Not Your Typical Date Ideas

Not Your Typical Date Ideas

Monday, Apr 18 2016

Sick of the classic dinner and a movie date night? We're here to help you break your normal routine and elevate your dating game. Go make 'em swoon!

Enjoy a Picturesque Picnic at The VanLandingham Estate at The VanLandingham Estate Inn & Conference Center
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Enjoy a Picturesque Picnic at The VanLandingham Estate

A picnic may sound like your classic, cliché date, but the VanLandingham Estate makes preparing the romantic date easy. Just pick a place on the grass and they'll take care of the rest!

Enjoy a Picturesque Picnic at The VanLandingham Estate
$35+   .  The VanLandingham Estate Inn & Conference Center   .  Charlotte
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Climb On at Inner Peaks South End at Inner Peaks Climbing
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Climb On at Inner Peaks South End

Here's a healthy challenge for two—take your date to Inner Peaks. Charlotte's best indoor rock climbing facility recently opened a second facility in South End that's massive. Whether you've scaled mountains or you're new to the sport, you’ll form an instant bond over the climb. Plus, you can enjoy a brew post workout!

Climb On at Inner Peaks South End
$$   .  Inner Peaks Climbing   .  Charlotte
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Shoot Bows and Arrows at Barefoot Archery at Bare Foot Archery
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Shoot Bows & Arrows at Barefoot Archery

You'll hit a bullseye with this active and unique date night. You and your date can test your aim with a bow and arrow with one hour of target practice at Barefoot Archery.

Shoot Bows and Arrows at Barefoot Archery
$29   .  Bare Foot Archery   .  Charlotte
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Find Tranquility at Wing Haven Gardens at Wing Haven
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Find Tranquility at Wing Haven Gardens

A small garden in the heart of Charlotte that looks like something out of Alice in Wonderland. Slip into the lush grounds of Wing Haven to escape the hubbub of urban life without even leaving city limits.

Find Tranquility at Wing Haven Gardens
$10   .  Wing Haven   .  Charlotte
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Put the Pedal to the Metal with NASCAR Racing Experience at Charlotte Motor Speedway
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Put the Pedal to the Metal with NASCAR Racing Experience

Adrenaline junkies, look no further! Take the ride of your life at Charlotte Motor Speedway with an unforgettable NASCAR Racing Experience. If that's not a bonding opportunity, we don't know what is.

Put the Pedal to the Metal with NASCAR Racing Experience
$$$   .  Charlotte Motor Speedway   .  Concord
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Drink & Play at Abari Game Bar at Abari Game Bar
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Drink & Play at Abari Game Bar

Dinner and a movie pales in comparison to Pac-Man and a pint. Unleash your inner game nerd at Abari, Charlotte's first arcade + bar hybrid. You're sure to have a good time with options ranging from classic game consoles like Nintendo 64 to old-fashioned pinball machines.

Drink & Play at Abari Game Bar
$1   .  Abari Game Bar   .  Charlotte
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Hit the Streets for South End Gallery Crawl at South End
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Hit the Streets for South End Gallery Crawl

Once a month, South End opens its galleries for a neighborhood-wide gallery crawl. Hit the streets for an excursion through the endlessly interesting galleries—you don't need to have an art background to enjoy this one! Bonus, this budget-friendly date night will leave a few extra bucks for a night cap at one of South End's breweries or wine bars.

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Hit the Streets for South End Gallery Crawl
Free   .  South End   .  Charlotte
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Let Your Laughs Out at the CCT at Charlotte Comedy Theater & Training Center
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Let Your Laughs Out at the CCT

You're sure to break the ice with a date night full of laughs! Charlotte Comedy Theatre will give you and your date something to keep laughing about long after the show.

Let Your Laughs Out at the CCT
$   .  Charlotte Comedy Theater & Training Center   .  Charlotte
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Figure Out Your Exit Strategy  at Exit Strategy
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Figure Out Your Exit Strategy

If you want a true test of your relationship, channel your inner Sherlock Holmes by cracking clues at Exit Strategy. You're locked in a room and there's one way out—working with your partner to find the key before time runs out.

Figure Out Your Exit Strategy
$$   .  Exit Strategy   .  Charlotte
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Past Experiences

Get Down at Double Door Inn at [CLOSED] - Double Door Inn
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Get Down at the Double Door Inn

Grab a cheap ticket to sway the night away at the gritty, historic gem, the Double Door Inn. Genres run the gamut—from soul, rock, jazz, bluegrass, fusion and more—but there's one constant, The Monday Night Allstars are there every week to bring down the house.

Get Down at Double Door Inn
$   .  [CLOSED] - Double Door Inn   .  Charlotte
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Not Your Typical Date Ideas
Not Your Typical Date Ideas