Valentine's Day cookie decorating kit with heart shaped measuring cups and candies

Valentine’s Day in Cedar Rapids

Sweeten your 2023 Valentine’s day with the full Cedar Rapids experience!

Stay the Night

Why limit your celebration to just one day? Get away from it all and spend some extra quality time with your special someone. Cedar Rapids never disappoints with these great offers:

Date Night

Share a romantic meal with the one you love at one of our local restaurants! Plan ahead by calling for reservations and ask about Valentine’s Day specials. Be on the lookout for more romantic spots to be added for 2023.

Flowers

Let your love blossom with a beautiful bouquet from one of our area flower shops! Roots in Bloom, Pierson’s Flower Shop and Kismet Coffee and Bloom are all taking preorders,so don’t miss your chance to send one of their heart-felt arrangements. Looking for something unique, like maybe a bouquet of snacks? Edible Arrangements in Cedar Rapids can combine flowers and food for a fun play on a traditional gift.

Sweets

Does your sweetie have a sweet tooth? The Marion Chocolate Shop is home to delectable chocolates, caramels and truffles that will surely be a hit. If you’re looking for unique and nostalgic sweets, stop into Sweet Mercantile for candy, ice cream and a selection of sodas! And if baked goods are more your style, Kathy’s Pies, Sweetopia and the Sykora Bakery will be serving up treats nice enough for Cupid.

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Gifts

Looking for something a little more sentimental? Stop by Scribe Stationary and pick up supplies to a letter from the heart. Maybe you want your partner to have a gift that last longer than flowers and sweets? Looking for inspiration, visit fun stores like Dobry Gift & Home, Funky Zebra and Illuminations where you can find the perfect gift for your special someone. For a spash of whimsey, nab your crush a fun balloon arrangement from Balloons Etc. 

Galentine’s Day

No one says this is a day ONLY for romantic love. Make it a special day for you and your gals! Get together and enjoy a film at Marcus Theatres or Collins Road Theatre. Shop until you drop at Lindale Mall or the Uptown Marion District. Grab coffee and snacks at Kismet Coffee and Bloom, Café St. Pio or DASH Coffee Roasters. Stop for dinner and drinks at a local favorite like Cedar Ridge Winery, Lion Bridge Brewing or Parlor City Pub and Eatery. For a Galentine's day event, Check out Goldfinch Tap + Eatery on February 5th for bottomless bevy's, small bites, photobooth fun and mingling with small businesses. 

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