Seattle August 23, 2016
You And Your Partner Will Love These 9 Unique Date Ideas In Seattle
There’s no shortage of amazing restaurants, bars and movie theaters for those that want a traditional date night in Seattle. And for those who want to step out of their comfort zones and dare to be a little different, the Emerald City also offers plenty of unique options. Whether you’re getting to know someone new or enjoying an outing with your long-term love, give one of these 9 ideas a try.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:
1. An adventure with Seattle Seaplanes
The 20 minute Seattle Scenic Tour is amazing―but for a truly unforgettable date night, book a romantic dinner flight through Seattle Seaplanes. You and your date will fly from their Lake Union terminal, fly to your destination of choice, and enjoy dinner there while your pilot waits on standby to fly you home. Popular destinations include Poulsbo, Port Townsend and Whidbey Island.
2. Drunk History of Seattle
This two hour guided walking tour is exactly what it sounds like. You’ll drink your way through four local pubs, enjoying historical re-enactments and trivia contests with your libations.
3. Savor Seattle Food Tours’ Seattle Dinner Soiree
For the couple that can never choose where to go for dinner, this is a dream date. This roving group dinner party visits four of Seattle’s top restaurants, where you’ll enjoy a course at each stop. The tour starts at 5:30, so you’ll have time to enjoy a show or a movie afterwards.
4. Couples’ Massage Classes at The Love Institute
Talk about the gift that keeps on giving! The Love Institute offers two hour classes for couples who want to learn great massage techniques. You can choose to learn about back, scalp and feet or arms, legs and hands massage.
5. Emerald City Trapeze Arts’ Date Night class
Talk about a trust-building exercise! Emerald City Trapeze offers several Date Night classes every month, where you and your better half will learn to fly through the air with (hopefully) the greatest of ease. Then you’ll be directed to either acrobalance, which is basically Twister for adults, or Trampoline.
6. Laugh at an Unexpected Productions show
Are you a couple who loves stand-up comedy? Unexpected Productions’ Market Theater is located at Pike Place Market, and their weekly Improv Happy Hour and Seattle Secrets shows are always a blast.
7. Catch a Burlesque show
Speaking of Pike Place Market, the Can Can Kitchen & Cabaret offers you and your sweetie a chance to go back in time to Paris at the turn of the century. This old school venue serves absinthe cocktails and hosts sexy, funny and dramatic performances perfect for date night.
8. Go for a climb in the city
With locations in Ballard and Bellevue, Stone Gardens’ climbers’ gym offers daily rates for anyone who wants to come in and try their hands (and feet) at rock climbing. This is a fun way for you and your mate to boost your adrenaline, burn calories and work up an appetite.
9. Check out the Central Cinema
The Central Cinema isn’t your typical movie theater. Instead of the latest Hollywood releases, this venue shows the classics—and sometimes they’ll be in “Hecklevision,” meaning you’ll be encouraged to text in witty one-liners to display across the screen like subtitles. They also have sing-alongs, trivia night and a cartoon happy hour that would be amazing to see without the kids.
Seattle is an amazing place to date. And if you’re looking for a little getaway, Washington is full of romantic gems.