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A guide to the best date night ideas in the Fox Cities!
Tired of the same old date night routine? Though dinner and movie can be fun, the Fox Cities has many other exciting date options for you and your significant other to experience! Whether it's a first date or a night away from the kids, consider these easy-to-plan options for your next outing in the Fox Cities!
Board & Brush - Downtown Appleton
Is your inner DIY itching for a fun new project without having to buy all your own supplies and make a mess at your house? Book a class today!
Pinot’s Palette - Downtown Appleton
Create your own masterpieces while you enjoy a drink or two! Class fees include all your supplies and wine.
The Fire - Downtown Appleton
They’ve got all the supplies, all you need to bring is your creativity! You can choose from pottery painting, mosaics, glass fusing or metal clay projects.
Fox Cities Performing Arts Center - Downtown Appleton
Plan a night out with a broadway show! The performing Arts Center brings many different shows to the area every year. Old classic favorites and new and upcoming hits, there’s something for everyone!
Skyline Comedy Club - Appleton
Head out for some laughs at Skyline Comedy Club featuring fantastic comedians from all over the United States.
Badger Sports Park - Appleton
Channel your inner child with arcade games, laser tag, mini-golf, batting cages and go-karts!
Escape Room of Wisconsin - Appleton
Test your detective skills in their date night themed escape room! Can you figure out the clues in time to get out?
Field of Scenes Drive-In Movie Theatre - Freedom
Catch a flick at the outdoor theater! Cozy up in your car or on the reclined benches up front for a movie under the stars!
Player 2 Arcade Bar – Appleton
A unique date night experience! This retro arcade bar features classic arcade games including Ms. Pac Man, NBA Jam, Super Mario Bros, Donkey Kong,, pinball and many more!
Wisconsin International Raceway - Kaukauna
Stock car and drag races. Check their schedule for upcoming events and race schedule.
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers - Fox Cities Stadium, Appleton
Take yourselves out to the ballgame! With ticket options for any budget, theme nights, and fun fan interaction, you’re sure to have a great time!
Craft beer is becoming more mainstream and we've got multiple options for delicious craft brews made right here in the Fox Cities.
Appleton Beer Factory - Downtown Appleton
Barrel 41 Brewing Co. – Neenah
Emprize Brew Mill - Menasha
Fox River Brewing Company - Appleton
Lion's Tail Brewing Co. - Neenah
McFleshman's Brewing Company - Downtown Appleton
Mr. Brews Taphouse - Appleton
Stone Arch Brewpub - Appleton
Treat yourselves to a fine-dining date-night experience at one of our many restaurants!
Cannova’s Pizzeria & Fine Italian Dining – Neenah
Carmella’s An Italian Bistro – Appleton
Field & Fire - Greenville
Houdini’s Escape Gastropub - Appleton
Rye Restaurant & Lounge - Appleton
Town Council Kitchen & Bar - Neenah
Vince Lombardi’s Steakhouse - Appleton
The Fox Cities is home to many local coffee shops and cafe's offering the perfect spot to relax and enjoy each other’s company.
ACOCA Coffee - Appleton
Copper Rock Coffee Company – Appleton
My Boondocks Café - Menasha
Seth’s Coffee & Bake Shop – Little Chute
Tempest Coffee Collective – Appleton
Timshel Cafe - Neenah
The Fox Cities has countless options for catching some great live music. There are many venues within our 19 communities where you can find incredible live shows any day of the week. Plan a visit, or maybe a ‘stay-cation’ if you’re a local, during Mile of Music Festival, Appleton’s largest live music event each year in August!
Enjoy an overnight stay and any of our hotels or B&B's. Click here for a full list of options. You can also check out our DEALS page and click on Romance, for those properties offering room rate discounts and packages.