When it comes to dating, there are so many options out there that it can be hard to know where to start. If you live in San Antonio never fear – we’ve got you covered! From outdoor activities to cultural experiences, these date ideas will make sure that you and your significant other have a great time.
1. Go for a stroll down the River Walk
If you want something that requires low commitment and free, a stroll down the River Walk is what you’re looking for. It’s the perfect place for a romantic chit chat. If the date is going your way, there are plenty of restaurants and bars you can stop at for dinner or drinks.
2. Visit the San Antonio Zoo
What better way to spend a date than seeing animals from all over the world. The San Antonio Zoo has expansive grounds that are home to more than 3,500 animals representing 750 species. You can see everything from lions and tigers to gorillas and elephants, plus there’s even an opportunity to grab a bite to eat.
3. Take a carriage ride
For a more old-fashioned date, take a horse-drawn carriage ride around downtown San Antonio. The horses clip-clop down the streets as you cuddle up with your date and take in the sights of the city. It’s a romantic way to spend an evening.
4. Go on a picnic
Picnics can be a fun, inexpensive date idea, and San Antonio has plenty of parks fitting this kind of romantic outing. Brackenridge Park offers over 300 acres of green space to explore, plus a Japanese tea garden and a rose garden. Plenty of beauty for you and your date to enjoy.
5. Visit the Alamo
If you fancy yourself a history buff, The Alamo is for you. It’s one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city, and if you’ve never been it’s well worth the visit. Take a step back in time and learn about Texas’ complex and rich history. Some even say it’s haunted!
6. Go to a Spurs game
Live sports are infinitely better than something you see on TV, and a San Antonio Spurs game makes for a great night out. As one of the most successful teams out there, they’re always a blast to watch. Tickets aren’t too expensive, and you can get some good food at the arena.
7. Take a cooking class
If you want to do something together that’s unique and will give you skills for life, consider taking a cooking class. It’s a fun way to spend an evening, and you’ll get to learn how to cook something new. Plus, you get to eat your creation at the end!
8. See a movie at the drive-in
For a classic date night, head to the Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In. You can cuddle up in your car and watch a movie under the stars. It’s the perfect way to enjoy each other’s company while doing something you love.
9. Attend a concert or play at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
The Tobin Center is one of the best places to see a concert or play in San Antonio. They have a wide variety of performances, so you’re sure to find something you both enjoy. It’s a great way to spend an evening together.
10. Visit the Witte Museum
The Witte Museum is a great place to learn about the history of San Antonio and the surrounding area. From dinosaurs to Texas wildlife, there is plenty to see. They also have a planetarium, so you can take in the stars together.
11. Go on a ghost tour
Who doesn’t like to walk a little bit on the spooky side. San Antonio is said to be one of the most haunted cities in America, and there are plenty of ghost tours to choose from. It’s a great way to learn about the city’s history and get a little spooked out with your date.
12. Walk or bike the Mission Trail
For a more active date, consider a bike ride (or walk) on Mission Trail. This outing gives you the chance to see some of San Antonio’s most beautiful sights while getting some exercise. It’s the perfect way to start or end a date.
12. Get ice cream at the Lick
What’s the perfect date dessert? Why, ice cream of course! Lick Honest Ice Creams is an iconic ice cream shop in San Antonio, and it’s the perfect place to go on a date. From salted caramel to vanilla bean, you’ll be sure to find something you both love.
13. Have a laugh at a comedy club
Laughter is the best medicine, and what better way to spend an evening than by laughing together. Laugh Out Loud, Upstage and Blind Tiger — San Antonio has plenty of comedy clubs in San Antonio. Find a comic you and your date both enjoy, or hit up an open mic and see what you find.
14. Get lost in a corn maze
For a truly unique fall date, check out a corn maze. Cheesy? Yes. Totally fun? Also yes. You usually can’t do a corn maze year-round, but if you’re looking for something fun to do as the fall weather sets in, this is perfect.
15. Win a game of mini golf
Whether you’re a mini golf pro or just starting out, playing a game together is always fun. And what’s more, you can talk and get to know each other as you play. San Antonio has plenty of courses to check out, but Monster Mini Golf looks particularly fun!
16. Make your own pottery
For a creative date, try making your own pottery. It’s a relaxing activity that you can do together, and you’ll end up with a piece of art that’s uniquely yours. Check out Clay Casa to see if they have a date night activity planned that you can attend.
