But let’s be honest...

We often feel like there aren’t enough sweet treats and bouquets in the world to show our loved ones how much we appreciate them. Well, maybe this is the year to switch it up in the way you show your love and appreciation. Set the cruise to Frankenmuth for your Valentine’s Day plans.

Instead of browsing the aisles looking for the prettiest heart-shaped box of chocolates...

Head to Zak & Mac’s Chocolate Haus where you can not only hand-pick your favorite chocolates, but you can watch them being made too!

The hand-made truffles, caramels, and toffee will make your taste buds water. Don’t worry if you’re too sweet already, they’ve got a great selection of sugar-free options for you too!

Now it’s time to pick out the perfect bottle of wine to go with your box of handmade treats.

Head to one of our local wineries: St. Julian’s, Cherry Republic, Modern Craft, Black Star Farms, Grand Traverse Distillery, or Frankenmuth FunShips, for a tasting to make sure you get it just right!

After picking out your favorite chocolates and an excellent bottle of wine, stroll main street hand-in-hand with your Valentine.

Treat yourselves to one of our unique dining options: Tiffany’s, T-Dub's, and Prost are just a few of the options that are sure to leave your date impressed. Pizza, pasta, charcuterie, and the list goes on and on. The options are sure to please your palette and leave your belly full.

Cap the night off with a romantic carriage ride around Little Bavaria.

Like a scene out of your favorite fairytale, Fantasy Carriage Company or Frankenmuth Carriage Company will take you on a magically romantic ride around town.

If a romantic date night doesn’t sound like your cup of tea – no worries, there are many other ways to spend time in Frankenmuth with the ones you love.

Grab the whole family or your closest group of friends and head to the Bavarian Inn Family Fun Center. With over 160 different arcade games and an 18-hole indoor mini-golf course, everyone is sure to find their inner kid again!

Wish it was a hot summer day instead of Valentine’s Day?

A trip to Zehnder’s Splash Village will warm you up and remind you that we are only a few short months away from the warm summer sun! Take this time to slow down, relax, and enjoy the moment with your family and friends.


The day will be here before you know it. Instead of scrambling around on February 13th to come up with the perfect gift for your loved ones, plan to hop in the car, hit the road, and head to Frankenmuth this Valentine’s Day.

Sometimes the best gift are not the one’s we pick out in the store, but the experiences we share with each other!
About the Author

Lydia Wilder

Lydia is the Sales & Community Relations Manager for the Frankenmuth Convention & Visitors Bureau.