Need a nice place to take your sweetie on Valentine’s Day, but don’t have a lot of dough? We can help! Kansas City offers a lot of great date night options that won’t break the bank.
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Kansas City Valentine’s Day Date Night Options for 2018
Go to a movie.
To save money at the movie theater, opt for an early show. Shows before 6 (in some cases 7) p.m. are a few dollars cheaper per ticket. You might also save on snacks if you’re planning to go to dinner after the movie.
See a comedy show.
There’s nothing better than a good laugh. And cheap tickets will put a smile on your face before the show even starts! Here are some inexpensive options for Valentine’s Day:
Stanfords Comedy Club: Alanah O’Connor is performing on February 14 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $5.
Listen to live jazz.
Jazz is a Kansas City tradition; the city is full of great jazz musicians. And there are plenty of places to hear live jazz that don’t have a cover charge. Some will have live music on February 14. Of course, you’ll be expected to buy food and/or drinks, but you’re going to want to treat your date to dinner anyway.
Go ice skating.
What could be more romantic than skating under the stars? Here are some places where you can do that on Valentine’s Day:
- Crown Center Ice Terrace: The rink is open from Noon to 9 p.m. Tickets are $6 plus $3 for skate rental.
- The Ice at Park Place: Celebrate the sweetheart season at the rink’s Valentine’s Day Skate. Tickets are $8 plus $3 for skate rental. Hours are from 5 to 9 p.m.
If you’d like to get a head start on Valentine’s Day, Line Creek Community Center (an indoor rink) is holding a Sweetheart Skate on Tuesday, February 13, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. You’ll get BOGO admission and skate rental. For each non-perishable food item you donate for Harvesters, you’ll also get a raffle ticket to win “date night” prizes.
Tour a winery, brewery, or distillery.
There are a number of places in and around Kansas City where you can go take a tour of a winery, brewery, or distillery. Some offer FREE tastings; others charge a small fee. Some of these places are only open on weekends, and some close at 6 p.m. But others are open on Wednesday night. Make sure you check the company website for hours and tour/tasting times.
Catch an exhibit.
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art has three current exhibits that will be open until 5 p.m. on Valentine’s Day:
- Through the Eyes of Picasso: Tickets are $18; $16 for seniors; FREE for Nelson Friends of Art members.
- Dreams of the Kings: A Jade Suit for Eternity:
- Tickets are $18; $16 for seniors; FREE for Nelson Friends of Art members.
- Eugene Richards: The Run-On of Time: Admission is FREE.
Union Station has a The Art of the Brick exhibition (focused exclusively on the use of LEGO bricks as an art medium) that you can view at 4 p.m. on February 14. Tickets are $15.95.
Don’t forget dinner!
EWe’ve got you covered! Check out our posts on Kansas City Valentine’s Day Restaurant Deals and How to Save on Dining Out in Kansas City. Or have some good old-fashioned barbecue at one of Kansas City’s Best Barbecue Restaurants.