How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Grand Rapids
It’s nearly Valentine’s Day, and there is an abundance of great things to do in Grand Rapids to celebrate the holiday. If you have yet to figure out your plans, check out our guide for some suggestions. Whether you want to have Palentines, Galentines, or have a traditional date night with your sweetie, we have some great recommendations for you to paint the town red on February 14th.
For a Perfect Gift
If you find yourself without a gift for your loved one on the 14th, there is still hope to get a great gift! Oh, Hello Paper & Gifts carries a variety of cool gifts that anyone will love. Fun mugs, unique plant pots, and cute totes bags can be found in the store. Plus, many items can be instantly customized with the laser engraver that can be found on site. Need a cute card to go with your gift? They’ve got you covered in that department too.
Pieces of Me is a great gift option if your sweetie is a jewelry lover. They create custom jewelry made to fit every unique personality. They offer bracelets, necklaces, earrings and more, and can be found online and in stores around the state.
Maybe you have a fan of the great outdoors who needs a gift for v-day? Boyne Country Sports has all of the gear you could ever need for an outdoor adventure. Even if you don’t quite know what they want, you can never go wrong with a gift card.
If You Want a Unique and Exciting Date Night
If you and your partner love a little competition, there are some great date night options in the area. Whether you’re an aspiring lumberjack, or have never wielded an axe, you will have a blast testing out your skills at Target Axe Throwing. You can have a fun night with just your sweetie, or bring a whole group for a Palentine’s Day celebration.
Another great option is the Fowling Warehouse Grand Rapids. In case you aren’t familiar with the fowling frenzy that is sweeping the nation, fowling is bowling, but with a football! The facility also has a two impressive 45-foot bars that are fully stocked with a variety of beer, wine, liquor and non-alcoholic options.
Keep it Romantic
For those who want a more traditional date night, there are plenty of great options! Reserve Wine & Food is offering an impressive four-course Chef’s Tasting dinner throughout the Valentine’s Day weekend. You could also head over to Forty Pearl for a pasta-based specialty meal or enjoy their regular menu which features a broad range of high-end meals.
Also, if you have yet to head to Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, we couldn’t recommend it more. Partake in a delicious wine tasting then enjoy a romantic dinner, then on your way out, grab a Valentine’s Day-themed etched wine bottle for a keepsake.
Have a Date at Home
If you’re looking for a relaxing but romantic night in, Martha’s Vineyard is the place to go. They offer an extensive collection of specialty wines, so you can easily pick one to fit your tastes. To pair with your wine, you can craft your own charcuterie board from their selection of meats and cheeses, or you can order one of their pre-made deli trays. If you’re looking for something extra special, you can purchase a custom-made basket or specialty gift boxes that will blow anyone anyway.
If you’re looking for even more inspiration for how to spend your Valentine’s Day, check out the Chamber’s Member Directory.