Go swimming at the beach, steal a kiss at Sunset Point, or casually swing your arm around your date as you admire the gorgeous koi pond.
If you and your special someone enjoy physical activity but don’t want to break a sweat in the hot sun, you can turn to a true Detroit sport: fowling.
It’s more chill than your parents’ bowling alley, but not quite in with the annoyingly hipster crowd.
Now that we’ve suffered through a particularly brutal winter, let's all remember why we love to live in Detroit: the gorgeous summers.
The perfect way to experience the coming warm weather is to take advantage of Detroit’s incredible outdoor activities -- because why relegate yourself to a stereotypical romantic dinner (if you're set on that, though, here are the perfect restaurants) when you could impress your potential sweetheart with something creative and actually enjoyable?
Head down on a Sunday to check out the work of local artists, jewelers, and cooks.
Most excitingly, this year, the Market has brought back Third Thursdays -- so if you time your date right, you can find the various sheds of the Market full of food, music, drinks, and more.Detroit’s getting a reputation as a foodie town, and as such, there are plenty of places you can go for an upscale dinner and/or drink -- and also enjoy the sun and a beautiful view. If flinging heavy metal objects isn’t quite the thing that gets your mojo going, the first-floor Corner Tavern and Game Room offers a more relaxing vibe, with food, drinks, and, like, 600 board games (and outdoor seating).La Dolce Vita has earned the title “best patio in Detroit” for a very good reason; Lumen has a patio that overlooks Beacon Park; Motor City Wine is great for those who love hip music and... wine; Slow’s has a great patio and some of the best BBQ anywhere (the mac & cheese! Not that we have anything against a good snuggle at home, but if you’re in Detroit, you really should check out this unique, historic bathhouse.Plus, there are brews on-site, so you can let loose and have some fun.For couples looking for a culturally enriching experience that won’t break the bank, stroll on over to The Detroit Institute of Arts, which is free for Wayne County residents.); Selden Standard has charming flowery murals and delicious food; The Rattle Snake Club overlooks the river while offering steak and seafood fare; Campus Martius has a bar right on their “urban beach.” There are so many options! The incredibly regal-feeling Schvitz has been open since 1930 and offers ancient heat therapies, holistic healing, and food.