Don’t forget, Valentine’s Day is fast approaching on Wednesday, February 14th! Couples around the world celebrate with chocolates, candies, dinners, and gifts, and West Michigan has more than enough to go around. Let our great state be the backdrop to your perfect Valentine’s Day date!
Valentine’s Day in Southern West Michigan
Arcadia Brewing Company in Kalamazoo is hosting their Valentine’s Day event, Drop and Drink with Alcohol Ink, on February 14th. You don’t have to be an artist to create beautiful abstract ceramic tiles. The vibrant colors of alcohol ink are stunning will make you feel like a true artist. All supplies are provided for $50 per couple, including two 6×6 inch ceramic tiles and a finished wood serving tray that will display your tiles beautifully.
The Radisson Plaza Hotel in Kalamazoo is offering their Romance at the Radisson Package for Valentine’s Day. The package includes champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, a gift card, and valet parking.
The Henderson Castle in Kalamazoo will be having Valentine’s Dinner on February 10th, 11th, and 14th. The seven-course dinner is sure to wow your date, from the amuse bouche to the dessert du jour. Want to wow with an extra special touch? Add the Romantic Tablescape Package, which includes a bottle of chilled sparkling wine waiting for you, glasses topped with chocolate covered strawberries, a beautiful single red rose in a vase to take home, and fresh rose petals adorning the table.
During this special time, Schuler’s Restaurant and Pub in Marshall offers dinner for the special someone in your life. To celebrate, Schuler’s has prepared a gourmet meal enhanced with superb wines and specialty cocktails to add to your palette. Savor the Lover’s Salad created for Valentine’s Day, and complete your meal with a delicious dessert. Schuler’s has been serving meals for more than 100 years and is well known all over the Midwest.
Have a unique brunch with your sweetheart in Hastings at Pierce Cedar Creek Institute’s February Brunch on February 11th. While Valentine’s Day typically includes chocolates and flowers, salamander mating habits are very different. Join Professor Katherine Greenwald of Eastern Michigan University as she shares the unique breeding behaviors of Michigan’s all-female (unisexual) salamanders, including “sperm stealing” and producing offspring without fathers!
The Saugatuck Antique Market is hosting a pre-St. Valentines sale on February 10th and 11th. Enjoy 20% off everything in the antique market. During your visit, you’ll enjoying checking out what each merchant has to offer, from vintage clothing and jewelry to vinyl records and comic books. Find the perfect gift for your loved ones during this sweet sale!
Treat your date to a wine tasting in the Saugatuck area. Visit Fenn Valley Vineyards in Fennville on February 10th and 11th for the Vino-tines tastings. For $40 per couple, enjoy an array of wines, cheeses, and chocolates. Guests also receive a sparkling wine flute, truffles, and, a rose for your valentine.
Switch up the romantic bottle of wine or champagne and choose cider for Valentine’s Day with Virtue Cider in Fennville. Their ciders are crisp and complex, as they’re made just like wine! Consider a gift of a tour and tasting at Virtue Cider as well. They are open all winter long, and have just opened the White Trail: a gently meandering manicured trail set on their 48 wooded acres. This is the perfect place for a romantic stroll with a date after trying some of Virtue Cider’s delicious creations.
Wine, food, and song surround Valentine’s Day week at Salt of the Earth in Fennville. Performances include Annie and Rod Cappsand on February 11th, Joshua Davis on February 15th, and Gifts or Creatures and The Lincoln County Process on February 18th. The Salt of the Earth kitchen will also feature a five-course couples tasting menu complete with wine pairings from February 14th through February 17th. Grab a date, listen to some music, and dine on a farm-to-table meal at Salt of the Earth!
The Art of Romance Package at the Inn at Harbor Shores in St. Joseph has everything you need to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The package includes an overnight stay in a harbor view guest room, breakfast for two, macaroons made in-house, a bottle of sparkling wine, and a half dozen roses. The package is valid the entire month of February, so you have plenty of time to plan your getaway!
12 Corners Vineyards in Benton Harbor is having live music by Erik Fisher on February 17th to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Enjoy an afternoon filled with jazz and wine with your favorite loved one.
