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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.
Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Albright-Knox Art Gallery

(716) 882-8700

1285 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222   Directions Website

Reading about art is one thing, but seeing it for yourself takes the experience of art appreciation to a whole new level. That is the mission of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. This internationally recognized museum proudly houses impressive collections of international sculptures and paintings that will captivate your imagination the moment you see them. Also, there are works from iconic artists like Picasso, Renoir, Matisse and Van Gough that are among the many highlights that you'll see in this world-class art venue.

Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

(716) 827-1584

2655 S Park Ave
Buffalo, NY 14218   Directions Website

Discover Buffalo's natural beauty when you visit the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. You will be transported to a world where nature is the focal point in an 1890s tri-domed Victorian glass conservatory on the grounds of South Park. See some of the world's most exotic flowers and plants that are housed in over 13 greenhouses that are located on South Park's 150 beautiful acres. The staff members are knowledgeable and helpful, and the kids will enjoy seeing all the different types of plant life and flowers, too. In all, the garden offers an excellent day of family fun through its floral attractions.

Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center
Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center

(716) 854-1694

341 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY 14202   Directions Website

With hectic schedules and various other distractions, it is often difficult for couples to make time to just talk and enjoy each other's company. If that sounds like a familiar scenario for you and your partner, then take a little time for a romantic date of a different sort by visiting the Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center. Stroll hand in hand from gallery to gallery as you take in the best in cutting-edge visual arts, contemporary music or innovative performance art. And maybe after absorbing it all, the two of you can find a bench in the corner and share some intimate conversation among these memorable expressions of art.

Kavinoky Theatre
Kavinoky Theatre

(716) 829-7698

320 Porter Ave
Buffalo, NY 14201   Directions Website

Sometimes, planning a romantic evening together can be a bit of a challenge. But instead of opting for the usual movie or club, make plans to see some truly unforgettable drama as it unfolds on the stage of Kavinoky Theatre. This fully restored 1908 Victorian playhouse is the perfect place to revisit various classic plays, or maybe see the flowering of the talents of some up-and-coming actors. Either way, you and your sweetheart will not only enjoy what's happening on stage, but also the venue's regal ambiance and vintage feel are fitting backdrops for your special romantic date together.

Kleinhans Music Hall
Kleinhans Music Hall

(716) 885-5000

3 Symphony Cir
Buffalo, NY 14201   Directions Website

For some of the finest musical performances you'll ever see and hear, you only have to go as far as Buffalo's Kleinhans Music Hall. Built in 1940, this iconic entertainment venue features incredible acoustics and a classic yet inviting atmosphere. The hall is also the home of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as the site of various seasonal plays, operas and ballets. So if you are in the mood to broaden your cultural outlook and be pleasantly surprised at the variety of performances you can take in, the Kleinhans Music Hall is most definitely the place to discover it all.

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