Ditch the Dinner – 8 Things To Do for Valentine’s Day

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1. Ice Skating at Campus Martius

Enjoy a night of ice skating hand-in-hand with your Valentine under a million twinkling lights in the festive and beautiful Campus Martius park in Downtown Detroit. Afterwards get cozy by a fire and indulge in a a cup of hot chocolate while indulging in each other. For hours and pricing visit http://www.campusmartiuspark.org/Sightseeing/The-Rink

2. The Dirty Show

Surprise your Valentine with an unordinary date night by attending The Dirty Show, an erotic, and very popular, art exhibition that features quality, erotic works of art from all over the world. Complete with a burlesque show, local food and drink vendors, and much more, this date night will definitely entice your Valentine’s curiosity. For more information as well as ticket pricing and purchasing visit http://www.dirtydetroit.com/

3. Visit an Art Museum

Spend your Valentine’s Day with your loved one browsing the historic halls of the Detroit Institute of Arts or the modern day beauty found inside of the Museum of Contemporary Art. Check out some Mowtown legacy at the Motown Museum or explore local talent at the Detroit Artists Market. For a full listing of art galleries and museums in Detroit, visit http://www.artdetroitnow.com/galleries-and-museums/

4. Catch a Comedy Show

Do you are your Valentine like to laugh? Then spending your night cracking up at a comedy show is a no-brainer. Browse Groupon to snag a sweet deal, or attend The Music Hall's Valentine's Comedy Explosion in downtown Detroit on February 14th! Can't wait? Catch Katt Williams at Joe Louis Arena on February 11th and have an entertaining and hilarious Valentine's Day.

5. Take a Cooking Class

Instead of going the traditional route of going out to dinner on Valentines Day, do something untraditional by cooking your own dinner with your Valentine this year. Cooking classes are available at Sur La Table in Novi, where they provide you and your Valentine with everything you need for a romantic night of cooking, eating, and having fun! Sign up for their special Valentine’s Day courses here http://www.surlatable.com/browse/storeCalendar.jsp?storeId=134&&offset=1#calendar


6. Painting with a Twist

Step out of your comfort zone and try something new and fun with your Valentine this year like Painting with a Twist. With locations all around metro Detroit, all you have to do is pick your spot, bring your favorite bottle of wine, grab your beau, and sip and paint the night away! For a full list of locations and classes visit http://www.paintingwithatwist.com/


7. Explore Local Breweries

If you and your Valentine are beer lovers then we suggest spending your Valentine’s Day exploring one, two, or a bunch of local breweries, by Uber of course. Hit up Atwater Brewery in Downtown Detroit or Jolly Pumpkin Brewery in Ann Arbor. Feeling adventurous? Take a mini vacay out to the west side of the state and explore New Holland Brewery or Odd Side Ales Brewery. For a full list of Michigan breweries and to find one near you visit http://www.mibeer.com/find-mi-beer

8. Watch a Movie at a Drive-In Theatre

Open Friday through Sunday, enjoy a movie in a unique, old fashioned way with your Valentine this year at the Ford Wyoming Drive In Theatre in Dearborn. In car heaters are available for use to stay cozy and warm. Stock up on blankets, snacks, and beverages and enjoy a good movie from your car, snuggled up next to your Valentine. For showtimes visit http://www.forddrivein.com/

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