Need An Unusual Michigan Valentine’s Day Gift? How About Ghost Hunting?
If you have been with your significant other for a long time and are looking for something unusual to do for Valentine's Day, how about ghost hunting?
Typical Valentine's Day Gifts
Sure a Valentine's Day card can be nice, there's the goto heart-shaped box of chocolates, flowers, jewelry, and maybe a nice dinner for two will get you through the holiday tried and true.
Think Outside the Chocolate Box for Valentine's Day
The good news about living in West Michigan is there is so much to do around here and around the state. Living in the Grand Rapids area also puts you in a situation if you plan something like a Valentine's Day ski trip, you can literally find a ski resort in almost any direction.
Sure a box of chocolates can be tasty but a nice little trip to Traverse City might be a little tastier. There are casinos all over Michigan that have great resorts that you don't even have to leave to get a wide range of entertainment all under one roof. Plus, there are a lot of great places with dining and nice hotels all throughout Michigan that could get you and your significant other out of the house for an extraordinary evening. But what if you are looking for a one-of-a-kind experience?
Valentine's Day Ghost Hunting
Nothing screams Valentine's Day like a little ghost hunting, am I right? Well, there might be some screams but what a unique way to get close to one another and rely on each other to make a journey through an old haunted building. Pair it up with a nice dinner and maybe a hotel stay and you might have yourself a trifecta of fun. If you are really going all out and plan to pop the question, she will never forget it I can assure you that.
Where to go Ghost Hunting on Valentine's Day
The Eloise Psychiatric Hospital that is also known as Eloise Asylum is located in Westland, Michigan. The hospital's history goes all the way back to the 1800s and closed down in 1986. Of the 80 original buildings that were on the property, only 4 are left standing.
Eloise Asylum is allegedly one of the most haunted locations in the state of Michigan and is offering up the "Bloody Valentine's Experience." You have to be at least 18 years of age or older, but if you are interested in making the dark romantic journey in search of ghosts you can get your advanced tickets here. There are a couple of options for you to visit and they are Friday, February 10, and Saturday, February 11 so you better act fast if you want to be a part of this edgy surprise.
There is another opportunity to explore the Eloies Asylum for the Valentine's Ghost Hunt that is actually on Valentine's Day. You can get those tickets here. If you really want to take your dark Valentine's Day to the next level there are also two escape rooms available that could give you and your significant other some interesting time together and maybe invite another couple so you have help trying to figure out how to get out. Get tickets for "The Great Heist - Escape Room" here and "The Asylum - Escape Room" here.