There is never a bad time to hit the town and enjoy a romantic date night with a loved one. This is especially true when visiting Traverse City, as our area offers some incredible activities. Take a look at some local hotspots that are perfect for date night in Traverse City:
Hit the Spa
Start your romantic outing with a quick trip to one of Traverse City’s many spas. Local spas such as Urban Oasis Salt Spa offer a variety of services so your loved one can feel completely refreshed. Enjoy a couple’s massage or try out a facial treatment. Your skin will be looking its best when you let the professionals at Urban Oasis Salt Spa take care of you.
Explore The Village Together
There is nothing quite as unique in Traverse City than The Village at Grand Traverse Commons. This historical site previously held the Northern Michigan Asylum and Traverse City State Hospital before being shut down decades ago. Now The Village is a repurposed and eclectic shopping center that preserves the rich history behind the Victorian style buildings. Take your loved one out on a stroll as you window shop the many unique boutiques and restaurants here. Shopping and dining are not all there is to do at The Village. The property features 63 acres of walkways, lawns perfect for a picnic, and a historic arboretum.
Have a Romantic Dinner
As mentioned, The Village features a variety of restaurants many of which offer the perfect date night spot. Enjoy the incredible Italian food found at PepeNero. This upscale restaurant features swanky décor and a lounge that is all found inside a former chapel. The ambience is intimate, and the food is always fresh. The full-service bar features specialty cocktails along with your favorite variety of wine. PepeNero is open daily for dinner from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The lounge is also open daily from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM where Happy Hour specials can be found. Treat your loved one to a special meal here at PepeNero.
Get Romantic in Traverse City
As you can see, there are plenty of places where you can find the perfect date night right here in Traverse City. Don’t forget that the fun starts by reserving one of our exclusive vacation rentals here in the city. You will have access to all kinds of amenities while being close to everything that makes Traverse City so great.
If you are looking for a great destination to have a romantic getaway this Valentine’s Day, look no further than Traverse City. We continue to be one of the top Michigan destinations year-round. Take a look at how you can celebrate Valentine’s Day in Traverse City with a loved one:
Tour Front Street
Get out and explore the quaint Front Street right here in downtown Traverse City during your romantic getaway. You will be able to find a variety of boutiques and unique shops such as Cherry Republic that sells all things cherries. Pick up an outfit for a romantic dinner that evening or stop in one of the romantic cafes. No matter what your interests, you will find something you like over on Front Street.
Stop by a Vineyard or Winery
A lesser-known fact about Traverse City is that our region produces a unique variety of wine that is exclusive to the area. Have a romantic outing at one of the many local wineries or vineyards right here in Traverse City. Mari Vineyards and Bowers Harbor Vineyards continue to be local favorites and produce incredible wine. Take in the beautiful scenery as you sip on your favorite vintage. Don’t forget to pick up a bottle or two to relax with back at your vacation rental.
Have a Romantic Dinner
Nothing says romance better than a romantic dinner on Valentine’s Day. Traverse City has several different fine dining establishments that offer a romantic ambience you are looking for. Stop by PepeNero for incredible Italian cuisine that is located in a former chapel. The Cook’s House is a petite restaurant that is chef owned and is located in an understated building. While the ambience may not be as romantic here you will get the most attention of any chef here in the city. Trattoria Stella also features delicious Italian food that is curated with a farm to table philosophy. The curated wine list will pair with your Valentine’s Day dinner. Each of these restaurants are open for dine in services and highly recommend a reservation prior to your dinner plans.
Valentine’s Day in Traverse City
As you can see, there are plenty of romantic activities in Traverse City waiting for you. Reserve one of our vacation rentals today to have access to private homes with luxury amenities that no other lodging can offer.