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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.
Alhambra Dinner Theatre
Alhambra Dinner Theatre

(904) 641-1212

12000 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32246   Directions

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Dine on gourmet food by a popular local chef and enjoy a professionally produced play on a romantic date at the Alhambra Dinner Theatre. The institution has the distinction of being the oldest continually operating dinner theater in the United States.

The Alhambra Dinner Theatre is the oldest continually operating dinner theater in the United States.

During the '70s, the theater hired big names as headliners to bring audiences in. Dawn Wells of the TV show "Gilligan's Island" was the headliner of Alhambra's first performance, "Barefoot in the Park." Other performances featured appearances by soap opera actors, TV game show hosts and Playboy models.

In the '80s, big names became harder to hire because of competition from endorsements and commercials that paid more money in less time, as opposed to a theater run where actors would be required to travel or relocate. The productions starred fewer well-known actors, but all were seasoned theater performers. All performers at Alhambra Dinner Theatre are part of the Actors' Equity Association.

The theater offers patrons a full bar and dinners from a popular local restaurateur, Matthew Medure. Medure plans a new menu for each show. The bar seats 75 and the stage can be viewed by over 400 dinner guests. Renovations are taking place to give Alhambra new appeal to a past tradition.

Bistro Aix
Bistro Aix

(904) 398-1949

1440 San Marco Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32207   Directions

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Get swept up in the romantic atmosphere of Bistro Aix, a hip restaurant in the historic San Marcos area of Jacksonville. This great experiment infuses freshly grown ingredients with exotic flavors. And the mixologists are the ultimate professionals.

Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens

(904) 356-6857

829 Riverside Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32204   Directions

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Enjoy the preserved beauty of a stately home that has now been transformed into the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens. The original collection of the former residents has expanded from 60 pieces to more than 5,500 European and American works of art dating from 2100 BC to the present.

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens opened in 1961 on the grounds of the former residence of Arthur and Ninah Cummer. The museum started with a small collection of just sixty pieces. Almost 50 years after opening, the museum now houses over 5,500 European and American works of art dating from 2100 BC to the 21st century.

The museum and gardens are visited by more than 95,000 guests annually and is registered as a National Historic Place. The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is home to Art Connections, a nationally known learning center that educates 50,000 students each year and offers hands-on art experiences for museum visitors.

Kelly Seahorse Ranch
Kelly Seahorse Ranch

(904) 491-5166

8148 1st Coast Hwy
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034   Directions

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You don't want to skip this one. Kelly Seahorse Ranch will take you on a short trail ride from the ranch taking you directly out to ride miles of beach along the park's pristine Atlantic shore on Amelia Island.

Sun-Ray Cinema
Sun-Ray Cinema

(904) 359-0049

1028 Park St
Jacksonville, FL 32204   Directions

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The Escape Game Jacksonville
The Escape Game Jacksonville

(904) 595-1440

4720 Town Crossing Dr #107
Jacksonville, FL 32246   Directions

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Our adventures bring epic stories to life in a one-of-a-kind tactile experience. Enter one of our immersive worlds at The Escape Game Jacksonville and recover a priceless work of art, find lost gold or break out of prison. Your team will have one hour to complete your mission and escape.

Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts
Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts

(904) 633-6110

300 W Water St
Jacksonville, FL 32202   Directions

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The Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts is a center for professional and community artistry in downtown Jacksonville. A cornerstone of the downtown area, this beautiful three-venue facility is committed to supporting a wide range of entertainment experiences at the highest level of professionalism.

Yes You Canvas! Jacksonville
Yes You Canvas! Jacksonville

(904) 993-9047

2777-32 University Blvd W
Jacksonville, FL 32217   Directions

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Yes You Canvas! is perfect for Date Night, Girls' Night Out, or simply relief from everyday stress. They provide the canvas, easel, paint, brushes, smocks—everything you'll need, adults can bring wine and snacks...

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