Whether you’re spending your honeymoon near Detroit or you are just taking a day trip to explore, there are plenty of places to satisfy your wanderlust. No matter what your interests are, you are sure to find a great new date spot in Michigan’s Motor City.
Detroit Institute of Arts
If you and your sweetheart love strolling through museums, Detroit has a perfect date spot for you. The Detroit Institute of Arts contains over 65,000 works of art, ranging from ancient to contemporary. Get in on the guided tours available every day Tuesday through Sunday at 1 pm, or just wander at your own pace. If you’re a pair of film enthusiasts, you’ll also want to check out the historic theater located in the museum where international movies are shown every Friday night.
The Inn on Ferry Street
If you’re looking for a taste of history, this cozy bed and breakfast is a great place to go. Comprised of four Victorian mansions, each room in the Inn is stuffed with unique and charming historical details. The amenities include a valet service and complimentary shuttle service to and from the Inn within a five-mile radius, perfect for if you’re doing a little bit of exploring in the area.
Whether you’re looking for a standard favorite cocktail or something more unique and complicated, visiting Standby is a great option for getting a few drinks with your one and only. After you finish your cocktails, you can meander down the Belt, the alley on which Standby is situated. And who knows–this Detroit destination might become a standby on your list for great date night drinks!
Described as a “culturally redefined alley in the heart of downtown Detroit”, the Belt is the perfect place to stroll when you’re done with your adventures on the town. Murals fill the walls on both sides of this public art space, giving you a chance to slow down and take it all in.
Belle Isle Park
When you’re in the Great Lakes State, you won’t want to leave without spending some time by the water. Take a walk across the MacArthur bridge and spend some time in nature on the island, which houses a park, an aquarium, and several other conservation-minded attractions. Belle Isle located in the Detroit River between the U. S. and Canada, making for scenic views you won’t soon forget. And as if that weren’t romantic enough, the island is home to jazz concerts on some summer nights.
Speaking of music, Detroit is known for its musical history. Throughout the years, it has been the starting place of diverse genres of music and countless artists. If you are a music-loving couple, why not try listening to someone new at El Club? While national bands are usually the ones playing shows there, established local musicians also frequent the stage. With shows going on almost every night, you’re sure to catch a new earworm.
El Club Pizza
If you and your date are looking to grab a slice, El Club Pizza (formerly known as Pepe Z) has all the old favorites and some unique flavors too, such as the intriguing W. Vernon Taco Truck pizza. This pizza joint is located inside El Club, so it’s a perfect place for a late dinner after a show (they’re open until 1 a.m.). And don’t let dietary restrictions stop you–several of El Club’s pizzas can be made gluten-free, vegan, or vegetarian.
John K. King Used & Rare Books
If you and your SO are of a literary bent, you’ll go crazy for Michigan’s largest bookstore. Once the Michigan Theatre Building, this monstrous bookstore boasts four floors of books–in fact, they claim to have one million in stock. There is a rare book room with several one-of-a-kinds finds and many beautiful first editions. This unique spot is sure to make your list for the best bookstore dates ever.
Batch Brewing Company
Michigan has been exploding with new breweries during the recent craft beer revolution, so any trip to Detroit wouldn’t be complete without getting a taste of the city in one of its breweries. Batch Brewing Company was started and is still run by two best friends who put equal effort into both the food and the drink aspects of their brewery. Batch also serves a hearty Sunday brunch with the menu items always changing.
After a night out in Michigan’s biggest and busiest city, you two might wake up looking for a slow morning and strong coffee. If that’s the case, why not visit this friendly little coffee shop? They make their coffee creations with beans ground in-house, and many reviewers call Anthology the home of the best coffee in Detroit.
Whether you end up visiting just one of these Detroit destinations or all ten, your married adventures will be off to a great start in Motor City. With all the attractions the city has to offer, you’re bound to discover many more places on your own as well!