We have had a lot on our plates for a long time. Take a break – you deserve it! – and plan a date night in Detroit! From outdoor dining to romantic strolls down the alley’s of the Paris of the Midwest, here are 10 ideas to get you started.


Movie Night

Keep your comfy clothes on and cuddle up in the car for movie night at the Monroe Street Drive-In.

Love Lock

Take stroll down Parker’s Alley, get a hot coffee from Madcap, a bouquet from Flowers for Dreams and an engraved Love Lock from the Shinola store to add to the alley’s art installation.

Hit The Ice

Rent skates and take laps at The Rink at Campus Martius.

Igloo Dining

There are lots of places to dine outside but if you’re looking for an igloo, make reservations for The Monarch Club, Maru Sushi or Lumen.

Get Lucky

Try your luck at Greektown Casino or MGM Grand Detroit. The slots, table games and poker room are waiting for you.


Capture The Moment

Snap a selfie next to the Detroit Sign at Grand Circus Park on Woodward, the life-sized lighted snowflake at Campus Martius or the Lights at the Esplanade so you don’t forget that once upon a time you did have a date night.

Treat Yo Self

Pick out something sweet from Cannelle and take a seat in the outdoor Garden Maze at Capitol Park.

Break A Sweat

Take a deep breath and relax with Pure Barre Detroit, they are offering in person and live stream classes.


Order to-go cocktails from Standby (they are as delicious as a bar pour) and make a toast at home or a hotel.


Sweeet Dreams

Make it a staycation and book a room at one of the beautiful downtown accommodations.



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About Carrie Budzinski

Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..

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