Date Nights

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Planning a date night can be a daunting task, especially when there are so many options to choose from. Fortunately, Downtown Temple is expanding and welcoming more businesses to the area, providing couples with new opportunities to explore and enjoy the downtown district. To help you plan your next romantic evening out, Discover Temple has compiled a list of exciting date night ideas. Take a look and discover the fun ways you and your partner can experience Downtown Temple together!

Espresso Your Love

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First Street Roasters, located in Downtown Temple, is open Tuesday through Saturday from 7 AM to 7 PM and Sunday and Monday from 7 AM to 3 PM. Whether you're a local or a visitor, you can drop by this delightful coffee shop for a warm cup of coffee or a specialty drink. Kick off your date night with a caffeine boost and a happy companion. There's nothing quite like the comfort of a warm drink in your hand and your special someone by your side.

I Love You So Matcha

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Indulge in the sweet taste of delicious boba tea from Cha Community, located in downtown Temple. With strawberry matcha lattes and strawberries & cream milk drinks, this boba tea shop has an incredible selection of beverages to choose from. Surprise your loved one with a sweet treat from Cha Community.

Pour Your Own Candle at The Wick & Burn

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The Wick & Burn is a local business located in downtown Temple. You can reserve a time to pour your own customized candle or shop for products and candles that are available at the store. Get ready to learn the art of candle crafting and select the scents that you love. You can make your candles unique and one-of-a-kind, just like yourself and your relationship. The Wick & Burn provides the perfect setup for a creative and fun activity to do together with your partner.

Explore Exhibits at the Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum

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Couples who appreciate history and museums can visit the Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum, which houses a few active exhibits. You can wander through years of history and enjoy a date as you tour the Santa Fe Depot. You can also learn about Temple, its history with the railroad, local musicians, and memorabilia from Temple High marching bands, football players, and more. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM, making it an excellent afternoon date spot in downtown Temple.

Shop In Downtown Temple

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Date nights are always exciting, especially when you spend time getting ready and dressed up in a stunning outfit that may take a while to plan but is always worth it. If you're looking for a fun activity to do on your date, consider going on a shopping trip in Downtown Temple. You'll have the opportunity to choose the perfect outfit for your next date, as well as discover some exciting antiques, gifts, and food items that you and your date will adore. You can always visit The Hub and Main Street Design & Consign for boutique-style clothes and other lovely finds, or explore a variety of antiques and relics at Parlour Antiques & Oddities, Relics Antiques, 2nd Street Emporium, Twice Upon A Clothesline, and Darling Decor & More and Darling Thrift Store. Engaged this Valentine's Day? Visit Lagniappe Bridal for all your bridal needs from the best designer dresses to accessories, veils, and so much more.

Enjoy Dinner At A Local Restaurant

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Looking for a great restaurant to take your date? Downtown Temple has plenty of options that will satisfy both you and your taste buds. If you're a pizza lover, Treno Pizzeria & Taproom has an amazing menu with unique pizza combinations. Bird Creek Brewing offers a wide variety of burgers, perfect for those who love American cuisine. Don't forget to try their garlic parmesan fries and dessert, too! If you're in the mood for Asian cuisine, La Dalat Vietnamese, Thai Cafe, Cha Community, and Nami Japanese Steak & Sushi all offer delicious and flavorful dishes that you won't want to miss. Other incredible restaurants include Las Marias, Mo's Rail Yard Saloon & Grill, and O'Brien's Irish Pub.

For a more upscale experience, consider making a reservation at Cheeves Bros. Steakhouse, 17 South, or Pignetti's. These fine dining establishments offer a romantic atmosphere that will make your date feel special. If you're planning a date night in downtown Temple, there are plenty of fantastic restaurants to choose from.

No matter what type of cuisine you're in the mood for, downtown Temple has a variety of options that cater to all tastes. With so many incredible restaurants to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect spot for your next date night.


Purchase Flowers At Precious Memories

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What is a proper date without a gorgeous array of flowers? You can either purchase flowers yourself or have your date buy a bouquet that is perfect for you. Stop by Precious Memories in downtown Temple to browse their selection of flowers and enjoy this traditional date night gift.

I'm A Crepe, I'm A Weird Dough

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Looking to add some sweetness to your date? Head over to Weird Dough's Bakery in Downtown Temple for a delicious selection of desserts, pastries, house-made bread, and sweet treats. The bakery is open Tuesday through Friday from 9 AM to 3 PM and Saturday from 9 AM to 4 PM. The establishment is adorned with beautiful art from local artists and has a lot of character. You can try out their sandwiches, cheesecakes, cookies, and more. There's always something new and delicious to explore at Weird Dough's.

Rise to the occasion and take your date on a sweet escape. Don't go baking your date's heart; take them to Weird Dough's today. 

The Wreck Center? We Like It. Picasso.

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The Wreck Center is one of the newest establishments to enter Downtown Temple, and we are thrilled to have it. This local business offers an ideal place to unwind and destress, or to have a fun date. They also accept bookings for Splatter Paint sessions. Love can be messy, but why not embrace the messiness and turn it into an artistic experience? The Splatter Paint sessions include one 11x14 canvas for each person. Want to make it even more fun? Opt to add a paint gun and a bottle of paint package to your session. Book a Splatter Paint session and enjoy creating a colorful masterpiece together.

Watch your date fall in love with hue in Downtown Temple. 

The Perfect Date For the Perfect Pair

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Do you have an idea for the perfect date night in downtown Temple? Tag us with your date night photos @downtowntemple and with the hashtag #DowntownTemple for a chance to have your date night idea and photo featured in the blog, on the website, and in our photo galleries. We can't wait to see all the fun you have on your next date in downtown Temple!