Winter Date Ideas In + Around Detroit

If you feel stuck when it comes to date ideas, we here at Detroit Mom have you covered–literally, across multiple counties. Together with our team of writers, we have compiled the ultimate list of date ideas in and around Detroit.

The weather may be chilly, but sometimes we get unseasonably “warm” days. Winter is a great time to bundle up, get some fresh air, and spend time with your partner. So call up your favorite trusted babysitter, leave pizza money and a movie for the kids to enjoy, and choose a city from our list to get started on your best date ever!

We know that finding reliable childcare isn’t always easy, but our hope is that when the time comes for a date, and you’re looking for date ideas in and around Detroit, you’ll choose a fun adventure from our list. We provide you with specifics of where to go and what to do. So choose a city, and get going on that date!

Winter date ideas in + around Detroit, by city:

Ann Arbor

Auburn Hills


  • Stop in to Urban Wick Candle Bar to create your own signature scent or surprise one another with candles you made yourself!
  • Check out Madam, the Daxton hotel restaurant to get dressed up and enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner!
  • Eat dinner at Social and then go see a movie at The Birmingham 8




Farmington Hills


Mt. Clemens


  • Dinner at Table 5
  • Go out for sushi at Koji
  • Grab ice cream or a boozy shake from Browndog, then walk around the social district




Royal Oak

St. Clair Shores

  • Grab dinner at Watermark and enjoy igloo dining!

Sterling Heights




  • Stop at Tim Horton’s for breakfast to-go, then head over to Stoney Creek for a winter hike
  • Test your sense of adventure by choosing an escape room at Michigan Escape Room (would be great with a group of friends!)

West Bloomfield

White Lake



If you’re looking for ideas for the whole family, check out our list of restaurants offering igloo dining this winter!


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