5 Quirky Date Night Destinations in Jacksonville

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Date night doesn’t have to be the same each time. While we all love cuddling up at the movies or trying new restaurants or embracing a bit of high culture at museums, every once in a while, date night needs to be shaken up. Each city has a hidden world of strange, quirky, and delightful things to do. Try any one of these on your next date night and embrace the weird, whimsical part of life.

Burnt Glassworks

Take a break from your dinner and movie dates to try something crafty and creative. At Burnt Glassworks you can watch and try one of the most magical, unique artforms – glassblowing. When signing up for a class you can learn to make an ornament, starfish, or paperweight. A visit to Burnt Glassworks can be especially great near the Holidays. You and your significant other can create handmade works of glass art. Or try the Date Night Double Deal where couples can make two cups together.  

Sweet Pete’s

If you’re a foodie or someone who enjoys gourmet sweets, then a trip to Sweet Pete’s is called for. But don’t just sample the goodies, take a candy-making class. There is no better way to become Willy Wonka for a day, then by signing up for the Truffle Class, or – even better – the Boozy Truffle class. Or, if chocolate isn’t your thing, you can also try the Taffy Class or Gummy Class. There is something for everyone and for everyone’s sweet tooth.

St. Augustine Alligator Farm

Alligators, Crocodiles, and Florida go hand-in-hand, but have you ever tried ziplining over waters filled with the creatures? At Crocodile Crossing at St Augustine Alligator Farm, you and your date can take the adventure of zip lining to a new level by adding the danger of soaring above alligators and crocodiles. The tour is a wonderful combination of athletic adventure and wildlife viewing. 

Hot Air Balloon Ride

Take an afternoon or early evening to float among the clouds, as if you are one yourself but you do so in a basket with a colorful balloon carrying you higher and higher. Air Adventures Hot Air Balloons rides are the most popular in the Jacksonville area. A hot air balloon ride is perfect for both romantic date nights and date nights out of the ordinary.

Amelia Island Horseback Riding

Many couples dream of romantic horse-back rides on the beach, but few places in the United States offer them. Just outside Jacksonville, on Amelia Island, couples can fulfill this dream. It is a wonderful, one-of-a-kind date night along the coast. You do not have to be an expert equestrian to enjoy a ride at Amelia Island. And if you are looking for an even more special, romantic date night, take a sunset tour.

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