Whether you’re down for a group date atmosphere or a simple one-on-one not all dates have to involve the typical “dinner and a movie” regime. Be adventurous and find an activity you both love. Or coax the other person to get our of their comfort zone and maybe explore a new activity! We’ve got you covered on plenty of date ideas minus the dining.
Grab your friends for a carefree afternoon or night out testing out your drive! One of our favorite date spots is Top Golf. Usually you’re in a group atmosphere where you can casually mingle, grab some drinks and engage in some sport, minus the romantic dining!
What gets those creative juices flowing? All the supplies to create a work of art or some new craft! Upstairs Circus is where creative people come to gather. This interactive bar offers tons of activities to create a custom-made invention totally unique to you. This is the perfect date spot without the fancy dinner!
Enjoy the year-round nice weather in Austin when you book a bike tour around the city for your next date! This daytime date idea is a great way to explore the city and exchange you’re favorite spots with each other.
For your next day date why not meet up for some mini put golf at Peter Pan Mini Golf! A playful day testing out your putting skills is a fun and friendly way to engage in a little flirtation and competition without the fancy dinner date part. And did we mention its BYOB?
Something about a refreshing cider and gaming is just the perfect marriage. Cidercade’s space is chalked full of classic arcade games, immersive experiences, and so many lip-smacking ciders to choose from. One of our favorite options for a date minus the dining, Cidercade is a fun way to connect for your favorite video and arcade games!
Ready to exercise your competitive side? Vigilante Gastropub & Games boasts a large setting for all board game lovers to congregate. Explore their expansive library of games in their comprehensive database. Book a table or room to play games for this fun date spot option minus the dinner date.
Escape reality when you become immersed in the wonder of Dreamland amusement park. Nestled in the Dripping Springs neighborhood of South Austin, Dreamland is home to tons of lawn games like mini golf, disc golf, pickle ball, and water park. This is the perfect getaway date spot for a fun-filled day of activities!
Work on your target practice and dexterity when you try this unique spot for your next date. While their motto is “Bringing people together, one bulls eye at a time” they do play it safe, don’t you worry! Urban Axes is fun spot to test your skills and connect on similar interests.
Enjoy an afternoon of golfing at this historic 9-hole, par-3 course complete with real grass greens and beautiful scenery. Take your date for a friendly golf game and test our your skills at Butler Park Pitch & Putt. Work up in an appetite? Their clubhouse offers tons of unique snacks like sweet & savory biscuits, movie-style snacks and candy and beverages!
Enjoy a vintage night out when you take your date night on a trip down nostalgia lane. A classic date night out is checking what’s playing in your local drive-in movie theater. The Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In always shows new release movies as well as classic art-house films!
Enjoy a fun date night at this next iconic movie theater. Doc’s Drive-In Theatre shows new release blockbuster movies, cult classic films, and nostalgic favorites all under the stars! You can also grab movie snacks, drinks, and more at Mama Merlot’s next door.
Blank spaces on buildings abound on many of our skyscrapers around the metro area, allowing talented artists to feature beautiful murals. You can find many in the UT area off the Drag, downtown Austin, and on South Congress! Take your date on a mural bucket list and see how many you can find!