Sweetest Day is right around the corner, and we’re sure you’re way ahead of the game on making reservations for a special date night. But you’ve done romantic dinners at restaurants for the past few years, so it’s time to switch things up a bit!

We’ve got some exciting date night ideas for couples in Detroit looking for something unique to do for Sweetest Day. So, get ready to truly impress your date this year with plans at one of these venues.

1.     Belle Isle

Date night on Belle Isle is the perfect way to add a bit of romance to your Sweetest Day. This sprawling urban island has several locations to plan out the perfect evening leading up to one of the most beautiful sights in Detroit.

Start with a tour of Belle Isle in one of Antique Touring’s historic Ford Model A vehicles. Then, split your time watching water spray 125-feet in the air from the James Scott Memorial Fountain, the colorful flora housed in Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory, or even a beach day at Belle Isle Beach.

End the evening with a picnic dinner at Sunset point and share a toast just as the golden sun sets below the Detroit Skyline. 


2.     Picnic at William G. Miliken State Park

The Detroit Riverwalk is sure to be on the top of everyone’s mind for a relaxing evening stroll on Sweetest Day. But if you really want to make it a special holiday there, consider a romantic picnic at William G. Milikin State Park.

William G. Miliken State Park is located on the Riverwalk Marina adjacent to the Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre. Keep it traditional with a basket and checkered blanket laid in the grass with scenic views of the 63-foot tall Milikin State Park Lighthouse against the backdrop of boats docked in the harbor.

3.     IBartend Shake-n-Sip

We can always appreciate a dedicated bartender showing off bottle-flips and pouring gadgets to prepare our drinks. But leave these antics for the professionals and instead plan a date night to IBartend’s Shake-n-Sipevent to pick up the basics on making cocktails.

Spend the evening in this intimate venue designed for limited couples to learn how to bartend. A sparkling glass of Champagne awaits you at the door as you and your partner take you bartending stations equipped with everything you need to make your favorite cocktails.

Shake and move and dance while preparing your cocktails. It’s 90-minutes of fun that gets better with every round of drinks!

4.     Wine Tasting at Detroit Vineyards

While you ease back into crossing off your bucket list wine travel destinations like Italy’s Tuscany Valley or cross-country to California’s Napa Valley, Detroit Vineyards is a place cultivating a local vineyard culture. Its wine tasting experiences are just what you need to make the sparks fly this Sweetest Day.

After more than 60 years, Detroit Vineyards is the first winery to revitalize a void for local Detroit wine-lovers. You can now indulge in the savory local flavors of Michigan-grown grapes and Detroit-based production.

Go for a tour of the Vineyard facilities and end with a sampling of Detroit-made Rosé, Rieslings, and more in the tasting room.

5.     Bed and Breakfast Stay at Cochrane House Luxury Historic Inn

A staycation in Detroit is the perfect way to spend date-night and the Cochrane House Luxury Historic Inncreates the perfect atmosphere for romance in its adult’s only guestrooms.

The Cochrane House Luxury Historic Inn is a black-owned bed and breakfast established in an 18th century mansion just minutes away from Detroit’s theater district. Catch a show and return for a great night’s sleep before waking up to a delicious home-cooked breakfast.

Due to the high demand, the inn is already booked with couples for Sweetest Day 2021, but there’s always next date night! 

When speaking with the sister owners Roderica and Francina James, they state that “we do offer romantic celebration packages. The package includes champagne or wine, balloons, the room decorated with real, fresh rose petals and chocolate covered strawberries. We celebrate love year round.”

6.     Esthi Queen Healing Spa

A couple’s massage is a delightful way to spend date night in Detroit, and Esthi Queen Healing Spa is gearing up for a busy day of pampering, rejuvenation, and beauty.

Esthi Queen Healing Spa appeals to the five senses as you endure a relaxing hour-long massage session with your choice of mini-facial or foot detox. This black-owned beauty spa introduces a unique luxury spa experience in a space permeated with soothing aroma candle scents and complimentary wine during your session. 

7.     Drive-in Movie at the Detroit Ford Wyoming Theater

Nothing says timeless romance more than date night at a drive-in movie theater, and the Detroit Ford Wyoming Theater will create wonderful memories for your Sweetest Day this year.

You’ll immediately feel a sense of nostalgia as you pull into the theater lot past the historic marquee sign ironically showing the names of the latest movies to hit theaters—park at one of five massive screens showing double features all night.

There’s an intermission timed perfectly after the first movie to walk to the concession stand for snacks and returning to your vehicle just as the next film is starting. 

8.     River Cruise with Detroit Sails

As the cruising season nears its end for 2021, there’s still time to enjoy this last bit of nice weather with a cruise on the Detroit River for Sweetest Day. It’s only worth splurging for date night while creating priceless memories on your own chartered boat.

Plan a double date to sail the Detroit River with Detroit Sails, who’s 34-foot long boats comfortably accommodate up to four guests. Sail the Detroit waterfront with a captain so that you can sit back, relax, and enjoy laughter and drinks for a couple of hours on the water.

With just a few days left before Sweetest Day, now is the perfect time to start making plans for date night. But in case your first choice is unavailable for this weekend, there’s plenty of other date nights to try everything out on the list!

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