TripAdvisor calls Grand Rapids an “incredibly romantic getaway” – and specifically mentions Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park and the Beer City Ale Trail as great diversions for couples. More romantic inspirations:
Snowshoe with your Sweetie at Blandford Nature Center – it’s a candlelit hike through snowy woods, followed by a bonfire, chocolate and wine. Feb. 13-15.
Long Road Distillers presents Valentine’s Cocktails, Chocolate and Spirit Tasting in conjunction with MoKAYA chocolate boutique. Feb. 14.
Love on Ice, part of downtown’s World of Winter Festival, offers 2-for-1 ice skating and FREE professional photographs in front of an interactive installation. Feb. 14.
Valent-ICE, also part of World of Winter, invites you to stroll arm in arm to view 50+ awesome ice sculptures throughout downtown. Feb. 14-21.
Grand Rapids Ballet presents Eternal Desire, exploring timeless themes of love and desire through the powerful medium of dance. Feb. 14-17.
Check out our recommendations for Romantic Restaurants, Romantic B&Bs and Romantic Hot Spots.
Make an overnight of it – enjoy special couples-themed perks at area hotels:
Search our Restaurant Guide by cuisine and location to find the perfect spot for a memorable meal.
Say it with love – make a trip to Love’s Ice Cream and Chocolate in the Downtown Market for organic treats made with locally sourced ingredients.
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.
Valentine’s Day Macarons at Sur La Table will teach you all you need to know to create these delectable French desserts. Feb. 14.
Take a Food/Beer Pairing Tour of Harmony Hall, Creston Brewery and City Built Brewing Co. – transportation and behind-the-scenes access included. Feb. 14.
Sample the city’s wine scene on “A Taste of Culture” Dinner Wine Tour – you’ll visit Forty Acres Soul Kitchen, St. Julian Winery/Flo’s Ristorante and House of Wine. Feb. 14 & 15.
That’s Amore: A Romantic Evening in Italy is a hands-on Cooking class at Downtown Market Grand Rapids – among other things, you’ll make ravioli from scratch. Feb. 13-15.
Sweet Little Thing: A Valentine’s Cookie Pop-Up Shop in the Uptown neighborhood offers an assortment of cookies from Honey Bales Bakery – and classes in making your own cookies. Feb. 13-15.
See contemporary bluegrass band Full Cord live in concert at Founders Brewing Co. Feb. 14.
Head to The B.O.B. (Big Old Building) for your pick of shows on Feb. 14:
Attend a love-fueled show at The Pyramid Scheme:
Relive your high school glory days at the Love Struck 80s Prom featuring the band Sixteen Candles – it’s at 20 Monroe Live Feb. 14.
Have a laugh at The Comedy Project – attend their Greatest Bits Sketch Revue Show (8 pm) and/or the BattleBots Improv Comedy Show (10 pm). Feb. 14.
Check out the Grand Rapids Symphony production of Schubert’s “Great” at DeVos Performance Hall. Feb. 14 & 15.
Cheer on the Grand Rapids Griffins hockey team at Van Andel Arena – it’s college night, so students can enjoy a cheap date! Feb. 14.
Attend the 21st Annual WYCE Jammie Awards at The Intersection – you’ll see 20+ Michigan bands on three stages, plus awards presentations. Feb. 14.
Prove your love by attending the 2020 West Michigan Golf Show with a links-obsessed significant other. Feb. 14-16.
Extend your V-Day celebration into the weekend – see country superstar Luke Combs at Van Andel Arena Feb. 15.
Close out Valentine’s weekend at Taste of Soul Sunday, a celebration of African American culture, history, music and food Grand Rapids Public Library. Feb. 16.