7 Awesome Spots for Date Night in Edmonton
While Edmonton is a city full of innovation and forward-thinking people, it is also a city with a soft side. Food and the arts play a prominent role, so you will find charming cafes and trendy dining spots scattered throughout. What’s more, dinner theatres, galleries and intimate venues will showcase artistic endeavors of all kinds, from all over the world. There are many parks to stroll around and enjoy nature, as well. What this means is…
Yes, Edmonton is romantic.
Which means there are plenty of options for a date night in Edmonton. Whether you are on your very first date, or have been together for decades, there are many spots with which to celebrate the company of two people. Here are seven of the top spots:
On the southwest side of town along the North Saskatchewan River bend, this park is gorgeous and great for hanging out any time of year. Take your date to a picnic in the warmer months, then go ice skating with each other in the cooler months. A pavilion hosts some of Edmonton’s best festivals, and there are trails throughout the park with some scenic river views.
What better way to have a unique date night in Edmonton than at a funky, art-house theater? Located in the historic Old Strathcona neighborhood, this theater was once the epitome of modernity and elegance during Edmonton’s early days. Today, with two screens, it showcases both arthouse films and the latest Hollywood dramas. The Princess Theatre is the city’s last original standing movie house, for those who are into nostalgia.
Mayfield Dinner Theatre
If you’re looking for a delicious date night in Edmonton, bring your date for a fun evening of food and high-class entertainment. The Mayfield is Edmonton’s answer to Broadway, with a tasty twist. Book a table here and enjoy a world-class musical alongside a sumptuous buffet. The foreplay is various food stations with salads, seafood, and a meat-carving station – the main event is a night of enthralling entertainment. Any after play to be had here will be at the dessert station! Your date will be impressed.
Art on Thursdays
A night at the museum can be experienced for a wonderful and creative date night. Explore the galleries (for FREE) on Thursday from 5 to 8 pm. Pair it with dinner at the gallery’s Zinc restaurant; have a relaxed meal with European cuisine in an elegant atmosphere. Or, check out the Gallery Walk on 124 Street. Also on Thursdays, select galleries on this street are open until 7 pm. In between, be sure to check out the street murals.
La Creperie Dining Experience
As intimate as it is delicious, this Parisian style dining room is warmly lit – you will feel yourself transported back to early 20th century Paris the moment you walk in. Private tables are separated by thoughtful arches made of antique books, stone, and wine bottles. This is the perfect restaurant for intimate conversation, so bring your appetite for both food and romance. Choose from a wide variety of crepes to a 3-course meal, to elegant French entrees.
There are many great spas around Edmonton, where you and your date can unwind from the stresses of the day and relax in bliss together. Some of the best in the city are located in the historic Old Stratchona neighborhood, including Wellness on Whyte. They offer a 1-hour couple’s package in which you can experience a deep tissue massage with different relaxation techniques. For a unique experience, opt for an invigorating hot stone massage.
For an exciting and interactive date night in Edmonton, try Edmonton’s answer to the escapism craze and visit this incredibly fun and challenging escape room. Here you will have to work together to solve clues. Master game designers, carpenters, and engineers have banded together to make this a truly memorable time, with a number of different rooms to choose from. This is relationship-building at its finest, to be sure!
There are endless options for date night in Edmonton! These are just the highlights. The more time you spend in this great city, the more you will realize it is a wonderful spot for sharing great times with them.
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