Whether you're a local seeking fresh inspiration or a visitor eager to explore the hidden gems, this blog is your guide to unforgettable dates. Brace yourselves for a blend of romantic hideaways, adrenaline-pumping adventures, and cultural delights that will make your hearts flutter. 


Outdoor Adventures:

1. Ski Granite Peak

Couple on Chairlift

Hit the slopes at Granite Peak, where you'll find the perfect blend of adventure and romance. Whether you're seasoned skiers or beginners, the scenic runs and crisp winter air create an atmosphere that's perfect for carving some memories together. 


2. Snowshoe Stroll at Dells of Eau Claire
Snowshoe by Candlelight

For a quieter but equally captivating outdoor experience, embark on a snowshoeing adventure at The Dells of Eau Claire. The snow-covered trails beside running waterfalls offer a serene backdrop for hand-in-hand strolls through the winter wonderland. Or double points if you can find an organized snowshoe event by candlelight!


3. Ice Skate in the Heart of Downtown

Couple holding hands ice skating

Experience the magic of winter on the ice at Wausau's iconic 400 Block. Lace up your skates and glide hand in hand with your special someone in the heart of downtown Wausau. The 400 Block transforms into a winter wonderland, offering the perfect setting for a romantic ice-skating adventure.


Indoor Escapes:

1. Artistic Flair at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Winter

Immerse yourselves in the world of art at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. The captivating exhibits and cozy ambiance make it an ideal spot for a date filled with creativity and inspiration.


2. Elevate Your Date Night at The Grand 

the grand theater

Step into the elegance of this historic venue, where each visit promises an enchanting one. From Broadway hits to intimate performances, the Grand Theater sets the stage for a night of shared laughter, awe, and applause. 


3. Private Pottery Class at Clay Corner Studio

Clay Corner Studio

Unleash your creativity together with a private pottery class at Clay Corner Studio. Mold and shape your own masterpieces under the guidance of skilled instructors, creating tangible memories that will last long after the winter season.


A Blend of Romance and Culture:

1. Sunset Views at Rib Mountain Overlook

For a classic romantic date, drive up to Rib Mountain Overlook and witness a breathtaking sunset. The panoramic views of the surrounding landscape create a picturesque setting for an intimate moment with your special someone.


2. Moonlit Sleigh Ride at Willow Springs Garden

Willow Springs Sleigh Ride

Experience the magic of a moonlit sleigh ride at Willow Springs Garden. Snuggle up under warm blankets as you glide through the winter landscape, with the moonlight casting a romantic glow on the snow-covered surroundings.


So, whether you're craving outdoor thrills, cultural exploration, or a cozy indoor retreat, Wausau and its neighboring gems have something special in store for your winter date night. Embrace the magic, make memories, and let the romance unfold in this winter wonderland!