Date Ideas
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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.

Carrie B Showboat

1238 Bay St
Portsmouth, VA 23704   Directions

(757) 418-2510

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The two of you feel like escaping, but don't really have the time to get away for long. Perhaps just getting off dry land will make you both feel like you've gotten away from it all. A fun way to do that is to hop aboard the Carrie B Showboat for an unforgettable romantic date. You'll travel on the Carrie B, a 19th century Mississippi Riverboat as you take in the sights of the Norfolk waterfront. You'll be both informed and entertained by the riverboat's captain as he points out areas of interest along the way.

Chrysler Museum of Art

1 Memorial Place
Norfolk, VA 23510   Directions

(757) 664-6200

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Tradition and art are dramatically combined at the Chrysler Museum of Art. This is one of the country's most lauded museums, and with good reason. The facility is home to over 30,000 pieces of art that are presented over the course of 55 impressive galleries. See stunning works by everyone from Rembrandt to Lichtenstein as you stroll from exhibit to exhibit. The museum also features an impressive library, charming gift shop and excellent restaurant.

D'Art Center

740 Duke St
Norfolk, VA 23510   Directions

(757) 625-4211

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You both realize deep down that your love for one another is one-of-a-kind. That uniqueness also seems to perfectly characterize the art that you will discover when you both visit D'Art Center on a romantic date. This highly engaging and visually captivating venue features the dazzlingly eccentric and thoughtful work of over 36 professional artists. The center touts itself as "your connection to visual arts," and with the amazing displays and exhibits, as well as classes that teach you how to create your own masterpieces, you and your sweetheart will be connected to each other and to all of the affection with which these stunning pieces of art were created.

Hampton Roads Naval Museum

1 Waterside Dr
Norfolk, VA 23510   Directions

(757) 322-2987

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The United States Navy has been a vital part of life in Norfolk for generations. The Hampton Roads Naval Museum does an impressive job of collecting the Navy's history and contributions to the growth and prosperity of the area. Those stories are what fill the museum in various forms. They include hundreds of artifacts, including more than 60 ship models, uniforms and vintage instruments used for navigation. Through fascinating exhibits and attractions, the museum chronicles 220 years of the Navy's history in the Hampton Roads region, which is considered to be the Navy's most important port.

Norfolk Botanical Garden

6700 Azalea Garden Rd
Norfolk, VA 23518   Directions

(757) 441-5830

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Breathe in Norfolk's natural beauty when you visit the awe-inspiring Norfolk Botanical Garden. This incredibly beautiful slice of nature was first opened in 1938 and has offered the unforgettable solace of nature ever since. Once entering the garden, you will be greeted by 3,000 rose plants that represent the more than 300 varieties. Although peak bloom is from mid-May to October, a truly unforgettable experience awaits you no matter what time of year you visit this attraction.

Sarah Constant Beach Park

300 W Ocean View Ave
Norfolk, VA 23503   Directions

(757) 441-1605

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Sure, it may seem like a walk along the beach with your sweetie might be thought of as a romantic date cliché, but the reason it's a cliché is because it rings true with so many starry-eyed couples. One of the best places to get your feet all sandy amid the sound of the crashing waves is Sarah Constant Beach Park. The area is amazingly calm and offers a chance for the two of you to truly focus on one another as you enjoy a picnic on the beach or just stroll along the seashore as you watch the sunset.

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