Reinvent Date Night in Grand Rapids With This Customizable A to Z Planner

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You Could do Dinner and Movie …Or You Could do THIS

My husband has been traveling quite a bit for work lately. I love that he brings home the bacon, but I can’t say that I look forward to him hanging up his “team” jersey to leave me in mommy mode 24/7 for a week or more at a time.

I have to trade in my evening relaxation routine of watching recorded talk shows alone for bath time and bedtime stories, and by the time I’m done with a full day, I can fall asleep faster than the kids. Don’t get me wrong. I love hanging out with my kids, but at the end of a long week a fun date night is definitely in order!

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My husband and I have our favorite spots around Grand Rapids, but with a city that’s overflowing with great places that offer a cool atmosphere, mouthwatering food, and tasty drinks, it’s only right to check them out!

This mega list of date activities and restaurant ideas from A to Z will spice up your date night adventures in our beautiful city.

4 Interesting Ways to Use this Giant A-Z Treasure Trove

Don’t let our date night list overwhelm you! Here’s some fun ways to use it:

1.)    Write the alphabets, A-Z, on popsicle sticks and place them in a jar upside down. Randomly select a stick to determine what activity and/or restaurant to check out.

2.)    Roll a Scattergories die to decide which letter to try.

3.)    Take turns planning date nights for each other! If something sounds yummy or fun, go for it! Then cross that restaurant or activity off the list so that you are enticed to try new places the next time.

4.)    Schedule a letter to tackle every other week for a year’s worth of dates!

A to Z Ideas for a Grand Rapids Date Night

GR Ballet
BattleGR
Beach sunset
Berlin Raceway
Boat (or tube or kayak)
Bobarino’s pizza & live music
Bookstore
Bowling
Brewery tour
Broadway Grand Rapids

Dancing

DeVos Performance Hall show
Driving Range
Drive-In
Dave and Buster’s
Dr. Grin’s
Disc Golf

Donkey Taqueria
Downtown Market

East Grand Rapids Shopping

Electric Cheetah
Eastown Restaurants
Elk Brewing
El Granjero Mexican Grill

Founders Brewing Co

Fowling Warehouse
Furniture City Creamery
Fish Lads
Forty Acres Soul Kitchen
Flat River Grill
FireRock Grill

GLC Live Shows

Go Karts
Golf
Game Night
Grand Haven State Park

Grand Lady Riverboat
Griffins Game
Gerald R. Ford Museum

Grove
Gravity Taphouse Grille


Hiking
Hammocking

Herb & Fire 
Holland
Heritage Hill tour
Horseback Riding

House Rules Board Games & Bar

Ice Skating
IKEA (Canton or Chicago road trip!)
Improv

Irie Kitchen

Jazz
Junk Food Shopping
Johnson Park
JW Marriott

Ju Sushi & Lounge
Jersey Junction

Kayaking
Kent Trails
Kruse Park

Knickerbocker
Kilwins

Laser Tag

Listening Room intimate concerts
Lighthouse
Lookout Park
Live Music

Leo’s
Luna
Lumber Baron Bar
Love’s Ice Cream
Little Bangkok Thai
Long Road Distillers

MDRD (pronounced Madrid)

Millennium Park
Meyer May House tour

Mitten Brewing Co pizza flight
Mini Golf
Mall Shopping
Massages
Murder Mystery Dinner
Meijer Gardens
Movies
Master Arts Theater
Mountain Biking

Mural Tour


Maru
Mill Creek Tavern
Matchbox Diner and Drinks
Madcap
Martha’s Pizza

Netflix
Nelis’ Dutch Village

Notos Old World Italian Dining
New Holland Brewing Company
NoCo Provisions

Opera Grand Rapids
Old Movie Marathon
Outdoor Movie or Concert

Osteria Rossa
O’Toole’s Public House
The Old Goat
Olive’s

Outside Coffee Co.

Picnic

Pickleball

Pinball
Planetarium
Palmer Park
Public Museum
Paint Studio

Pho 616
Perrin Brewing Co.

Quadruple Date

Quinn & Tuite’s Irish Pub

Road Trip
Recreate Your First Date

River City Improv

River North Republic House (formerly Citizen)
Rodeo
Read Books
Reed’s Lake Trail
Rockford
Ride Bikes
Rock Climbing

Rose’s
Reserve Wine and Food
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Roam by Sanchez
Rockwell Republic

Sunset
Stargaze
Saugatuck Dunes Beach
GR Symphony
Sporting Event

Speciation Artisan Ales Taproom
Swimming
Schuler’s Books
Swing Dancing

Stella’s Lounge
San Chez
Salvatore’s
Slow’s BBQ
Sovengard
Shanghai Ichiban
7 Monks Taproom
Social Kitchen and Bar
Sushi

The Great Escape Room

Twisted Rooster
Taqueria San Jose
Tokyo Grill & Sushi
Thai Chef

Uno
Umbrella Walk
UICA

Ucello’s

Vineyard
Volunteer
Van Buren Street Dunes
Veen Observatory

Vander Mill
Vitale’s
Vintage Prime & Seafood

Walking Tour
Workout
Wine Tasting
Wine and Canvas
Whitecaps

The Walker Roadhouse

Xbox Game Night
eXercise

MeXo

Yoga
Yard Sale Shopping

Yesterdog

Zoo
Zipline


Zoup!
Zeeland Restaurants
Z’s Restaurant

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