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Romantic Things to Do in Missoula Besides Going Out to Eat

Whether you love celebrating Valentine’s Day, think the holiday is a capitalist scam, or are somewhere in between, you might be looking for something special to do with your significant other in the next two weeks. And if you’ve been bonded for a while, going out to dinner or buying flowers, chocolate, or jewelry can feel just a little cliche.

(But I don’t want to judge, so if you’re looking for a place to eat on Valentine’s Day, we’ve got a list of fancy restaurants and cheaper options.)

If you’re looking for a slightly less cliche way to celebrate with your loved one, we’ve got a few ideas.

Take her for ax throwing

If you’re looking to add a little adrenaline to your date, ax tossing is a great option for February in Montana. This would also be a great activity for a group date/.

Ride the carousel together

Playful togetherness can keep the romance alive in a relationship, and A Carousel for Missoula is a wonderful place to be a kid again.

Create something together at the CREATE Art Bar

They have a ton of projects to choose from – I think my favorite is the stamped bracelets; You could make a matching pair! Of course, you can also enjoy a libation while creating.

Visit the Missoula Public Library and read poetry to each other

“How I love you, let me count how…” Don’t have your own copy of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s famous poem? Take your loved ones to the library and woo them with words.

Go ice skating on the glacier ice rink

There are public skating events as well as special events and it is best to make a reservation as attendance is restricted.

Share a chairlift

Snowbowl is of course the closest option, but if you’re willing to drive, there are several ski resorts to choose from. Valentine’s Day is a Tuesday, so maybe call in some PTO and grab a powder day.

Catch a movie at the Roxy Theater

Okay, going to the movies might be a cliché too, but not when the theater is The Roxy. This year they perform National Theater Live: Much Ado About Nothing and Romeo + Juliet with Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes.

couple tattoo

Nothing says commitment like a couple’s tattoo, and if you want something small you might be able to check into Altered Skin or Bound By Glory, but your best bet is to make an appointment. Maybe already planning for next year?

volunteering together

Consider volunteering with one of Missoula’s many meritorious organizations, or see opportunities at Volunteermissoula.org. The right occasion could turn into a regular “date” and make not only you and your loved ones feel good, but also those you help.

couple massage

Classic, but a classic for a reason. Try booking into the Cedar Creek Salon and Day Spa or even make an appointment for community acupuncture at Good Medicine.

APPEARANCE: The most extreme temperatures in each state’s history

Stacker consulted 2021 data from NOAA’s State Climate Extremes Committee (SCEC) to illustrate the hottest and coldest temperatures on record in each state. Each slide also shows the highest-ever 24-hour rainfall record and the highest-ever 24-hour snowfall.

Read on to find out individual state records in alphabetical order.

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