Are you tired of the same old boring date nights? Well, if you live in Fort Worth, TX then there is no need to keep doing dinner and a movie all the time.
Date night in Fort Worth can be exciting. Not sure where to start looking for date night ideas? Well, you’re in the right place.
We have outlined some awesome date ideas in Fort Worth right here for you. Whether you are in the mood for adventure, fun, or romance we have you covered and you can find them all in Fort Worth, TX!h
One of my favorite friends traveling quotes is, “As soon as I saw you, I knew that a grand adventure was about to happen.” -Winnie the Pooh.
This quote is super true for Marty and me and we try to keep the adventures alive whether we are traveling or close to home.
I mean, there are so many date night ideas near me that I can hardly contain my excitement!
That is part of the reason I created this post on date ideas. Always keep the grand adventure alive and there is no better way to do that than with a good date night!
Whether you are planning an anniversary date night, outdoor date ideas, or you are a looking for date night ideas for married couples, we have you covered!
Don’t worry, if you live in Dallas, while these date ideas are near me, we also have some great ideas for date night in Dallas!
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Fun Date Night Ideas in Fort Worth
Attend a Cooking Class
A cooking class is a great way to connect with your date. Most are taught by expert instructors and include everything you will need for a nice meal.
Many cooking classes even specialize in certain foods on different nights, so you could plan a whole themed date around that food region.
For example, if your date loves Italian food, then attend a cooking class offering Italian cuisine before taking him/her out for gelato.
This is one of the dates in Fort Worth that is so much fun!
Take a Ghost Tour
I know this one sounds a little quirky, but ghost tours can really be a lot of fun. We love attending ghost tours to learn more about the history of an area.
We recently took a ghost tour in the Fort Worth Stockyards and learned so much about our hometown. I think Marty even captured an apparition in one of his pictures!
Here’s one to consider!
Watch a Football Game
You don’t have to attend a Cowboys game to accomplish this date night, although you could!
Everyone from Texas is familiar with Friday night lights, so grab your date and try for one of our many high school football games.
Better yet, if either of you is from Texas, why not go to your hometown to watch one of their entertaining football games?
Monkey Around at the Zoo
Most of us don’t really think of making a visit to the zoo as adults, but the zoo can be a great date. Roaming around hand in hand while you enjoy all of the zoo attractions.
Channel your inner kid and enjoy the petting zoo even. Lucky for you, the Fort Worth Zoo is a world-class establishment!
Play Mini Golf
I know, mini-golf isn’t exactly a “new” suggestion, but I do feel like it is one that we often forget about. I mean, who doesn’t love a round of mini-golf?
Make it a competition with the winner buying dessert or drinks to spice it up a little. LOL!
Laugh at Some Improv
Sharing a good laugh together is the perfect way to connect with someone and thus a fabulous Fort Worth date idea.
We love going to visit Four Day Weekend in Fort Worth’s famous Sundance Square. I mean, there was a reason they were voted “Best Entertainment Experience in Texas”.
During the holiday season, Sundance Square helps to make Fort Worth one of the best Christmas towns in Texas!
Improv is one of the best places to go on a date near me.
Do a Murder Mystery Dinner
See who can solve the “who done it” case when you and your date check out the many murder mystery dinner theatres in Fort Worth, TX.
Learn About Cowgirls
You didn’t think Fort Worth was just cowboys, did you? You can learn all about the cowgirl culture of the city at the Cowgirl Hall of Fame.
In the summer, Panther Island Pavilion offers you the opportunity to float on a tube while listening to some live music! Now that is a great date idea!
Learn to Country & Western Dance
Why not spend the night learning to dance? There are lots of places in Fort Worth, TX that offer dance lessons.
The iconic, Billy Bob’s Texas offers dance classes to go along with the live music, why not go and give them a try. If nothing else you can get in another good laugh.
Definitely one of the cute date ideas near me!
Play Arcade Games While Drinking
Challenge your date to a few rounds of your favorite arcade games while enjoying a cocktail or two. Barcadia is a nice local place to visit and play nostalgic arcade games.
