Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, but have no fear, Oshkosh has endless adventures to enjoy with a special someone. Whether it be with a significant other, a friend or a family member, check out some date ideas given by Oshkosh locals! (These are also great ideas any time of the year)

“Dinner and drinks, just the two of us, at Ruby Owl followed by some improv at Backlot! Best way to keep yourself smiling all night long!” - Lauren Thompson

“I would love to get a suite at the Oshkosh Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center, have a nice dinner at The Roxy, go back to our room and sit by a fireplace.” - Timothy Wolff

“Dinner at one of the awesome downtown restaurants, painting something together at Fire Escape and ending the night with some ice skating!” - Emily Burger

“I and my comic book loving husband would go check out House of Heros, stop off for a drink at Ruby Owl, stroll through the beautiful gardens at The Paine, and then head to ZaRonis for their amazing pizza and enjoy more comic book fare. “ - Sara Hendrickson

“A day with my husband! Drinks at Fifth Ward Brewing Company, apps and more drinks at Granary, then a movie because we both love movies! We would also love to do Escape Oshkosh or a play at The Grand Oshkosh.” - Paula Tompkins

“There are two really great things I’d love to do that weekend. The Grand has a FUNdraising party, A Grand Night, with Boogie and the Yo-Yoz (not stuck in your seat you can dance and bop around)...and the Howard has a show and dinner, Some Enchanted Evening, that sounds pretty amazing. Broadway singers doing something like 30 songs from Rodgers and Hammerstein plus a fab dinner. I went to the Christmas show and the food was beyond awesome. The great thing is that you can do both that weekend!” - Gigi Becker

“Having dinner at Becket's or Fox River Brewing Company, crafting at Fire Escape, and then a show at the Backlot Comedy House!” - Hannah Jean

“The perfect Oshkosh Valentine’s Day date would be with my spouse and visiting The Paine museum, taking in dinner at The Roxy, and going to see a show at The Grand, and visit their lounge after the show.” - Keith Ruff

“Have lunch with my girls at Caramel Crisp and definitely enjoy a cookie, then head to Fire Escape to do some artwork with them. Later, dinner at The Roxy and a show at The Grand with my husband.” - Konnie Syth

“The day with my husband would start with breakfast at Mike’s Place. Then a walk through Menominee Park and out on the ice for a little fishing (my gift for the hubby). We will need to warm up with some hot chocolate from the Caramel Crisp & Cafe. And then continue that chocolate theme with a trip to Oaks Candy to pick out all our favorites. And what is Valentine's Day without flowers? House of Flowers here we come...hmmm-roses but what color? A quick shopping spree at the Outlet Shoppes for the night attire. And to finish the night, a Red Bobber at Fox River Brewing Co.” - Lori George

by Paige Owens

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