How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Traverse City

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Traverse City this year! As a city where people love to live, vacation, and plan as a wedding destination, Traverse City is the perfect place to celebrate your love. Local residents: take some time to appreciate our incredible hometown with your loved one. Out of towners: consider Traverse City as the ideal destination for a Valentine’s weekend away.

In honor of this holiday celebrating love, here are our best, most romantic suggestions for celebrating Valentine’s Day, Traverse City style.

Visit Old Mission Peninsula

It may be the depths of winter, but the amorous atmosphere of Old Mission Peninsula holds strong. Driving north along the narrow peninsula jutting into Grand Traverse Bay, vineyards and orchards blanketed in snow coupled with gorgeous views of the lake provide the perfect surroundings to connect with your better half.

If you’re celebrating the weekend after Valentine’s Day, Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula’s Romancing the Riesling event offers a fun way to visit all the Old Mission wineries.

Get Outside

February up north offers a great opportunity to spend some time outside and “earn” the wine you’re surely going to drink! Whether you decide to enjoy the bounty of trails in the area, head to the slopes to ski/snowboard, or get out on a snowmobile, getting outside together is the perfect way to spend your Valentine’s Day before settling into a romantic evening. Research even proves that couples who exercise together are more likely to stay together.

Eat Well

Traverse City is a foodie town, making a special meal a great Valentine’s Day date idea! Visit one of the area’s incredible restaurants (be sure to make a reservation as early as possible!) or settle in at home to cook something special. For top-quality ingredients, stop by one of our many specialty food shops, or stop by the indoor farmers market the Saturday before the holiday and pick up some special local ingredients to include in your meal.

Drink Local Wine, of Course!

A special Valentine’s Day meal pairs well with local wine whether you’re eating in or dining out! Chateau Grand Traverse wines are widely available in local restaurants, wherever you purchase wine, and in our tasting room on Old Mission Peninsula.

Book a Room for Next Year!

The Inn at Chateau Grand Traverse is a perfect place to settle in for a romantic getaway. With a secluded, adult-only atmosphere and complimentary bottles of wine, you’ll find yourselves quickly removed from the cares of the day as you take in the views of the vineyard and the lake.

We hope to see you around Traverse City and Old Mission Peninsula this Valentine’s Day!