Some of us are better than others at planning the perfect date. Doesn’t mean you’re any less romantic or sentimental, it may just mean you need a little help nailing down the details. That’s what themed itineraries are for. So, in the spirit of coupledom, here are five “perfect date” ideas for Wisconsin Dells.
Start out with a hike at Devil’s Lake State Park and snap a selfie at the top of a bluff. Or rent a kayak for two at Mirror Lake State Park: Boat & Kayak Rental. Follow that with a boat tour of the upper dells of the Wisconsin River, knowingly pointing out Romance Cliff. Finish up with pasta at Sarento’s Restaurant (you earned it with all that exercise and fresh air) and ask the piano player there to play your song. Then retreat to your campsite for some star-gazing.
This is a dinner-and-a-show kind of night. Get tickets for a top-name act at Ho-Chunk Gaming, Wisconsin Dells or Crystal Grand Music Theatre. A country performer is a sure bet for some love songs to melt hearts. Before the show, have dinner at House of Embers and ask for the two-person Omar Shariff room, site to more than 500 marriage proposals, or at Ishnala Supper Club where corner table #15 is worth the wait for the view of Mirror Lake. After the show, go for high-energy dancing at The Reef, or a quiet nightcap at Del-Bar or Field’s at the Wilderness.
Nothing more romantic for foodies than a winery tour. If you have time, visit a trio of wineries: Wollersheim Winery & Distillery, Fawn Creek Winery and Baraboo Bluff Winery. Keep an eye out for the schedule at Dells Trolley Tours. If you time your visit right, you might be able to catch their winery tour. If you’re more into microbrews than wines, there’s Moosejaw Pizza & Dells Brewing Co., or Port Huron Brewing Company. End the day at High Rock Café – ask for a table on the second floor for a great view of downtown Dells. Or go for the Wisconsin River view at the elegant Kaminski’s Chop House at Chula Vista Resort.
Focus only on each other with an escape from the real world. Get the pro treatment with a round of golf at one of the championship golf courses in the Dells – there’s Wild Rock, Trappers Turn and Christmas Mountain Village™ Golf Course. Book side-by-side massages in one of the Spa Together rooms at Sundara Inn & Spa and linger at the heated outdoor infinity pool after. Stay at a secluded B&B like Bowman’s Oak Hill Bed & Breakfast, LLC where they have an airstream trailer with private covered deck where you’ll find side-by-side vintage claw foot soaking tubs.
They are for couples in love too! Reserve a cabana, then play to your heart’s content. On dry land, go go-karting, ziplining and roller coaster riding. Or snow tubing in the winter. For a little friendly competition, there’s always bowling and laser tag.