Check out their website for their specials that might save you some money as well.
Visit the Pickle Emporium
Yes, you read that correctly, a pickle emporium. The Best Maid Pickle Company has called the Fort Worth metroplex home for years.
They have opened a store for all things pickles, the Pickle Emporium, and you have to see it!
Learn to Swing Dance
If you haven’t tried swing dancing, then you are missing out. It is so much fun! Head to the Fort Worth Swing Dance Syndicate for this idea!
Step Into Fort Worth’s Past
You can check out Fort Worth’s past when you visit the historic homes at Log Cabin Village.
Create Glass Art
Get creative on this date when you create glass art together when you visit SiNaCa Studios.
Catch a Baseball Game
Of course, you can go to our neighboring city, Arlington, and watch the Texas Rangers play major league ball to accomplish this date night.
But, if that is a little more than you want to deal with, then why not watch the local Fort Worth Cats play instead?
Check out their schedule here to help you plan your next outing to the ball park. Don’t forget to buy your date some peanuts and Cracker Jacks. 🙂
See Some Texas Leather
At Tandy Leather Museum you can learn all about this Fort Worth company and see some awesome leather artifacts.
There are Bingo halls all over Fort Worth, TX. With this date night you might just come out a big winner with these date night ideas!
Paint & Sip
There are several paint and sip companies in the Fort Worth area. Grab a bottle of wine and your date and see who is the true Picasso in your relationship.
Take a Boat Tour
Speaking of lakes, consider enjoying one of the many lakes in our area from a different view. Rent a boat and take your date out on a boat tour.
This is especially a good weekend date idea.
Sample All the Food
Head down to the trendy West 7th Street and visit the local Food Hall at Crockett Row. Here you can sample all of the tasty food treats that the vendors are serving up.
Our personal favorite, the waffles from Press Waffle Company! They are so unique and creative.
Make a Terrarium
Making a terrarium is such a unique date idea and you can create your own at Ephemera Terrariums.
Watch a Rodeo
Did you know that there is a rodeo in the Stockyards every Friday and Saturday night?
Well, there is! So head to the Stockyards on the weekend for this creative outing!
Go to a comedy club
As we said before, a good laugh on a date is the perfect way to connect with one another, and a visit to a comedy club will give you just that.
How about heading to a local comedy club together and allowing the comedians to entertain you for the evening.
There are several comedy clubs in the Sundance Square area, so consider visiting here when you’re ready for this fun date night.
Another fun date idea is bowling. Lace on those fine-looking shoes and challenge each other to a game of bowling while the two of you sip beer and eat nachos.
Bowling makes for the perfect couple’s date.
Create a Wood Sign Together
Like the sip and paint class, Hammer and Stain allows your creative juices to flow when you create your very own wooden art piece.
Do a Progressive Dinner
Progressive dinners are so creative. Start out your food journey by having cocktails on a fabulous rooftop bar like Stirr.
After cocktails, choose a different restaurant for appetizers, then a different place for dinner, before the last stop for dessert.
If you start off at Stirr, then consider keeping your other bar and restaurant choices down in the 7th Street area so you can easily walk from place to place.
Sundance Square in Downtown Fort Worth is another good area to do a progressive dinner in as it is easily walkable and has numerous bar and restaurant choices.
Take Painting Classes
Paint classes have become so popular and are truly a fun date night. Grab a bottle of wine (as most are BYOB) and go and show your creative side.
This is the perfect opportunity to chat with each other while having a nice activity to keep you interested in as well.
They even have couples painting classes.
See a Concert
Find a concert to attend and dance and sing the night away to some live music. This is one of those activities that you can repeat over and over and always have a different experience.
Do a Distillery Tour
We absolutely love all of the new distilleries opening up in the Fort Worth, TX area. Another awesome weekend suggestion is to take a distillery tour and then have some craft cocktails at the end of the night.
We recently toured Trinity River Distillery where they make Silver Star Whiskey and Vodka. Not only was the tour informative, but the tastings were fabulous also.
