15 Different Date Night Ideas

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Hello darlings! I've been dating my boyfriend for more than four years now and recently it's been extremely easy to make our date nights simply a dinner and a movie. We love spending time with each other so we never really focused on making our date nights a new experience. But, I realized that there were so many other experiences and activities we could be doing together that would be spectacularly fun. So I've gone ahead and made a list for you guys to get ideas from as well!

(*** indicate the activity as something specific to Chapel Hill/the Triangle/NC)

15 Different Date Night Ideas 

  1. Take a dancing class together 
    1. ***Ninth Street Dance offers single sessions for Bollywood, Salsa, Hip-Hop, Brazilian Dance, etc. Sounds so fun! 
    2. ***Fred Astaire Dance Studio also offers classes in Tango and Ballroom dancing!
  2. Take a cooking class together 
    1. *** Southern Seasons Cooking Class in Chapel Hill 
    2. *** Sur la Table Cooking Class in Durham 
  3. Visit a Thrift Shop 
  4. Take a weekend trip 
  5. Learn how to brew beer 
  6. Visit a shooting range 
    1. *** Shooting ranges in the Triangle Area
  7. Learn how to shoot a bow & arrow 
  8. Take improv classes 
  9. Take pottery classes 
    1. *** Town of Chapel Hill offers pottery classes 
  10. Check out performances/concerts/plays in the area 
    1. *** DPAC  (just booked my tickets for the Lion King showing in February & March!)
    2. *** Local 506
    3. ***Carolina Performing Arts (if you're a student, tickets are $10. Please take advantage of this! That price is just too good) 
    4. ***Playmakers Repertory Company 
    5. ***North Carolina Symphony
    6. *** Cat's Cradle
    7. *** The Ritz
    8. *** Lincoln Theatre
  11. Go to a coffeeshop & read together 
  12. Go to the Museum 
    1. ***North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh also offers different workshops, private tours, and movie/concert showings!
    2. ***Museum of Life and Sciences offers really cool classes that range from free to $15+. A lot are meant for children/families but would still be super fun to check out because let's be real, we're still kids at heart. 
    3. ***Ackland Art Museum (you can do yoga in the galleries for $5!) 
    4. ***Morehead Planetarium and Science Center
  13. Check out Charity Events! (if you have a full-time job, you're making some $ that I know you can donate!)
    1. *** Chapel Hill Charity Events
  14. ***Soundbites this is a really unique event thrown by the NC Symphony. You're provided a dinner with a private and intimate concert. 
  15. Check out your town's events calendar! 
    1. *** Chapel Hill Town Events Calendar

What unique date night ideas do you guys take advantage of? 

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  1. All great ideas!
    My fiancé and I need to quit resorting to the same old ideas for date nights and these would certainly be some I'd like to try.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  2. I absolutely love this fun list of ideas!! How precious that y'all have been together for four years- so sweet! :-)

    xoxo A

  3. Such unique date nights! They sound so fun.

  4. Such fun ideas beyond the cliche dinner and a movie! You two are adorable. Happy thanksgiving week!

  5. Going shooting is something my husband I absolutely love to do together!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  6. These are all such cute ideas and congrats on such a long and successful relationship!


  7. My boyfriend & I are constantly going to museums. It's the best way to kill time and spend it together. x Nicole |

  8. These are such great ideas. I love the idea of doing a cooking class!
    with southern grace,

  9. These are all such cute date night ideas! I may have to try these out with the beau!

    Lauren | The Arizona Prepster

  10. Great ideas! You should include the Ritz in Raleigh and Lincoln theatre, and cats cradles in carrboro. 3 really great theatres close-by. My boyfriend and I love music!

    1. I will include those to the list! Thank you :) I've never been to the Ritz before but I'll definitely have to check it out.

  11. These are great date night ideas!

    xo Ashley

  12. Unique date ideas are seriously my favorite! I love getting away from the usual and doing things a little out of the ordinary. My favorite is to act like a tourist in my own city.

  13. These are great ideas! It's always nice to switch things up and do something different. I think that brings you closer with your significant other as well!

  14. Such a cute picture! I love these fun date ideas.

  15. So many fun ideas - love the concept of helping charities together!
    xx, Southwestern Prepster

  16. Yes, yes, yes to all of these ideas! DPAC is amazing this time of year too!

    Pick Your Beau

  17. I need to pin these ideas! Plus - that picture of you two is darling!!

    How 2 Wear It []

  18. My girlfriend and I want to take pottery classes so bad! We haven't been able to find a place in Greenville, yet! Def pinning this so we can have some date ideas!

  19. Going to a shooting range is so fun and super badass haha. Love these ideas!


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