Photo: Amanda Hill
Summer love is in the air and we’ve compiled a list of date night ideas to help you have fun with your significant other.
How about some outdoor dining?
What better way to enjoy this warm weather with the one you love than by eating out on a patio. There are tons of local restaurants which offer patio seating. You might even get lucky and hear some live music.
Got a sweet tooth?
There are plenty of places in town to sing your heart out. Grab a mic, grab your bae and rock the crowd.
Take a sunset stroll by the river
This may seem a bit old-fashioned, but a 15-30 minute walk allows time for you and your sweetheart to hang out and chat. Make sure to check out the views from Big River Crossing or The Lookout at Bass Pro Pyramid.
A toast from me and mine to you and bae.
The Memphis Botanic Garden is hosting monthly wine tastings through October. The wine tastings takes place on the last Tuesday of each month from 6-8 PM.
What’s cookin’ good lookin’?
L’Ecole Culinaire of Memphis offers cooking classes to the public all year long. Visit their website to find out when the next class is happening. Church Health also offers interactive cooking classes every month.
Get your boogie on
Blue Suede Ballroom Dance Studio and Subroy Dance Studio are a couple of local places that offer dance classes to the public. Jazz, contemporary, hip hop and ballroom dancing are just some of the dance styles that you can learn with your honey.
Root for the home team
The Memphis Redbirds host homes games with several promotional nights and fireworks every Saturday night. You can find the team schedule on their website.
Get your laugh on
Take your baby to the Chuckles Comedy House for a little comedic relief. Nationally known comics hit the stage every Friday-Sunday. Check out their website for tickets.
How about a little drama?
Can’t go wrong with mini golf
All fun and games
For a more laid back date, check out the Rec Room. What could be more fun than playing arcade games and trying their specialty crafted cocktails with your sweetie? Who will be better at Mario-Kart? Make a bet and the loser buys the next round!
How about movies under the stars?
Nothing better than snuggling up close with popcorn and a movie. Instead of going to a traditional movie theater, give the Malco Summer Drive-In a try. Call the theatre for current showtimes.
Show off your artistic side
Everyone has an inner Picasso waiting to be unleashed. Several places in Memphis offer paint & sip classes. Yeah, you heard me! Painting AND sipping! Bring your own cocktails and they will provide everything else you need to create your own masterpiece.
Listen to some spoken word
Several places around Memphis offer live spoken word and poetry. Wow your babe by reciting some words of your own or just enjoy the show at one of these spots.
Eat (and drink) around town
Memphis is well known for its abundant food and drink options. Check out this list to get started, then try a new coffee spot, find frozen treats, get your donut fix, try a new brew, or find a new happy hour.