7 Unusual Things To Do On A First Date In STL

By Aly Trost
In Culture

Have a date coming up and don’t want to do the standard dinner date? We’ve been there. Do something a little out-of-the-ordinary for your upcoming first date and try one of these unusual date ideas.

Photo by Anton Kudris/ Flickr Creative Commons

Photo by Anton Kudris/ Flickr Creative Commons

1/ Escape the room
No better place to get to know someone than in a small room, right? Escape the Room is a perfect location for a first date. For a little less pressure, grab a group of friends and make it a group date. Those brave enough to attempt Escape the Room must solve a series of puzzles to earn their freedom and “Escape the Room.” This date is sure to be an adventure-packed experience you’ll never forget.

2/ Go indoor go-karting
Show your date your competitive side at the Pole Position Raceway indoor track. Walk-ins are welcome every day of the week with prices for a single adult starting at only $19.99 per person and the carts go up to 45 mph. So, strap in and get ready to ride into the next phase of the relationship and, if you’re lucky, a second date.

3/ Try zip lining through the trees
Get ready to monkey around with your date at Go Ape Creve Coeur Park. Go Ape is Missouri’s first and only treetop adventure course that includes rope ladders, multiple ziplines and more! Swing into love during this fun, adventure-filled date.

4/ Take a spin on the dance floor
Whether you’re an expert or can’t tell your right foot from your left, Just Dancing Ballroom dance studio offers salsa dance lessons to people of all ages and all skill levels. So, get close and dance the night away with your special date. Even if it doesn’t work out, you’ll both leave better dancers and that’s an experience worth having.

5/ Snuggle up at the movies
Cuddle up with your date at this quiet and low-key date night spot. The atmosphere is very comfortable and gives off the “at home” experience for movie-goers with its spacious and comfortable seats. Enjoy the delicious food menu, grab a drink at the full service bar or order from your seat in the theater! MX Movies will provide you and your date with an unforgettable, romantic experience.

6/ Take a cooking class
Instead of taking your date out for dinner, make it with them! At The Kitchen Conservatory, you and your date can either participate in making a meal together or watch a demonstration. Enjoy your culinary creation with a nice glass of wine and some good company, then leave with some new and improved cooking skills that your date will be sure to enjoy again in the future.

7/ Try rock climbing
If you’re looking to keep it casual, throw on your work out clothes and head over to Upper Limits for a fun, action packed date experience. This indoor gym offers three different levels of rock climbing, making it suitable for all skill levels and ages. If you’ve never rock climbed, you and your date can take a Climbing 101 class together to make sure you know the ropes and each other a little better.

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