A Region of Romance


Go-To Destinations for you next date Night


‘Tis the season of love, and you’ve come to the right place. The Great Lakes Bay Region is flush with perfect date-night destinations that will spark romance in your life. Here are a few of our favorite places that make sparks fly.


Dinner and movie magic

The historic State Theatre of Bay City brings the charm of a classic date night. A single-screen theater that was once a burlesque house transports you to the golden age of theater and cinema and creates a night that won’t be soon forgotten.


Bed-and-Breakfast stays

What’s more romantic and relaxing than waking up alongside your significant other and letting the morning slip away as you enjoy the comfort of a fresh meal? The region is dotted with quaint and quiet bed-and-breakfast experiences, such as the Frankenmuth Country Bed & Breakfast. Here you’ll enjoy a peacefully scenic farmhouse-style stay.


A Scenic Sunset on the bay

Nothing marks the end of a beautiful day and the beginning of an incredible evening quite like watching the sunset on Saginaw Bay. Work this one in as the finale to a fun afternoon out or the start to a night on the town.


Inspired my the arts

There’s something romantic about exploring the unknown of the arts with someone close. You learn a bit about each other as you work to dissect each piece you encounter. There are a few great art galleries that showcase the best work of local artists and masterworks from international artists. One of our favorites is Saginaw Valley State University’s Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum, which focuses on the life and works of sculptor Marshall Fredericks. His artworks are celebrated to this day in Detroit, Grand Rapids and beyond and include the famed Spirit of Detroit.


Love yourself Too

Before you go throwing yourself at someone else, don’t forget to take a moment to love yourself. Self-care and maintenance are extremely important to your physical and mental health, so take a second to relax and pamper yourself. Treat yourself to a spa day, a personal massage or simply shut yourself in for the day and take on a hobby you’ve long neglected. Finding time for yourself is a must.


Affirmation: Discovering Love

The better you know yourself, the better you’ll know who to look for. If you’re seeking love, look inward. If you aren’t aware of what’s missing, you won’t ever understand how to achieve true self-fulfillment. Define yourself to discover what will lift you up, instead of what will take you further away from your true self.