A Budget-Friendly Valentine’s Day Weekend in Sioux Falls

couple holding sparkers, valentine's day weekend in sioux falls

Valentine’s Day is here, and it’s time to think about your weekend plans. If you really want to make it a memorable one, keep your significant other’s interests in mind. Do they like the traditionally sappy V-Day gifts and activities? Are they more adventurous and would likely enjoy a scavenger hunt? Are they artsy and want to do something creative? Well, fear not! We are here to help. 

We have compiled a list of budget-friendly ways to spend Valentine’s Day weekend in Sioux Falls. 

Ice Rink

There’s a coffee shop nearby after skating to grab a nice cup of hot chocolate to enjoy together. This is quite possibly the most budget-friendly date you can go on this Valentine’s Day! So, whether it’s your first date or you’re taking your spouse, it’s sure to be a magical time. 

Zombie lovers

Do you and your boo love zombies as much as Valentine’s day? If you answered yes, then we’ve got the perfect V-Day date to accommodate your needs. You can go on an interactive scavenger hunt with your significant other, or a team of your choosing, and scavenge the city for supplies that would help you survive the zombie apocalypse.

People dressed up on a Zombie Walk, Valentine's Day weekend in Sioux Falls
Zombie Walk, Sioux Falls: Photo on Flickr by Ruawei Qui / CC BY 2.0

The team will complete a series of challenges to prove they are worthy of survival all while having a blast. If you’re really in the spirit, dress up as zombie hunters for an even more romantic night out. Zombie Scavengers is running a deal on their zombified adventure package this weekend, so book your date night today!

Picture perfect

You’ve probably gone out to a romantic dinner on Valentine’s Day, possibly even the classic dinner and a movie date. This next idea is for those who want to try something new for Valentine’s Day weekend in Sioux Falls. Drum roll please . . . A Valentine’s Day photo shoot! That’s right. Pick your best V-Day outfit and head over to The Empire Plaza in Sioux Falls for some cute, high quality shots of you and your significant other. You will have the opportunity to use cute props, backdrops, and the guided assistance of a professional photographer to help think of adorable couple poses.

Show off your skills

Channel your inner lumberjack as you show off your axe-throwing skills to your significant other this Valentine’s Day. Is there anything else more impressive? Just remember to wear your best plaid shirt. However, if axe throwing is not your strong suit, they also offer intricate escape rooms!

You might be thinking this is the coolest date idea ever but you don’t have a few hundred dollars to spare, but no worries. Escape 605 is throwing a huge BOGO sale on V-Day and any purchase of one admission gets you the second one for free. How convenient! Not only that, but they are also throwing in a free glass of champagne with your reservation. This offer is only valid for Valentine’s Day bookings so reserve your spot while you can!

Treat yourself

If you and your partner are workaholics and want to spend Valentine’s day in a more relaxing environment, treat yourselves to a Hydro Massage Session at the Starlite Estate Mobile Home Community in Sioux Falls. This deep muscle stimulation will give your body a much needed break, release the tension that’s built up in your back and shoulders, and will put you in a better mood for the rest of your night. There are plenty of massage specials that will leave you relaxed knowing you have more leftover in your wallet.


Now that you’ve got a few great ideas for a fun and budget-friendly Valentine’s Day weekend in Sioux Falls, it’s up to you to add in the details to make it that much more special. Whether it’s a stroll near the Falls, or a visit to your loved one’s favorite restaurant, there is a lot of potential for romance!

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Sioux Falls: Photo on Flickr by Jerry and Pat Donaho / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Just remember that love isn’t about how much money you spend on your partner, but how many ways you can show them that you care. Being thoughtful, attentive, and sweet will surely hit you a home run this Valentine’s Day. These fun activities will just be the icing on the cake. Good luck and enjoy!

About Haley Kieser

My name is Haley and I am originally from Arizona. I have lived also lived in Minnesota and South Dakota. Among my favorites are being outdoors, traveling, Arizona sunsets, Midwest greenery, craft beer, and the Green Bay Packers.

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