Whispers of a date night enter your ears, and the excitement builds for you and your love. Like so many film and book genres, options in Pensacola and beyond can offer your courtship a real adventure, romance, education and entertainment. Here are ways you can create the perfect date using a combination of these.  


Adventure Awaits You

If a day off for you and your partner hasn’t happened in awhile, make the most of it with an excursion.  

Take surfing lessons from Innerlight Surf Shop. Surfing the waves can further reignite that passion you feel for one another.

Star in your own Western movie and go horseback riding. Take turns being the hero and villain with help from Horseback Riding of Pensacola.

photo by @innerlightsurfshops

Pretend you’re trapped together and must find your way out. Escape on Palafox can put you in this situation. Figuring out the clues can bring you and your date closer together.

Feeling wild? Celebrate your adventure with a permanent sign of your affection. Consider getting matching tattoos at All About Ink. When date night is over, your symbols will remind you of the fun you had.


Pour on the Romance  

Does an overnight getaway sound enticing? Lee House, the downtown boutique hotel, offers romantic packages and even vow renewals for the committed couple. Stay in your room enjoying champagne or sit on their porch to stargaze.

V Paul’s Restaurant can help you plan that candlelit dinner experience you want. Share a plate of cannelloni to get things started.

v. pauls
Photo by @vpaulsitalian

A walk on the beach will be romantic. Before you rekindle sparks in the sand, stop by Perdido Vineyards. Taste their muscadine wine and other flavors before purchasing a bottle to take with you.

Grab a basket, and pick up your favorite picnic foods at Apple Market before finding the right spot at Bay Bluffs Park. Take the slow, scenic route so you can savor the quiet moments with your sweetheart.

Hire a photographer to capture your date night so the memories will last a lifetime.

Learning Builds Trust

You may be a couple who likes to learn new things together. Pensacola has plenty of ways to educate.  

Take a cooking class to enhance your culinary skills at home. So Gourmet offers a variety of styles — from shrimp tacos and Cajun foods to sushi and homemade pasta. The way to your partner’s heart may be through the stomach.

Act like history students and take a tour through the past. Visit the National Naval Aviation Museum to gain military and space facts. Explore Pensacola Historic Village to discover archaeological gems. 

National Naval Aviation Museum

Take a painting class at First City Art Center. Draw, sculpt, throw or paint something special for that special someone you’re with.
Dance your way deeper into your partner’s arms. Sign up for a ballroom dance class at Pensacola Ballroom Studio. You may get hot and not just from the salsa moves you learn.

Celebrate through Lively Entertainment

A traditional night of classic, active entertainment may be all you crave. Find out what the local theaters and music venues have playing.

Pensacola Little Theatre has continual weekend shows. See if what is playing interests you. Vinyl Music Hall delights through local and national acts. Hear who’s coming to town and book your seats.

perfect plain

photo by @boandjordanenglish

Play mind games and enjoy trivia at places like Perfect Plain Brewing Co. and Goat Lips Chew and Brewhouse.

Uncategorize Your Relationship  

Maybe none of these ideas fit your couple goals. If that’s the case, let someone else drive you around and make suggestions for a date night. Rent a limousine and find your own tunnel of love. Get dressed up like it’s your prom or just be spontaneous all night long.

Or, consider performing a good deed: Find a place to volunteer. Clean up a section of the beach or donate food at a local food bank. The couple that serves together, stays together.

Just remember, the most important thing is that you are together, having fun.