Valentine’s Day Date Ideas for Metro Detroit Couples

Plan a unique experience with these date options that will help you celebrate each other this Valentine’s Day.

Taking the extra time to plan a special experience for your significant other on Valentine’s Day can be more meaningful than a new necklace or a bottle of wine in a gift bag. 

This Valentine’s Day, switch up your go-to date night spot, make a date out of cooking together at home or gift unique jewelry that surpasses your beloved’s expectations. Read on for our top picks. 

Couples sauna experience 

If you already have dinner plans for Valentine’s Day, extend the celebration with a sauna experience for two the next morning. Metaphysica  in Corktown offers secluded saunas for two people, just be sure to book in advance. 

Cook a new meal for each other

Choose a recipe together then visit the grocery to stock up on ingredients. Western Market in Ferndale has a stellar spice collection. Plus, a staff member is typically available to help customers pick the right bottle of wine to pair with dinner. 

Unwind with a yoga class 

Citizen Yoga, with locations in Bloomfield, Royal Oak and Detroit, has yoga classes at different times throughout the day on Feb. 14. 

Catch a movie at a new cinema

Switch up the cinema to make your outing feel new and special. Try out Cinema Detroit, The Maple Theater, The Detroit Film Theater or The State Theater in Ann Arbor. Make a game of seeing how many Oscar nominated films you can find before the big awards night in March. 

Vino for Valentine’s 

Visit a wine shop and grab a glass while you’re there, too. While popular wine spots MotorCity Wine and Ladder 4 are closed on Tuesdays, Ann Arbor’s York and Detroit’s The Royce, House of Pure Vin and Cata Vino are open for business on Valentine’s Day this year. 

Link up with a forever bracelet 

Put a fun spin on gifting jewelry on Valentine’s Day with a forever bracelet. The chain is welded together, so the piece is forever on your loved one. Local business Everlasting Links has pop-up events in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor. 

Extend dry January 

Valentine’s Day is often celebrated with a glass of wine or fancy cocktail, but those who don’t want to partake can celebrate with their own non-alcoholic spirits. Try Wright & Company for a full spread of colorful and nuanced V-Day NAs or Dragonfly’s array of low-ABV and non alcoholic options. 

Wander the stacks 

For bookish couples, stop by two great bookstores in metro Detroit: Source Booksellers and Book Beat. Or, spend some time at your local library, searching through the stacks together. 

See a concert together

This year, options for a Valentine’s Day show include The White Buffalo at El Club, Alter Bridge at the Fillmore, Bruce Cockburn at the Royal Oak Music Theatre and the special Valentine’s Day event My Folky Valentine at The Ark in Ann Arbor.


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Amanda Rahn
Amanda Rahn
Amanda Rahn is a freelance journalist, copy editor and proud Detroiter. She is a graduate of Wayne State University’s journalism school and of the Columbia Publishing Course at Oxford University. Amanda is a lover of translated contemporary fiction, wines from Jura and her dog, Lottie.

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