The Best Date Ideas And Romantic Activities In Seattle

Date night is fast approaching and you need some ideas of things to do. You can browse our website for upcoming events or take a look at some of the locations and venues below. Whether you just met someone on Tinder or you have been married for over a decade we sought out some diverse options to create a memorable date night in the greater Seattle area. 

Go on a Mystery Date

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Experience something new together. Mystery sends you on an adventure to restaurants, bars, and experiences you'll love in Seattle. The best part? You won't know where you're going until you get there.

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Go Explore Snoqualmie Falls

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If you need a good getaway or your date is the outdoorsy type, go take a drive out to Snoqualmie Falls! Enjoy the scenic waterfall and hike down to it while you learn about the falls’ rich history. A romantic, naturey and educational experience all in one!

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 Stroll Through A Seattle Park 

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Discovery Park is a great place to stroll with your significant other while getting a great view of the Puget Sound. Located in the Magnolia neighborhood of Seattle, this park covers 534 acres and has over 11 miles of walking trails.

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Grab dinner along Lake Union and then venture out on the water with Lake Union Charters and Adventures. Their crew will welcome you aboard and get you comfortable with the boat. During the sail, you can relax and enjoy the calm of being on the water. There are many sights to behold around Lake Union, including Gasworks Park, the floating home community – perhaps even the “Sleepless in Seattle” house!

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Enjoy A Hot Air Balloon Ride

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Seattle’s countryside is a perfect area to explore by balloon and makes for an amazing date. Seattle Ballooning’s hot air balloon flights are conducted just 35 minutes South of Downtown, directly in front of Mt. Rainier, a breathtaking backdrop for your adventure. They balloon in an open area where the foothills of the Cascades meet a gently rolling countryside of rivers, lakes, and lush working farms. The sensation of majestically drifting over the country-side is one of unparalleled pleasure. Flying at low altitudes, passengers are often graced by eagles and hawks soaring above the treetops. You’ll reach, 500ft as your top altitude, and you will be able to fully appreciate the spectacular Cascade Mountain Range and the entire Puget Sound. Use the discount code love19 to save 10% off your next ride! 

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Catch A Show AT The Can Can

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The Can Can is nestled underneath the world-famous Pike Place Market and offers Moulin Rouge inspired cabaret, burlesque to jazz shows. Watch a show, enjoy a drink and/or grab dinner.

Enjoy the Waterfront Views From Pier 66 and Dinner At Anthony's

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If a Seattle date night is the plan Pier 66 is a great all in one location. You can stroll the waterfront taking in the panoramic views of the city, Great Wheel and Mount Rainier from atop Pier 66. After you watched some ferries go back and forth venture down the steps to Anthony’s Bell St. Diner and Anthony’s Fish Bar for some Northwest seafood.

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Have A Taco Eating Contest

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Enjoy the best tacos in Seattle while gazing into each others eyes. Try out Red Star Taco Bar, Taco Chukis or browse our Guide To Tacos In Seattle for more options. by clicking here.

Views And Drinks At Salty's on Alki Beach

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Take in the epic view of Elliott Bay and the Seattle cityscape while enjoying a fine meal from Salty's. Try out the award-winning Northwest seafood, steak cuisine and five-star diamond award friendly service

Take A Ride On The Great Wheel

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Holding hands on a ferris wheel? Yep, we went there. The Great Wheel might be a bit cliche, but regardless of the weather outside it's a great way to spend some time with the one you love while taking in the view of the waterfront.

Dinner At Ristorante Machiavelli

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Machiavelli in Capitol Hill is so good we can barely put it into words and that is why we think you and your partner need to stop by and experience it for yourself. Grab dinner and then wander down the street and catch a show at the Paramount Theatre!

A Picnic in a Park

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Pick yourselves up a sandwich at the Other Coast in lower Queen Anne and head up to Kerry Park to dine while having a great view of the city. Most likely it will be crowded, but that only makes for better conversation thanks to the most excellent people watching. With a long list of sandwiches, sides, you'll be sure to find something you both like. The Other Coast is also only a 5 minute drive from the park and you can order online, so no worries about your sandwiches getting soggy! 


Dinner AT The Metropolitan Grill

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If you’re looking for something sultry then make your reservation at the Metropolitan Grill. This sophisticated steakhouse is a meat-lover's dream and was voted best steak in town. Of course after all that savory you’ll want something sweet, which is why they also have a delicious 12 item menu.

Dinner AT The Pink Door

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If you are looking for something sexy yet entertaining, then The Pink Door should be at the top of your list. Reservations fill up quickly due to this venues exquisite food, but also their entertainment. Each meal is paired with entertainment such as trapeze, cabaret, music and tarot.

Dinner At The Canlis

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A family owned company, the Canlis family first opened this restaurant “way out of town” because they felt Seattle couldn’t appreciate fine dining. From there, the restaurant has been modernized, but still holds the same values and great food that it was built on.

CANVAS! paint & Sip Studio

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Those who paint together, stay together, said someone at some point. You can put that theory to the test by heading to Kirland and trying out the CANVAS! Paint & Sip Studio. CANVAS! offers artistic sessions that include everything you'll need to complete the featured painting; canvas, paint, brushes, easel, artist step-by-step guidance, music, beverages and more!

Laugh Together!

Laughter is key to any date night. Make it easy on yourself and try visiting the Laugh Comedy Club, partaking in ComedySportz and/or some improv comedy. It is a guaranteed way to keep you and your date laughing all night long.

Whirly Ball

Want to try something different? Get some of your friends together for a big ole group date and play Whirlyball. Yeah, it's a thing. It’s a hybrid of bumper cars, lacrosse and basketball. It's challenging, fun and something you most likely have not done before.

Go Wine Tasting

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You have lots and lots of options to sample wine in the greater Seattle area. You can venture to Woodinville and choose from a plethora of options. You could spend the day in Pike Place Market day and then taste some grapes at Wine of Washington. Or you could enjoy a Pinot Grigio and/or Colada wine slushies at Revolution Wine Shop.

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Pretend You Are A Tourist At Pike Place Market

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Wander aimlessly through Pike Place Market and ask lots of questions about Seattle. You might actually learn some fun random facts along the way that you did not know. It makes Pike Place Market feel kinda new again kinda. After that make sure to go take at least 10 selfies at the gum wall and then make sure to ask people where all the gum came from.

Take A Romantic Ferry Ride

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If you grew up in the Pacific Northwest you know ferries are sexy. Take a quick trip to Bremerton, the San Juan Islands or Vashon Island and hold hands the whole way. Then on the way back grab a beer and enjoy the view and people watch until you can people watch no more.

Eat All The Sushi

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We are lucky to live in Seattle with such an abundance of amazing places to get sushi. We have a full list of placed for you to try right HERE.

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