Whether you’re planning a first date, or taking your sweetheart out for the 1,000th time, the Ann Arbor area has some unique date options to consider. Read on to discover unique date ideas for each day of the week.  

the arboretum

Keep it classic -  Dinner and a movie are a date night staple, and if that’s your go-to, Ann Arbor is a great place to make an “ordinary” date extraordinary! Plan for dinner at Mani Osteria for mouthwatering Italian dishes, then head over to the historic State Theatre or Michigan Theater for a movie or live show. 

State Theatre

Monday – Plan your escape! Work together to figure out the clues and get past the obstacles at Breakout Escape Rooms.  

Tuesday – Test your knowledge with Triva Night at Haymaker Public House! Not only will you have a blast playing the game, but Haymaker also has a massive soft pretzel with cheese you can share. 

Wednesday – Take a trip to London right here in Ann Arbor! 1923 Bustaurant is a genuine English double decker bus serving up fantastic tacos for you and your sweetie.  

Thursday – Test your skills with a visit to Axe Ventura! An instructor will help you throw axes safely and introduce games for a little healthy competition.  

Date at Axe Ventura

Friday – Get dressed to the nines and grab cocktails at Aventura before dancing the night away at Necto’s Pride Night! Continuously running since 1984, it’s THE place to be on Friday nights.  


Saturday – Spend the day in Ann Arbor. Start at the farmer’s market and pick up fresh coffee, pastries, and produce. Make your way to Zingerman’s Deli for lunch (you can order online and browse Kerrytown Shops while you wait!). Head to the Arboretum for an afternoon exploring trails or find a quiet spot to chill and spend some quality time together.  

Zingerman's Deli

Sunday – We recommend starting Sunday with a relaxing brunch. It’ll be tough to choose where to go, from Common Grill in Chelsea, Salt Springs Brewery in Saline, The Bomber in Ypsilanti, and Sava, The Jagged Fork, and Stray Hen Cafe in Ann Arbor, and many more. You may have to make this a standing date to try all the fantastic brunch places in the Ann Arbor area! 

Stray hen cafe brunch

We hope this inspires some epic dates with your person.  

Have a great date idea in the Ann Arbor area? Tell us about it in the comments! 


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