Everyone enjoys having somewhere special to go on a date night, and Kentucky has some fantastic places. If you like the outdoors, you have it made with all our beautiful parks. If you prefer a more romantic dinner, our restaurants are top-notch. Even those just wanting something different will find no disappointments in the beautiful Bluegrass State.
10. Forgotten Past
This blast from the past--located on US Hwy 68 East in Draffenville--offers couples go carts, miniature golf, bumper cars and more to bring you close together, the old fashioned way. Forgotten Past will help you remember traditional fun like they had in the 50s. Not to mention, bumper cars are GREAT for stress relief.
9. Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs
If you are looking for a May date, then the Derby is a must-attend, at least once. You and your date can experience the most exciting 30 seconds in Kentucky and all the festivities surrounding it. Dates can attend the Pegasus Parade, Great Steamboat Race, the Kentucky Oaks and plenty of renowned parties all around Louisville.
8. Kentucky Opry Theater
If you love country music, comedy and live entertainment, you will not want to miss this traditional theater at 88 Chilton Lane in Draffenville, north of Benton. Couples can enjoy great country music from both local and national acts. A special Christmas show will begin on November 21st and end on the 28th, and they have a free Bluegrass music event a few times a month too. This is a great place to capture some of the spirit of Kentucky, live.
7. Asiatique Restaurant
This is a five-star restaurant with affordable pricing and the perfect ambiance for date night. It has low lighting, friendly servers, fantastic bartenders that create specialty drinks and some of the best food you will ever experience via a renowned chef. Some of the offered cuisine includes smoked salmon quesadilla, calamari and saffron rice. This venue is one of the few that offers a late night happy hour Friday through Sunday, including food and drink specials, with acoustic music on every other Friday.
6. Mammoth Cave
Take your significant other on a tour in one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The cave is dark, damp and perfect for holding hands to revisit some of our great state’s history. Couples can walk, crawl, hike and boat their way to romance. It is located at 1 Mammoth Cave Parkway in Mammoth Cave, Kentucky.
5. Cumberland Falls Moonbow
Take your fair lady or gentlemen to Cumberland Falls to experience the incredible Moonbow phenomenon. This is the perfect place for a romantic evening out in nature. It is located at 7351 KY-90 in Corbin. The area itself is gorgeous, and makes a perfect setting for couple’s fun.
4. Newport Aquarium
If you are looking to do something a little fishy, without actually fishing, the Newport Aquarium, located at 1 Aquarium Way in Newport, offers a variety of fun in a gorgeous underwater environment. You and your love can walk through tunnels surrounded by all types of sea life, allowing a 3D view of amazing beings you might not see otherwise.
3. Mega Cavern
The Mega Cavern in Louisville offers a variety of unique activities for an active date day or night. Couples can go dirt bike riding, tour the gigantic cavern or zip line across huge gaps that seem bottomless. If it is near Christmas, daters can enjoy a drive through the cavern filled with decorative lights, moving décor and holiday music.
2. Red River Gorge
The renowned Red River Gorge offers more outdoors activities then one can imagine, and plenty of spots for a romantic picnic or weekend getaway in one of their beautiful cabins. Part of it is located at 2135 Natural Bridge Road in Slade, but there are an abundance of cabin rentals in different areas, all surrounded by incredible beauty.
1. Visit a castle.
Take your queen to a castle in Versailles. The Castle Post at 230 Pisgah Pike offers a medieval-like look with fantastic food in its comfortable and unique bed and breakfast. You can be king and she can be queen for a day or two, and just enjoy all the benefits of being inside a romantic fortress.
Whatever type of unique entertainment you are looking for on date night, Kentucky has something to fit the budget. Our beautiful state and the people in it offer a one-of-a-kind good time to one and all. Which of the above would you like to experience on a date night or weekend outing?