Love it or hate it – Valentine’s Day is a good excuse to spice up the winter season. Here's a roundup of some favorite winter date night ideas to spoil the one you love.  This list fits everyone’s style (and pocketbook). Scroll through to jump start your own Overland Park Valentine’s Day itinerary. 

For the hopeless romantics 

Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art 

This gem of a museum in Overland Park gives you an opportunity to flex your creative side as you pursue the artwork. Share your take on what the artist is trying to say as you move from room to room. The Nerman has one of the internationally acclaimed collections of art and holds its own among other highly recognized museums like MOMA and the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin. Grab a coffee at Cafe Tempo after your art-venture! And best of all, this museum is FREE.  

Dinner at J. Gilbert’s Wood-Fired Steaks and Seafood

For the competitive couple  

Cardboard Corner Cafe  

If you don't have a collection of board games in your closet at home (or even if you do), Cardboard Cafe is the perfect place to gather your friends and get your game on. With over 200 games to choose from, there's a game for everyone and every genre. Epic strategy games to quick board games to card games. Cocktails, wine and coffee beverages are on the menu as well as specialty waffles. Savory or sweet, the waffles hit the spot. We tried the s'more waffle - toasted marshmallow, chocolate chips paired with the savory waffle was a delicious sweet treat that I'm still thinking about. Games are free to play with a purchase. It's an inexpensive way to have a great date night.  

Dinner at Chicken N Pickle

For the foodie couple 

Veritas Whiskey & Wine 

A wine bar is a sexy and romantic way to snuggle up with your date and Veritas is just the ticket if you've got a case of cabin fever. Charcuterie boards, burgers, salads and even paella are part of their extensive menu as well as craft cocktails and of course, wine and whiskey. We recommend their Fresh Burrata, Shrimp Ceviche and the Blackened Steak Salad. Located in Prairiefire, it's easy to pair wine and dinner with bowling, a movie or a little shopping across the street.  

Nightcap at Wine Bunker

For the night owl couple  

Tequila Flats and Guitars & Cadillacs 

If you're feeling a sit-down vibe, mosey on over to Tequila Flats, a dueling piano bar, where you can make song requests and get engaged with the performers. If you want to kick it up a notch, next door is Guitars & Cadillacs where they pride themselves on offering top-notch country music and a "rockin roadhouse atmosphere." Check out their websites for a list of their weekly bands, upcoming events and daily specials. Guitars & Cadillacs and Tequila Flats are open until midnight. If you're a night owl, made sure to grab dinner beforehand!

Dinner at Hot Basil Thai

For a Double-Date 


We all know about escape rooms but what about game rooms? BRKTHROUGH offers a social gaming experience unlike anywhere else. Games are designed for teams of two to four players so this is a perfect opportunity for a double date. With 22,000 square feet of space and over 35 immersive rooms testing your mental and physical skills, you won't ever have the same date again! And while you're there, be sure to enjoy the self-pour tap wall with a curated list of 20 craft beers, ciders, and wine, plus the restaurant serving a delicious shareable menu. Get to know your partner in a whole new light as you work together to solve challenges together. Check out their self-pour tap with 20 different wines and beer to quench your thirst.  

Dinner at Nick & Jake’s 

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