Hand holding a heart shaped cookie in front of M Street Baking Co
Valentine’s Day Date Ideas in the Brighton Howell Area

January 31, 2024

The holiday of love is on the horizon. Treat your Valentine to something truly special in the Brighton Howell Area this year. Skip the typical dinner and a movie and choose from various activities to show your loved one how much you care. Incorporate these Valentine’s Day ideas in the Brighton Howell Area when planning the special day.


Take a Snowday – Go Skiing, Snowboarding, or Sledding

two people on a chair lift on a snowy day at Mt. Brighton in Brighton, MI

Treat your Valentine to the ultimate Snow Day at Mt. Brighton. Bundle up and hit the slopes on skis, snowboards, or a sled. When you’re done cruising down the mountain, head inside to warm up with a delicious cocktail and a warm meal at one of the many dining options located in the ski resort.


Learn A New Skill

Has your loved one ever told you how they wanted to learn how to do something new? Take them to a Stitch in Time for a class to learn how to knit! Let your Valentine knit their way to your heart by attending a class that takes place on Mondays and Tuesdays.


Smash Your Valentine’s Day Plans

Destruction Depot owners

Shake things up or throw things down (laptops, dishes, TVs, and glasses to be specific) this Valentine’s Day at Destruction Depot Rage Room in Whitmore Lake. Relieve stress and let adrenaline soar as you take part in this healthy outlet for violent expression. Recently separated? Destruction Depot offers break-up/divorce parties where you can bring up to three items to destroy.


Build Your Own Charcuterie Board

Skip the typical date night with dinner and head to Culture Beer and Cheese to build your own charcuterie board. Start by choosing from a rotating list of delicious cheeses. Don’t forget to include your choice of flavorful cured meats and pate. Fill your board with dried fruits, nuts, pickles, mustards, and Great Harvest bread.


Make A Handmade Gift

people painting pottery at the Ceramic Studio etc.

Get crafting this Valentine’s Day and let your inner artist run free. Bring your imagination to The Ceramic Studio Etc. to paint on pottery, glass, or canvas. This shop offers walk-ins for Paint-Your-Own-Pottery and Glass Fusing and supplies all glazes, brushes, and design tools.

In addition to being the perfect date night, it is also the ideal way to make a handmade gift for your Valentine. After your pottery has been painted, it is put into a kiln and is ready to be picked up a week later. Create a romantic masterpiece, or purchase a gift certificate for a future creative date.


Glab a Glass of St. Valentine’s Red

Share a bottle of St. Valentine Red and split a handmade thin-crust specialty pizza with your Valentine from Howell’s Main Street Winery. Get into the Valentine’s Day spirit by enjoying this semi-dry red wine with notes of chocolate and berries that taste slightly sweet.

Explore Howell’s Main Street Winery‘s variety of wines and find the perfect bottle to share with your Valentine!


Show your loved one a special time this Valentine’s Day. On your Valentine’s Day adventures, be sure to tag @explorebrightonhowellarea and use #ExploreBHA. Don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter to keep up to date on all things Explore Brighton Howell Area.


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