8 Great Date Night Ideas
Wine tasting is the perfect way to set the mood for romance — because what’s date night without a little vino? We suggest a visit to an authentic Kansas winery. You’ll find a vineyard no less charming than any you’d find in Napa just minutes from Interstate 435 at Somerset Ridge Vineyard and Winery near Louisburg, Kan. Sample from a wide selection of award-winning wines produced right in your backyard.
Art Class 101: A Sophisticated BYOB
Experience a fun and whimsical night with your honey and tap into your creativity, too. Follow along with a local artist who gives stroke-by-stroke instructions to paint your very own masterpiece with a glass of wine in hand. Grapes & Paints provides all the painting supplies you’ll need including canvas, paints, brushes and an apron. Bring your favorite bottle of wine to help get you in the mood and get your creative juices flowing. Come as a couple or bring some friends along for a fun group date.
The Ultimate Romance Package
The historic Raphael Hotel on the Country Club Plaza, named one of the world’s best hotels by Travel + Leisure, offers the ultimate in romance with a signature “Night of Luxury.” The $500 package features one night in a romantic suite that includes separate living and sleeping areas and a master bath equipped with a two-person water-jetted tub. Amenities include fresh flowers and artisan chocolates in the room, a carriage tour of the Plaza, a three-course dinner for two with a bottle of chef-selected wine at Chaz on the Plaza, breakfast for two and valet parking.
The now famous monthly event in the Crossroads Art District just gets better with time. During this great people-watching event that highlights our community’s thriving art scene, you and your loved one can walk arm-in-arm as you browse the city’s finest art galleries featuring local and national artists and works by the Kansas City Ballet. If you find all the art-gazing works up your appetite, consider sampling the impressive fare offered by the crowd-pleasing food trucks that line the streets. For more sophisticated dining, you’ll find many restaurants in the Crossroads offer special deals on First Fridays.
Batting With Your Boo
With the Royals home opener right around the corner, you and your partner can get into the swing of things with a round at the batting cages. You’ll be having too much fun to realize your lack of batting skills. It’s all in fun and is a great way to get closer as a couple. Cost is $17.50 for 30 minutes at the Blue Valley Recreation Complex.
Be a Tourist in Your Own City
Explore Kansas City like never before by renting bikes downtown. With the weather warming up, this is an active and healthier way to bond. BikeWalkKC.org has bikes stationed at 20 locations between the River Market and Crown Center for sightseeing at its finest.
Intellectual Stimulation (Drink Provided)
Instead of sitting in a crowded coffee shop with your mate, why not tour one? The Roasterie offers daily tours of its Midtown factory. Learn about the cupping, roasting and blending processes with your soul mate. Not into coffee? Schedule a tour of the Boulevard Brewery production facility. Both provide plenty of beverages that are pleasing to the palate and an escape from the norm.
The Classic Date — Modernized
For a twist on the classic dinner and a movie, treat your special someone to the trendy and recently renovated Alamo Draft House. Enjoy cold beer, hot movies and delicious snacks and meals at this unique movie venue. Expect state-of-the-art film presentations that are free of advertisements and carefully selected classics such as “Dirty Dancing,” “The Big Lebowski” or “Clueless.”