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They say you have to work to keep your relationship fresh and exciting, but the day-to-day grind inevitably gets stale. If you’re sick and tired of doing the same old and need a change, get outside. Thrill seekers in the Detroit area will find no shortage of exciting days.

Hours: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
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If you are looking for an exciting outdoor adventure plan a trip to the Stony Creek Metropark. From snowboarding to ice skating, pick the exhilarating outdoor adventure best suited for your date. If sledding is more your speed, then check out the Gladeview and West Branch picnic areas for some downhill fun. Pack a picnic and enjoy the more than 4,000 square foot park and an unforgettable romantic adventure.

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Animal Magic Exotic Animal Show
P.O. Box 726
Belleville, MI 48112

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Mark Rosenthal is a local exotic animal trainer who puts on shows called “Animal Magic.” Yes, the show is family friendly, blending a bit of magic with a display of exotic animals, but getting close to alligators, spiders, snakes, sloths and creepy crawlies can certainly get that adrenaline pumping. Hey, and those sloths are faster than they look.

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Detroit Hot Air Balloons

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Detroit offers an entire array of hot air balloon adventures that can be scheduled all over the city year round. Incorporate a hot air balloon ride into a bed and breakfast weekend or bring a bottle of Champagne and get down on one knee right there in the basket. See your city, and your significant other, like you’ve never seen it before.

Once you tackle these, hunt up the Best Adventure-Seeker Activities in Detroit and start planning that revitalizing date that you and your honey need.

Tom Santilli is a freelance journalist living in Detroit. He is covering Travel & Outdoors. His work can be found at


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