Valentine’s Day in Central West Michigan
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Fat Packzi beer release on February 13th at Brewery Vivant in Grand Rapids. This beer is available only for a limited time, and it usually sells out quickly! As an added bonus, the return of Love Shadow, Brewery Vivant’s bourbon barrel aged Imperial stout, will also be available, just in time for Valentine’s Day love!
Celebrate Valentine’s Day early with the Dublin Irish Dance at the Forest Hills Fine Arts Center in Grand Rapids on February 7th. Through favorite Irish melodies, traditional steps, and Celtic instrumentals, Dublin Irish Dance’s production of “Stepping Out” tells a story of the Irish Immigration to America after the Great Famine of the mid-1800s. Dublin Irish Dance is the third show of Forest Hills Fine Arts Center’s 2017-18 professional performance season.
Grab your significant other and a glass of champagne for a truly unique Valentine’s Day experience at the Downtown Market in Grand Rapids on February 14th. Watch the market’s chef create five tantalizing tastings to enjoy in a romantic candle-lit space. Complete the special night by experiencing two cocktail demonstrations you’ll fall in love with!
During the month of February, stay at the Downtown Courtyard by Marriott in Grand Rapids with the Experience Pink Package. A portion of the proceeds from this package will be donated to Susan G. Komen of West Michigan, making it a great way to celebrate the month of love while giving back to an organization fighting breast cancer. The package includes snacks upon arrival, a bottle of champagne, valet parking, and more.
The Love Package at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids has everything that you need to show your affection. Your stay includes a complimentary bottle of Prosecco, a gourmet cheese and cracker display, chocolate covered strawberries, breakfast for two, and more. You can even enhance the experience with rose petal hearts!
At the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, you can whisk your significant other away for a night of romance with the Romance Plus Package. Start your stay with a bottle of wine before heading out on the town. Your accommodations include a plush bed, complimentary bottle of sparkling wine or cider, and breakfast via in-room dining, Rendezvous, or The Kitchen Counter by Wolfgang Puck. This package includes everything you need for a romantic stay in Grand Rapids.
Enjoy a romantic rendezvous with your valentine at CityFlatsHotel in both Grand Rapids and Holland. The modern rooms, hip lounge, inventive cocktails, and delightful menu will turn up the heat this Valentine’s Day. The Valentine’s Day Package includes a one night stay in an eco-friendly guest room with luxurious CityDrēm beds, a bottle of champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, and credit to the CitySen Lounge. The package is only available from February 9th to 17th, so book your trip now!
Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant in Holland will have some amazing dinner specials on Valentine’s Day. Your date night will be out of this world with their wide menu and expertly-crafted dishes. Some say that food is the way to the heart, and Boatwerks has the menu to prove it.
Great Legs Winery, Brewery & Distillery in Holland is excited to host the Jimmie Stagger Valentine Mid-Winter Crush on February 10th. Wear red to show your devotion to your partner at this fun event! While you’re there, purchase Great Legs’ 2015 Michigan Cabernet Sauvignon as a gift for your favorite valentine. There is no cover charge for this event.
The Country Inn by Carlson in Holland is offering the Enhance the Romance Package for Valentine’s Day. The package includes an overnight stay, hot buffet breakfast, sparkling cider, two toasting glasses, and a box of chocolates. Call today and book your stay during this romantic time of the year!
Herman’s Boy in Rockford has teamed up with local businesses to create gift baskets that your sweetheart will love. The Brew Basket is a beer lover’s dream, and includes sausage, cheese, a howler, and a $20 gift card to Rockford Brewing Company. Continuing this trend, the Wine & Cheese basket includes cheezy hearts, cheese curds, cheese spread, crackers, and a $20 gift card to Kayla Rae Cellars to pick up your valentine’s favorite wine. If your sweetheart also has a sweet tooth, the Wine & Sweets Basket comes with chewy cherry hearts, chocolate truffles, and a $20 Kayla Rae gift card. Make your Valentine’s Day shopping a little bit easier with these gift baskets!
Seven Steps Up in Spring Lake is hosting their Valentine’s Day concert on February 11th. Come see Albert Lee perform in Seven Steps Up’s intimate listening room, perfect for a romantic night out. If you’re looking for a gift, think about tickets to an upcoming concert or a gift card for future date nights.
