Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary, Valentine’s Day or simply spicing up a free weekend, these are the best date ideas to enjoy with that special someone in the Mt. Pleasant area.

Dinner for two

An Intimate Evening – here are our recommendations for a cozy, intimate evening.

Midori Sushi & Martini Lounge: Enjoy craft cocktails, fresh sushi at this dimly-lit lounge in Downtown Mt. Pleasant.

The Brass Cafe: Step into what feels to be a big city restaurant in Mt. Pleasant’s quaint small town to indulge in innovative food and drink.

Camille’s Prime: On the menu – steak, fresh seafood and upscale comfort food. There is also a wine lounge with special cocktails and small plates.

Midori Sushi and Martini Lounge crab-based sushi and calamari dishes in Downtown Mt. Pleasant, Michigan

Dinner & Drinks – Here are our recommendations for dinner and drinks.

Vin Trofeo’s Pizzeria & Pub: Mt. Pleasant’s newest pizzeria and pub offers high quality pizzas with a unique flavor, a full bar and nearly 20 beers on tap.

Summit Smokehouse & Tap Room: The love for barbecue is strong with this one; in addition to a unique, smokehouse barbecue menu this eatery houses Mountain Town Brewing Company’s handcrafted brews to enjoy.

Mountain Town Station: With a newly designed menu and Mountain Town Brewing Company’s brews on tap, this old train depot is the perfect place for a laid-back dinner and drink(s).

Handcrafted beer, ciders and meads by Mountain Town Brewing Company at Summit Smokehouse and Tap Room in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

Mid-day date – Here are our recommendations for a lunch date.

Max & Emily’s Eatery: FYI this is the place for sandwiches; offering more than 80 creative combinations of meats, cheese, veggies and more! To discover the best sandwiches in the area, click here.

A Local Coffee Shop: Enjoy bold brews, famous waffles and unique sandwiches at Ponder Coffee Company; Discover a new love for crepes and delicious coffee at Pleasant City Coffee. To discover more local favorite coffee shops, click here.

Pisanello’s Pizza Lunch Buffet: This lunch buffet is the talk around town, offering all-you-can-eat pizza, salad, soup and breadstix. Check out our local’s guide to the best pizza in town, here.

A sandwich from Ponder Coffee Company in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan; this local coffee shop roasts its own coffee and is available for purchase at two locations in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

Fun Date Activities

Swing on over to Soaring Eagle Casino for food, games and fun – here are our recommendations at Soaring Eagle Casino.

Gaming: Test your luck on Michigan’s largest gaming floor.

Ascend: Get ready for live entertainment, great food, specialty drinks, craft beer and an unparalleled sports dining experience at Soaring Eagle Casino’s newest hot-spot.

Cyber Quest: Challenge your date to arcade classics, new video games and more at this state-of-the-art entertainment center, inside Soaring Eagle Casino.

A man and a woman celebrating a win on a slot machine inside Soaring Eagle Casino in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

Burn off some energy with fun activities – here are our recommendations for indoor and outdoor fun.

Outdoor Adventure: Hike to the tallest point in Isabella County, explore groomed trails in and around the city or enjoy winter-classic SLEDDING at one of the area’s popular hills.

Indoor Fun: Discover new artists at a local museum and gallery, jump around at The Jump Station or slide on over to the I.C.E. Arena for a skate date.

Seasonal Fun: Enjoy a zip line tour at Snow Snake Zip Line in Harrison, golf one of central Michigan’s championship-style courses or play a round of miniature golf at The Golf Center.

Relax and rejuvenate at a local favorite – here are our recommendations.

The Painted Turtle: Create the perfect, painted pottery gift for someone special.

Yoga: Flow and glow at a yoga session; we recommend Yoga on Main (hot yoga), RedBloom Yoga and Ombodies.

Pure Vitality Juice Bar & Spa: This is the ultimate place for relaxation; treat yourself and your date to a spa service and after enjoy a healthy juice or smoothie.

Two woman enjoying a session inside an infrared sauna at Pure Vitality Juice Bar and Spa in Downtown Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

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