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.
Why not enjoy a good joust while feasting and tossing back a goblet of wine? Medieval Times, just North of downtown Newark, is a restaurant that embraces its strangeness. Knights battle in a glorious tournament that will make you and your date feel like you’ve stepped into King Arthur’s court. It is pure, guilty pleasure style fun and definitely not your typical dinner date. Dinner itself is a four-course feast befitting the royalty you’ll become when you pass through the castle doors.
Bury the Hatchet Axe Throwing
Axe-throwing has become increasingly popular over the past few years, especially for couples who are tired of classic date nights (dinner and a movie). Axe-throwing is perfect for active couples, those looking for a little competition, and those who want adventure. Any trip to Bury the Hatchet Axe Throwing will begin with safety and instructions before getting to the good stuff – throwing an axe at a wooden target and reveling in the satisfying thud when it hits the board. Walk-ins are accepted, but it is usually best to book in advance.
Glass Roots Studio
Take a break from your dinner and movie dates to try something crafty and creative. At Glass Roots Studio you can watch and try one of the most magical, unique artforms – glassblowing. When signing up for a class you can learn to make a glass, plate, or vase. A visit to Glass Roots Studio can be especially great near the Holidays. You and your significant other can create handmade works of glass art to give to family members or friends.
Amazing Escape Room Bloomfield
Escape Rooms have become popular date night activities because it is outside the typical wheelhouse of date night ideas. At Amazing Escape Room Bloomfield, you’ll love solving the puzzles and challenges required to escape and have a chance to choose from several adventures. You can become “Lost in Space” with your spaceship barreling off-course through space, or search for the Holy Grail, or travel back to the 1800s Gold Rush when you and your partner hear of a perfect opportunity to relieve the nearby bank of its gold.
Hot Air Balloon Ride
Take an afternoon or early evening to float among the clouds, as if you are one yourself, but do so in a basket with a colorful balloon carrying you higher and higher. Balloons in Flight Over New Jersey, LLC offers some of the most popular rides in the Newark area. A hot air balloon ride is perfect for both romantic date nights and date nights out of the ordinary.
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