Detroit is for lovers, as many of the city’s t-shirts and bumper stickers will remind you. So when you’re looking to plan out your next special date night with that person that you love, look no further than one of the greatest cities in the world. Whether your perfect date night is something spent alone or out and about around the Motor City, Detroit is host to plenty of different options when it comes to date night. And whether it’s a special occasion you’re celebrating or just a regular outing, there are still a lot of ways to make it unique in Motown.

Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory on Belle Isle; Photo credit, Michael Ferro


Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory
7000 Inselruhe Ave.
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 331-7760
www.belleisleconservancy.org

For more than 100 years, the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory, known more casually as the Belle Isle Conservatory has been a beacon of unique beauty in the heart of Detroit. Designed by the world-famous architect Albert Kahn back in 1904, this stunning conservatory has been completely renovated as part of Belle Isle’s resurgence back to its rightful spot as the crown jewel of Detroit. If the building itself isn’t enough to impress your date, the amazing plants from around the world will make for the perfect setting. And you know the best part about a conservatory? No matter rain or shine, good or bad weather, it’s always nice indoors while viewing the natural splendor.

Belle Isle Aquarium
900 Inselruhe Ave.
Detroit, MI, 48207
(313) 334-7052
www.detroitaquarium.weeblycom

Also designed by Albert Kahn and opened in the early 1900s, the Belle Isle Aquarium remained closed to residents for a long time when the city was hit by hard financial times. When park ownership transferred over from the city, residents and conservators combined forces to create non-profits to keep the legacy of Belle Isle and its attractions alive. Since then, the Belle Isle Aquarium has once again become one of the top attractions in the area. Certainly not a place to be missed for new and old Detroit residents alike, there is a plethora of beautiful aquatic fish and animals to come and see, making for a perfect date setting.

Dequindre Cut
600 Renaissance Center, 1720
Detroit, MI 48243
(313) 566-8200
detroitriverfront.org

Perhaps it’s a beautiful day, and you and your date would like to take advantage by walking through one of Detroit’s newest and most well-appreciated green spaces. Since the turn of the century, green spaces throughout major urban cities have become all the rage, but before the now-famous High-Line opened in Manhattan, there was the Dequindre cut paving the way right here in Detroit. The Dequindre is a 1.35 mile green walkway right through the heart of Detroit with a stunning urban mixture of green space and skyline. The Dequindre Cut is a perfect spot for a date out and about in the city.

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The Fowling Warehouse
3901 Christopher St.
Detroit, MI 48211
(313) 264-1288
www.fowlingwarehouse.com

One of Detroit’s best-kept secrets is quickly becoming a national darling for date nights and family and friend get-togethers for Detroiters. The Motor City is truly the innovator of this incredibly unique and interesting new sport, which combines the most fun aspects of three other games: bowling, football and horseshoes. If you’re looking for a great way to break the ice and have a blast, take your date fowling at the Warehouse; you can’t go wrong.

Historic Fort Wayne
6325 W. Jefferson Ave.
Detroit, MI 48209
(313) 628-0796
www.historicfortwaynecoalition.com

Perhaps you and your date are both history buffs. If this is the case, hHistoric Fort Wayne is the perfect destination for your next date night! Fort Wayne is over 150 years old and has been a part of the city since 1842, even playing an important role in the American Civil War. For those who want to experience something truly unique and to test out their wild side, there are evening ghost tours and spirit walks after dark that make for an interesting and memorable date experience.

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Michael Ferro is freelance writer and a graduate of Michigan State University where he majored in Creative Writing and received the Jim Cash Creative Writing Award. Born and bred in Detroit, he currently resides in Ypsilanti Township. Additional writing can be found at Examiner.com.