Everyone loves quality time with their partner, but it’s hard to always think of ways to keep things fresh and interesting. If you’re looking to switch things up with your significant other, take a look at these 11 unique date ideas in Buffalo to put some spice back into your romantic life!
1. Experience the finer things at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Impress your date with your knowledge of fine art at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, located at 1285 Elmwood Avenue. The gallery is constantly changing with new exhibits and classic favorites to know and love. Be sure to check out their website before your big date to see if there are any special events worth catching!
2. Walk around Food Truck Tuesday
If your partner is a foodie, this is one of the best Buffalo date ideas! No need to wait for a weekend for a great date night. Food Truck Tuesday is held on - you guessed it - Tuesday evenings during the summer at Larkin Square, 745 Seneca Street. Come hungry, as you and your date will have the chance to sample dishes from Buffalo's best food trucks!
3. Take a tour at the Darwin Martin House
Who says learning can't be fun? Touring the Darwin Martin House is a unique experience only Buffalonians get to enjoy. You and your date can take advantage of a private tour if you so choose, or join in on one with a group. Either way, the complex is definitely worth checking out at 125 Jewett Parkway.
4. Rent bikes downtown
You don't have to own your own set of wheels to explore Buffalo by bike! Reddy Bikeshare and United Health have paired up to create a great opportunity to hit the pavement in the Queen City. You and your date can each unlock a bike, take them for a spin, then return them when you're finished, all for just $8.50 an hour! Talk about a cheap date.
5. Try your luck at the casino
If Lady Luck is on your side, bring your date to the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino at 1 Fulton Street. Eat, drink, and play all from this state-of-the-art spot downtown. If you want to book a room for bonus romantic points, opt to visit the Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino in Niagara Falls instead at 310 4th Street in Niagara Falls.
6. Farmers markets
We try to maximize our weekends here in Buffalo, especially when the weather cooperates with our plans, which is probably why we love flocking to our local farmers markets. Set aside some time on your Saturdays and Sundays to wander your local farmers market hand-in-hand and pick up fresh, local ingredients.
7. Row around Hoyt Lake
What could be a more romantic date idea than a leisurely row boat ride on a calm, picturesque lake? Try something new and hit the water with your significant other for an afternoon of fun at Hoyt Lake at 198 Lincoln Parkway! *Cue "The Notebook" theme song*
8. Explore the Naval Park
History buffs, rejoice! The Buffalo Naval Park is a total gem on Buffalo's waterfront and makes for a perfectly unique date idea. Tour the ships and take a look at the museum to brush up on your naval knowledge.
9. Enjoy the views at Riverworks
If you and your date are looking for an exciting atmosphere on the water, RiverWorks is the place to be. Grab a drink and enjoy views of the city and Lake Erie from this happening spot, located at 359 Ganson Street. Check their website before you make plans to see whether there are any special events to be aware of.
10. Take a brewery tour
There are tons of breweries in Buffalo worth checking out for your next date night. Taking a tour of one of them is a great way to get rid of those first date jitters without getting too "hopped" up.
11. Group date on a pedal party bus
Switch things up a bit and host a group date on a Buffalo Pedal Tour! Ride around the city on a 15-person bike while you enjoy local beer, food, or whatever your hearts desire. Bonus: You're working while you go, so any calories consumed totally cancel out... right?
What are your favorite ways to keep things interesting in your dating life? Drop your favorite date ideas in the comments below! (Just be sure to keep it PG, please!)