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Cupid’s Retreat: Black Hills Edition

Romance is about to sweep through the air, and the Black Hills are brimming with possibilities for your Valentine’s Day adventures. From enchanting destinations and intimate restaurants to charming wineries, captivating events and attractions, the region promises an unforgettable experience that will undoubtedly leave you smitten. Explore the array of options available for your most romantic Valentine’s Day yet.

Wine & Dine

No celebration is truly fulfilled without a delightful ambiance, delicious cuisine, and great company to bring it all together. Fortunately, nestled in the heart of the Black Hills, an array of restaurants and wineries eagerly await to provide you and your Valentine with a romantic experience that will linger in your memories. Allow these restaurants to set the perfect backdrop for your celebration, ensuring that every moment is filled with romance, flavorful delights, and the joy of shared moments. Elevate your Valentine’s Day with the perfect blend of atmosphere, cuisine, and wonderful company.

• Deadwood Legends Steakhouse
• Minerva’s Restaurant & Bar
• Prairie Berry Winery
• Naked Winery
• Belle Joli’ Winery Sparkling House
• Alpine Inn Restaurant
• Skogen in Custer, South Dakota

Explore & Experience

Whether you choose to indulge in a staycation retreat within the confines of a cozy cabin or opt for an outdoor adventure to explore the wonders that await, the realm of romantic rest and relaxation offers unlimited opportunities. Head into the great outdoors and allow yourself to be charmed by the stunning beauty that unfolds in the Hills. Embrace the endless possibilities for a truly enchanting escape.

• Flying high in a hot air balloon with Black Hills Balloons or Western Horizons Hot Air Balloons
• Touring Spearfish Canyon, including Spearfish Falls, Roughlock Falls and Bridal Veil Falls
• Ice skating at Deadwood’s Outlaw Square or Rapid City’s Main Street Square
• Taking a stroll or bike ride down Needles Highway to explore the route and see some of the highest points in the Hills
• Trying a new outdoor activity like snowshoeing or ice fishing
• Booking a guided tour to snowshoe, hike, or cross-country skiing excursion with Explore Fitness and Adventures
• Soaring downhill and trying skiing or snowboarding at Terry Peak Ski Resort

If you and your significant other are inclined towards a more relaxed Valentine’s Day, opting for a cozy indoor celebration, there are numerous delightful ideas to enhance your intimate moments. Consider the following suggestions to create a warm and memorable atmosphere:

• Enjoy a relaxing day off at Akela Spa in Deadwood
• Find your way out of a thrilling escape room at Black Hills Escape Rooms
• See some of the nation’s most fascinating art displays at the Termesphere Gallery & Museum
• Go underground and keep your honey close on a tour through Wind Cave National Park and Jewel Cave National Monument

Presents & Pleasure

As Valentine’s Day approaches and you’re on the hunt for the ideal gift, explore the option of buying distinctive Black Hills gifts from local stores. Discover the essence of the region through these unique gifts available at local shops:
• A piece of Black Hills Gold jewelry at Mt. Rushmore Gold & Diamond Factory Outlet
• Unique snacks and jerkies at Beef Jerky Experience
• Mount Rushmore memorabilia at the Mount Rushmore National Memorial Gift Shop
• Handmade Native American artwork and goods at Prairie Edge
• A bottle of handcrafted whiskey at Black Hills Contraband Distillery
• A bottle of wine from Prairie Berry Winery, Naked Winery or Belle Joli’ Winery Sparkling House
• A growler of local beer from Mt. Rushmore Brewing Company, Miner Brewing Company, Sick-N-Twisted Brewery, Crow Peak Brewing Company, Sturgis Brewing Company, or The Knuckle Brewing Company
• Add a twist by adding an ‘Old West Statement’ Jewelry from the Jewel of the West Boutique

As you navigate the enchanting landscape of the Black Hills this Valentine’s Day, may your hearts be filled with the warmth of shared moments and the beauty of this extraordinary region. Whether you choose to embark on a scenic drive, explore historic sites, or indulge in a romantic dinner with breathtaking views, the Black Hills offer a canvas for unforgettable experiences.