We know right now more than ever it is so important to make time for date night-- and no we don’t mean a movie on the couch and take-out for the 14,000th time. Although nights at home are fun, sometimes you need to just get out with your loved one by your side. There are plenty of things you can do while still practicing safe social distancing. Continue reading for some date night ideas you can do right here in Dayton!


Wiley’s Comedy Club

101 Pine St, Dayton, OH 45402 | www.wileyscomedy.com

Share a laugh with that special someone at Wiley’s Comedy Club-- the first and oldest comedy club in Ohio! 


Scene75 Entertainment Center

6196 Poe Ave, Dayton, OH 45414 | www.scene75.com/dayton

Who said games were just for kids?! Spend date night with a little friendly competition. Dayton’s award winning scene75 entertainment center will be reopening in November! 

The Little City Cooking School

70 Wisteria Dr Oakwood, OH 45419 | www.facebook.com/thelittlecitycookingschool

Expand your culinary skills with an intimate 3-4 course cooking class in the quaint town of Oakwood. Chef Jo will greet you and show you to your own station complete with cooktop, cutting board, apron and all the tools you will need to create amazing food!


Urban Krag Climbing Center

125 Clay St, Dayton, OH 45402 | www.urbankrag.com/

Grab your belay buddy and challenge yourself to great heights at Urban Krag Climbing Center! Prices, expectations, and hours can be found on their website. 


Five Rivers MetroParks

A day on the trails is the perfect date when you have these kinds of views! Visit one of Five Rivers MetroParks (there are 25 parks to choose from—so your guaranteed to find somewhere beautiful to explore!). 


Dayton Art Institute

456 Belmonte Park N, Dayton, OH 45405 | http://www.daytonartinstitute.org/

The Dayton Art Institute is a perfect stop on your date day/night, with all of its beautiful art it is full of romance. 


Some other great ideas:

  • Grab a cup of coffee from one of Dayton’s many local coffee shops-- make a date out of it while relaxing and talking with your special someone

  • Grab your bikes and hit the trails—Dayton boasts the nation’s largest network of paved trails—over 340 miles! 

  • Grab a bite at one of Dayton’s open local restaurants

  • Head to Dayton Metro Library and have a date with your SO and a book!

  • Check out live music at one of Dayton’s local bars