Date Night Ideas ~ Columbus

Friday, July 18, 2014
A little different direction this Friday ~ favorite date night ideas for the summer!

Now that the weather is nice and the days seem a bit longer, I started thinking of some fun date nights ideas for Aaron and I...different from your typical dinner-out date nights. Plus, since grad school started back up, we don't get to see each other as much during the week and I really like to spend quality time together on the weekends. 

I had the idea to have at least one or two creative date nights a month - and we each take turns planning them for each other :) Here are some of the few I've come up with so far...

1. Art Galleries & Black Creek Bistro (Olde Towne East)

This one is fun because all of these places are right around the corner from us! We pass them all the time, and have lived in our house for 2 years now and still haven't made time for them. It would be fun to walk down the block and look through the galleries, then grab some dinner across the street.

Olde Towne East Art Gallery

Olde Towne East Restaurant

2. Consignment / Antique Shops & Dinner (Short North)

Aaron and I have always loved looking around consignment and antique shops - and there are a couple of really good (high end) ones in a nearby neighborhood that we haven't been to in awhile. I thought it would be fun to walk through them and some little stores in the Short North and then grab dinner at one of our favorite spots, like North Star Cafe or Betty's.

Short North ConsignmentShort North Consignment

Betty's Menu


3. Light Lunch & Outdoor Activity

There is another little cafe near our house that is another place I've always wanted to try, L'Appat Patisserie & Cafe. I thought it would be fun to grab a light lunch there and then head to something like putt putt or the driving range! (Rainy day backup would be bowling ;)

4. Drive-in Movie & Flea Market

About 15 minutes from downtown, there is an old drive in movie theater and flea market - I remember going to drive-ins as a kid and I think it would be so much fun to pop the hatchback open and lay down on a blanket in the trunk with a big tub of popcorn...watching a movie like we used to as kids! :)

5. Laser Tag & Pizza Night (Polaris)

Haha! A little juvenile, but whatever, I think we would have a blast at laser tag :) I'm sure Aaron would be 100x better at it than me (all those hours of Call of Duty finally pay off lol) ...And pizza would be in order for afterwards!

What are some of your fun date night ideas? I'd love to hear what other couples love to do! xx  


  1. oh what fabulous ideas! if we ever go to Columbus I'll be sure to check these out! we are fairly close I think.

  2. LOVE laser tag no matter how old I get bahah. Haven't played in forever but that's a great idea. Dinner and drinks is our standard go-to, but we'll mix it up sometimes. We need more variety in our date nights so I love looking for inspiration thanks to these ideas. Have a great weekend :)

  3. Cute ideas! Love this idea for a blog post. Visiting from the link up! XOXO

  4. Such fun ideas! Wish we lived in a better place. We don't even have putt putt!


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