Unique Date Ideas To Create Lasting Memories
Sometimes you just need to mix it up! Although there is nothing wrong with eating at a nice restaurant for date night, do something unique every once in a while! Next time you are going out with your significant other, try out one of these ideas: (For more detailed information on weekend events, subscribe to our newsletter so every weekend can be a unique one.)
Updated October 2022
Nothing says romance like a big giant axe! But, for real, axe throwing is a fantastic date night idea. It is a great place to truly engage with one another – you will get to talk, laugh, and learn a new skill. Needless to say, axe throwing is never boring and it is certainly a quirky way to impress your date (or embarrass yourself).
— Tap That Axe Throwing – Clemmons (6000 Meadowbrook Mall Ct Suite #12)
— BATL Axe Throwing – Downtown Winston (109 W 9th St, Winston-Salem, NC)
Watch a Movie at A/perture:
A/perture is the only dedicated year-round art-house cinema in the Piedmont Triad. They are a non-profit art-house cinema with 4.5 screens, 231 seats, and a bunch of movies you might never have heard of. Grab your significant other or a group of friends and watch a unique movie!
— 311 W 4th St., Winston-Salem
Head to MIXXER and Make Something:
Sign up for a MIXXER workshop where you can learn to make knives, learn welding, experience 3D printing and so much more. You will not only leave with memories but with a tangible memory from your date.
— 375 N Martin Luther King Jr Dr. Winston-Salem
Soft Golf at Tanglewood:
Golf for everyone! Soft Golf is the original large format, user-friendly golf game. Whether you’re a novice or a pro, you’ll enjoy Softgolf because it is just like regular golf but on a larger scale. At night the balls, scorecard stands, flags, and holes light up. This is putt putt reimagined! Book a tee time
— 4061 Clemmons Rd, Clemmons, NC
Have a Picnic:
Whether you create your own picnic or hire a local expert like Winston-Salem Picnic Ladies, picnics are a great idea for a date night. Grab a blanket, a deck of cards, and some snacks, and enjoy the day. Some great local spots are Tanglewood, Reynolda Village, and Bailey Park! Winston-Salem Picnic Ladies offer regular picnics as well as s’mores picnics for the colder months.
Head to an Art Gallery:
At an art gallery, you get to learn how your significant other sees things. Run out of things to talk about? Just talk about the next piece of art you see. The conversation will never stop because the art never stops.
Triad Eco Adventure Tours:
At Triad Eco Adventures you can bike, paddleboard, ride a segway, and either tour the city or vineyard hop on their trolley. This is the perfect date idea for an active couple and those who love to explore. Choose from many adventures – Moravian Cookie Tour, Brewery/Comedy Tour, Glow Paddle Board, Washington Park Segway Tour, Vineyard Tour and so much more. The possibilities are endless at Triad Eco Adventures.
— 176 Ywca Way, Winston-Salem, NC
Take a Class:
Don’t just eat delicious food – COOK and eat the delicious food. There are various businesses in Winston-Salem that offer cooking classes. Check out Southern Home and Kitchen, Cugino Forno, and Canvas Cake Studio! You will make great memories AND find out if your date can actually cook. Other businesses that offer DIY classes include My Garden Blooms, AR Worskhop, Wine & Design, and Painting With a Twist.
Stroll the Gardens:
Winston-Salem and the surrounding area is home to many beautiful gardens. For a more laid-back date night, head to a garden to admire a variety of flowers and plants. Don’t forget to stop and smell the flowers along the way!
- Historic Bethabara Park
- Old Salem Museums & Gardens
- Reynolda Gardens
- Tanglewood Park
- Paul J. Ciener Botanical Gardens