Valentine’s Day can be challenging, let alone during a pandemic, when couples struggle to find something romantic.
This may take a little inventive planning – and some relaxed definitions of the word “romantic” – but Valentine’s Day can still be saved from the ruins of the lockdown. In true Bakken fashion, nature is not limited just because it’s cold outside. Here are some local things you and your sweetheart can do while following the guidelines.
1. Some couples like it a little fiery, and Crazy Cravings has a Valentine’s Day special with 20 heart-shaped tacos and chocolate strawberries for $ 65. You and Tu Amor can enjoy romance with your Valentine’s Day dinner south of the border.
2. If you’re feeling more active, the outdoor rink at Alien Park is free for anyone who wants to ice skate. The heat house is open on Valentine’s Day from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. If you want to snuggle up in your ice house, the Black Tail Dam is just 25 miles northwest of town and has unusually clear water this year, which makes for a more visual experience.
3. If you’re a couple that likes it fast, the Dakota 660 Ice Racers will be on Lake Vernon, south of Minot on Highway 23 at 12:00 noon on Saturday, February 13, pedaling the ice in one High speed snowmobile sled race. Competitors from all over North Dakota and the neighboring states race across the frozen lake. Grocery and retail providers will also host tents. Entry is $ 5. Temperatures are expected to be -6 ° F and the wind chill will help, so come with all your winter gear.