From the classic dinner-and-a-movie combo with a twist to unique adventures covering every region of the state, Oklahoma has countless ways to spend quality time with the one you love.
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From exciting outings that connect you through adventure to tranquil evenings packed with romance, Oklahoma offers fantastic date opportunities. By day, watch your love grow over a calming hike or amusing paddle boat ride, and when night falls, enjoy a delicious candlelit dinner or the view of a clear sky filled with twinkling stars. Whether you’re seeking a fun night out with your long-time love or you’re looking for that perfect first date destination, every inch of Oklahoma boasts something to sweep you off your feet.
Gaze up at the 55-foot fall Chihuly glass tower inside the Oklahoma City Museum of Art and you’ve got the perfect conversation starter for a magical Oklahoma City date. Browse several floors of ancient and contemporary art before ducking into the museum’s theater for a one-of-a-kind experience. Cozy up to your date for an independent, international or classic film before you wander over to a romantically-lit booth inside Red PrimeSteak in Automobile Alley. Feast leisurely on salads and prime cuts of cured beef paired with the perfect glass of wine before doing some shopping.
Light appetizers, refreshing drinks and a breathtaking sunset over the water make an Oklahoma River Cruise the ideal date. The calming music and a gentle breeze on your 90-minute voyage will set a relaxing mood, but head to Michael Murphy’s Dueling Piano Bar in Bricktown for a rowdy evening. Order up a drink and request your favorite tunes to connect over one-of-a-kind entertainment and plenty of laughter.
If you’re looking to impress your date, look no further than Clauren Ridge Vineyard & Winery in Edmond, where you’ll tour an expansive vineyard before stepping into the wine cave for a truly romantic experience. Overlook the crushing room while you taste the same wines being made right before your eyes. Sample a variety of flavors paired with candied bacon before selecting one to take home for later. Complete the evening with a dreamy visit to Café Evoke where you’ll enjoy great conversation over smore’s, made with marshmallows roasted tableside. Watch your date’s heart melt as fast as the chocolate.
Step into Hollie’s Flatiron Steakhouse in Moore for a picture-perfect dinner for two. Order a steak for you and your date and spice things up with the Hot Hollie to drink, a blend of jalapeno infused tequila, fresh squeezed lime, triple sec and blood orange juice. After dinner, head across the street and up to the Warren Theatre balcony to impress your date with an intimate and elegant movie experience. Revel in plush, spacious seats with food and drink service throughout the show.
Teamwork and gorgeous surroundings will bring you and your date together with a date starting at Tom’s Rivertrail Bicycles in Tulsa. Hit the road on a rented tandem bike and breeze by quaint shops, expansive park areas and the spectacular Arkansas River. Pull over at Redrock Canyon Grill along the river to feast on classics like iron skillet cornbread and some of Tulsa’s freshest seafood on a cozy, hacienda-style patio overlooking the water.
Also in Tulsa, get to know your date on an Art Deco Landmarks Walking Tour. Learn the history behind some of Tulsa’s most iconic structures built by internationally recognized architects before heading to The Tavern on Brady for a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Reserve the chef’s table and you and your date will have the exclusive opportunity to see your meal created from start to finish before indulging in savory selections like bacon popcorn, bangers and mash and beef wellington for two.
What better way to bond with your date than to learn something new? Watch skilled artisans practice the ancient art of glassblowing at the Tulsa Glassblowing School, the only one in the city to feature an open-access gallery. Pick up a hand-crafted item for yourself then head to El Guapo’s Mexican Cantina, where south-of-the-border flavors enjoyed on a rooftop patio will set a romantic tone. Share a kiss overlooking Tulsa’s downtown skyline before heading a few blocks over to a concert at Cain’s Ballroom. Romance will certainly bud when you hit the dance floor at this iconic entertainment venue.
Get closer to nature and each other with a date at Beavers Bend Depot Inc. in Broken Bow. Saddle horses for a one-hour trail ride through scenic terrain and remember to pause for an occasional smooch between catching magnificent views of the Kiamichi Mountains and glimpsing a variety of native wildlife. After your ride, head to nearby Grateful Head Pizza Oven & Tap Room to share a specialty pie and a couple cold brews on one of the area’s best patios.
What could be more romantic than stealing away to Italy with your sweetheart? Krebs, commonly known as Oklahoma’s Little Italy, is sure to deliver a passion-packed evening. Step into Pete’s Place and impress your date with a meal that is as rich in history as it is in flavor. The one-of-a-kind dishes are made from the same recipes Italian immigrants brought to this coal mining community more than 100 years ago. The restaurant bears the name of this immigrant, who also home-brewed some of the first beer in the state, which you and your date can enjoy after dinner in the Choc Room.
There’s no better way to get to know your date than in the serene silence at Hoot Owl Ranch in Kenton. Escape your busy lives to hear native birds chirp on a hike or uncover Oklahoma history on a four wheel tour of the ranch. Glimpse the famous Old Maid Rock and make your visit even better with a stay in the ranch's two cabins. Then enjoy a hearty breakfast in the morning.
Take advantage of the plush sofas at Urban Bru Café, a quaint little coffee shop in the northwest Oklahoma town of Guymon, and cozy up to your date while warming your hands on a giant mug of your favorite hot beverage. After your delicious caffeine fix, head out to the Corral Drive-In Theater. Catch a beautiful sunset over the expansive Oklahoma panhandle before settling in to your seat for a serene evening under the stars. In between your double feature, step into the theater’s pizzeria and pick up the famous loaded baked potato pizza to share.
A perfect date for any nature-lover starts at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in Lawton. Come face-to-face with free range bison, longhorn cattle and prairie dogs along a drive through the refuge before stopping to venture out on foot. Grab your date by the hand and glimpse breathtaking views as you hike, nestled among impressive boulders and tall granite walls. Relish a private moment on the trail before moving along to Medicine Park. There, take a relaxing stroll through shops and cabins at this historic resort town before settling into a table for two at the Old Plantation Restaurant. Built in 1910, you and your date will be surrounded by old-fashioned Oklahoma charm as you enjoy classic comfort foods.
Few things are more romantic than strolling hand-in-hand down Duncan’s Main Street, where quirky finds await behind every storefront. Hand pick a unique item to take home as a memento from your special day together, whether it be an antique book from Butterfields Antiques or a one-of-a-kind piece of designer glassware from Distinctive Décor. When you and your date work up an appetite, head to Arbuckle Fried Pies to select some pies, both sweet and savory, before you head to nearby Duncan Lake for a dreamy waterfront picnic.
Steal away and delight in some alone time at Lake Murray Water Sports & Mini-Golf in Ardmore. Grab a paddle boat and work together to traverse the lake with dazzling views acting as a perfect conversation starter. Enjoy serene surroundings as you relish a few moments alone together on the water before heading back to solid ground for some miniature golf. Show off your skills and let your competitive spirit shine throughout the 18 holes before heading to the snack bar to cool down with an old-fashioned shaved ice.
Get close to nature and to your sweetheart with a date to the Chickasaw National Recreation Area in Sulphur. Stroll preserved land boasting mineral and freshwater springs and teeming with wildlife. Unfold a blanket under towering trees thick with greenery to enjoy a shady, secluded picnic together. In warm weather, pack swimsuits and take a dip in one of the area’s water holes. In cooler temperatures, enjoy outstanding fall foliage and stunning views. After some time outside, duck into the Rusty Nail Winery to complete the day with a wine tasting. Sip and sample until you settle on the perfect bottle you and your date can take home to enjoy.