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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.
Commodore Theatre
Commodore Theatre

421 High St
Portsmouth, VA 23704   Directions

(757) 393-6962

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While going to the movies is always a great way to spend an evening, the experience of catching one of the latest box office hits gets taken to a higher, classier level when you plan to see a movie at the Commodore Theatre in Portsmouth. This luxurious theater was originally built in 1945 and was recently renovated in an eye-catching Art Deco style. But don't let the vintage trappings fool you–your movie-watching experience will prove to be quite a cutting edge entertainment experience thanks to the facility's state-of-the-art sound and projection technology.

Nauticus
Nauticus

1 Waterside Dr
Norfolk, VA 23510   Directions

(757) 664-1000

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Learn about the vital role that the sea has played in the history and development of the area when you visit Nauticus. This premier maritime-themed science center and museum is located just a short drive away in nearby Norfolk. The attraction opened its doors in June of 1994 and is located on the former site of Norfolk's banana pier. Interactive theaters, hands-on exhibits and many special presentations are all a part of the Nauticus experience.

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center
Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

400 High St
Portsmouth, VA 23704   Directions

(757) 393-8543

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Thoughts and feelings always need to be expressed. Artists who express their unique thoughts and feelings usually convey them through a variety of media, but the original spirit is always the same–to communicate their story to as many people as possible. That type of expression is at the heart of all of the incredible exhibits and displays that you will discover at the Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center. Through the many traveling exhibits and special programs, visitors can uncover the stories behind some of the world's most fascinating cultures as told through paintings, sculptures, pottery and more.

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum

2 High St
Portsmouth, VA 23704   Directions

(757) 393-8591

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Fans of history will not want to miss the opportunity to visit the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum in Portsmouth. This is much more than a history lesson–this impressive facility houses an incredible collection of military artifacts, pictures, weapons and many historic ships including the CSS VIRGINIA (EX-MERRIMAC) as well as the world's first aircraft carrier, the LANGLEY.

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum
Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

249 Central Park Ave
Virginia Beach, VA 23462   Directions

(757) 800-1555

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Whether your kids are sports fans or not, they will enjoy the experience of visiting the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in Portsmouth. Over the course of this impressive two-story facility, you and your family will discover the stories and victories of more than 300 past and present athletes who have earned their rightful place in this Hall of Fame. Additional points of interest include the popular NASCAR driving simulator, an exhibit that will test the speed of your baseball pitch, as well as various other interactive attractions.

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