Ten Date Ideas this Winter in Kansas City
Winter in Kansas City can either be miserable or fantastic depending on the person, or the couple! What better way to spend time than experiencing the season together. Here are some ideas to take full advantage of this Winter in Kansas City and go out on a date. We have ideas for the indoor lovers and the cold embracers, so read on!
1. Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop – Sleigh Ride
Snowy Weekends between December-March; 1200 Kansas City Rd., Olathe, KS
This attraction can only happen if we are blessed with snow this season. If we do get a good amount of snow, Mahaffie Stage Coach Stop & Farm Historic Site will offer horse drawn sleigh rides during weekends! Dress warm and cozy up under a buffalo robe during the rides and then warm up in the cellar of the Mahaffie Farmhouse by drinking hot chocolate. Other activities may include maple syrup demonstrations and tour the Mahaffie house. Cost for all activities is $5/adults!
Phone: (913) 971-5111 to verify
2. Go to the Kansas City Zoo
The Kansas City Zoo is usually considered a summer activity, but our beloved zoo is open year round! Popular winter exhibits are with Berlin, the Polar Bear, and the enormous Helzberg Penguin Plaza that houses tons of penguins, warm and cold!
3. Glaze Your Own Pottery
Paint, Glaze & Fire -12683 Metcalf, Overland Park; Ceramics Café – 9425 Mission Rd., Leawood
Want to build something this snowy season, but don’t want to get your hands cold? How about painting your own pottery or ceramic this winter! Check out either Paint, Glaze & Fire or Ceramics Café, in Overland Park and Leawood respectively. They are paint-your-own-pottery studios where you select a piece to paint!
4. Go to the Library
Woodneath Library, Kansas City Public Library: Plaza, Westport and Waldo Branch & Downtown Public Library.
Avoid the elements even more and cuddle indoors with a great book from or at one of our great public libraries (we do not suggest snuggling in public). The Woodneath public library even has an espresso book machine, where it will bind and print out your book for you! You can always buy your own at Barnes & Noble, but supporting your local library is awesome too!
5. Go Ice Skating
2450 Grand, Kansas City Mo
Open through mid-March; different hours throughout week and holidays (info below).
A very romantic date and in one of the most iconic spots in KC, the Crown Center Ice Terrace, is open for the season. Make sure to go online to see the hours and maybe check out what’s for lunch in the area as well. Don’t worry about shoe size either, they have 15 in men’s and petite for women’s!
For more information and pricing, click here
6. Missouri Maverick’s Game
19100 E Valley View Pkwy, Independence, MO 64055
Hockey season is here and if you are looking for a sports outing, this is your best bet, especially if the elements outside deter you away from a Chief’s game. Following suit with our other winning teams, the Mavericks have made it to the playoffs the last 5 seasons! The Missouri Mav’s next game at home will be in late January, so buy tickets now and reserve your seat for Kansas City’s hockey team.
For more information, click here
7. Take the Polar Plunge
Jan. 30 at Longview Lake locally & Jan. 30 at Shawnee Mission Lake locally
Love the winter and the cold? How about swimming in this weather! Take the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics by raising money and then running into frigid waters. It doesn’t seem like much of a date, but the cause is great. Raise $75 by event day and take your significant other! You can even dress up like the characters from the Titanic movie and reenact the scene! Just don’t draw too much attention to yourself.
Register online here
8. Warmer Waters at CoCo Key Water Resort
9103 E 39th St, Kansas City, MO 64133
Dislike the snowy weather and bitter cold? Stay warm indoors with CoCo Keys Water Resort as you await summer’s return! If you are looking for somewhere a bit more low-key and still pool side, check out our list of indoor pools below to either relax or workout a bit!
9. Discover Da Vinci at the Union Station
Union Station presents Da Vinci: The Exhibition from Oct. 23 to May 1. The showing starts with his beginnings and journeys throughout his life. It would be a great date for discovery and of course getting to see Union Station in all of its grandeur. After the exhibit, go and get some lunch in the area or go Ice Skating right down the street through the Link! Find tickets and show times online through the link below!
10. Go to a Coffee Shop & River Market
412 Delaware St, Kansas City, MO 64105
Looking for a great morning excursion but still want a place to warm up halfway through? Head over to Quay Coffee (pronounced Key) and try their amazing pour over brews as you either sit and drink with your significant other, or take it to go and explore the amazing river market! We suggest trying out Bloom Bakery and getting one of their many delicious confectionaries and baked goods!
We hope some of these ideas you will take to heart and use them for your next exciting date in Kansas City with your significant other. Remember to check times and plan out on drive times to each, and never be discouraged if there are a lot of other people at your date location; these are great ideas and everyone wants to enjoy the season. Have a wonderful Winter!