On Jan. 5, 2024, Visit Wichita is launching a Valentine’s Day getaway – the Great Wichita Romantic Getaway – just in time for the holiday. One lucky couple will be gifted a romantic getaway from Visit Wichita – complete with complimentary accommodations, horseback riding and dinner at Diamond Springs Ranch and a variety of other experiences. The contest kicks off today and runs through Feb. 14, 2024. A winner will be selected on or about Valentine’s Day.
To be eligible for a chance to win the getaway package, participants must complete the entry form at VisitWichita.com/giveaway or enter on Visit Wichita's social media channels (Facebook or Instagram). One name will be drawn from those who enter as the winner of the getaway. Full details can be found here.
Ideas for spending Valentine’s Day in Wichita
As the Heart of the Country, love is always in the air in Wichita. It’s the perfect place to find lovey-dovey experiences – both traditional and a little out of the ordinary. From splurging on an upscale dinner for two to vibrant night life, there’s plenty of Valentine’s Day fun for everyone in Wichita.
Date-goers looking for a Valentine’s Day experience will find much to desire in Wichita. Local retail shops such as Aspen Boutique, Bungalow 26 and Uniquities Home offer hours of shopping. There are also lots of options for couples at local museums and attractions:
- Take your darling to a place of fun and games at Exploration Place and join in a weekly Parkrun to really get your heart racing.
- Other area attractions like Botanica Wichita and Sedgwick County Zoo are just as fun for adults as they are for kids.
- Impress your date with a one-of-a-kind animal encounter at Tanganyika Wildlife Park by booking one of their Winter Animal Experiences.
- Make your way to the magnificent suspension bridge over the Arkansas River to explore the Keeper of the Plains Plaza.
- Sit back and take in live entertainment at local theatres like Roxy’s Downtown and Mosley Street Melodrama.
If your sweetheart has a sweet tooth, make sure to stop by local shops Bakesale Treat Parlor, Cocoa Dolce Artisan Chocolates (east, west and downtown) and Nifty Nut House for a scrumptious selection of fine chocolates, fancy candies, gourmet nut mixes and more. Another fun and a delightfully sweet option to try is the tableside s’mores at Wine Dive + Kitchen.
Have a romantic movie night at home planned? Swing by Kernel’s Popcorn Express or one of The Popcorner’s two locations (east and west) for dozens of unique popcorn varieties, decadent fudge and other sweet treats to enjoy together. Or swing by one of three Andy’s Frozen Custard locations (College Hill, east and west) to end the night with fresh frozen custard. Find more sweets and romantic drinks spots. Plus, there’s no better place to wine and dine your date than at one of the many upscale restaurants in Kansas’ largest city.
For those that don’t want to do the same ole, same ole, Wichita has plenty of offbeat date options. From throwing blades at Axe to Grind or Blade & Timber to teeing off at the newly-opened Topgolf Wichita, the city has a variety of experience for those wanting to try something new for Valentine’s Day.
About Visit Wichita
Visit Wichita markets the greater Wichita area and advocates for the city as a destination, increasing travel and tourism as a key economic driver for the city, county, region and state. Visit Wichita is led by President and CEO Susie Santo, and in 2022 travel and tourism contributed more than $1.5 billion in economic impact to the greater Wichita area.