If you're getting sick of spending every night watching movies on your couch just because it's cold outside, there won't be any more excuses after reading this list. One of the best things about living in Michigan is the weather change during the season. If you're looking to appreciate the snow, you don't have to look any further because Detroit is full of places to go for a winter date

If you're thinking of striking up a winter romance sometime soon, make sure to keep these spots in mind. They'll be able to stir up some sparks and you won't regret it. 

Cadillac Lodge

Price: 💸

Hours: Wednesday 4 p.m.-9 p.m.; Thursday and Friday 4 p.m.-11 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m.-12 a.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Address: 60 Cadillac Sq., Detroit, MI

Why You Need To Go: This is the coziest place downtown to sit and have a drink with someone special. There are cushy couches, board games to play, and fireplaces to warm up next to. 


Visit A Waterfall On A Winter Hike

Price: Free

Why You Need To Go: This is such a good way to get some fresh air and take in the beauty of Michigan's park while getting to know someone.


Drive Through A Light Fest

Price: $5 admission fee per car

When: The Light Fest is closed on December 25 and the last day is December 31. 

Hours: Monday-Friday: 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Saturday/Sunday: 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Address: 7651 N. Merriman Rd., Westland, MI

Why You Need To Go: These lights are so gorgeous and it's a great way to have good conversation while lit up by the Christmas displays. 


Shopping Local Businesses At Detroit Downtown Markets

Price: 💸💸

Address: 60 Cadillac Sq., Detroit, MI

Why You Need To Go: There's a ton of variety in the stores that are hosting pop-ups this winter. It's a great opportunity to meet local vendors and support businesses based in Detroit. Plus, all of the stores are super cute. 


Red Wings Game

Price: 💸💸

Address: 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI

Why You Need To Go: The energy inside the new Little Caesars Arena during a hockey game is so exciting. It's a great way to bond with someone. 


Rent A Hobbit House Outside Of The City 

Price: $1,500 per night; it sleeps 16 people though, so if you split costs that's less than $94 each.

Address: Five minutes from Charlevoix's public beach.

Why You Need To Go: This is such a great getaway for a group of couples. Sometimes you need to take some time off from the city and this is the place to do it. 


Ice Skating at Campus Martius

Price: Admission is $10 for each adult and skates are $5 to rent. 

Address: 800 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI

Why You Need To Go: When you think about romantic winter dates, ice skating definitely comes to mind. Luckily, there's an outdoor rink right downtown and you should check it out. 


Winter luge 

Price: $15, $49, or $55 depending on your package.

When: Weekend sessions begin on December 27.

Address: 462 N. Scenic Dr., Muskegon, MI.

Why You Need To Go: If you and your date are more of the adventurous types, this winter activity will probably appeal to you. 

Take this list and run with it! You can definitely find a way to have fun outside. 


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