No matter if you have been seeing for somebody for three years, or have been married for ten, it is important to keep the relationship alive and thriving. One of the ways this can be done, is by going out, or having "date nights". Grand Rapids is a great place, with a lot of culture packed into a considerably small city, and offers a lot to the dating community; especially the ability to be creative.
From the Grand Rapids Art Museum, see: http://www.artmuseumgr.org/, to any one of Grand Rapids amazing restaurants, there is always a lot of options when planning a special day, or night out. Even when it gets to be pretty cold, like it is now, there is still much to do. In Rosa Parks Circle, outdoor ice skating is offered seven days a week, and the rink itself is open from noon until ten on average. For more information see: http://www.grand-rapids.mi.us/index.pl?page_id=465.
For those fun couples who like to take in local music, there are various clubs and venues, that offer local music almost nightly. Some of these include: The Intersection, Mixtape Café and The Clique. These venues offer anything from country and popular rock, to punk and rockabilly; one of these venues is sure to meet with everyone`s music taste.
When summer rolls around, it can be fun to simply take a walk around the city, and take in some of the interesting sights. Try starting your walk at the fish ladder, also known as the Sixth Street dam, near downtown Grand Rapids. Here you can walk alongside the water, up until you reach the inner city, where there are usually musicians on the sidewalk, and frequent festivals.
Next time you and your loved one, or even someone you are meeting for the first time, are looking for something new to do around the city, try browsing your options instead of going to the same old restaurant/movie theater. For a list of events occurring around the city, check out: http://www.10best.com/Grand_Rapids,MI/. Certainly you will be able to come up with something fun and creative to entertain one another for the date; even if just a simple city stroll.