Grand Haven Area Valentine’s Day Guide 2016

We all want our loved ones to feel special. For Valentine’s Day, look no further than the Grand Haven area. If you are searching for food, activities, gifts, or lodging, we have got you covered!


They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. We will let you in on a secret, the same goes for ladies. Enjoy a delicious dinner for two specialized for the occasion!

Salmon - Grand Haven, Michigan. Photo credit: Brian Fett

Jack’s Waterfront Bistro inside the Holiday Inn in Spring Lake is hosting their annual event Love, Wine & Chocolate on February 13th! The evening will feature live jazz music, decadent appetizers, and fine wines. In addition, they have a special Valentine’s Day menu planned for the evening. Tickets are available for purchase at the door ($30 single/$50 couple).

Artisan of Grand Haven is serving an extravagant five-course meal on February 13th complete with grilled shrimp cocktail, prosciutto wrapped arugula salad, mushroom miso soup, fruit sorbet with balsamic drizzle, root beer short ribs, topped off with vanilla bean cheesecake with cherry sauce. Before you grab your forks and knives, be sure to call ahead and reserve your spot!

Grand Seafood & Oyster Bar, The Dee Lite, and The Theatre Bar are serving up a special Valentine’s Day menu February 12-14! With festive dishes like their Sweetheart Salad and Crazy Love Oysters, checking out the rest of their menu is a must!

Jack's Waterfront Bistro - Spring Lake, Michigan. Photo courtesy of Holiday Inn - Spring Lake.


Think outside of the (heart-shaped) box and treat your sweetie with some uniquely delicious Grand Haven area sweets!

Pick up some handcrafted chocolate at Patricia’s Chocolates! Patricia has been trained by world class chocolatiers, and uses the finest chocolate available to handcraft her chocolate treats.

Chocolates by Grimaldi uses local and Michigan-made ingredients to craft their gourmet confections! Along with a multitude of other occasions, you can grab a set of their delicious chocolate crafted and packaged for Valentine’s Day.

Blueberry Haven offers the ultimate sweet tooth fix! Specializing in all things blueberry, you can treat your loved one to chocolate covered blueberries, jams, salsa, pancake mix, elixirs, and more. Fun fact: 44 percent of blueberries on the U.S. market come from Michigan – what a local treasure!

Patricia's Chocolates February 2016


Share quality time exploring the Grand Haven area’s Winter wonderland.

Take a romantic, peaceful moment in Winter’s refuge from the fast paced world. Pigeon Creek Park offers fun Winter activities such as snowshoeing and cross country skiing trails. Need skis or snowshoes? No worries, they have you covered with rentals!

Explore Grand Haven’s beautiful winter scenery from a fat tire bike! Grand Haven offers so much natural beauty year round, and the experience lends a moment to simply enjoy each other’s company.

Grand Haven Winter - Pigeon Creek Park. Photo: Marci Cisneros


Get a taste of Michigan and enjoy some wine, beer, or cider in one of the Grand Haven area’s many wine tasting rooms and breweries, and cider mill!

12 Corners Vineyard and Lemon Creek Winery offer wine tastings of their Southwest Michigan wine – and you get to keep the glass. Odd Side AlesOld Boys’ Brewhouse, Grand Armory Brewing, Dutch Girl Brewery, and Trail Point Brewing Company offer their craft beers for tasting. Vander Mill began as a cider mill and now offers deliciously different hard ciders in flavors like ginger peach and apple raspberry. Bring the celebration home – all locations sell bottles and cans of their products.

Lemon Creek Winery - Grand Haven. Photo: GHACVB


Find unique flower arrangements crafted specifically for Valentine’s Day! Local Grand Haven Garden House is offering beautiful arrangements for the occasion.

Grand Haven Garden House & Floral. Photo credit: Brian Fett


Warm up from the cold for a romantic evening at one of Grand Haven’s many great lodging properties. Reserve a stay at one our local hotels, inns, bed & breakfasts, or even at a vacation home.

Boyden House - Winter. Grand Haven, Michigan. Photo: GHACVB

The Holiday Inn offers the ultimate romantic getaway package. A one night accommodation includes chocolate covered strawberries and champagne delivered to your room in two keepsake champagne flukes. In addition, you will receive a beautiful bouquet of roses provided by Eastern Floral, a gift certificate for $35 towards dinner at Jack’s Waterfront Bistro, and breakfast for two!


Do you have any fun and romantic Valentine’s Day plans in the Grand Haven area? Let us know in the comments below!



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