We won’t lie. You’re pretty spoiled for choice when it comes to things to do on a date night in Kalamazoo. That’s especially true if you’re looking for something to do that’s a little bit different – i.e., not your run-of-the-mill drinks/dinner/movie kind of thing.
That’s not to say that there’s not plenty to do on a ‘normal’ date in Kalamazoo. The city has a thriving arts and cultural scene, so there are many galleries, theaters, and performance spaces. Plus, there’s the Kalamazoo Valley Museum and Air Zoo Museum for those who feel the best Kalamazoo date nights involve geeking out a bit. And if you’re just starting out and would prefer to keep things ‘vanilla’ for now, Kalamazoo’s restaurant and bar scene doesn’t disappoint.
But what if you’re looking for out-of-the-ordinary Kalamazoo date ideas or inspiration for a couples’ day out with a wow factor? Well, you’re in luck! We dug deep into all the best things to do in Kalamazoo to compile this top 5 list of fun date night ideas.
Location: 5880 S Westnedge Ave, Portage
Getting crafty with someone you’ve got the feels for is a fantastic way to bond and grow your connection through collaboration and creativity. Plus, you get a tangible memory of your date to take home with you, which will spark memories of all the laughs you shared while creating it for years to come.
So, what can you make? Great question! The options are pretty endless, but some of the most popular items made by other couples on a date night in Kalamazoo include:
- A canvas painting featuring the place you met, your favourite hangout, or dream holiday destination, etc.
- A calligraphy sign of your couples hashtag, favorite quote, or line from a meaningful song.
- A string art heart with your initials in it.
Alternatively, if you prefer to make more messy memories, there’s always our Jackson Pollock-themed Splatter Room! One of the most unique things to do on a date night in Kalamazoo, splatter dates include chocolates and champagne for two, and either one large or two small canvasses to take home with you.
Contact the team by email or call 269-216-3214 to learn more.
Location: 352 S. Kalamazoo Mall
What could possibly be more romantic than making your own custom fragrance with your partner? After all, your relationship is a unique blend of your identities, and you’re different from every other couple out there. So, why shouldn’t you differentiate your smell by creating a unique scent that belongs only to you?
Of course, your creation doesn’t have to be a straight-up scent like a perfume or cologne. Aroma Labs also offers the opportunity to make custom:
- Bath bubbles
- Body oil
- Beard oil
- And more
Visit the Aroma Labs website to learn more.
Location: 136 S. Kalamazoo Mall
If you’re an active couple looking for more energetic date night ideas, visiting Climb Kalamazoo might be the perfect activity to sweat it out, test your teamwork skills, and encourage each other to try new or more challenging routes. Plus, buddying together is a surefire way to build more trust and understanding between you.
Climb Kalamazoo is South Michigan’s premier indoor rock climbing gym, so it’s all-weather friendly. Plus, it’s open until 10pm daily, making it suitable for a date night in Kalamazoo any day of the week. You can also climb through the day from 10am on weekends and 12midday on weekdays.
Visit the Climb Kalamazoo website to learn more.
4.The Mason Jar Plant Shop
Location: 116 W South St, Kalamazoo
Why not cultivate happiness in nature the same way you do in your relationship? The Mason Jar Plant Shop team specializes in unique and hard-to-find flora and fauna. If that’s not the best ever metaphor for your relationship, we don’t know what is!
At the city’s only terrarium bar, you can make your own mini-ecosystem to take home with you. And the best bit? You can make this a completely spontaneous Kalamazoo date night because you don’t need an appointment for groups of fewer than five people.
Visit the Mason Jar Plant Shop website to learn more.
5.Go on a Scavenger Hunt
Ok, so this one is better suited to a couples day out than a classic Kalamazoo date night. But for active couples, it’s a great way to get into the great outdoors and explore parts of the city that you wouldn’t usually go to – unless you were lost or playing host to visiting tourists. Plus, scavenger hunts represent a fantastic combination of playfulness and problem-solving, adventure and excitement, and are a great way to improve your communication skills while spending quality time together.
There are several companies offering scavenger quests in Kalamazoo. All you need to do is pick your favorite. You can start your research by checking out:
So there you have it. Options aplenty!
We hope we’ve inspired you to plan your perfect date night in Kalamazoo! If you have any questions about booking at Pispiration, please check out the Kalamazoo Studio online and contact the team directly to learn more.