Want to make this Valentine’s Day extra special? Impress your special someone with one of these romantic dates in Detroit.
By Alana Blumenstein
Featured photo via The Apparatus Room
1. Dinner at The Whitney
4421 Woodward Ave., Detroit
Treat your date like royalty on a romantic dinner at The Whitney, a historic mansion and restaurant. And, the night doesn’t have to end there. Once you’ve finished your meal, head upstairs to the Katherine McGregor Dessert Parlor or to the Ghostbar. To make a reservation, click here.
2. Date Night at The Craft Café
The Craft Café Detroit
15641 East Warren Ave., Detroit
Paint with your date at The Craft Café Detroit’s Valentine’s Day event. For $70 per couple, you’ll be given two canvases, food, cocktails and dessert. To buy tickets for this event, click here. For more information on The Craft Café Detroit, click here.
3. Valentine’s Day with the Dave Vassella Quartet
7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
2030 Park Ave., Detroit
Listen to music performed by the Dave Vassella Quartet at the one-and-only Cliff Bell’s. For $20, enjoy a night with lively entertainment and a ‘30s vibe at one of the best jazz clubs in Detroit. To make a reservation, call 313-961-2543. For more information on the event, click here.
4. Valentine’s Day Dinner by Upscale Cuisine
17610 James Couzens Fwy., Detroit
Surround yourselves with good company and fine dining at Upscale Cuisine’s special Valentine’s event. For $70, enjoy a buffet, open bar, DJ and warm atmosphere. To buy your tickets for this event, click here. For more information on the catering and delivery service Upscale Cuisine, click here.
5. Skating at Campus Martius
11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Campus Martius Park
800 Woodward Ave., Detroit
Take your date skating at Campus Martius Park. Enjoy the ice and the winter lights, right in the heart of Detroit. The park also has multiple restaurants, so you can stay and dine afterward. Tickets are $10 each and skates are available to rent for $5. For more information on the park, click here.
6. Valentine’s Day at the DSO
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit
Spend this Valentine’s Day at the DSO, featuring New York City-based jazz vocalist Brianna Thomas. The event is $25 for general admission and $60 for the VIP experience, which includes premium seating and a drink. To buy tickets, click here.
7. Dinner at La Dolce Vita
La Dolce Vita
17546 Woodward Ave., Detroit
8. Village of Love: A Planned Parenthood Benefit
7 p.m. to midnight
1274 Library St., Detroit
Support a good cause this Valentine’s Day at the Village of Love: Planned Parenthood Benefit. The event will feature nine artists, including Anna Burch, Stef Chura and Bevlove. Tickets are $15. To buy tickets, click here. For more information on the event, click here.
9. “The Play That Goes Wrong” at the Fishre Theater
The Fisher Theatre
3011 West Grand Blvd., Detroit
Take your loved one to a night of comedy at the award-winning show, “The Play That Goes Wrong.” Held at the Fisher Theatre, you and your date will be in for a night of laughs. Tickets start at $44. To buy tickets, click here. For more information on the show, visit broadwayindetroit.com.
10. Dinner at The Apparatus Room
The Apparatus Room
250 West Larned St., Detroit
Bring your special someone to The Apparatus Room, a beautiful restaurant known for its iconic cuisine and inviting space. After your meal, explore the artwork outside of the restaurant. Located inside the Detroit Foundation Hotel, the walls throughout the hotel showcase work by Detroit’s best artists. To make a reservation, click here.