Find the Perfect Date Idea for You and Your Partner

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Planning the perfect date can seem nearly impossible. Finding ways to impress your date with unique ideas and a memorable experience has become increasingly important in a time of swiping right and online dating.  Let us handle the date ideas as you find the courage to ask your crush out on a date.  For married and established couples, you'll find these dates enjoyable too! Check out a few of our favorite date night in Bell County ideas. Which one would you and your partner be most likely to try out?

Painting by Love Letters

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Unleash your creativity and paint ceramic pottery pieces or create a fused glass art piece with your significant other.  That Art Place in Belton has plenty of ceramics to choose from like mugs, dinnerware, figurines, and more.  Pick out a detailed ceramic or a blank pottery piece to design something uniquely your own.  The options are endless! Pottery pieces start at $14 and glazes for painting your ceramics come in a variety of colors.  Discover your inner artist on your next date with your significant other.

Fine Dining At Pignetti's

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Craving a delicious meal for your next date night? Having a nice dinner at a luxurious restaurant is typically more romantic than your average fast-food grab-and-go meal.  After all, the best way to someone’s heart is through their stomach. And what better display of food than the entrees at Pignetti’s in Downtown Temple. With the most delicious entrees, pastas, steak, and more, there’s a meal for everyone. Dine in style with your partner on your next night out.

Popping Into Romantic Comedies

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All you need is a classic dinner and a movie combination to set the mood for a wonderful date night. With all the latest movie releases available at theaters in Temple, it’ll be easy to find a movie that both you and your partner will enjoy seeing. Cinemark Temple and Premiere Cinema and IMAX have plenty of showtimes and classic movie snacks like buttered popcorn and large sodas. The Beltonian Theater and Grand Avenue Theater in Belton also have unique charm and delicious food! Fill up on movie theater popcorn and cherry ICEEs on this affordable Bell County date night idea.

Romance, Snacks, and Picnic Packs

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With over 65 parks in Temple, there’s an abundance of outdoor spaces to have a picnic date with your significant other.  Make your own meal at home or stop by your favorite local restaurant to grab a meal to go.  Pack a blanket, utensils, pillows, and whatever else you need to stay cozy.  Enjoy the fresh air and natural landscapes as you spend time with the person you love in the great outdoors.

Music & Lyrics

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Central Texas has a lively music scene. With many great concerts, events, and performances happening on most weekend nights there’s plenty of opportunity to listen to a local band. Find live music and events at O’Brien’s Irish Pub, Green Door on Second, Corkys, and more. If you and your significant other love music, dancing, and a great time you’ll find it in Temple on your next date night.  There’s something truly romantic about dancing and singing along to catchy tunes. Discover karaoke nights, piano performances, live bands, and more with your partner on your next night out at one of Temple’s downtown businesses.

Seasoned With Love

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Treat yourself to a date night where you enjoy a delicious meal and have the satisfaction of cooking it with your partner.  At Over The Plate, couples can sign up for a cooking class date night event where they can cook a full meal together.  Some date night menus from Over The Plate include cooking filet mignon steak medallions, lobster ravioli, winter green salad, and a chocolate blackberry pudding for dessert.  These date night classes are romantic and entertaining.  Take your cooking skills up a notch and impress your date with one of these delightful cooking classes.

Dogs Know Best

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Are you a dog-parent looking to kickstart your relationship? Get to know your date through your dog’s first impression.  Stop along the way for drinks and pup cups before you head to Central Texas Bark Park.  Bring your date and your dogs for a trip to this entertaining and cozy dog park. You’ll find out right away if your dog is a fan of your latest romantic interest. If your date is a dog lover, they must be a keeper!

Need a few more pet-friendly date night ideas? Check out our blog, A Dog's Guide To Temple, to find all the restaurants, attractions, and places to stay where you can bring your dogs.

Spare A Little Time For Romance

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Unleash your inner child at Spare Time Texas and entertain your date with a game of bowling, a race around the go kart track, or take a few swings at the batting cages.  This exciting entertainment center has many activities that both you and your date will enjoy.  Spend some time beating the high scores on the arcade games or get active and try your hand at the ropes course.  Whatever activities you try, this date night is sure to be a memorable and fun time.

Dance The Night Away

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Have you or your significant other ever wanted to learn how to waltz, tango, or learn the foundations of dancing? Make your next date night extra romantic by taking classes to learn to dance together. The Arthur Murray Dance Center of Temple offers several dance classes for both beginners and advanced dancers. Build a connection with the universal language of dance.  Before long you and your partner will be dancing the night away at every chance.

Have more date night ideas? Take your partner on a date and snap a photo.  For a chance to be featured on our website and socials, tag your photo with #DiscoverTemple.  We can't wait to see your date night experiences!