5 Quirky Date Night Destinations in Phoenix

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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.

The Mystery Mansion Dinner Theater

Murder Mystery Theater provides a wonderful twist on a night out at the theater. The Mystery Mansion Dinner Theater is interactive and hilarious, taking you on a wonderful “whodunnit?” journey while providing a delicious dinner. Upon arriving you’ll be given a character of your own and you and your date will have a marvelous time trying to nail the culprit, only to find you’re both completely wrong.

Medieval Times

Why not enjoy a good joust while feasting and tossing back a goblet of wine? Medieval Times is a restaurant that embraces its own 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. 

Desert Wolf ATV Tours

Get your adrenaline pumping and take a wild ride instead of spending date night trying a new restaurant. Desert Wolf ATV Tours will take you off-road and off-course through Arizona’s desert. One of the best tours for couples is the TomCar Scorpion Hunt Sunset Adventure. It is a tour that combines the romance of sunset with the adrenaline and excitement of riding an ATV while keeping an eye out for scorpions. If you and your date are adrenaline junkies or are looking to add excitement to date night, then give this tour a chance. 


An art show crafted to inspire curiosity and wonder. The art installations/exhibits/interactive pieces at Wonderspaces are not the usual pieces of artwork you’d expect in a gallery or museum. Right now, you can wander through an exhibit called Shadowplay, where you and your shadow become the art and you’ll feel like Peter Pan chasing his own shadow. Or take a seat at the exhibit, Human Study #1, where three robots will sketch your portrait.

Queen Creek Olive Mill

Sign-up for Olive Oil 101 for a unique afternoon/early evening date. You and your date will learn, taste, and create olive oil in a beautiful outdoor setting. A visit to Queen Creek Olive Mill is perfect for a slower, yet different type of date and especially great for any couple that enjoys cooking together. You are sure to leave with a bunch of ideas for new recipes, featuring a uniquely-flavored olive oil, of course.

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