Valentine's Day is quickly approaching and if you're still trying to figure out plans, here's a guide to help you get started.

It doesn't matter if you're single, in a relationship or just looking for something different to do, a lot of places around Grand Rapids have something for everyone... even activities to get the kids involved!

Ditch the whole "dinner and a movie" cliche date and try out these out-of-the-box ideas for you and your special someone. Or just you. No one's judging.

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    Eat a Bunch of Dessert at Dessert Wars

    Sweets and Valentine's Day go hand-in-hand so it's only right to go big.

    Dessert Wars is the perfect way to kick off a Valentine's Day weekend.

    Try different types of yummy desserts made by bakeries, pastry shops and restaurants from around West Michigan. You get to walk around and just binge on dessert! Then, vote on the one that you think should be named "Best Dessert in Grand Rapids."

    Dessert Wars is Friday, February 10th from 6-8p at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel.

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    Ice Skating at Rosa Parks Circle

    Another date idea that caters to all. Couples, friends and families are who you'll see skating on the ice at Rosa Parks Circle.

    Ice skating is open from morning until night but if you're looking for that "romantic" feeling, go for a nighttime skate since the Christmas lights are still hung up and shining around the rink. Here's a calendar for February skate times.

    Rosa Parks Circle will wrap up ice skating on March 5th.

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    See a Show at the Ballet

    On Valentine's Day, the Grand Rapids Ballet is putting on a special performance of Black & White: Swan Lake.

    But what makes this so special is that you'll get to play and cuddle with dogs that evening. The ballet partnered with the Humane Society of West Michigan to donate 50% of the funds to the shelter. So, before the show and during intermission, there will be dogs and puppies that you'll be able to pass the time with.

    Because who doesn't love dogs?! You won't be able to adopt any dogs on site, but there will be information regarding pet adoption.

    'Pas & Paws' is February 14 from 6:30p-10p. Tickets are $50 and you can get them here.

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    Take a Cooking Class

    Mmmm... food. Let's just admit food is a way to bring people together and cooking can be a very intimate thing.

    The Downtown Market is offering cooking classes, the weekend before, and the day of Valentine's Day.

    • Single & Mingle Meet Up - Friday, February 10

      Calling all single people! Make a meal while you mingle with other singles. (21+ only)

      Register.
    • Be My Family Valentine - Saturday, February 11

      This is a cooking class for the whole family. Grilled cheese, tomato soup and heart-shaped cookies are just a few of the things you and the kids will have fun making.

      Register.
    • I Love Sushi  - Sunday, February 12

      Learn to make heart-shaped sushi rolls. Yes please! (16+)

      Register.
    • Valentine's Couples Cooking & Wine - Tuesday, February 14

      You and your special someone will not only be drinking wine but cooking a delicious meal with it too. (21+ only)

      Register.
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    Have a GROWN-UP Play Date at the Museum!

    A night where adulting goes out the window.

    On February 10th, the Grand Rapids Children's Museum is having a play date for the grown-ups! Play laser tag, go on a scavenger hunt, plus adult treats and beverages from BarFly Ventures & New Holland Brewing.

    Doors open at 6:30 & you can get your tickets here.

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    Eat Chocolate & Drink Wine at Robinette's

    Every year, Robinette's hosts the Love, Wine & Chocolate event for couples.

    Saturday, February 11 from noon - 4 p.m. couples will get to sample different wines and eat from a chocolate bar. Couples will be able to take wine glasses home and there will even be FREE hand massages!

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    Have a Romantic Dinner

    Grand Rapids (and West Michigan) is home to SO many delicious local restaurants and breweries, you can't go wrong no matter where you decide to make reservations.

    Some restaurants even set up a "special menu" for Valentine's Day.

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    Get Married at The B.O.B!

    Yes, you can actually get married at The B.O.B in Downtown Grand Rapids!

    On Saturday, February 11, B.O.B's Brewery is hosting Hoppy Ever After from 4p-9p. Brewer John will be there conducting marriage ceremonies. If you're feeling spontaneous, you can walk-in and get married. Or if you want to prove your love, you can renew your vows.

    In honor of your special day, at 6 p.m., Brewer John's Cherry Chocolate Stout will be on tap.

    **(Marriage is a huge step, please be serious before making any drunken decisions)**

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