It’s easy to get stuck in a rut when it comes to dates. Maybe you and your loved one keep going back to the same date night, such as the classic dinner and a movie. Or maybe dates have fallen to the back burner altogether. No matter what dates look like in your relationship, it’s always a good idea to switch things up and try something new! If you’re in the Grand Rapids area, there are plenty of date-worthy activities nearby for you and your partner.

Check Out a Farmers Market

Next time you have a free Saturday, check out Fulton Street Market together. This market has been around for over 100 years, and walking around it is a simple and fun date! Whether you want to try something new to eat, pick up your produce for the week, or simply walk around and enjoy each other’s company, you can’t go wrong with a date here.

Visit an Apple Orchard

Robinette’s Apple Orchard is the perfect date for any season. From apple picking to wine tasting to donut eating, it’s easy to spend an afternoon at Robinette’s.

See a Drive-in Movie

If you’re willing to drive half an hour from Grand Rapids, you can enjoy a drive-in movie at Getty Drive-In! This seasonal drive-in opens in the spring and stays open through fall. It’s the perfect way to take a classic date night and make it memorable!

Go Rock Climbing

If you want to step out of your comfort zone and try something new, consider indoor rock climbing! There are several rock climbing gyms in Grand Rapids. Trying something new (and challenging) together is a great way to grow closer.

Plan a Progressive Dinner

There are so many unique restaurants to try in Grand Rapids. Instead of going to one place for a date, go to several! Choose one place for drinks, somewhere else for appetizers, a different place for your main course, and finally somewhere new for dessert. This not only gives you a chance to try several places in one evening, but it extends your date to give you more quality time together.

So what will your next date be? This list is just the tip of the iceberg—other ideas include axe throwing, go karting, brewery hopping, and concert going. Whatever you decide on, be sure to surprise your loved one with a fun, out of the ordinary Grand Rapids date sometime soon!