ROMANCE IN RIVER CITY
Need a getaway with your special someone? Look no further than Mason City! Enjoy romantic dining, scenic walks, and cozy places to stay.
Stroll hand in hand as you explore the Downtown District on a walking tour of the the River City Sculptures on Parade. The outdoor exhibit of more than 40 sculptures features works from artists around the country.
Reminisce the romance of The Music Man while exploring The Music Man Square and Meredith Willson Boyhood Home. You may even find yourselves dancing down the 1912 Streetscape (a replica of the Warner Bros. movie set) to beloved favorites such as Til There Was You, My White Knight, and It’s You.
ROMANCE IS IN (THE FRESH) AIR
Lime Creek Nature Center : Explore the beauty of nature with someone you love. The Center offers over nine miles of trails through prairie, forest and wetland habitat provide a great opportunity to relax, recharge, and reconnect. Virtual geocaching is available; for landmark coordinates call or visit website.
The Music Man Footbridge : Named in honor of Meredith Willson, Mason City native and internationally renowned composer, this bridge spans across Willow Creek and is featured on the Prairie School Architectural Tour / Historical Walking Tour. Take a stroll across it and admire the beautiful scenery.
East Park : Take a stroll through Mason City’s East Park. Explore the scenic gardens and flowing river. Several shelter houses and gazebo make for great picnic spots! Be sure to snap a “couple selfie” by the heart-shaped rock!
Hit the links and create some memories. Whether you are looking for nine holes or 18, Mason City offers it all. Highland Park Golf Course is an 18-hole public course located on the north side of town. Pine Creek Golf Club is a 9-hole public course located off of Highway 65 North. North Iowa Golf offers a driving range, mini golf and instruction for those who are interested in learning the game.
A romantic date night starts with the right restaurant. Exquisite food and romantic settings can be found at several Mason City establishments including:
Prime & Wine : Enjoy a romantic night with a bottle of wine and a dinner sure to please. Choose from steak, pastas, sandwiches, fish, salads, soups, and more.
The Quarry : Enjoy a romantic dinner outdoors on the Plaza or a cozy corner inside. Choose from fresh seafood, salads, pasta, steak, sandwiches and more.
Northwestern Steakhouse : Named the “Most Iconic Steakhouse in Iowa!” Famous for our Greek-style & American steaks. Don’t forget a side of spaghetti!
1910 Grille : Enjoy fine dining with a modern flair, surrounded by vintage beauty of Prairie School design.
DATE NIGHT ENTERTAINMENT
Looking for entertainment? Check out the NIACC Performing Arts Series. Throughout the year the series presents a vast variety of Broadway musicals, concerts, plays, comedians and more. Check out their calendar to see what is happening when you are in town.
Performances at the Mason City Community Theatre are sure to entertain!
Leave your cares behind, because this weekend is all about the two of you.