Planning a double date or group date is like arranging a dinner party. Several date night ideas, posted in Best Date Night Spots In Minnesota, have been updated with group friendly things to do. Hopefully, what’s listed here will eliminate the questions of “What do you want to do?” or “Where are we going?” Just for fun, here are a few date night spots and daytime dating activities your group might want to try.

(credit: Minnesota Music Cafe)

(credit: Minnesota Music Cafe)

Minnesota Music Café
449 Payne Ave.
Saint Paul, MN
(651) 776-4699
www.minnesotamusiccafe.com

At Minnesota Music Café, you can dine and dance to the music of well-known performers and upcoming bands. You and your friends can also wander through a gallery of pop and rock music memorabilia. A popular hangout for groups and couples, the café has happy hour specials Monday thru Friday with food and drink deals. Upcoming music events are always on the calendar.

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Sarello’s Culinary Events & Meeting Center
28 Center Mall Ave.
Moorhead, MN 56560
(218) 287-0238
www.sarellos.com

Maybe something can be said about couples who prepare meals together. They tend to bond more closely. Dining out is fun. But cooking and eating gourmet in swank culinary surroundings doubles the fun on a double date night. At Sarello’s, couples can participate in a group cooking class and enjoy the fruits of their labor with wine tasting. If a cooking class isn’t to your taste, you and your friends can arrange a catered private dinner. Sarello’s also has themed dinner events for group dinner partying.

Wabasha Street Caves, tours, walking,

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Wabasha Street Caves
215 Wabasha St., S.
Saint Paul, MN 55107
(651) 224-1191
www.wabashastreetcaves.com

Romance and adventure go underground at Wabasha Street Caves. The cave can hold up to 200 guests at dinner events. For two couples, this is more than enough room for dining. Swing Night in the caves kicks off every Thursday with a dance lesson before the band strikes up. Before the dance, you and the other couple can take an early evening historic cave tour. There are other days for group cave touring, too.

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Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN 55317
952-934-1500
www.chanhassentheatres.com

Dinner and a movie. Dinner and music. Dinner and theater. All of these are at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres. The theaters feature concerts, comedy, Broadway productions and stage plays. Local talent often joins well-known performers in singing, dancing and acting. The group sales office is open five days per week. The more in your group, the merrier the evening.  

Related: Best First Date Spots In The Twin Cities

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(credit: CBS)

Minneapolis Institute Of Art
2400 Third Ave., S.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 870-3000
www.new.artsmia.org

The beauty of the MIA is that general admission is free if you visit during the day. The MIA also has a café and restaurant full of fresh food and beverages. Specific events require ticket purchases. This year the institute has several scheduled evening events, which include early evening guided tours. Scheduled tours are free to MIA members on certain dates.

Minnehaha Regional Park
4801 S. Minnehaha Drive
Minneapolis, MN 55417
(612) 230-6400
www.minneapolisparks.org

This beautiful regional park, with its iconic giant waterfall, is a wonderful place to visit all year. The park has a picnic area, bandstand, biking path, walking path, disc golf course, playground, wading pool and public art. During the summer, visitors can enjoy free music and movies. It’s a wonderfully inexpensive way for one or more couples to spend a day or evening.

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Linda Cameron has written home design, home improvement and lifestyle articles for The Boston Globe and City Shopper Magazine. She has related interests in the building industry, travel, real estate and financing. She is a contributor to Examiner, House Spot, Techsling and Behance, covering topics on career, people, businesses, education and technology.