11 Unique Date Ideas at the Rowe

Everyone deserves a date night, but sometimes they can be difficult to plan. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we’ve compiled a list of 11 unique date ideas for any couple to enjoy at The Rowe!  Whether you’re outdoorsy, foodies, the cheesy-romantic type, or just looking for something to mix it up, we’ve got you covered!

Check it out!

1. Pick up California Pizza Kitchen and picnic on The Green

Call in CPK (from February 9-14, check out California Pizza Kitchen’s Valentine’s Day Sweet Deal for Two), grab a blanket, and eat under the twinkling lights of The Green!

2. Buy each other outfits

Let your partner dress you for your date!  Exchange sizes and shop at places like Urban Outfitters, Shades, and Orvis!

Tip: Add to the fun and set a time limit and a meeting place.

3. Take a candle pouring class with Heritage House Candle Co.

Get into the DIY spirit with this fun candle making class! Enjoy learning about fragrances and creating a candle that you love! Games, music, and refreshments make this the perfect activity for date night, girls night out, team building, and more. Each participant will be able to choose from various fragrances before creating your very own 6 oz scented candle. Upon pickup, your candle creation will labeled and attractively packaged. Enjoy complimentary champagne (21yrs +) and refreshments during your class.

4. Dinner and a movie

There’s really nothing better than dinner and a movie!  Try out our new restaurant, Francois Grill at Bourbon Street Blues and then watch a movie at Cinemark!

Tip: Looking to see a movie on a budget? Take advantage of $5 Tuesdays at Cinemark!

5. Take fun photos together around the Rowe

Take pictures together at all of our most popular spots around the Rowe!

Here’s a few ideas:
Crater mural
“This Must Be the Place” wall
“Bubble Wall”
The fountain
The stairs in the Great Hall
The chandelier (tip: go upstairs for the best shot!)
Under the twinkling lights on The Green
Palm trees

Be sure to #showyourrowe for a chance to be featured!

6. Have a 5 course meal, but at different restaurants

In the mood for different types of food and don’t feel like settling?  You don’t have to!  Have drinks at one restaurant’s bar, then move to another for appetizers, then salads at another, entrees at another, and then move on for dessert!

Plan your route! Here’s a list of our eateries!
Bin 77
California Pizza Kitchen
Creamistry
Francois Grill Bourbon Street Blues
Jinya Ramen
La Madeleine
Rouj Creole
Texas de Brazil
Zoe’s Kitchen

7. Get a book from Barnes & Noble and read together next to the fountain

Find the perfect read at Barnes & Noble, and then grab a spot in Town Square by the fountain.  You can read the same book or even read out loud.

8. Take a fly tying class together at Orvis

You’ve always wanted to learn to tie your own flies but just couldn’t find the time. Now you can get a free two-hour introductory lesson with expert instruction and all tools and materials supplied, and leave the class with your first personally tied fly.  You’ll be all set with your new flies to plan your next fishing outing together!

9. Share a charcuterie board and drinks on Bin 77’s patio

Keep it chill, and share a fresh charcuterie board and drinks on Bin 77’s patio! Check their calendar, and plan to see some live music there as well.

10. Manis, pedis, and facials at Venetian Nail Spa

Let go of all your stress, maybe even turn off your phones, and treat yourselves to manicures, pedicures, and facials at Venetian Nail Spa. Keep those relaxed vibes going for the rest of the day!

11. Attend Food Truck Round Up at the Rowe on February 18

Last but not least, enjoy food from 10 different food trucks and live music by Derrick Lemon at our Food Truck Round Up at the Rowe on February 18 6pm-8pm.