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Fun and Unique Date Night Ideas in Huntington County

Whether you are looking for ideas for a first date or just a night to get away from the kids, we've got you covered with this list of our favorite date night ideas.

Cosmic Bowling

Although reminiscent of many of our high school dates, why not kick it old school and head out for an evening of cosmic bowling here at Rainbow Lanes in Huntington. While you won't impress your date much with the shoes, the lively atmosphere and friendly competition makes for a fun evening out. And it's great for couples double dates.

You may also like Game On! Virtual Sports Lounge and Floyd's Arcade and Pinball.

Photo credit: Rainbow Lanes

Cosmic bowling

High Adventure Tour

We LOVE everything about the zipline "High Adventure Tour" at Zip Timber Lake in Huntington. It's fun, challenging and a great way to spend an active afternoon connecting with your special someone. You'll need to schedule this activity in advance, but sometimes you can find openings mid-week if you need to squeeze into their schedule. You and your date can cheer each along as you take on their:

  • 8 Zip Lines - Including wooded canopy, lake, dual, finishing with 1000' length lake zip
  • 4 Aerial Bridges
  • 2 Climbing Elements
  • 1 Sky Hook

You may also like Camp Timber Lake, Hillside Shooting Sport.

Photo credit: Zip Timber Lake


Craft Brew Tasting

What better way of getting to know someone than over a flight of brews at Junk Ditch Brewing Huntington Tap. Enjoy conversation while you discuss the beers in your flight and pick your favorites - and if it goes well maybe ones you'll enjoy on your next date.

You may also like Copper Still, Two-EE's Winery

Photo credit: Junk Ditch

Craft brews

Kayak Adventure

Looking for creative ideas for your next date? Kayaking is not only fun and active but also can be quite romantic. Rustic River Outfitters is located just 10 minutes from downtown Huntington and offers up the perfect date location with canoe and kayak rentals. (make sure you schedule your canoe or kayak adventure in advance) After your river adventure, you'll love hanging out at Rustic River to do some wine tasting or grab a glass or bottle of your favorites from their extensive wine menu and dinner. Watch for their live music schedule by following them on social media

You may also like Pirates Cover Marina, Live4Love Rentals

Wabash River kayak

Night at the Drive-In

Pack up the car with blankets and pillows and head to the GQT Huntington Twin Drive-in for a night of nostalgic amusement. Huntington is home to one of only 20 existing drive-ins left in the state of Indiana so it truly is a unique experience. With a choice of two screens, you can let your date choose which movies to watch and don't forget to grab some popcorn and snacks before they start. (Open annually from April through October, weather permitting)

You may also like GQT Huntington 7, Nick's Kitchen

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Explore a New Town

Do you and your significant other love to explore new towns? It's always a blast to find new places to shop and eat plus interesting things to see and do along the way. We've compiled some trip ideas for you in each city/town here in Huntington County to help plan your excursion. Click here to start planning your date.

We also maintain a list of NEW shops and restaurants if you are craving something new.

Pictured: The Patio Pizza and BBQ in Roanoke

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Do a Workshop Together

Board and Brush Creative Studio in Roanoke is the ideal place to spend time together while creating something lasting for your home or as a gift. Sip on a glass of wine or mimosa while creating a personalized wooden sign. There are plenty of times to choose from - bring another couple or two along to amplify the fun.

You may also like Lynnlee's Flower & Design, Huntington Arts and Entrepreneurial Center

Photo credit: Board and Brush Creative Studio


Explore Scenic Trails

Hold hands while hiking down these spectacular riverside trails at the Forks of the Wabash Trail. The trailhead is located right off West Park Drive in Huntington making it easy to access. You and your date are guaranteed to fall in love with the historic landmarks, gorgeous river views and cool suspension bridge that make this one of the locals' favorite trails.

You may also like Tel-Hy Nature Preserve, Pehkokia Woods, LC Nature Park

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Live Theater

If you have not seen a production at the Pulse Opera House in Warren, you simply must plan a date night out for one of their performances. Prepare for you and your special someone to be delighted at the quality of the talent and the production. The real star of any performance is the historic opera house itself - built in 1884, you'll feel like you've been transported back in time. This is an experience not to be missed.

You may also like Merillat Center for the Arts

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Itinerary Ideas

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