Romantic Rendezvous: Valentine's Date Ideas in Missoula

Romantic Rendezvous: Valentine's Date Ideas in Missoula

Love is in the crisp Montana air as Valentine's Day approaches, and what better place to celebrate the season of romance than in the heart of Missoula? Whether you’re celebrating on our snow capped peaks or in a cozy downtown hotspot – Missoula offers a picturesque backdrop for every kind of romantic venture. Whether you’re a longtime local looking for something off the beaten path or a visitor experiencing Zootown’s charm for the first time – join us on an adventure through 14 delightful ways to spend Valentine’s Day (Cupid approved!).


1. Roxy Theater

Attend a screening of a new release or a cult classic, either would pair perfectly with their triple organic popcorn.


2. Catch a Show

Enjoy a concert in Missoula’s first “skyscraper”, the Wilma Theater hosts nationally renowned names and local bands alike – check out their lineup for upcoming shows. 


3. Brewery Tour

Montana ranks #2 in the nation for craft breweries per capita - sip your way through Missoula’s craft beer scene one brew at a time.


4. Hot Springs Getaway

Take a day trip to one of the ten hot springs that are under two hours away! Sit back, soak, and relax.


5. Ice Skating

Break the ice and take your date for a literal spin! Skate outside at the University of Montana ice rink or pop into the Glacier Ice Rink, just don’t forget your mittens.


6. Day Trip

Take the day and explore outside Missoula – there are scenic day trips in every direction! Pictured: Garnet Ghost Town, a historic detour worth taking.


7. Learn Something New

Tap into your creative side and try your hand at a new skill! The Zootown Arts Community Center offers walk in services, art projects to go, and an art lounge – be sure to check out the latest exhibition when you stop in!


8. River Trail Stroll

The Clark Fork River runs through the heart of Zootown, but the Kim Williams walking trail hugs both sides of the banks – allowing visitors and residents alike to enjoy the river year-round! Take a leisurely walk to catch Zootown in its prime (about 5 minutes before sunset!)


9. Museum

Wander hand in hand through exhibits, historical attractions, local art exhibitions, and more. Get lost in Big Sky history and then journey back into the present – all in an afternoon!


10. Skiing

Downhill or cross country, grab a pair of skis and hit the slopes! Your loved one will find it snow special…pun intended.


11. Lock Bridge

Add a love token to the Missoula Lock Bridge – a quintessential landmark that you can add your own adornment to with your special someone.


12. Check Out Zootown Happenings

Missoula’s events calendar is as festive as it is full –Valentine’s Day is no exception, check out what’s on the docket


13. Get Outside

Outdoor recreation options in Missoula don’t decrease when the snow begins to fall – they multiply! Hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, skating – need we go on? Love is in the air – get out and enjoy it.


14. Date Night Out

In true Valentine’s fashion, a date night out is the perfect way to remind your special someone how simply sharing a meal can be one of the most tender acts – even if you do it every day! Missoula’s thriving dining scene is not to be missed, stop into a local favorite to tantalize your tastebuds (and your date!).

If you're giving dry a try this month, Missoula has plenty of spots for mocktails. Check out some of our favorites

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