by Leslie P
Are you always looking for new ideas for a date-night or a new activity to do with friends? Whether you are looking to cheer on a team, be entertained or everything in between, Kalamazoo has you covered.
Book a sitter and check out our list of 55 things to do near Kalamazoo!
Be A Sport
1 | Go K-Wings! Buy tickets to a Kalamazoo Wings Hockey game.
3 | Pick a car to root for this spring at the Kalamazoo Speedway.
4 | Cheer on the Kalamazoo Growlers baseball team at a home game.
5 | Check out our Walk, Hike and Bike Guide to find the perfect place for an outdoor activity near Kalamazoo.
10 | Test your strength by going indoor rock climbing at Climb Kalamazoo.
11 | Saddle up and take a horseback riding lesson.
12 | Rent a canoe or kayak from a local livery and visit an area river or lake.
13 | Tee off at one of Kalamazoo’s many golf courses. Check out Discover Kalamazoo’s list here to find the right course for you.
16 | Rock out to a concert at Kalamazoo’s very own State Theater.
19 | Buy tickets to a show at Miller Auditorium – featuring a variety of shows, musicals and concerts.
21 | Visit Wings Event Center for one of their many exciting events, concerts and trade shows.
23 | View a new movie at the seasonal Capri Drive-In movie theater in Coldwater.
24 | Head to downtown Kalamazoo to the Arcadia Festival site for their many summer festivals and outdoor concerts.
25 | Who did it!? Visit Henderson castle for one of their Murder Mystery Dinners or one of their other fun events.
26 | Try the ropes course, go-karts and mini-golf at Airway Lanes. Don’t forget to grab a drink at their new tap room.
27 | Go retro with a date to Klassic Arcade.
28 | Paint your own pottery at Art Bayou. You can even book a private party!
29 | Learn new culinary skills to impress your family by trying a cooking class.
30 | Create delicious candy or take a cake decorating class at Cake N Candy. Don’t forget to register!
32 | Jump from shop to shop in downtown Kalamazoo during a monthly Art Hop.
34 | Looking for a new date night restaurant? Check out some of our readers’ favorites.
35 | Celebrate a special occasion at Zazios’ Chef’s Table.
36 | Have a breakfast date at one of the best breakfast places around.
37 | Try “one of the best donuts in America” at Sweetwater’s Donut Shop.
38 | Enjoy fantastic food and drinks by dining at one of the unique restaurants near Kalamazoo.
40 | Enjoy dinner and a show with Millennium Restaurant Group’s dinner and a show package.
41 | Cool off with some ice cream from one of the most-popular ice cream shops in the area. Check out our reader recommended guide.
Be A Tourist
42 | Rev up your engines and take a tour of the Gilmore Car Museum.
44 | Take off on a special date by exploring the Air Zoo. Yes, the Air Zoo is even for grown-ups.
45 | Visit Binder Park Zoo during one of their adult events including Corks and Conservation and Bonteboktoberfest.
46 | Check out some of the finest craft breweries in West Michigan by joining a West Michigan Beer Tour.
47 | View the current exhibit at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.
49 | Find fresh produce and local products at an area farmers’ market.
50 | Pick fresh blueberries at a local U-pick berry farm.
51 | Visit a seasonal local orchard or farm for U-Pick apples and pumpkins. Don’t forget the cider and donuts too!
Be Rejuvenated or Try Something New
52 | Book a couples massage at an area salon including a special Sunday package offered at FACES Skincare and Massage.
53| Relax and unwind in the hot tubs at The Oasis.
54 | Book a “Pedi-tini” party for up to six friends at Blush Salon Spa.
55| | Head to one of our great local beaches anytime of year to go for a walk or catch the sunset.