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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.
East Side Art Center
East Side Art Center

26 Rochambeau Ave
Providence, RI 02906   Directions

(401) 331-2021

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It's true that the relationship you share with your significant other is as unique as a work of art. For a different yet fun way to express that, take an art class together at the East Side Art Center. The center has been open since 1992 and offers you and your date the chance to tap into your hidden talents and express yourselves with paint, sculpture, and other artistic projects. You'll learn a lot about art and each other on a romantic rendezvous here.

New England Fast Ferry
New England Fast Ferry

Providence, RI

(617) 748-1428

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With the pressures of deadlines and work and bills and everyday life, sometimes you both feel like escaping it all. While you may not be able to escape as far away as you would like, maybe a romantic date on the New England Fast Ferry will create a special memory for the two of you. This ferry covers the area from Providence to Newport and back. Rides are between an hour and an hour and a half, so you can make a little getaway before you both have to come back to reality!

Rhode Island School of Design Museum
Rhode Island School of Design Museum

20 N Main St
Providence, RI 02903   Directions

(401) 454-6500

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Learning about art can sometimes seem like a gargantuan task. But when you step into the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, prepare to be amazed at the depth and breadth of the work that is displayed here. Learn about art that spans ancient Roman sculpture all the way up to modern graphic design. Some of the many highlights and attractions include the 19th century French galleries that feature the work of Matisse, Rodin and Monet, just to name a few. You'll also be captivated by the beautiful pieces that are part of the Greek and Roman galleries that include sculptures and frescoes. By the time you experience all 45 galleries, you'll be an art expert!

Roger Williams Park Botanical Center
Roger Williams Park Botanical Center

1000 Elmwood Ave
Providence, RI 02905   Directions

(401) 680-7250

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Nature lovers with an adventurous spirit will love exploring all of the incredible indoor and outdoor sites that can be found at the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center. This venue features the largest indoor display of gardens in the New England area. The Conservatory and greenhouses are situated on over 12,000 feet of gardens. If you have questions or maybe want to learn more about these incredible surroundings, you can find out more at the on site education center.

White Electric Coffee
White Electric Coffee

711 Westminster St
Providence, RI 02903   Directions

(401) 453-3007

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In the middle of your respective hectic schedules, make a little time to see each other and grab a cup of coffee at one of Providence's favorite places, White Electric Coffee. The staff at White Electric have been serving up the best blends for the last ten years, so they are experts at finding the right flavor you've been wanting to try. The shop is quaint and offers a place for the two of you to sit and sip your coffee. A romantic rendezvous at this cozy coffee shop is the perfect way to perk up your day.

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