17. Do a wine tasting
Grabbing a drink at a bar is so 2017. If you want to have some real fun with your date, consider booking a wine tasting together. This gives you the opportunity to learn about different kinds of wine, see if you can find your new favorite, and simply spend the evening together.
18. Visit Zombies
Zombies is a horror movie themed bar in San Antonio that’s perfect for those who love the scarier side of film. With drinks named after famous zombies and horror movie posters on the walls, it’s sure to get you in the mood for a fun, gory date.
19. Play some arcade games
Sometimes, the best date is a simple date. And what’s more simple than playing some arcade games together? You can relive your childhood (or show your date what you grew up playing) and have a blast doing it. Check out Diversions Game Room for some arcade fun.
20. Go shopping at Pearl’s Farmer’s Market
If you and your date love food, then a trip to Pearl’s Farmer’s Market is a must. You can sample some delicious food, buy some to take home, and get to know each other better. It’s the perfect date for foodies, plus you get a chance to support local businesses.
21. Attend a reading at Twigge Books
For a more low-key date, go to a reading at the Twig Book Shop. If you and your date love reading, you can search for your favorite books together. Twigge is unique because they also have a rental program (like a library), so you can take home a book without buying the whole thing!
22. Get your art on at Artpace
If you’re looking to show your date how cultured and creative you are, check out Artpace. This contemporary art gallery always has rotating exhibitions, so there’s always something new to see. They also host events like poetry readings and live music, so you can find an event that you’re both interested in.
23. Build a gingerbread house
For a festive date, try building a gingerbread house together. It’s a classic Christmas activity that’s perfect for getting you in the holiday spirit. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to get creative (and eat some Gingerbread, of course).
24. Check out Hogwild Records
Hogwild Records is a great place to find some new music (or old music, if you’re into that). They have a wide selection of vinyl records, so you can spend the day browsing and listening to some tunes. They also have a lounge area where you and your date can sit back, relax, and enjoy the music.
25. Hit up a karaoke bar
If you’re looking for a fun date night, karaoke is always a good option. You can let loose, sing your heart out, and maybe even make a fool of yourself. But that’s all part of the fun, right? Check out Dad’s Karaoke for some performative fun.
26. Head to the Rollercade
The Rollercade is a great place to let loose and have some fun. You can skate around, play some arcade games, and just enjoy each other’s company. It’s a great date for those who are young at heart (and maybe even a little bit nostalgic).
27. Watch Improv at Overtime Theater
Enjoy some “adult orientated comedy” at the Overtime Theater. This theater company is home to the oldest improv troop in the city, and it’s bound to be a grand ole time. If you and your date are theater or comedy fans, it’s well worth the ticket price.
28. Volunteer together
If you’re looking for a date that’s meaningful and impactful, consider volunteering together. There are plenty of organizations in San Antonio that could use some extra help, and you can bond with your date while doing some good.
29. Go on a local brewery tour
For local beer enthusiasts, there’s always a brewery tour. It’s like a wine tour, but for beer. You can learn about the brewing process, taste some delicious beers, and maybe even get a tour of the facility. Check out Alamo Beer Company or Blue Star Brewing Company for some tour options.
30. Visit the McNay Art Museum
The McNay Art Museum is a great place to spend an afternoon with your date. This local museum features American and European art from Medieval times to contemporary. Stroll through the galleries , enjoy a bite in the cafe, and maybe even catch one of their special exhibitions.
31. Get dinner theater tickets
Looking for something entertaining that also involves food? Dinner theater is where it’s at. Check out the Harlequin Theater for some great dinner theater options. They offer a variety of shows, so you’re sure to find one that you and your date will enjoy.
32. Try to escape from Extreme Escape
Escape rooms are all the rage these days, and Extreme Escape is one of the best in San Antonio. You and your date will be locked in a room and have to solve a series of puzzles to escape. It’s a great test of teamwork (and maybe even your relationship).
33. Visit the selfie museum
Yes, it’s a thing… really, what will they think of next? The Selfie Museum is a great place to take some fun (and probably silly) pictures with your date. And, who knows, maybe you’ll even learn something about selfies while you’re there.
34. Play some laser tag
Laser tag is always a great option for a date, whether you’re kids at heart or not. It’s a great way to let loose, have some fun, and maybe even get a little competitive with each other. Check out Lazer X for some laser tag fun.
35. Visit Stumpy’s Hatchet House
If you and your date are looking for a unique date experience, look no further than Stumpy’s Hatchet House. Here, you can throw axes at targets while enjoying some drinks and snacks. It’s a great way to let off some steam and have some fun.