Perhaps you’re celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or just ready for a weekend away. Whether you’ve been dating for six months or married for 20 years, you’re looking for a romantic, easy getaway.

Make an entire weekend out of the endless list of date ideas. This is your time to focus on your relationship — or at least make your partner stop asking to go on a weekend trip with you.

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Break Routine on Your Next Date Night

Popcorn and a movie? Been there, done that. Click below for some romantic, creative, and even adventurous ideas that will add a little flavor to your next date night.


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Stroll Mass Ave

Indy's premier dining and shopping district

  • Enjoy dining hotspots Bakersfield, Bazbeaux Pizza, and Mesh.
  • After dinner, check out Ann Dancing, a sculpture with LED screens that perpetually show an animated woman dancing.
  • Browse dozens of local shops before heading to Theatre on the Square to see a show.
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Friday Night Swing Dancing

Fountain Square Theatre Building

  • Every second and fourth Friday, the Fountain Square Theatre offers swing dance lessons followed by hours of music for $10 or $12.
  • The Fountain Square Theatre is a beautiful and historic building, with columned arches surrounding the dance floor.
  • Check out the rest of Fountain Square, a unique southern Indianapolis neighborhood known for its hip art scene, shops and restaurants.
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Learn how to cook. Together.

The real relationship test

Test your skills in the kitchen and take a class at SoBro's Gallery Pastry Shop. Choose from Everything Chocolate, European Cookies, Pies/Tarts and more. Classes are $75 per person and include a glass of wine or bubbles and, of course, product to take home. Call for reservations.

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Pack your weekend bag

JW Marriott

  • The JW Marriott offers a package just for couples including champagne and chocolate strawberries upon arrival.
  • When you stay here, you'll be staying in one of the 50 best hotels in the world, as named by Conde Nast Traveler.
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Sample Local Mead

New Day Craft

  • Focused on modern craft mead and hard cider, New Day Craft has been producing innovative, palate pleasing beverages since 2006
  • Pop over for a pre-dinner drink before dining at nearby Pioneer, Marrow, or Thunderbird
  • One of the deals in the city, sample six varieties of mead for $5
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Experience LOVE by Robert Indiana

Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

  • added this charming spot to its '9 Romantic Places to Propose' list
  • Created in the 70s, the original LOVE sculpture resides within the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, a must-see in the city
  • Fun fact: Robert Clark changed his last name to "Indiana" due to his strong ties to the state
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Local Guide to LGBT Indy

Indy’s LGBT-friendly spots range from beat-laden martini bars to low-key java havens, unassuming sandwich shops to packed-house music venues. Many venues are no longer LGBT-exclusive, if ever they were. Instead, they’re integrated. From your caffeine fix to dining to your evening entertainment, here’s a Local Guide to LGBT Indy

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Five Perfect Date Nights

We’ve all been there before. First you're single and ready to mingle and then, bam - you're feeling the pressure to plan the perfect date. With a wide variety of restaurants and activities, Indy is the perfect place for anyone to impress that certain someone on any occasion. 

Plan Your Getaway