WHY KALAMAZOO MAKES FOR THE PERFECT COUPLE'S WEEKEND GETAWAY IN MICHIGAN
Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be the only time for romance. Every time is the best time to show your partner just how much you care. From private tours and outdoor adventures, to the coziest bed and breakfasts, Kalamazoo is the ultimate place for a couple’s weekend getaway in Michigan. Here is how to best experience the Kalamazoo area for the perfect couple’s getaway.
Walking Tours of Downtown Breweries
If you and your partner love beer, a walking tour of our award-winning craft beer scene is a must-do on your couple’s weekend getaway in Michigan. Kalamazoo is the best place to have the most incredible craft beer experience, as there are various ways to tour the breweries of Kalamazoo. Our partners, West Michigan Beer Tours, offer multiple walking, bus, and private tours that take you on a one-of-a-kind journey tasting and touring Kalamazoo craft beer. We recommend booking a private walking tour of the local downtown breweries to indulge in craft beer while spending quality time with your loved one. Before heading out to the breweries, make sure to get your Give a Craft Beer Passport to obtain codes to earn a prize! Not a beer drinker? No problem! You can also tour distilleries and wineries!
Grab a Romantic Table For Two
Whether you’re looking to start your day with some delicious fuel, or end your day of adventuring Kalamazoo, grab a table for two! There’s a wide range of diverse spots to curb everyone’s food cravings. From top brunch spots to the best burger in the county, there is something for everyone here! Kalamazoo is known for its locally owned restaurants, farm-to-table eats, and eclectic tastes – grabbing a bite from Michigan’s own growers and artisans is a must while on your couple’s weekend getaway. Whatever kind of food you’re craving, Kalamazoo and its surrounding areas have you covered
Explore the Murals of Kalamazoo
Did you know that Kalamazoo is filled with vibrant, colorful walkways and walls that shape the city and surrounding areas? With 25-different mural sights and different ways to explore them, this is the ultimate day-date idea on your romantic getaway! Learn about these insta-worthy murals by following our complete guide. Or, if you’re feeling more ambitious, you can take a mini self-guided wall crawl through a scavenger hunt!
Lace Up Your Boots – Go For a Hike
Located in the Western Region of the Lake to Lake Trail that runs 275 miles across Michigan, are the Kal-Haven and Kalamazoo River Valley (KRV) Trails. These trails makeup 60-miles of the Lake to Lake trail and run from Kalamazoo to Grand Haven! For the active-and-outdoors-loving couple, lace up your hiking boots or grab your bike and explore the trails of Kalamazoo! No matter what season, Kalamazoo features hiking and biking trails with different terrains and difficulty levels. After all, the best way to experience and explore the area while on your couple’s weekend getaway is to head outside!
Cuddle Up at a Bed & Breakfast
There’s no better way to spend quality time with your loved one than to be cozied up at one of Southwest Michigan’s premier bed and breakfasts! Check out the full list of quaint places to stay for you and your loved one:
- Kalamazoo House Bed & Breakfast
- Stuart Avenue Inn Bed & Breakfast
- Kara’s Kottages
- Henderson Castle Bed & Breakfast
Kalamazoo also offers specialty hotel packages and other lodging options, if you would prefer to stay elsewhere. Whether you’re looking for some peace and quiet on the outskirts of town, or to be right in the heart of it all, we have options for all desires!
Hit the slopes with your skis or sleds
If you’re the adventurous type and visiting during the winter, Kalamazoo is within close proximity to so many winter thrill-seeking activities! For skiing and snowboarding, we suggest either Timber Ridge Ski Area or Bittersweet Ski Resort. We also offer plenty of other winter activities, whether you prefer the adventurous outdoors or to cozy up inside! Activities like snowmobiling or snowshoeing, or going on a coffee crawl or museum tour!
Don’t have an entire day to dedicate to the slopes? Tubing or tobogganing at Echo Valley might be more your thing! Echo Valley is open on Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting, throughout the winter season. There’s a dedicated hill just for tubing, as well as an Everslide tobogganing hill where you’ll speeds up to 60mph!
Make Memories – Learn & Discover History
While on your couple’s weekend getaway in Michigan, there are so many opportunities to create long-lasting memories while learning the rich history of the Kalamazoo area. Here are the area’s top attractions for the inner artist, historian, or scientist in you:
- Air Zoo
- Black Arts and Cultural Center
- Gilmore Car Museum
- Kalamazoo Valley Museum
- Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
- Vicksburg Historic Village
We can’t wait to host you on your next romantic weekend getaway in Michigan. With so many hidden gems and landmarks in Kalamazoo, there is no shortage of adventure to be had on your next visit! To plan your visit, be sure to check out our variety of trip itineraries or subscribe to our newsletter for the latest happenings. You can also download our guide for a full list of resources and planning tips.