Chocolates by Grimaldi in Grand Haven is here to save your Valentine’s Day. Whether you want to stop in and pick up a ready-to-go gift, sign up for one of their destination experiences, or reserve some of your sweetie’s favorite treats, Chocolates by Grimaldi has many delicious and thoughtful gifts that are guaranteed to melt your loved one’s heart.
Spend a romantic getaway at one of West Michigan’s historic bed and breakfasts in Ludington. A number of these locales are Victorian-era mansions, built by lumber barons during West Michigan’s lumber era. For added romantic activities, consider venturing on a lantern-lit snowshoe walk at Ludington State Park or moonlit cross-country skiing on the Big M Trail in Manistee County.
There are plenty of local spots in Mt. Pleasant to spend Valentine’s Day with that special someone. If you’re in need of a gift, the art center downtown has handcrafted gifts that you won’t find anywhere else. For your stay, the Mt. Pleasant area hotels and B&Bs offer a variety of romantic packages for visitors. Make sure to book your stay and reserve a table at your favorite restaurant to ensure that the evening is a success!
Mecosta County is home to the one of the most unique Valentine’s Day events. The Second Annual Sweethearts Blue Jean Ball is February 17th. The event includes live music, dinner, and dessert for you and your sweetheart. Experience elegance in a blue jean atmosphere!
Valentine’s Day in Northern West Michigan
Couples are invited to Black Star Farms in Suttons Bay, Michigan’s #1 rated Intimate Escape. Enhance your stay with a romantic package, including chocolate covered strawberries and sparkling wine, before attending an elegant wine-paired Valentine-themed Harvest Dinner at the Inn at Black Star Farms!
Hotel Frankfort in Frankfort is offering their Run Away from Home Package to celebrate Valentine’s Day. For $300, enjoy a two night stay in a luxury suite, a bottle of champagne, and chocolate covered strawberries. With your stay in Frankfort, there’s plenty to do around the area.
Valentine’s Day at Crystal Mountain in Thompsonville means specials and deals around the mountain for love birds and singles alike. Enjoy the Bed and Breakfast Package, two-for-one lift tickets and rentals, discounts at Crystal Spa, fun activities for kids, and a specialty dinner menu at the Thistle Pub & Grille!
Vernales Restaurant in Harbor Springs has a Valentine’s Day menu available on February 14th. The menu includes crab cakes, prime rib, lobster, and more. Treat your valentine to an out-of-this-world meal at this premier dining destination in northern Michigan.
Love is in the air at Shanty Creek Resorts in Bellaire. Surprise someone special with a weekend getaway and enjoy the outdoors, or book a spa package, romance package, or even a ski or golf package. The options are endless, just like your love for your valentine!
The Petoskey area has a variety of places for you to stay and dine with your valentine. Trout Creek Condominiums in Harbor Springs is offering a pre-Valentine’s weekend special, which includes a gift card to the Lyric Theatre, chocolate, and a wallet-warming lodging discount from February 9th to 11th. The Inn at Bay Harbor in Bay Harbor invites you and your valentine to stay at the romantic hotel overlooking Little Traverse Bay, relax with a romantic couples massage, and dine at the Vintage Chophouse. Also in Bay Harbor, the Bay Harbor Village Hotel celebrates Valentine’s Day with a romantic getaway. Treat your sweetest to champagne and chocolate truffles in a luxurious room adorned with rose petals. On Saturday, February 17th, the Terrace Inn and 1911 Restaurant in Petoskey is serving a special menu created by their chef. Make the night even better with a horse drawn sleigh ride through historic Bay View. The Petoskey area is your one-stop shop for all things Valentine’s Day!
The Traverse City area is a wine lover’s paradise. Gather your friends and embark on an adventure of snow-covered vineyards and sweet and savory bites paired with superb wine varieties with the Taste of Passion event on February 10th and 11th. Whether you’re hand-in-hand with your valentine or traversing the trail with your gal pals, it’s sure to be an unforgettable blast! Visit the Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula for their Romancing the Riesling event on February 17th, and celebrate the wine that put Traverse City on the wine country map. Wineries will showcase rieslings, food pairings, and they’ll offer special deals on riesling varieties! If your valentine is a wine enthusiast, these two events are sure to impress!
Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Charlevoix! You’ll love the discounts at area lodgings, while also enjoying the savings and special menus at area restaurants. Your weekend getaway will be filled with shopping, snowshoeing, and exploring the tranquil beauty of northern Michigan.