Popcorn and a movie? Been there, done that. Here are some romantic, creative, and even adventurous ideas that will add a little flavor to your next date night.
Like Venice, Only Closer
Sit back and let your imagination take you to the canals of Venice, where you will be serenaded by your gondolier, Goffredo, as you are transported by Old World Gondoliers into the romantic atmosphere of old Italy. Experience the beauty, mystique, and charm of downtown Indianapolis with spectacular canal views.
One of the Top 10 Locations for Marriage Proposals, as noted by USA Today, is located right in Indy: the famous LOVE sculpture inside the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields. Designed by Hoosier artist Robert Indiana, the LOVE sculpture is the most recognized piece of art in the world and the perfect romantic location for special times with your love.
Consider this a trust course, as you swing through the treetops at Eagle Creek Park, one of the largest municipal parks in the country. Eagle Creek is home to Go Ape!, the first tree top adventure course in the Midwest. This course isn’t just zip lines – numerous adventures await, from rope ladders to 39 different crossings such as the Log Balance, Flying Carpet, and more.
Originally built in 1928 as a motion picture house, Fountain Square Theatre is home to Friday night swing dancing every other week. Dust off that fedora and spend your evening in this beautiful, Italian garden-inspired theatre with live big band tunes and your favorite dancing partner.
Channel your inner T.C. Steele as you and your partner enjoy a “no experience necessary” pop-up art class at the Indianapolis Art Center. These two-hour art adventure classes range from painting to sculpture to woodworking. Wine and appetizers are served.
Energize your relationship with a couple’s massage amidst the glamour of Indy’s historic Circle Tower, an Art Deco masterpiece on Monument Circle. Originally opened as a barbershop in 1929, Studio 2000 is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate.
Voted one of the Top 50 Most Romantic Restaurants in the Nation by OpenTable, the Eagle’s Nest is a popular choice for celebrations. Guests will enjoy fine dining with a view from the 20th floor of the Hyatt Regency hotel. The city’s only revolving restaurant, the Eagle’s Nest offers a complete menu from steaks to seafood in a swanky setting.
Before dinner, pop into New Day Craft, an ultra trendy Fountain Square tasting room, for a $5 sampling of craft meads and hard ciders. Pick six samples and start sipping with this perfect start to any night on the town.