Love will always find a way – and Grand Rapids will always find many ways to help you celebrate love, even on a Valentine’s Day like no other. Surprise your sweetheart with a memorable date. Spend the day enjoying your family. Or meet friends downtown for some socially distanced bonding time. Show your love safely this Valentine’s Day!

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Although I’m a relative newcomer to Grand Rapids, I am still a Midwesterner and I can tell you we’re a practical bunch. Case in point: winter. Midwesterners make the best of this season with festivals, outdoor adventures, and warming food. And while I am likely biased, if you’re…

Romantic Dining

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Feast of Love

Restaurants are back open for indoor dining just in time for V-Day! Capacities are limited, so check in advance, you may need to make reservations. Even better – celebrate Valentine’s before or after the weekend, when fewer people will be dining out. Search our restaurant listing by location and cuisine to fine one that makes your heart go pitter-patter.

Many local restaurants continue to offer outdoor dining as an option, on heated patios, in heated domes and at fireside tables. (How romantic!) Again, space is limited, so check in advance.

Keep in mind that many restaurants are also offering carryout and delivery service, just in case you want to treat your sweetheart or your family to fabulous dinner (and you don’t want to fix it yourself).

Does your sweetheart have a sweet tooth? Shop Kilwin’s, MoKAYA and Sweetland Candies for a delectable assortment of locally handcrafted chocolates.

Are you in love with a beer lover? Download the Beer City Brewsader® app and earn a free t-shirt by visiting just eight of 45+ local breweries.

Say it with love – make a trip to Love’s Ice Cream and Chocolate in the Downtown Market Grand Rapids for organic treats made with locally sourced ingredients.

They say French is the language of love – so you can’t go wrong with the Parisian delights at Le Bon Macaron and Brown Butter Creperie and Café.

Date Ideas

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It's a Date

Valent-ICE is a World of Winter gallery of 80+ ice sculptures in downtown GR – plot your own path or take a guided tour to learn the backstories of each sculpture. Feb. 11-14.

Movie theatres are open! See your favorite stars back on the big screen at Celebration! Cinema Studio Park (downtown), Celebration! Cinema North & IMAX Theatre (northeast), Celebration! Cinema Rivertown (southwest) or AMC Star Grand Rapids 18 (northwest).

Love on the Run (or Walk)

Take part in the Valentine’s Dash 5K to explore a combination of trails and paved pathways in two Kentwood parks. Feb.12.

Work off some of those Valentine sweets on The Chilly Challenge – a FREE walking tour through downtown GR spotlighting the Heartside neighborhood.

Make your heart pound – go skiing, snowboarding, snowtubing, snowshoeing, or fat tire biking with your sweetie. You can even rent gear!

Romantic Night In

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Valentine's Weekend Events

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Keep checking back as more Valentine's Day events are added.

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Grand Rapids named an Incredibly Romantic Midwest Getaway
- TripAdvisor, April 2019