Date Nights in the City
Whether it is morning, afternoon or evening, time with your partner is very important in any relationship, especially once children come into the picture. We have all experienced trying to have a quality conversation while breaking up fights, making dinner and navigating through an obstacle course of toys and coming up short and frustrated. Alone time with your partner allows for meaningful conversation, reconnection and relieves the day to day stress of raising a family.
So put aside some time, book a sitter and try out one or all of these awesome date nights ideas. Don't worry about the breaking the bank there are lots of fun things that are FREE or inexpensive available.
Board Game Lounges- Gameopolis, Mancala Monk Board Game Cafe
Hiking Trails & Waterfalls- Hamilton is the city of Waterfalls, why not check one out?
Adventure Village- Mini Putt, Batting Cages, Outdoor Lasertag and more! Most attractions are under $10 each with options to purchase fun packs.
Coffee and Dessert Dates- The Bean Bar, Williams Fresh Cafe, Brown Dog Cafe, Symposium, Mulberry Cafe, Caffe Demetre (Burlington), Jax Sweet Shoppe, Saint James Espresso Bar & Eatery, Choclat on James, Democracy, Cafe Augusta, Detour Coffee Roasters, Coffee Culture, My Dog Joe
Canoe, Paddle Boats or Paddleboard Rentals- Christie Lake, Fifty Point, Valens Lake, Binbrook Conservation Area, Burlington Beach Rentals
Recreation Games- Serve Ping Pong Lounge, Splitsville Hamilton/Burlington- Billiards & Darts, Celebrity Billiards, The End Pocket, Boulevard Billiards, The Honest Lawyer, BATL Grounds Axe Throwing
Bowling- Splitsville Hamilton/Burlington, Mountain Lanes, Sherwood Centre, Skyway Lanes, University Lanes, Waterdown Lanes
Indoor Exercise/Activities- Trampoline Park- Flying Squirrel, Rock Climbing- Gravity Climbing Gym, Climber's Rock, Salsa Dancing- Alegria Dance Company, Nuvitzo Dance, Laser Tag- Laser Mania
Galleries and Art- Art Gallery of Hamilton, James Street Galleries, Locke Street
Live Sports- Kilty B's, Hamilton Bulldogs, Tiger Cats, Hamilton Cardinals
Picnic in the Park- Battlefield Park, Gage Park, Dundas Driving Park, Sam Lawrence Park, Pier 4 Park
Farmers Market- Hamilton Farmers Market, Ancaster Farmers Market, Ottawa Street Farmers Market
Hit the slots- Flamborough Downs
Go Rafting- Grand River Rafting
Hang at the Pier- Pier 8
Ride Bikes Around Town- SoBi Bikes
Explore a Neighbourhood- Concession St, Locke St, James St, Ottawa St, Downtown Stoney Creek, Downtown Dundas
Ice/Roller Skating- Waterfront Rink, Mohawk Arena, Hamilton Arenas
Escape Room Challenge- Rubix Room, Alcatraz Escape Room, The Crux Room, Escape Canada, Key Masters
Theatres- Zoetic Theatre, Theatre Aquarius, Ancaster Theatre, Dundas Theatre, Binbrook Theatre, Staircase Theatre
Winery Tours- Niagara-on-the-Lake
Go Karts- Hamilton Indoor Go-Karts, Lakeland Go Karts, Cameron Speedway
Cooking Classes- Paradiso, Casual Gourmet, Treehouse Kitchen, Longos, PC Cooking School
Golf/Driving Range- Chedoke Golf Course, Kings Forest, Willow Valley Southbrook, Southern Pines, Copetown Woods, Rock Chapel, Knollwood Golf Course, Dragon's Fire
Painting Nights- Cocktails and Canvas, Paint Nite, Wobbly Canvas,
Flight Simulator- Air Combat Zone, UFly Simulator