Are you feeling a little bored with your usual date night routine? Does dinner and a movie just seem too stale these days? If the thought of yet another Saturday night spent in front of the TV is making you feel less than enthusiastic, why not try something new to get the romance back into your relationship?
One way that lots of couples are spicing up their love lives is by trying out some exciting new local experiences. From dining at award-winning restaurants while enjoying an amazing fireworks show, to looking for love on one of Adelaide’s famous beaches, there are plenty of ways to step outside your comfort zone and create memories that will last a lifetime. Here are 5 ideas for adding some excitement to your date nights…
The foodie experience
There’s a reason why local food bloggers rave about The Espy – it’s one of the best places in Adelaide to watch the sunset while enjoying a gourmet meal. Perfect for a date night, this seaside grill offers delicious meals prepared by award-winning chefs between 4pm and 7pm every day. With an extensive wine list as well as local beers and ciders on tap, you can kick back and relax as you take in the breathtaking views across Glenelg beach.
If you enjoy fine dining but want somewhere that feels more casual, then try bistro dining at Forte Blue. Open from 5pm until late seven days a week, this underground eatery is a great place to head with your significant other if you’re looking for a casual, relaxed date night. The menu is designed with couples in mind and features small plates of tasty Italian-inspired dishes which you can share while making new discoveries together.
The local experience
If you’re seeking an experience that’s truly out of the ordinary, why not head to Mount Lofty on a clear night to catch one of nature’s greatest shows? Every month from late winter through to autumn, visitors are treated to unobstructed views of the heavens courtesy of Adelaide Hills Amateur Astronomy Club. The programme begins at 7pm when telescopes are set up so that your knowledgeable hosts can help you identify any planets or constellations that you see overhead. You’ll also have the chance to stargaze even if it’s cloudy, as presentations will take place in the cosy clubroom after dark.
The local music experience
Adelaide has a vibrant and diverse music scene which you can discover for yourself at many of the city’s best live music venues. If you and your partner love rock and roll and want to catch one of Adelaide’s most iconic bands, then head along with them on a Saturday night to The Gov where legendary local outfit The Angels play every week. This historic pub is just a short walk from the CBD and boasts an impressive selection of beers on tap, serving up brews that are sure to complement whatever kind of tunes your band serves up.
If you prefer something more intimate, look no further than The Grace Emily Hotel in Norwood. Set in a charming heritage building dating back to 1888, this live music hotspot is an atmospheric pub that’s well known for its excellent service and delicious food. The industrial-style interior features exposed walls which have been decorated with pieces from local artists, while the comfortable booths also provide a great setting to enjoy a meal with your date while you listen to some of Adelaide’s finest musical talent.
The historical experience
Did you know that the Torrens Linear Park Trail runs through 85km of parks, cycle trails and footpaths through Adelaide? This extensive network of scenic walkways was created on top of the former Torrens Lake and can take you all the way from Tea Tree Gully right into the CBD itself. Grab your favourite date and head down to the Torrens Linear Park Trail for a romantic stroll along the water. You won’t regret it, especially if you save some energy to explore all of the beautiful bridges which cross over the river.
The sporty experience
If your date loves tennis, there are few better places in Adelaide than Memorial Drive to enjoy watching world-class players go head-to-head on Centre Court . This scenic park is home to more than 10 sports fields as well as four basketball courts, but every January it’s taken over by one of Adelaide’s biggest events – The Australian Open . Every year thousands flock from across Australia and beyond to witness this historic tennis tournament up close and you can join them for an unforgettable experience too.
If you prefer a more relaxed experience, the Adelaide Lawn Bowls Club has everything you need for a great evening out with your partner. The highlight of this club’s calendar is the National Championships which are held every year in December but there are plenty of events throughout the year to enjoy as well. Like tennis, lawn bowls is one of those sports that almost everyone can play no matter how good they are at it, so why not check out what this club has to offer?
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