Date Spots

I love date nights. They are a fun way to get out of the house and get some one-on-one time with my husband + explore the city.  Date night doesn’t have to be all about fancy nights on the town, but more so finding new and exciting activities to do together. Dinner & a movie can be fun – but, not for every single date night. Here in Columbus, there are so many fun date night options!
  1. Play arcade games at 16-Bit Bar and Arcade or Level One.
  2. Enjoy the Columbus Museum of Art  for free on Sundays.
  3. Enjoy a pairing of wine and macarons at Meza Wine Shop. 
  4. Have a picnic and bring your own dinner & snacks to the drive-in theater!
  5. Take a tour of Columbus by Bike with CoGo.
  6. Explore one of our many metro parks, maybe even check out one of their free events.
  7. Tour the Perkins Observatory.
  8. Create your own custom wood sign at Board and Brush.
  9. Kayak or canoe along the waterways of Columbus with Olentangy Paddle. 
  10. Experience Columbus with a unique Food Tour Adventure.
  11. Go rock climbing at Kinetic Columbus.
  12. Take a hands on cooking class at Savoir in Powell.
  13. Enjoy a couples massage at The Woodhouse Day Spa.
  14. Pick from 500 unique board games at King Makers Columbus.
  15. Mini Golf & Batting Cages in Westerville.
  16. Enjoy Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Thursdays through Sundays @ 8pm in Schiller Park (German Village) at the Amphitheater Stage.
  17. Plan an escape in a Columbus themed room at Amaze. 
  18. Don’t want to golf outside, hit up the virtual golf world at Caddy’s Delight.
  19. Have an axe-citing time at Columbus Axe Throwing.
  20. Be a tourist downtown and take a guided tour with Columbus Landmarks Foundation.
  21. Uniquely shop, locally dine and listen to street musicians at Moonlight Market.
  22. Take Paddle Boarding Lessons with LL Bean over at Alum Creek.
  23. Enjoy a sketch comedy or rock n’ roll show + an in theater dinner experience at Shadowbox Live.
  24. Watch a movie under the stars with Nightlight 614.
  25. Try your luck at Hollywood Casino.
  26. Be a part of the Short North Monthly tradition, Gallery Hop.
  27. Walk the 1500 foot boardwalk and birdwatch in Galena.
  28. Explore the Wexner Center for Arts at no cost on Thursdays after 4pm and on the first Sunday of each month.
  29. Learn the art of making Meade by taking a Tour at Brother’s Drake.
  30. New movie out? Make sure hit up Marcus Theaters on Tuesday for $5.
  31. Go Ziplining at Zip Zone right in Columbus at Camp Mary Orton.
  32. Enjoy some fun on a ropes course, giant swing and awesome zip-line at Summit Vision.
  33. Become brewmasters for the day and create your own blend of hand crafted beer at North High Brewing.
  34. Rent paddle boats at Creekside.
  35. Geek out with other grown-ups and explore COSI at COSI after Dark.
  36. Get to know Watershed, their process and spirits with a tour of their facility.
  37. Play disc golf, run the stairs or enjoy the dam at Hoover Reservoir Park.
  38. Visit Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum to see the home of the largest collection of cartoon and comic art in the world.
  39. Plan a visit or take a class at Glass Axis.
  40. Conquer the herbal cocktail trail in Gahanna.
  41. Test your driving skills at Grand Prix Karting.
  42. Have the ultimate battle (laser tag style) at  Coliseum X.
  43. Take a canning food or cooking class at Glass Rooster Cannery.
  44. Visit the Topiary Park to see the topiary interpretation of Georges Seurat’s famous Post-Impressionist painting,”A Sunday Afternoon on the Isle of La Grand Jatte.”
  45. Print off the Columbus Ale Trail map and visit a few new breweries.
  46. Check out the waterfalls in Dublin – Hayden Falls and Indian Run Falls. 
  47. Love coffee? Pick up a card at any of the locations on the Coffee Trail website and get your card stamped at four or more shops. After you get your stamps, head to the Experience Columbus’s downtown visitors center and redeem your card for a free Columbus Coffee T-shirt!
  48. Download the Westerville History App and take a self-guided walking tour through Uptown.
  49. Head to Notes – an  underground live entertainment venue – for live music. Maybe you’ll catch The Floorwalkers!
  50. Get gliding with a Segaway Tour of Columbus.
  51. Explore the art, history and architecture of our Columbus neighborhoods while getting your steps in with the FREE Columbus Landmarks Art & Walk Tours on Monday evenings.
  52. Check out Whole Food’s $5 Friday night wine tasting.
  53. Create your new favorite candle at The Candle Lab.
  54. Impress each other with your skating skills at Skate Zone 71.
  55. Catch a free performance on The Scioto Mile.