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Date Nights

Itinerary Ideas: Romantic Getaway

Day 1

Everyone defines romance differently, but there are plenty of options to help heat things up with your special someone in the Ann Arbor area. Enjoy your romantic vacation by staying overnight at The Kensington Hotel with their romance package, including a bottle of champagne and special amenities. Browse nearby hotels offering special packages by clicking here. Get things cooking with the help of this weekend itinerary! 

Two Coffees To-Go

Begin your Ann Arbor getaway by ordering up two cups of fresh coffee Vertex Coffee Roasters or RoosRoast before exploring around town. We recommend Roos' Lobster Butter Love! Browse coffee shops here.

Date at the Movies

The Michigan Theater & State Theatre are known for offering unique, independent and interesting films that are sure to inspire a fun-filled date night in the Ann Arbor area.

Wine-Lovers Rejoice

Vinology is the perfect spot to chat over a glass of your favorite vino. It’s a cozy wine bar serving wines from all over the world, in a perfect downtown Ann Arbor location. For a more budget-friendly option without compromising the romantic vibe, check out The Cellar Wine Bar beneath Grizzly Peak Brewing Company.

Sharing is Caring

Sharing tapas and other small plates over candlelight and great wine is what Aventura does best. This Spanish and Italian inspired eatery is the ultimate in romantic dining. Browse Ann Arbor area fine dining here.

Lock Lips at a Legend

For years, the legend has said that if you kiss your sweetie under the arch at the Engineering School, you’ll marry that person. Seal the deal with a smooch in this picturesque spot!

Day 2

Savor Sava’s

One of Ann Arbor’s most beloved restaurants is the bright and airy Sava’s – where you can split a generous Belgian Waffle, Mediterranean Eggs, Puffed French Toast and more. A Grapefruit Mimosa or Cucumber-Dill Bloody Mary makes a great accompaniment! View more Ann Arbor area restaurants here.

Tour the Town

Ann Arbor is a lovely, walkable town for strolling hand-in-hand. Check out the Historic West Side, where beautiful and expansive homes are nestled on tree-lined streets. Stroll the city's downtown districts for a diversified range of businesses within the downtown area.

Romantic Relaxation

Enjoy the ultimate experience of relaxation in an Ann Arbor area spa, such as a couple’s massage at LaVida Massage or Hand & Stone.

Dive into Nature

Explore one of the most beautiful landscapes in the region at The Arb with sight-seeing peonies and views of the Huron River, and providing nearly 3.5 miles of nature trails to wander. View more parks and gardens here.

Dinner & Live Music

Looking for fine dining and entertainment on your romantic evening? Book a reservation at the stylish live music lounge, Blue Llama Jazz Club, to enjoy dinner and live performances from world-famous and award-winning musicians. Enjoy their Chef’s Tasting Menu that includes a three-course serving to indulge and satisfy your tastebuds. Browse Ann Arbor area nightlife.

The Sweet Life

La Dolce Vita – literally translated to “The Sweet Life” is a cozy corner of The Chop House that offers espresso, martinis, wine and glorious sweets. Indulge in French Quarter Beignets, Salted Candy Bar Pie, Gingered Peach and Blackberry Crisp and more. Browse Ann Arbor sweet treats here.


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