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Detroit is a great place to rejoice in romance. Its lively metro area has a lot to offer when creating a special day and this Guide to Valentine’s Day in Detroit will help get you started with a list of romantic restaurants, sweet treats, Valentine’s Day events and gift ideas for him or her. Whether you’re taking in a Motown concert or basking in a luxurious hotel as part of a romance package, the Rock City is thee place to be in Michigan for Valentines Day this year. The Metro-Detroit area welcomes romance in February with Valentine’s Day. Of course, it is still winter, so ice sculptures, snow festivals and winter sports are still on the list of Metro-Detroit events and things to do. The metro area has a lot else to offer when creating a special day, from concerts to hotel packages, from special events to winter activities, the Detroit area activities are aplenty this February. The Guide to Valentine’s Day in Detroit lists a few ideas to get you started. By the way, don’t forget the Valentine’s Day flowers in Detroit for your love, for your best gal pal or even for your family to enjoy!

1. Motown Winter Blast Concert

A great activity for couples, double dates, groups of friends or even a family with teenage kids, the Motown Blast is just that – a blast! The Winter Blast changes themes each year so there’s no telling what it is yet, but get ready for a kick-butt concert filled with great tunes, lots of people, swooning melodies and delicious food. The music is reflected in the selections of the 50 live acts scheduled to perform on two stages. There will also be snow-making, a winter carnival with six family rides, free ice skating, professional skating performances, ice sculptures, marshmallow roasting, wine tasting, electronic music, the Taste of Detroit and DTE comfort zones! You’ll hit a homerun if you take your love to this popular Detroit Valentines Day event!

2. Downhill Skiing

Michigan winters give plenty of opportunity for ice skids and snow shoveling, but they also give a unique set of outdoor sports, including downhill skiing. There are four ski resorts in and around the Metro-Detroit area. Present her with a rose at the top of the hill after getting off the lift; cuddle in the lodge over some hot cocoa; or take a partner to snowshoe the hills! Check out the Valentines lift ticket specials specifically at Alpine Valley, Mount Holly and Pine Knob.

3. Campus Martius Ice-Skating

Perfect for the family and the little ones, this fun Valentines Day idea is fun for all ages, and is also ideal for couples looking for something different to do on Feb. 14th! The Park at Campus Martius was designed to be the central square of the city. During the winter months, the park offers a venue for ice-skating, and the nearby cafe offers hot chocolate to keep Detroiters warm and toasty! The rink is off Woodward Avenue in downtown Detroit.

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4. A Bed and Breakfast Getaway

Looking for love in all the wrong places? This is the year for the perfect Valentine’s Day romantic getaway. Whether it’s time for the big commitment or the perfect occasion to celebrate that bond, consider these top picks from BedandBreakfast.com. Try the Brabb House, Vitosha Guest Haus, or The Inn on Ferry Street.

5. MGM Detroit

Take a ramblin’ gamblin’ weekend jaunt to this destination hotel and wean the hours away playing Blackjack or the slots in the casino, getting a facial and couples massage at its world-class spa, picking up some Valentines gifts at the famous shops, or dining at renowned restaurants. Your Valentine will never forget the stay-cation to the city’s crown jewel.

6. Detroit: Motown Dinner Cruise and Moonlight Cruise for Valentine’s Day

The Detroit Princess Riverboat celebrates Valentine’s Day with a dinner cruise on both days of the Valentine weekend. The Motown Dinner Cruise features a Prime Rib buffet, cash bar and Motown music. Tickets are $54.95 a person. Second-day cruise boards at 10:30 p.m. and cruises through 1:30 a.m. Tickets are $32 and include hors d’oeuvres and a DJ. A cash bar is available.