5 Unique Date Ideas to Keep Things Fresh in Delaware

Tired of the same old dinner-and-a-movie routine? These date ideas offer unique experiences to spice up your date nights in Delaware.

Most experts agree that date nights are essential when it comes to cultivating healthy relationships. However, it can sometimes be hard to come up with unique date ideas, and the same routine can get old.

From fun and active adventures to creative outings, these unique date ideas in Delaware are sure to keep things fresh and bring more fun to your next date night.

1. Cultivate Your Creative Side

Whether you’re an artist, a hobbyist or totally inexperienced, a couples’ class at Painting With a Twist is a great unique date idea. Newark’s Painting With a Twist offers a variety of creative classes including date night-specific painting classes, blacklight art nights, mimosa Saturday classes and much more. Complimentary beverages are available, including beer, wine and seltzer. Sipping and painting together is a great bonding experience for friends, family and, of course, couples!

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400 Suburban Drive, Newark

2. Take a Dance Class

We know this can seem intimidating, but a beginner dance class could be a lot of fun for couples who have spent years together. This is a fun way to change up the routine and spend intimate (and fun!) time together. The Blue Ball Room in Wilmington offers private couples’ lessons for $99. Or, consider joining a beginner series to learn the basics of different dance styles. In Southern Delaware, Gold Ball Room in Lewes also offers both private and group classes for couples who want to learn to dance. Learn ballroom, Latin, social and more.

The Blue Ball Room | 1601 Concord Pike, Suite 10, Wilmington
Gold Ball Room | 33322 East Chesapeake Street, Lewes 

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3. Get Active

During the spring, summer or fall, consider hiking through one of Delaware’s beautiful state parks. The Alapocas Run Trail in North Wilmington offers great rock formation views and, if you hike it in the winter, you just might catch some scenic icicles. Or, for a more adventurous route, visit Go Ape! Located in Lums Pond State Park, this zipline and treetop ropes course is a fun bonding experience. If the weather is bad, try a rock climbing gym or a fitness class at one of these 15 unique gyms in Delaware.

DE State Parks
Go Ape | 1042 Howell School Road, Bear
Delaware Rock Gym | 520 Carson Drive, Bear 

4. Eat and Play

The First State is home to recreational hotspots like Lefty’s in Lewes, Main Event in Newark, Wilma’s in Wilmington and more. Enjoy activities like traditional and duckpin bowling, axe throwing, arcade games, private karaoke suites and more. With restaurants and bars on-site, couples can have dinner and a few drinks before a fun-filled night. This fun, unique date idea is the perfect way to elevate the typical dinner date.

Lefty’s Alley & Eats | 36450 Plaza Boulevard, Lewes
Wilma’s | 900 North Market Street, Wilmington

Main Event Newark | 2900 Fashion Center Boulevard, Newark 

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5. Get Away Together

Delaware provides so many opportunities for a romantic weekend getaway—and you don’t have to break the bank! With Wilmington’s Amtrak station providing affordable getaways to destinations like Washington, D.C., New York City and more, a day trip or weekend getaway makes for endless unique date opportunities. For a longer getaway, and to escape the winter snow, consider booking a flight with Avelo Airlines at the Wilmington Airport to a destination like Orlando, Miami or even Puerto Rico. For a smaller time commitment, consider taking the Cape May-Lewes Ferry across Delaware Bay. Park at the terminal, then walk on for a round trip of just over three hours. On board, enjoy a drink as you sail. Explore the stunning, historic Cape May and enjoy a sunset cruise back to Delaware.


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