Lovers with a sweet tooth won’t want to miss a delicious experience coming to Detroit this spring, making the perfect gift for those wishing to indulge in decadent chocolate and unique photo ops. For those that like surprises, there’s a blindfolded ‘Dining in the Dark’ experience to amplify your senses or an exquisite Valentine’s Day Candlelight Concert to inject a dash of romance into your evening.
If your partner is obsessed with Harry Potter or you’re single and can’t get enough of the movies and books, a weekend in the Windy City to discover an exclusive 30,000-square-foot journey to Hogwarts is all you need. Explore set recreations, take iconic photos in front of the Hogwarts Express™, or on Platform 9 ¾™, and enjoy several other must-see spots! So go ahead and plan a fun experience with one of these unique ideas this February 14th.
1. Surprise the love of your life with tickets to this decadent chocolate village coming to Troy!
If your significant other is constantly craving sweets, surprise them with a trip to Choco Town, an interactive experience highlighting these delicious treats opening at the Oakland Mall in Troy this spring. Take inspiring photos in front of creative backdrops, sample tantalizing sweets throughout the tasty journey, and learn all about the history of chocolate at this one-of-a-kind extravaganza that will only be in town for a short time!Secure your spot for what is sure to be a mouthwatering adventure!
Where: Oakland Mall 412 W. 14 Mile Road, Troy, MI 48083
2-6. Captivate your date with a romantic Candlelight Concert
Detroit’s stunning Candlelight Concert series is the perfect date idea to enjoy this Valentine’s Day on February 14th and surrounding the holiday of love, celebrating all things romantic and bringing breathtaking spectacles to the city. Talented musicians will perform at extraordinary venues all over Detroit, offering guests the chance to marvel at the enchanting combination of flickering candles and melodic sounds.
Here are some of our favorite Candlelight concerts taking place this month:
Candlelight: Valentine’s Day Special ft. “Romeo and Juliet” and More at the Masonic Crystal Ballroom on February 10
Candlelight: Romantic Jazz ft. Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, & Ella Fitzgerald at The War Memorial on February 14
Candlelight: A Tribute to Taylor Swift at The Masonic on February 16
Candlelight: A Tribute to Adele at Crystal Ballroom at The Masonic on February 17
Candlelight: Jazz, Soul, and Blues: Celebrating Black America at The Chapel at The Masonic on February 23
7. Road trip to the magic this February to experience Harry Potter™: Magic at Play
Calling all Harry Potter™ fans! If you have someone on your gift list who is a fan, you won’t want to miss out on visiting Chicago to spoil them at this massive three-level, 30,000-square-foot experience created by Warner Bros. Discovery Global Themed Entertainment and Original X Productions (OGX).
During your adventure at Harry Potter™: Magic at Play, you’ll step into the Dursley residence at 4 Privet Drive just like Harry did, pose for photos on Platform 9 ¾ before hopping on the Hogwarts Express™ and stepping into the spellbinding Great Hall. You’re in luck because a new batch of tickets has just been released, so snag them before it leaves Chicago this May for good. It’s definitely an experience that’s worth the drive!Have a magical weekend in Chicago discovering Harry Potter™: Magic At Play.
Where: Water Tower Place, 835 N Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
8. Slurp on a heart-warming soup this Valentine’s Day
Go on a date that will warm both of your hearts this Valentine’s Day, and enjoy one of these delicious Chinese soups. We’ve rounded up 6 popular spots serving up a variety of our favorites, including everything from Hot Pot to Beef Noodles and, of course, delicious Soup Dumplings. We’re feeling cozy just thinking about this date idea!Learn more about the delicious spots here.
Take a day trip to Grand Rapids to wow your date with the stunning Van Gogh Exhibition that’s currently open. Following its massive success in many cities across the globe, including Paris and NYC, the Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience has fully transformed a venue in Grand Rapids—that is totally worth the trip. Guests of the experience will see every detail of the artist’s prolific work from a mesmerizing perspective, including some favorite’s like Sunflowers, Starry Night, Almond Blossom, and Tree Roots. There’s even a chance to enjoy a yoga class with your love amongst these iconic masterpieces.Don’t miss out—snag your tickets here before it leaves for good!
10. Get extra romantic at this ‘Dining in the Dark’ dinner party
Tantalize your taste buds at this delectable-and-dark dining experience in Detroit. Step inside a restaurant blanketed in darkness and enjoy the intense flavors of a delicious three-course meal – all while blindfolded! Incredible, right? Psychologists think so, noting that your overall culinary journey will be amplified, so why not enjoy this experience as you celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved one?
‘Dining In The Dark’ has received rave reviews from attendees who have experienced the event in cities around the globe. One reviewer said, “Fantastic and well thought out experience. Really had to rely on other senses to get your way through the table and manage to carefully grab your wine without spilling. Food menu was well thought out…Had a great time and would recommend it to all.”Get tickets to this ‘Dining in the Dark’ dinner party here.