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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.
66 Diner
66 Diner

(505) 247-1421

1405 Central Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106   Directions Website

Step back to the golden age of the 1950s with a visit to the whimsical and retro 66 Diner. Here, you can indulge in traditional diner fare surrounded by vintage jukeboxes, soda fountains, and mid-century knick-knacks.

Located in Albuquerque, 66 Diner is a local favorite renowned worldwide for its fantastic diner burgers, shakes, pies, and more. If you're traveling along Route 66, stop by and get a taste of the good old days. Whether you're stopping in for lunch or dinner, you'll love the ambiance and the chance to experience the internationally-known 66 Diner on Historic Route 66.

Casa Rondena Winery
Casa Rondena Winery

(505) 344-5911

733 Chavez Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107   Directions Website

Casa Rondeña Winery in New Mexico is perfect for a romantic walk through the Tuscan-style vineyards. You can sit together on the outdoor patio while enjoying the handcrafted wine. For a unique experience, you can visit the vintner's dome and the barrel aging room. Don't forget to take home some of the vintner's portfolio wines to cherish the memories.

You can visit the Tasting Room to try one of the award-winning wines or explore the Wine Shop to learn more about the products. Casa Rondeña Winery is an exceptional wedding and event venue in Albuquerque's North Valley. It offers a peaceful and spiritual ambiance, well-manicured lawns, and the romantic atmosphere of a fully operational winery.

El Pinto Restaurant
El Pinto Restaurant

(505) 898-1771

10500 4th St NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114   Directions Website

El Pinto Restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is known for serving authentic New Mexican cuisine using recipes from the restaurant owners' grandmother. The restaurant has been voted the Best New Mexican Restaurant in Albuquerque and is a popular spot for locals and tourists.

The menu features a wide selection of dishes made with locally sourced ingredients, including dry-aged steaks, pork dishes, and organic greenhouse produce. Plus, it is home to the largest Tequila Bar in New Mexico, perfect for crafting the perfect margarita. Come and experience El Pinto's cuisine's authentic and spicy flavors for yourself.

Escape in Time
Escape in Time

(505) 386-1386

1100 San Mateo Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110   Directions Website

Escape in Time is a family-owned business created in Albuquerque with the love of multiple generations. It was established in January 2020, just before the pandemic turned the world upside down. Despite the challenges, the business has managed to weather the worst with a smile and a warm greeting to all visitors.

When you visit Escape in Time, you may have the opportunity to see one of the many children or grandchildren of the family playing, as they consider it their second home. Whether you are there to experience one of their exciting escape rooms or to host an event or party, the family is committed to building a legacy and is proud to be a family business.

La Crépe Michel
La Crépe Michel

(505) 242-1251

400 San Felipe St NW Ste C2
Albuquerque, NM 87104   Directions Website

Experience an unforgettable evening with your special someone at La Crépe Michel. Savor the delicious duck dish, Foie gras de canard, raisin vert et crépe au sarrasin, while sipping the finest red wines, Vins Rouge.

Tucked away on a cozy side street in historic Old Town Albuquerque, this charming French restaurant provides the perfect setting for a romantic night out. Make memories that will last a lifetime, and indulge in the best La Crépe Michel offers. Bon appétit.

Los Poblanos
Los Poblanos

(855) 486-1380

4803 Rio Grande Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107   Directions Website

Los Poblanos is a beautiful historic boutique inn and organic farm on 25 acres of land with lavender fields, formal gardens, and enormous cottonwood trees. It is an ideal location for a romantic getaway with cozy rooms, carved ceiling beams, hardwood floors, and antique furnishings.

You can also stroll through the enchanting lavender fields and organic farms. The property is committed to sustainability and preservation, and its vision shapes the daily menu and artisan products. Los Poblanos is perfect for special events and retreats, offering natural beauty and authentic hospitality that create a memorable experience.

Sandia Amphitheater
Sandia Amphitheater

(505) 796-7500

30 Rainbow Rd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113   Directions Website

Santana sold out at Sandia Amphitheater, known for hosting exciting live concerts at Sandia Casino. Surrounded by 4,000 concertgoers, enjoy live entertainment and majestic views of the Sandia Mountains under the stars.

Sandia Resort & Casino offers a unique Southwestern setting with excellent service and modern comforts. Enjoy enchanting guest rooms with breathtaking views, luxurious bathrooms, complimentary high-speed internet, and amenities like an outdoor pool, cabanas, live entertainment, and spa. The restaurants and lounges serve fine dining and snacks with convenient room service options.

Skidmore's Holiday Bowl
Skidmore's Holiday Bowl

(505) 268-3308

7515 Lomas Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110   Directions Website

Skidmore's Holiday Bowl offers a unique take on the classic game of glow-in-the-dark bowling. With thumping music, dizzying light effects, and crazy fog, it's an experience like no other. And if you get thirsty while bowling, check out the HB Extreme Vodka Venue inside the 300 Club Grill.

This entertainment venue offers a lot, including bowling, interactive/prize games, a full-service bar, video games, a large outdoor patio, live entertainment, and private party rooms. So come on out for some recreation and fun, and let's see how many strikes you can score.

The Dinner Detective
The Dinner Detective

(866) 496-0535

Albuquerque Marriott 2101 Louisiana Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110   Directions


Join The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show for a unique experience where you can enjoy a delicious dinner while solving a challenging crime. But beware! The criminal is hidden among the guests, and you might become a prime suspect at any moment.

The admission fee includes a fantastic dinner, murder mystery entertainment, wait staff gratuity, a prize package for the top detective, and much more. There's also a bar available throughout the event.

World Balloon
World Balloon

(505) 293-6800

6390 Coors Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120   Directions Website

The World Balloon flight adventures in Albuquerque, New Mexico, start at sunrise. You will arrive at the launch site just in time to watch the balloon inflate. As the sun rises over the Sandia Mountains, the balloon will take off for a peaceful journey down the Rio Grande Valley, which will last approximately one hour.

After your flight, the World Balloon crew will greet you when you land back on the ground. They will help you celebrate your voyage with a traditional champagne toast, light snack, commemorative flight certificate suitable for framing, and memories that will last a lifetime.

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