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Editor’s Picks: Off-the-Beaten-Path Date Ideas

by Hannah Schmitt

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It might be tough to swing a date on Valentine’s Day when restaurants are packed and babysitters are hard to come by. But don’t rule out a February date just yet. Here are some unique ways to spend quality time with your love this month.

Summit OKC

200 S.E. 4th St.

673-7448

Why we love it: While facing your fears and working up a sweat are usually things you want to avoid on a date, we promise you’ll love tackling a challenge with your partner. With indoor and outdoor climbing options, you never have to worry about the weather ruining your date. Located in a downtown grain silo, the destination itself is unique and with no climbing experience needed, it’s a great choice for anyone.

Hoboken Coffee Roasters

224 S. Division St., Guthrie

760-3034

Why we love it: Literally off the beaten path, this cozy coffee house is located in Guthrie. Use the relaxing drive out as part of the date and arrive at Hoboken ready for a tasty specialty coffee and a fresh-baked pastry. Soft music, comfortable seating and friendly faces make it the perfect spot for a romantic, low-key date.

Oklahoma City Museum of Art’s Sam Noble Theater

415 Couch Dr.

236-3100

Why we love it: The traditional dinner and a movie date gets a serious upgrade at this theater, which shows art-house cinema. You may have never heard of the films before as many of them are international, classic or independent but watching one with your date can spark your interest in a new topic and give plenty of conversation material for dinner.

Dust Bowl Lanes & Fassler Hall

421 N.W. 10th St.

Why we love it: Couples can go back in time at this bowling alley, where you’ll even keep your own score with pencil and paper. The kitschy atmosphere is perfect for enjoying a beer and a bowl of tater tots, which you can order right from your lane. Afterward head upstairs to Fassler Hall, a bar and restaurant styled after a German dining hall, where you can indulge in a traditional German pretzel or a not-so-traditional hamburger topped with sauerkraut and smoked gouda.

Paseo Arts District

28th & N. Walker to 30th & N. Dewey

Why we love it: There’s a lot of romance in spontaneity and a visit to the Paseo Arts District should be done impromptu. No need to make elaborate plans for your visit to the city’s oldest arts community. Just grab your love and head to the quaint neighborhood to visit any galleries that call your name before ducking into or ordering takeout from one of the district’s vibrant restaurants. If you’re feeling really adventurous, go for scallops or a surprising vegetarian option at Picasso Cafe.

For even more Valentine’s Day fun, visit our Valentine’s Fun in OKC guides for local events, popular date night ideas and more. 

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