Seattle Date Night Ideas!
Does your date night need a little sprucing up? Sure, dinner and a movie are fine every once in awhile, but wouldn’t you prefer doing something new and exciting? We like to treat our date nights as something special, and think outside of the box from time to time. Having dinner at your favorite spot is always a good idea, but maybe it’s time to switch it up and try something else? You’re in luck, because we put together a list of ideas for you and your sweetie. So go ahead, try something new for a change!
1) Pike Place Market
Who says only tourists go to Pike Place Market? Better known as “The Market” to Seattleites, there is never a dull moment at this beloved landmark. While there, be sure to stop into DeLaurenti’s Specialty Food and Wines for their incredible array of Italian delicacies, and do not miss out on the insanely decadent mac and cheese from Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, or any flavors of Ellenos yogurt.
2) Seattle Great Wheel and Wings Over Washington
The Paramount has been delighting audiences with Broadway Shows, concerts, movies, and dance performances since 1928. Each season, they offer a wide variety, for you to choose from. Grab a drink and a pre theater dinner before showtime! Showing now is Aladdin and it is not to be missed!
5) Seattle Scenic Seaplane
Obviously we think that Seattle is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Therefore, what better way to enjoy the sights and scenery than flying through the skies? So c’mon, hop aboard, buckle up, and enjoy the view.
6) Coffee and a walk around Green Lake
We never underestimate the power of a good walk. In fact, some of life’s great conversations are had on walks with significant others. Just put on your best sneaks, head over to Greenlake, grab a coffee, you are good to go!
7) Emerald City Trapeze
Have you ever dreamed of flying through the air with the greatest of ease? If so, we have the perfect outing for you. At Emerald City Trapeze they offer introductory classes in flying trapeze and aerial arts. This date will definitely give you stories to share with your friends!
8) Chihuly Garden & Glass Exhibition
Going to Chihuly Garden and Glass is like taking a trip to a magical world. This space is the flagship experience featuring the sublime creations of world renowned northwest artist, Dale Chihuly. It is a unique experience, meant to be shared!
9) Seattle Art Museum
The Seattle Art Museum is home to exquisite, world class permanent collections and in-demand special exhibitions. It’s the crown jewel of the Northwest Arts scene. Go get your culture fix, and be sure to stop by Taste for a snack, coffee or a meal.
10) The Space Needle
The Space Needle is an iconic piece of Seattle history. It’s easy to dismiss it as a tourist trap, but a trip to the top is always exciting. They are renovating the revolving restaurant at the top and we can’t wait to see it!
11) Foot Massage – Two Smiling Feet in Fremont
Getting pampered should not be just for special occasions. Massages are a great way to relax so why not do it together? This is seriously one of the best massages you and your trotters will ever experience!
Food/ Dinner/ Dessert
1) The Pink Door
If their seasonally inspired menu and spectacular views of the Seattle waterfront aren’t enough to entice you, then the entertainment will. With a revolving selection of jazz musicians, trapeze artists and cabaret acts, The Pink Door lives up to its reputation as one of Seattle’s most beloved establishments.
What can we say about Seattle’s very first, family owned, fine dining restaurant that has not already been said? Well, it’s all true and quite a bit more! For three generations, Canlis has been providing sublime culinary experiences to lucky diners in one of the most beautiful dining rooms in the world!
3) El Gaucho
This is a grown up restaurant, with an air of days gone by. Go hungry so you can enjoy some of the finest steaks to be found! For an extra special experience, get the tableside Chateaubriand service!
Who doesn’t love Italian food? Barolo serves modern takes on classics in a gorgeous, modern dining room. White tablecloths and sparkling crystal chandeliers, we’re in!
Quite simply put, Spinasse has some of the best pasta we have ever tasted. They make it all in house and always manage to create culinary magic with every plate. Make sure to reserve a table and come early to have a drink at their bar, Artusi, next door.
6) Rock Creek
In a city by the water, there are always incredible seafood restaurants. Rock Creek is one of those! The food is so delicious you end up wishing there was more no matter how full you are.
7) Six Seven – Edgewater Hotel
Delicious food and an incredible setting – it honestly feels like you’re dining onboard a boat. Six Seven is an absolute no brainer to inject a little romance into a date night!
8) Queen City Grill
With roots as a saloon originally opened in 1910, Queen City Grill is an iconic part of the local culinary scene and has just recently re-opened under the amazing Trevor Greenwood.
9) The Thompson – The Nest
We love a hotel bar, and The Nest at the Thompson Hotel is a welcome addition to Seattle. The view, the decor, the drinks, we say yes to all!
Every day, Altura creates a seasonally driven menu of locally sourced delights. They present them as a multi course, prix fix menu. This is a dinner to enjoy and savor!
11) Dick’s Drive-In
These beloved burger joints have been feeding hungry, and sometimes tipsy, Seattleites since the 50’s. Burger plus fries equals happiness, nuff said!
12) Hot Cakes
This genius dessert cafe built their brand on a sinful molten lava cake. What’s not to love about that?
13) Molly Moons
Seattle has been enjoying a mad love affair with Molly Moons since they opened their first shop. Thankfully, they have several locations now. Next time, try one of their outrageous sundaes with loads of toppings! YUM.