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 together.
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From adventurous outings to tranquil evenings, Oklahoma has an experience 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 the museum's ancient and contemporary art, or duck into the museum’s theater for an outstanding film experience. After, wander around the corner to Patrono Italian Restaurant for dinner, drinks and discussion. This upscale yet casual eatery offers just the right amount of ambience, an impressive menu of authentic flavors and shareable desserts to round out the evening.
Light appetizers, refreshing drinks and a breathtaking sunset over the water make an Oklahoma River Cruise the ideal date. Enjoy music, a gentle breeze and relaxing conversation on your 90-minute voyage. Later, switch up the scene at Michael Murphy’s Dueling Piano Bar in Bricktown for a lively end to the evening. Order a drink and request your favorite tunes for one-of-a-kind entertainment and plenty of nostalgia.
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 in production right before your eyes. Sample a variety of flavors paired with candied bacon and cheese before selecting a bottle to take home. Complete the evening at Café Evoke, where you’ll enjoy great conversation over s'mores with marshmallows roasted tableside.
Step into Hollie’s Flatiron Steakhouse in Moore for a picture-perfect dinner for two. Spice things up with the Hot Hollie cocktail, a blend of jalapeno infused tequila, fresh squeezed lime, triple sec and blood orange juice. After dinner, head across the street to the Warren Theatre balcony and impress your date with an elegant movie experience. Revel in plush, spacious seats with food and drink service throughout the show.
Teamwork and gorgeous surroundings are just the ticket 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 Andolini's Pizzeria on the Riverwalk for a casual dinner featuring some of the best handmade pizza in town.
Embark on a self-guided Art Deco Landmarks Walking Tour and learn the history behind some of Tulsa’s most iconic structures, including Frank Lloyd Wright's Westhope, Barry Byrne's Christ the King Church and Bruce Goff's Boston Avenue United Methodist Church. Continue your date at The Tavern for an elevated, modern version of a classic neighborhood pub. This stylish, dimly-lit eatery sets a romantic tone with signature cocktails and seasonally-inspired dishes.
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. Enjoy views of Tulsa’s downtown skyline before heading a few blocks over to a concert at Cain’s Ballroom. Sparks will fly when you hit the dance floor at this iconic venue.
Get closer to nature and each other with a date at Beavers Bend Depot in Broken Bow. Saddle horses for a one-hour trail ride through scenic terrain and catch magnificent views of the Kiamichi Mountains. 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? Commonly known as Oklahoma’s Little Italy, the town of Krebs is sure to deliver a memorable evening. Step into Pete’s Place and impress your date with a meal that is as rich in history as it is in flavor. These time-honored dishes are made from the same recipes Italian immigrants brought to this coal mining community more than 100 years ago. Pete's Place bears the name of one such immigrant - Pietro Piegari - who also home-brewed some of the first original beer in the state. Sip on Pete's famous Choc Beer in the tap room after your meal.
Prepare for romance with a Western flair at Hoot Owl Ranch in Kenton. This serene lodge features wildlife, rugged hiking trails and plenty of Oklahoma history. Glimpse the famous Old Maid Rock and make your visit even better with a stay in the ranch's two cabins. Enjoy a hearty breakfast in the morning at the ranch before continuing the outdoor adventure at the Black Mesa State Park & Nature Preserve.
Take a seat on the plush sofas at Urban Bru Café, a quaint little coffee shop in the northwest Oklahoma town of Guymon, and sip on a mug of your favorite hot beverage. After your caffeine fix, head out to Sunset Lake at Thompson Park and take a leisurely stroll around the one-mile concrete walking path, or enjoy a fun ride on paddleboats during the summer months.
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. After your hike, head over to Medicine Park for a relaxing stroll through this historic resort town's shops and cabins. For dinner, settle 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.
Embark on a fun-filled jaunt down Duncan’s Main Street, where quirky finds await behind every storefront, like the one-of-a-kind pieces of designer glassware from Distinctive Décor. When you and your date work up an appetite, head to Viridian Coffee for some pastries to go, then head to nearby Duncan Lake for a dreamy waterfront picnic.
For the adventerous couple, Lake Murray Water Sports & Mini-Golf in Ardmore offers a variety of fun activities. Grab a paddle boat and traverse the lake with dazzling views and serene surroundings. Return to solid ground for a round of miniature golf that is sure to bring out some friendly competition. An on-site snack bar is the perfect place to cool down and chat over an old-fashioned shaved ice.
Take your date outdoors to the Chickasaw National Recreation Area in Sulphur, featuring stunning scenery, freshwater springs and watcheable wildlife. Unfold a blanket under towering trees thick with greenery to enjoy a shaded, secluded picnic together. Summer is a popular time to take a dip in one of the area’s water holes, while cooler months bring outstanding fall foliage to the area. 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 to take home and enjoy.