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The Ideal Date Night in OKC

Date Night in OKC

If you’re ready for a special night out, you’re guaranteed to find fun in Oklahoma City. Whether you’re a foodie or a live music fan, OKC has an itinerary that you’ll love. Check out our suggestions and start planning your evening!  

Who: Couples looking for adventure

Neighborhood: The Boathouse district

What: Head to the Riversport complex for an afternoon of canoeing, kayaking, rowing, paddle boarding, or zip lining. Recently, the complex added river rafting, so you can really get an adrenaline rush!

If you’re looking for something less strenuous, take a stroll along the Boathouse district trails and have a picnic near the shore of Lake Overholser. Looking to extend the date? Continue along to the 1,000-acre Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge for a hike, bicycle ride, or bird watching.

Who: A first date (or any couple that likes to eat!)

Neighborhood: Midtown

What: At the Bleu Garten food truck park, you won’t have to worry about agreeing on a restaurant or cuisine. Each day, you can find half a dozen food truck options, covered seating, and clean restrooms. The spot even offers big screen televisions and some games if conversation starts to falter. The food truck park usually closes during the winter months, but plans are in place to add heaters and continue year round.

Who: Wine and Beer Lovers

Neighborhood: Bricktown

What: The Bricktown district offers convenient walkability and countless options for food and fun. Start the evening by exploring the area on foot, with a Segway, or even in a horse-drawn carriage!

Once you work up a thirst, head over to Put A Cork In It Winery for a selection of Oklahoma-made wines and gourmet cheese plates. Prefer a cold craft brew? Visit Bricktown Brewery and taste some of the best brews in town.

Who: Couples looking for a unique experience

Neighborhood: Downtown OKC

What: The Myriad Botanical Gardens has 17 acres of outdoor grounds, perfect for a romantic stroll, an outdoor concert, or some time skating around the Devon ice rink. If the weather doesn’t lend itself to outdoor time, head inside to the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory to check out waterfalls and a tropical climate.

Who: Music and movie aficionados

Neighborhood: Film Row

What: Head to The Jones Assembly for a nightly line-up of live music featuring everything from national recording artists to house music. Treat yourself to a fun cocktail (with names like “Disco Nap” and “Felt Cute,” you might have to order two!). Then dig into some gourmet food – whether you’re looking for comfort grub like a burger or something a bit more adventurous (think rabbit stew), The Jones Assembly is sure to deliver.

Another OKC music standby, The Blue Door is temporarily closed, but once it reopens, it’s worth a visit.

If movies are more your thing, drive a few miles south and take in a show at Oklahoma City’s oldest drive-in movie theater. The Winchester Drive In has space for nearly 500 cars and a full-service concession stand.

Whether you’re visiting Oklahoma City or you’ve lived here all your life, there’s always a new OKC adventure to be had. Enjoy!