Date Night Ideas

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After a busy week with work, kids, and other activities, you and your partner may be tired and just want to relax at home. But, did you know that research has shown that date nights are actually important for your relationship? Date nights give couples a chance to reconnect and communicate without the distraction of kids and things that are happening in your home.

date night ideasBut, do you find that when date night rolls around you always go to the same place or do the same thing? Mix and match from this list to plan your next date night.

Where to Eat

It’s not date night if dinner isn’t involved! Here are a few suggestions for you if you’re not sure where to go.

Library IV

Library IV is an excellent choice for date night dinner. With delicious appetizers, a great salad bar, and some fantastic entrees you just can’t go wrong. Known for their beef, you can count on a great steak if you order one here. And, they even have live music on Friday and Saturday nights in their lounge if you want to have a drink before or after dinner and listen to some tunes.


If you’re both in the mood for Italian food, then MonaLisia is the place for you. They have an extensive menu filled with lots of great Italian dishes. Start with a cup of the lobster bisque and try the Chicken MonaLisia as your main course. Named for the restaurant, the dish has sautéed chicken, roasted red peppers, asparagus, pecorino, mozzarella, and Chardonnay and is served over pasta.

The Franklinville Inn

You’ll love the atmosphere of The Franklinville Inn – it’s warm and inviting without being “stuffy.” They have a great bar where you can enjoy a drink before dinner, and the dinner menu has lots of great choices. Not sure what to order? Give the Chicken Marsala or Crab Imperial a try. You can make reservations online using OpenTable.

Lake House Restaurant

The Lake House Restaurant offers a waterfront view when dining in their main dining room or you can enjoy the casual atmosphere of their deck or patio. Their menu offers sandwiches and entrees along with some tasty appetizers. Be sure to try their famous waffle fries!

Things to Do

Don’t just head home when dinner is done. Try one of these activities for something different!


You may think of Diggerland as a place for kids, but try the Diggerland XL for adults. You can drive full-size bulldozers, excavators, and loaders. Lots of fun!

Grand Theater

How about catching a musical or play? Grand Theater has great shows all throughout the year. If you really like the theater, consider a season pass.

Venture Escape

Venture Escape has several different rooms where you can try to solve puzzles in order to get out of the locked room. Be sure to book your time online to guarantee your time slot.

Liberty Virtual Reality

Want to check out the world of virtual reality? Try this place! You’ll wear an HTC Vive Headset and immerse yourself in a new virtual world. There are lots of different experiences so check them out before you go so you know which one you want.

If you’ve got children, maybe it’s time to book that sitter and plan a date night. Where are you heading for dinner? What are you doing after? No matter where you go, enjoy the night out.

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