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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.
Geva Theatre Center
Geva Theatre Center

(585) 232-1366

75 Woodbury Blvd
Rochester, NY 14607   Directions

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Bravo, Bravo! The Geva Theatre Center puts a fresh new look on the best live theater entertainment, performing classics and musicals, comedies and dramas. Spend an evening with Rochester's leading professional theater as the actors perform popular plays, including favorites like On Golden Pond, A Christmas Carol, and A Raisin in the Sun.

Liberty Balloon Company
Liberty Balloon Company

(585) 243-3178

6730 Barber Hill Rd
Groveland, NY 14462   Directions

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Love soars at the Liberty Balloon Company on a hot-air balloon ride. Enjoy a romantic flight that launches over Finger Lakes in Rochester. You will be in awe over the beauty, the serenity, and the breathtaking vistas of upstate New York's wine region, scenic woodlands, and spectacular lakes.

Osteria Rocco
Osteria Rocco

(585) 454-3510

165 Monroe Ave
Rochester, NY 14607   Directions

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Reserve a table for two at the Osteria Rocco, where you and your date can dine on sliced flatiron steak, new potatoes, sweet corn, and pesto alla Genovese. Pair the sumptuous meal with a warm glass of wine, and the unassuming, yet, intimate atmosphere and the evening will be off to a romantic start. Reservations are recommended.

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

(585) 454-7311

108 E Ave
Rochester, NY 14604   Directions

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Enjoy a night of entertainment as you take in a production of the symphony. Exhilarating concertos perform at the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Let the sweeping sounds of classic concertos from Mozart and Beethoven, to pops concertos in jazz, movie music, Broadway musicals, and family concertos of popular children's classics move you, inspire you and take you to places without ever leaving your seat.

Sam Patch & Mary Jemison
Sam Patch & Mary Jemison

(585) 262-5661

12 Schoen Place
Pittsford, NY 14534   Directions

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Sam Patch & Mary Jemison is more than just a boat ride; it's the way to see the sights and sounds of Rochester's Corn Hill Navigation, the city's newest waterfront development. See the district's canal-side restaurants, clubs and attractions on a narrated boat tour. For an extra splash, book a canal dinner cruise with your friends.

Strasenburgh Planetarium
Strasenburgh Planetarium

(585) 697-1945

657 E Ave
Rochester, NY 14607   Directions

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Get starry eyed at the Strasenburgh Planetarium. Make plans with your sweetheart to see awe inspiring Star Shows, giant screen films, or Saturday night laser shows projected from the mighty Zeiss Star Projector up onto the four-story planetarium dome. Your romantic adventure at this planetarium will take you both on a starry exploration all over the world.

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