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Patch Picks: Five Great Date Night Destinations

Find your inner cupid in Hudson.

If your last romantic date was more than six months ago for Valentines Day, the time has come to up the ante and take your sweetie out.

The tried and true dinner and a movie

Check showtimes for the to catch the latest flick. (You could even score some extra points and let the lady see a chick flick.) After the movie head over to for a pizza or other meal to get in just a little more time together and talk about the film.

The arts

Have a carefully crafted meal at before trekking a block to the for a show. Also be sure to check out the art gallery around the performance. Bloody Murder will take the stage from Sept. 9-Oct. 2 and Dances Chances Circumstances: The Seven Deadly Sins is in town Aug. 19-21.

Dinner theatre

Boeing-Boeing is opening at St. Croix Off Broadway Dinner Theatre on Sept. 9. Sip on a glass of wine while digging into a caviar or shrimp cocktail appetizer, a dinner of steak or chicken and a dessert. Watch the comedic play about a Parisian architect engaged to three flight attendants.

Chocolate is the way to her heart

Grab a few (or a few pounds) of chocolates, truffles, toffee, nut clusters or other treats at . Being sure to keep them out of the sun, take a stroll around downtown Hudson together. Browse any of the shops before ending the stroll for two in . Take a bench and sit by the riverfront watching anglers, swimmers or boaters as summer winds down.

Picnic for two

Surprise your partner with an understated picnic in the park—pick a park in the city that means something to you or try a new one. has a great swing overlooking the city to watch a sunset. Pack a simple summer meal of lemonade, sub sandwiches, crackers, fresh fruit and veggies. Top it off with a battery-operated speaker and bring an mp3 player to softly serenade your sweetie.

Micheal Foley August 18, 2011 at 09:31 PM
My favorite is a simple trip to Knoke's for an ice cream cone, and a walk through Lakefront Park down the boardwalk.

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