5 Ways to Spread Love in Ann Arbor on Valentine’s Day

Take a friend  to lunch

Think about inviting and treating a friend you haven’t seen for a long while to lunch. This could be a nice opportunity to catch up and relax while breaking bread together. Ann Arbor has great lunch joints. Consider local favorites like Frita Batidos,117 W Washington Street, Metzger’s German Restaurant, 306 North Zeeb Road, or any Zingerman’s location—each for a unique Ann Arbor experience. Don’t forget to give your friend a hug after lunch!

Clean a park

Ann Arbor has 162 Park properties, many with rivers, forests and beautiful walkways. Ever notice debris or trash around? Why not beautify a park by picking up some trash? Bring a bag and rake and even a friend or the entire family to help your efforts. This is an opportunity to enjoy nature’s beauty while helping your community. Consider taking on Gallup Park at 3000 Fuller Road, Ann Arbor.

Send a neighbor a gift

Have your neighbors watched your home while you are away? Or did they clean the walk with their snowblower? Why not tell them how much you appreciate them with a nice gift? Consider sending them a bouquet of flowers or a bottle of wine. University Flower Shop, 7 Nickels Arcade, delivers to Ann Arbor and the surrounding communities. Everyday Wines located in the Kerrytown Market and Shops has a February 2024 Red Six Pack special for you to share.

Give a meal to a homeless person

Going out to dinner in Ann Arbor? Consider getting an extra meal for a homeless person. Feel more comfortable giving to an organization that helps the homeless instead? Consider donating to the The Shelter Association of Washtenaw County.

Pay it forward at a coffee shop

Random acts of love help too. While you are in line at your favorite coffee shop in Ann Arbor, consider paying for the person behind you in line to spread the love. To make it a purely Ann Arbor experience, consider foregoing a franchise and frequenting one of the unique Ann Arbor java shops. Comet Coffee at 16 Nickels Arcade, Ann Arbor, has both the usual espresso drinks as well pour-over specialties.

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