Over 100 Fun Date Night Ideas
Date nights are a critical component of any relationship, no matter the number of years you’ve been together. Studies show that date nights help to improve communication, strengthen commitment and intimacy.
When planning date nights it is important to select activities that are a balance of the couple’s interests. To help ensure that you don’t fall into a date night rut, we’ve curated over 130 fun date night ideas for you. Organized by price and category, click on each section for unique date night ideas or keep scrolling for the full date night list!
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Many history museums offer free admission nights.
Pinballz Arcade has a huge collection to choose from.
Check out our list of the top 10 breweries in Austin for inspiration and recommendations.
No casino? Host a poker night with a few other couples. We've been known to win it all!
Search the area for free live music, grab a drink, and have a dance.
Search for what's on stage at your local theater. In addition to plays, you might find comedy shows or other special events.
Hook 'em! You can find us at a University of Texas Longhorn game.
Our favorite overlook in Austin is Mount Bonnell.
Sweat + Endorphins = Passion. Plus, Achieving new milestones together strengthens relationships.
Check for free admission days! Free museum day in Austin in September 22nd, you can also find that most museums offer free admission on certain weeknights.
The only tough decision you'll have to make is roller skates or rollerblades...
Karen was a competitive figure skater so taking the ice hand in hand in a favorite of ours.
Our favorite disc golf course is at a brewery, how convenient!
We take a food tour any time we visit a new city, why not take one in your own backyard?
Learn a new recipe and savor your creation!
Whether it is at an orchid or a farm, curl up in a blanket and enjoy.
Whether it is a casual wine and painting event or a drawing class at an art school, get creative together!
Not sure why getting frightened is a bit romantic, but we're into it.
Foam Run? Color Run? Whatever seems like a fun 5k, sign up and race together.
Feel like high school sweethearts, curled up under the friday night lights.
Pick up some fresh produce and make a homemade pizza together - one of our first dates as a couple!
Most bingo halls here in Austin are even BYOB!
Bring on the cute golf attire.
Head to a lake or river for a paddle boat ride. We like to bring a bottle of wine and rent a swan boat on Lady Bird Lake.
Karen surprised Gavin with a trapeze class for his birthday a few years back, it was a memorable adventure!
Cruise around your neighborhood or scope out a citywide garage sale.
Find a free public pool or pay the entry fee for a hotel pool. We love visiting Barton Springs, Austin’s natural swimming hole!
Craft workshops are popping up everywhere. Grab a drink and create something together.
It takes 2 to tango!
Learn how to make the perfect craft cocktail at home!
Austin features Crux Climbing Center or the Austin Bouldering Project.
Pack a bag with refreshments and hop on a kayak made for two.
Because laughter is good for the soul.
Gavin won us a 4' stuffed penguin the night before Karen's relocation to Texas!
This ain't your first rodeo! Or maybe it is...
From the county fair to Six Flags, enjoy the thrill!
Cue all the Ghost movie vibes.
Squeaky clean fun. Light candles, add bubbles, and play spa music. Bathtub pizza is optional.
Outside of Austin city center, you'll find berry and peach picking.
Even if you're not by the ocean you can still go sailing. In Austin, head to Lake Travis.
You can't play tennis without a little "love".
Bonus points if you catch fish to cook for dinner.
Whether booking a horseback ride on the beach, near the mountains, or in a prairie, it's a romantic date you'll never forget.
You don't need to take off on an exotic vacation to get away. Book a hotel in the city or right out of town, relax and indulge in room service!
Stroll through artifacts from the past and maybe even find some unique items to take home.
The boardwalk in Austin is perfect for a stroll, hand-in-hand.
Cathedral of Junk? World's largest something-or-another? Go explore!
Take a search for local areas in your town and take some photos! Bring a tripod with a timer to get pictures together or ask a stranger to help capture a photo.
Search for hiking trails near you. We're blessed to have access to many miles of beautiful greenbelt in Austin!
Visit a local waterfall. We love to hike to sculpture falls where you can have a seat in the rapids.
Light a fire in your backyard or on a rooftop fireplace oasis. Cuddle up an roast a mallow.
Go hog wild!
Could there be anything more romantic?!
See the sights with a birds-eye view.
Just watch the face...
Most Saturdays in the fall you'll find us at a UT tailgate!
Pun intended. Bring your own tent or look into renting a yurt for a glamping experience.
One of the benefits of going to the ballet? Getting dressed up together.
Look for a local dinner cruise or if you're in Austin book a bat viewing cruise!
If you're bad at art, at least you can eat the evidence.
Some cities even have free outdoor symphonies in the park!
Whether it's Colombian, Ethiopian, or Phillipino, find a cuisine that you've both never tried and expand your palate.
Already have a bike? It's a free date!
Secret bars are more fun!
A fun way to keep cool, Austin has had a massive water balloon fight on 6th street!
Save your quarrels for the ring!
Check with your city on which evenings they offer fireworks, we bought our own this past Independence Day!
Weeeeee! See if you can go tandem to get extra up-close-and-personal.