Cafe di Scala
For an unforgettable, intimate experience, try this Italian spot nestled in the heart of Sherman Hill. It's situated in an old mansion and known for its prix fixe menus and upscale feel.
Eatery A This spot opened in spring 2014 and has been a huge hit ever since. The menu ranges from house-made hummus to authentic Mediterranean dishes, and there's half-off wood-fired flatbreads (14 varieties!) every day during happy hour.
Wooly's Major names and budding underground artists alike frequent the Wooly's stage. The full-service bar and hip atmosphere of this East Village venue make this a must-do for any couple.
A robust collection and wide variety of visiting exhibitions makes the DSM Art Center a great afternoon or evening out over and over again. Try lunch at Baru, the Art Center's restaurant, or register for classes ranging from beginner painting to advanced sculpture.
Right now, the Civic Center is home to the Broadway Series—Mo-Town, Lion King, and Pippin are all on the lineup. Other concerts and shows are always taking place, from The Nutcracker during holiday season to the Peking Acrobats this weekend.
During the summer, you'll see this big contraption making the rounds of downtown. The Big Yellow Bike seats about eight riders, and the object is simple—pedal around and drink beer. Perfect for a summer evening or weekend afternoon.
Gray's Lake In the warmer months, Gray's is a lovely place for canoeing, sunbathing, or going for a run with your sweetie. It's a nice break from the city and perfect for a picnic.
The Lift Whether you're a martini lover or beer buff, The Lift has something amazing for you. The martini menu is out of this world and there's plenty on tap. Bonus points for the sheer amount of couches inside and the live music you'll often find here.