How to Find the Perfect Date Spot

PC: Kayla Potts

PC: Kayla Potts



Valentine’s Day is just over a week away. It’s time to start planning ahead to pick the perfect date spot for you and your valentine. Let me be clear though, Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples, it can also be a great time to spend with close friends. Here are seven date spots that work for both couples and friends.

The Bowling Alley

Bowling is a great activity to do with fun people because if you aren’t very good you still have a great time. I’m one of those people who sucks, but I love bowling because I always have a great time if I’m with people I love. Parkway Lanes and Hollywood Bowl are both less than 10 minutes away from the school.

The Movie Theater

Movie theaters are a go-to date spot because they are fun and inexpensive. Because it’s Valentine’s Day, treat yo’self by going with your date or friends to the theaters with reclining seats. All the Marcus theatres in Lincoln, besides Edgewood, offer this comfy amenity.

The Omaha Zoo

Take a day trip to Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. You can go early enough to grab brunch before heading to the zoo or you can grab dinner after an eventful day out.

An Escape Room

If you haven’t tried an escape room, I highly recommend it. This is a great activity to do with a big group of friends. The room usually costs a set amount and can be divided. Check out Junkyard Escape Room, Lincoln Escape Room or Escape Lincoln. Pro tip: check out Groupon for discounts.

Ice Skating

I don’t know if it’s just me, but I think ice skating is so romantic. Holding hands with your significant other while trying not to fall makes for an entertaining time. Plus, it’s a great photo opportunity for Instagram. John Breslow Ice Hockey Center is having a free ice skating night on February 15.

Defy Gravity

Defy Gravity is a trampoline park located that offers open jump, a warrior course, dodgeball, a climbing wall and so much more!

A Husker Game

I love watching college basketball and what better way to enjoy some sports than with the ones you’re close to? The Husker men have two upcoming basketball games on February 13 and 16. Purchase tickets online to surprise your date.

I hope this list of date spots gave you a few ideas. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Alaysha Harris is a senior studying communication.