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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