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Dinner and a movie are always great date night options. But after a while, date night can end up turning into a routine more than a fun outing. If you’re looking for date ideas, whether for a first date with a partner or a night away from the kids with your spouse, check out our options below.

We’ve found the best spots near you to give you the variety you have been craving for. Think outside the box and dare to try something different for your next date night! Turn a regular night into one to remember forever.
Bushnell Park Carousel
Bushnell Park Carousel

(860) 585-5411

1 Jewell St
Hartford, CT 06103   Directions Website

It isn't uncommon to see babies and pre-school kids playing with iPads and being even more tech savvy than their parents. But in an age of cold technology, family experiences like a visit to the classic Bushnell Park Carousel can definitely warm things up. This vintage hand-carved carousel is a highlight of the park, and with good reason. The old-style music, the eye-catching but not overbearing lights and the friendly people make taking the kids out for a spin on their favorite wooden horse an activity that they will want to experience again and again, no matter how old they grow.

City Steam Brewery Cafe
City Steam Brewery Cafe

(860) 525-1600

942 Main St
Hartford, CT 06013   Directions Website

Instead of hopping from one place to another tonight, choose to spend your evening at City Steam Brewery Cafe. The reason? This impressive nightspot and restaurant offers plenty of fun all in one place. If you're hungry, the menu features everything from appetizers to sandwiches to even meatloaf. And if you're thirsty, well, let's just say that the chances of your beer mug staying empty are slim to none! Enjoy Pilsner, Porter or City Steam Ale or a frozen concoction from the bar to help you relax and enjoy all the fun in this multi-level establishment. Plus, the Brew Ha Ha Comedy Club is on the premises as well, so there's plenty to smile about! Reservations are required for the comedy show.

International Skating Center of Connecticut
International Skating Center of Connecticut

(860) 651-5400

1375 Hopmeadow St
Simsbury, CT 06070   Directions Website

Recreate a scene right out of a romantic movie when the two of you hit the ice on a date at the International Skating Center of Connecticut. It won't matter if you both have put on a pair if ice skates before or not. What will matter is that you can enjoy the experience hand in hand and have fun sharing time talking, gliding on the ice, and people-watching. Plus, you will each be there to catch each other if you fall! The schedule of hours varies seasonally, so call or check the website before venturing out.

Mozzicato DePasquale Bakery and Pastry Shop
Mozzicato DePasquale Bakery and Pastry Shop

(860) 296-0426

329 Franklin Ave
Hartford, CT 06114   Directions Website

Show your partner how sweet you think he or she is when you plan to meet for a romantic date at the Mozzicato DePasquale Bakery and Pastry Shop. Choose from an unbelievable array of freshly baked pastries and a place that will marvelously take over your senses the minute you walk in. Once you choose your sweet treat, enhance the experience with one of the many gourmet coffees that are on the menu, too. Mozzicato DePasquale is a great place to meet during the morning or late afternoon, and it's also a nice way of showing your partner that you just couldn't make it through the day without seeing them!

Tisane Euro Asian Cafe
Tisane Euro Asian Cafe

(860) 523-5417

537 Farmington Ave
Hartford, CT 06105   Directions Website

Take your sweetie to a place that is as special as it is unforgettable by meeting up at Hartford's Tisane Euro Asian Cafe. Depending on what time of day your date is, you can enjoy some of their delicious and soothing tea, which is just one of the many things that this comfortable yet stylish cafe is known for. If you meet after the workday is done, their martini's are just too good to pass up. Plus, Tisane is also known for its cozy, romantic atmosphere that will prove to be the perfect backdrop for your special time together.

the Bushnell
the Bushnell

(860) 987-6000

166 Capitol Ave
Hartford, CT 06106   Directions Website

Going to a performance at the Bushnell is like escaping into a world where the focus is on the spotlighted stage and the stellar performances that take place there. The venue has long been Connecticut's premiere performing arts center, and the impressive number of productions that are scheduled throughout the year attest to that fact. So if you and your significant other love dressing up and enjoying a romantic date night filled with unforgettable performances, don't be late for the show at the Bushnell!

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