Whether you’re planning a first date or Valentine’s Day with your spouse of 30 years, finding something fresh and romantic to do is difficult. How can you match the date to the amazing person? What will be the most fun for both of you?
All kinds of smart and savvy people come up short when date night rolls around. If you’re in a new relationship, you might not know exactly what will please your partner. If you’ve been with your partner forever, you may feel like you’ve done everything there is to do.
Shared experience makes a great date. Whether your hearts swell together during the crescendo of a live performance or your bodies melt together in a Jacuzzi tub, romance happens when you’re together. These five romantic date ideas offer vastly different ways to experience something truly special together. Beautiful scenery, world-class entertainment and unmatched luxury: these dates will create memories that last.
Channel your creativity at the Ann Arbor Art Center: The Ann Arbor Art Center has been providing art exhibitions and courses in the city for over a century. Though you might think of art class as something you do with kids or big groups, the Ann Arbor Art Center has a whole category of date night art classes. Want to reenact that famous pottery scene from Ghost? Try Date Night on the Wheel. You and your partner have a chance to throw pottery on a wheel, collaborating on a decorative candle stick. While you’re in the building, check out the rotating public exhibitions. Registration for classes is required; learn more at annarborartcenter.org
Catch a show at the Michigan Theater. Designed by Detroit architect Maurice Finkel and opened in 1928, the Michigan Theater is probably the most glamourous movie theater in Michigan. It contains a fully functioning stage, a sizeable orchestra pit, ornate lobbies and an elegant Barton theater organ. The Michigan Theater has one of the most diverse film programs in Michigan, showcasing everything from contemporary indie films to silent classics to foreign documentaries. Its gorgeous interior and large-but-not-overwhelming size also makes it a great place to catch an intimate musical performance or reading. For a full calendar of events, visit michtheater.org
Luxurious staycation at Weber’s Boutique Hotel. Weber’s Ann Arbor elevates every aspect of the typical hotel experience. The modern rooms are outfitted with Simmons Beautyrest Pillow-Top beds, Bluetooth Bose speakers and 300 thread count sheets. Weber’s hotel in Ann Arbor features an indoor saltwater pool, gaming area and nightly live music. The famed Weber’s Restaurant serves delicious Maine lobster and world-renowned cuts of tender prime rib. With an in-house coffee shop, nightclub and bakery, you and your partner can enjoy a full vacation experience without ever leaving the hotel. Up the ante by booking a room with a walk-in rainfall shower or Jacuzzi for two. Weber’s offers spa and dinner packages in addition to classic amenities. Visit their website at webersannarbor.com or call 734-769-2500 to book your stay.
Relaxing with nature at Matthei Botanical Gardens. You and your partner can spend hours walking hand in hand through hundreds of acres of carefully cultivated gardens. Experience the breathtaking Michigan wilderness in the Great Lakes Garden or transport yourself across the world in the Bonsai and Penjing Garden. There are also trails to explore including the Sam Graham Trees Trail, a half-mile journey through three different types of habitat. Open until 4:30pm every day of the week, it’s an obvious choice for a daytime date. However, on Wednesday nights Matthei is open until 8:00pm, and it’s the perfect place to watch the sun set over the city. Learn more about Matthei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum at mbgna.umich.edu
Face a challenge in an escape room. Escape rooms have exploded in popularity over the last few years and it’s no wonder why. Teams of players work together to find clues, solve problems and escape before time expires: it’s like being in a live-action mystery novel where you all get to be the detective! Ann Arbor boasts several highly-rated escape rooms like Decode Ann Arbor, Clueless and Breakout. Starting the night with the adrenaline rush of an escape room is sure to kick things into high gear.
Though romance can happen anywhere, you increase your odds of having a memorable night when you pick one of these five ultra-romantic dates. Let this Valentine’s Day be the best yet with one of Ann Arbor’s most romantic dates.
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