Dubbed the most romantic holiday of the year, Valentine’s Day is a day for loved ones to spend time together. There are many ways couples celebrate the day or even the weekend: an overnight stay at a hotel, a date night, a new adventure. However, you spend the day with your loved one, spend it in Flint & Genesee.

Go on a Date Night

With restaurants opening in early February, couples can go out to a local restaurant to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Some restaurants are having specials or events to celebrate the day. In Fenton, the Fenton Winery & Brewery is hosting a wine or beer and cupcake pairing on Feb. 14 starting at 2 p.m.

In Flint, celebrate early and give back at Market Tap at the Flint Farmers’ Market with the Very HYP’d Valentine’s Day Weekend to benefit the Genesee Habitat for Humanity. The event, which starts Thursday, Feb. 11 at noon will go on through Saturday, Feb. 13 and participants can enter a raffle to win a Valentine’s Day Basket by buying tickets online or buying drinks at Market Tap’s Winter Bar. The winner of the raffle will be announced on Valentine’s Day morning.

Try Something Fun

Don’t want to go on a traditional date night? Try something fun in Flint & Genesee. In Mount Morris, Skateland Arena is hosting the Valentine’s Day Red & White Adult Skate from 8 – 11 p.m. on Feb. 14.  

For outdoor fun, For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum in Burton is hosting two Love Bird Hikes. On Saturday, Feb. 13, join the nature preserve for an Owl Prowl and learn how to make unique owl sounds to attract the birds. On Sunday, Feb. 14, take your loved one on a Sunrise Stroll and look out for the birds and other animals that come out in the morning.

Get Away from Home

Celebrate Valentine’s weekend with a night in one of Flint & Genesee hotels. Many hotels in the area are hosting deals during the weekend. The Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Flint is offering a $50 credit toward dinner at Sauce Italian Kitchen when you book Feb. 12 – 14. Courtyard by Marriot – Flint/Grand Blanc Area has a romance package for an overnight stay in a king-size room with a bottle of sparkling wine and a box of chocolates. Other hotels are also offering discount packages.