It is time for a little love.

Dating News conducted a poll about the best first-date locations.

"A recent poll revealed that 1 in 5 singles surveyed believe the usual coffee shop rendezvous or the familiar clink of glasses at the local bar are boring and outdated ideas for first dates. The contemporary single is in pursuit of an experience, a story to tell, an adventure to embark upon from the very first “‘hello.”

From the data, they came up with the top 150 first-date destinations across the United States.

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What Are The Top 10 Best First Dates In America?

10. The Grand Ole Opry & Honky Tonk Crawl in Tennessee

9. Luxury Car Experience Down Ocean Drive in Miami, Florida

8. Key West Butterfly Conservatory in Florida

7. Sunset Cruise on the Outer Banks in North Carolina


6. Vintage Train Ride on the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad in Maryland

5. Stargazing on Mauna Kea in Hawaii

4. Dolphin Watching Cruise from Hilton Head in South Carolina

3. Dolphin Watching Cruise from Hilton Head in Iowa

2. San Antonio River Walk Cruise in Texas

1. Charleston Carriage Ride & Historic Stroll in South Carolina

What Are The 4 Incredibly Unique First Date Ideas in Michigan?

There are 4 different locations where you have the best first date experiences, according to Dating News.

Mackinac Island

Ranked at number 15, you can explore Mackinac Island on Tandem Bikes.

Since there are no cars on Mackinac Island, it makes sense to go on a biking adventure with your significant other.



It is 8.2 miles around Mackinac Island. While that may sound like a lot, it will be a perfect scenic journey around the island.

It would be a disservice if Mackinac Island was not featured on the date locations list.


Ranked at number 87, you can visit the Frankenmuth Bavarian Town and Brewery Tour.

If your significant other loves a good beer, this may be the destination for you.


As Frankenmuth Brewery states,

"Michigan has a wealth of craft beer, breweries and activities to offer travelers seeking a beer vacation. Our beer-centric communities include Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Traverse City, Lansing and, of course, Frankenmuth."

There are plenty of tasting tours that you can experience in Michigan.


Sleeping Bear Dunes

Ranked at number 92, you can take a helicopter tour over the Sleeping Bear Dunes.

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore/Facebook
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore/Facebook

Besides experiencing the beauty of Traverse City, you will also get breathtaking views of the dunes.

My Flight Tours explains how amazing this tour would be.

"But the highlight of the tour is the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes. From 2,000 feet above, you’ll witness the vastness of these natural wonders as they stretch out before you. It’s a breathtaking sight that will leave you in awe. This is the best tour offered in the area, providing you with an unforgettable experience that you’ll cherish for a lifetime."

10/10 experience!

Detroit Eastern Market

Ranked at 131, you can explore the Eastern Market in Detroit.

Trip Advisor
Trip Advisor

According to Trip Advisor, the Eastern Market has a lot of history and good eats.

"We shepherd Eastern Market's rich history to nourish a healthier, wealthier, and happier Detroit. Since it began in the 1800s, Eastern Market has gradually become a cornerstone, nourishing its residents by providing fresh and nutritious food throughout Southeastern Michigan. In more recent years, Eastern Market Partnership has built an infrastructure around the market to support our unwavering mission to enrich Detroit--nutritionally, culturally and economically."

No more regular first dates! Amplify your experience with these first-date destinations.

Impress Your Valentine With These 6 Unique Date Ideas In SW Michigan

Candlelight dinner? That's so 2000s! Here are 6 unique and fun date ideas throughout SW Michigan that are guaranteed to impress your Valentine this year.

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