indoor racetrack at up to 40 miles-per-hour! You can also head to Canterbury Park Racetrack & Card Casino to catch live horse races in action! At Canterbury Park, you will be able to experience the heart-pounding excitement of live horse racing (late May through early September) or participate in the wide variety of card games they have to offer. However, if you are looking for a location that has it all, head to the Grand Slam in Burnsville. The Grand Slam is a crowd-favorite that houses several activities, games, and thrilling experiences including laser tag, batting cages, mini-golf, and an extreme trampoline park! There are tons of options when looking to add a competitive edge to your romantic weekend away.



Arts & Culture

If you and your sweetheart are looking to dive into Burnsville’s arts & culture – you are in luck! The Ames Center is home to a 2,000-square-foot art gallery, rotating cultural events, and musical acts. All are great options for a romantic night on the town. If you are thinking about seeing a show, the Guthrie Theater is sure to have great options for you! The Guthrie Theater offers both classic and contemporary plays that will ignite your imagination.



Outdoors in Burnsville

Burnsville also has a lot of opportunities if you are hoping to spend the day experiencing the great outdoors. Located in Apple Valley, the Minnesota Zoo is a state favorite for animal viewing. Take a walk on the wild side and get up-close and personal with African Penguins, Hawaiian Seals or Sand Tiger Sharks. The Como Park Zoo & Conservatory also offers a lot of opportunities for nature and animal-viewing, including tropical and changing seasonal plant exhibits. (A beautiful place for you and your significant other to take a photo to document your getaway!) If you are searching for a serene way to spend your day, then be sure to check out the Day Park at Earley Lake. Take a stroll and enjoy the serene sights of Burnsville while you watch the sunset over the lake in the evening.


Flamingos at Minnesota Zoo


Get a Room!

The final step in planning your romantic getaway is finding the best place to stay in Burnsville! Have no fear, Burnsville has options for you and your significant other. The AmericInn by Wyndham, located in the heart of Burnsville, is the perfect place to be if you want easy access to the Twin Cities or be close to things happening in downtown Burnsville! With a complimentary continental breakfast and great rates, you’re sure to enjoy this space. Another great place to escape is the Wyndham Minneapolis South/Burnsville, Burnsville’s only full-service hotel, including a cocktail lounge, hot tub and a restaurant on-site. Here, you can also take advantage of the King Whirlpool Suite that offers a Jacuzzi in the room. For more options on where to stay during your getaway in Burnsville, click here.


Americinn Burnsville


Whether it’s spending the day picnicking in the park or playing laser tag, Burnsville has endless opportunities to make the perfect romantic getaway for you and your significant other. When you are thinking about planning your next escape, be sure to put Burnsville at the top of your list!

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