• Jake Feldman

Top 5 affordable date ideas in southeast Michigan for Valentine’s Day

Jake Feldman

Staff writer

Valentine’s Day is only a few days away, and you might be thinking about good date options. Planning for dates encourages you to try new things, but the only issue is that they often can have a hefty price tag. Here is a list of the top date ideas in Metro Detroit that you can enjoy on a budget.

Stroll on the Detroit Riverwalk

Downtown Detroit is home to a beautiful scenic river walk. There are lots of enjoyable things to do, look at the buildings, watch the boats come in and out, or just enjoy a beautiful day and the company of your significant other. Even in winter, the stroll can be beautiful and invigorating. The only charge would be parking and possibly the bill of one of Detroit's authentic restaurants. The river walk is a great day in the city.


Take a trip to a Great Lake

Michigan is the Great Lake state. No salt, no sharks, no worries! Many lakes have beautiful beaches to enjoy a cookout and a beautiful day with your significant other, virtually free of charge! The only expenses would be parking and possibly food if you want to make the most of your trip.


See a Sporting Event

Not only is Detroit home to four professional sports teams, but Metro Detroit is also home to many college teams. The average ticket price for a sports game is around $20 and they can provide a fun environment for your money. Charges would be the price of admission and parking for a night that offers fun with your date!


Enjoy a Meal at One of Many Coney Islands

One of the coolest parts about exploring an area is eating authentic food. Enjoying a meal at a Metro Detroit Coney Island restaurant can be a fun date. You can enjoy a coney dog and milkshake with your significant other and some of the only costs include the meal bill.


Go to the Detroit Institute of Arts

Residents of Oakland, Macomb and Wayne Counties enjoy free entrance to this well-regarded home of art. The DIA has one of the largest and most significant art collections in the United States. View Diego Rivera's Detroit Industry frescoes, other classic works by Van Gogh, Monet and Brugel, and a fun contemporary art gallery.


Enjoy your date!


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