With long nights and warm, sunny weather, summer in Ann Arbor is the perfect setting to spend some quality time with your significant other — or to take a night to get to know someone new and see where the connection takes you. Dinner and a movie is all well and good, but why not try something new, something that really speaks to your interests. Here are a few ideas for a fun summer date night in Ann Arbor:

Escape Room

You can enjoy an escape room any time of year, but in summer, schedules are sometimes a little freer and the night stays young for longer, giving you more reason to go out and try the things you’ve always wanted to do. An escape room can teach you a lot about your partner: their problem solving skills, their creativity, the way they handle pressure. It’s also just a fun roleplay exercise. You can escape from a demented ringmaster or escape a horde of zombies at Breakout. Or if you want something extra, you can experience a three-part adventure with Minerva’s Trilogy in Decode Detroit. Two parts of the adventure are complex escape rooms, while the other is a scavenger hunt in downtown Ann Arbor.

Trampoline Park

Some of the most cherished childhood summer memories are jumping up and down on a trampoline, but why should that stop because you’re an adult? At Airtime Trampoline & Game Park, you can recreate those childhood memories with a significant other by exploring the many jump areas of the park, as well as foam pits, and for those more athletic, a basketball “jam session.” Here you can launch off a trampoline pad and slam dunk the ball into the basketball hoop. It’s a great place to go in a group, no matter your age, but you can make an exciting date night out of it, too.

Live Music

Want to do something a little different from the standard dinner and a movie? What about dinner and a concert? We’ve already covered The Music Scene in Ann Arbor, including venues where you can catch both local acts and occasional national acts. There’s also The Ark, which hosts live music events 300 days out of the year, so they’re sure to have a concert for you even if you’re just visiting. They’ve hosted big names like The Violent Femmes and Howie Day as well as lesser known or local acts. And summer can be an exciting time of year to attend a concert or find new music. Take it a step further with an outdoor concert at the Ann Arbor Summer Festival’s Top of the Park Music events.

Whether you live in Ann Arbor or you’re just visiting, there are plenty of summer activities to make for a perfect date night. Looking for a place to stay at the end of the night? Consider University Inn Ann Arbor. We’re located close to area hospitals, shopping centers, and the University of Michigan. And we offer a 10% discount to parents and students visiting the college campus, as well as parents of college athletes, when you book direct with us. Contact University Inn Ann Arbor today for more information.

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