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As the winter season continues to move forward, you know that means Valentine’s Day just is just around the corner. Whether you visit Traverse City around Valentine’s Day or plan for a romantic trip any other time there is plenty to do here for couples. Take a look at some of the best romantic activities for couples in Traverse City:

Book a Hot Air Balloon Ride

Nothing says romance quite like spending some quality time with a loved one hundreds of feet up in the air. Hold on to your loved one tight as a hot air balloon will take you around for a thrilling tour of the air. You will get some of the finest views in the city from up here. Traverse City Balloon Tours will take you up for this romantic activity and even include an in-air toast. This experience is one you and your loved one will remember for years to come.

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Walk Around Traverse Bay

One of the most beautiful attractions in all of Traverse City is Grand Traverse Bay. You and your loved one can take in the incredible views of the water as you take a little stroll together. Enjoy your special time together exploring such a beautiful sight.

Book a Wine Tour

Traverse City features a variety of different wineries that specialize in local grapes and special vintages of wine. Spend some time with your loved one exploring these beautiful vineyards together. You can avoid having to drive by booking a winery tour. This allows you to visit multiple wineries in a single day and have your transportation provided to you. Most tours include wine tastings as part of your package so you can try out a little bit of everything. Don’t forget to purchase bottles of wine to take back to your vacation rental.

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Explore The Village

One of the best romantic activities is seeing all of the incredible attractions and sights located at The Village in the Grand Traverse Commons. You will have access to a variety of restaurants along with some truly unique boutiques to shop at. The Victorian-style buildings are a marvel to see in person and will make for an incredible romantic outing.

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There are even more romantic activities awaiting you here in Traverse City. Book today and get ready for an exciting getaway with your loved one.

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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:

Date Night Idea # 1 – 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.

Traverse City Date Night Idea # 2 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.

Date Night Idea # 3 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.

Have A Romantic Date Night 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.