We chose a bottle of their honey whiskey to bring home with us! A distillery tour is also fun to do with other couples.
Check Out Vintage Planes
Spend some time admiring the vintage plane collection at the Vintage Flying Museum. You never know, your date might secretly be a pilot.
Go to the Drive In Movies
A night at the drive-in movie theatre will make you feel like you have been transported back in time. Head to Coyote Drive-In and snuggle up in the car while watching your movie.
Attend a Car Race
Take your sweetie out to Texas Motor Speedway to enjoy the thrill and excitement associated with the professional car races that they host. I guarantee you this isn’t a date they go on often.
Take Old Timey Photos
There is no better place than Fort Worth to dress up like a saloon girl or a gun slinger from the Old West. Jersey Lilly’s Old Time Photos in the Stockyards is great place to make this date night happen.
Watch an IMAX Movie
There is just something about a movie on a huge screen. It makes you feel like you are actually in the picture instead of just watching it.
Take a Ride on the Railroad
Board the Grapevine Vintage Railroad: Tarantula Steam Train in the Stockyard Station to enjoy a fun vintage train experience. This is definitely one of our unique date night ideas.
Tour a Brewery
Most people from Fort Worth are aware that you can take tours of the Budweiser Brewing Plant, but did you also know that many of our microbreweries offer tours as well?
Of course, after taking the tour, you are obligated to hang out and drink a beer.
Romantic Date Ideas in Fort Worth
Take a Wine Tour
Wine just screams romance. Take your sweetie on a wine tour at one of the many vineyards in the Fort Worth area.
Afterward, you can purchase your favorite bottle and enjoy it on a picnic in the vineyards for a truly romantic weekend activity.
Listen to Some Jazz
Enjoy a night out listening to some great jazz music can make for a very romantic night out, especially on the weekend.
There is a great jazz lounge in Sundance Square in Downtown Fort Worth called Scat.
Scat offers live jazz music that is sure to please. Be sure to check it out.
Visit a Speakeasy
There are several speakeasy style bars in Fort Worth. One of our favorites is The Amber Room.
Watch a Ballet
The Bass Performance Hall often features ballet shows as does the Texas Ballet Theatre. Both are a great place for a date night!
Have a Romantic Dinner
We had to put this on the list. Think outside of the box though.
Don’t go to the typical restaurants, choose some small quaint restaurant or find the perfect little corner booth to hide away in so that the evening feels romantic and special.
Try to make your food and music choice romantic as well.
Watch an Opera
The opera is a great place to take your sweetie for a night out in Fort Worth. Check out the lineup at The Fort Worth Opera when planning your next evening out.
How fun is it to go on a vintage shopping spree?! It doesn’t have to be for clothes only. You can shop for vintage records, furniture, anything!
Drinks on a Rooftop
Rooftop drinks are a great way to get the evening started.
There are several great rooftop bars in Fort Worth to enjoy drinks, including one of our favorites in Sundance Square in Downtown Fort Worth is The Reatta.
Take A Flight
Really impress your date when you take them on a flight over the city! Starlight Flight offers flights over Fort Worth that you can book for your next date night.
Check Out a Live Theatrical Performance
Live theatre is always romantic and lucky for you, Fort Worth has plenty of live venues to choose from. For a nice evening out, consider going to Bass Hall for some live music or comedy performance.
If you want something more intimate, then Circle Theatre in Sundance Square in Downtown Fort Worth is the place for you.
Create a Staycation
Why not book a romantic weekend stay in Fort Worth. There are several hotels that make for the perfect staycation.
Some suggested hotels include The Ashton Hotel, the Omni Fort Worth, or the Worthington Hotel.
Picnic in the Botanic Gardens
A picnic is always a romantic idea.
Pack up the perfect picnic for two and head to the Botanic Gardens.
Find the perfect spot among nature to sit and talk while enjoying the lovely scenery.
Partake in a Japanese Tea Ceremony
The Fort Worth Botanical Gardens are also home to the Japanese Gardens. The gardens here are so beautiful and several times a year they host special events including a Japanese Tea Ceremony.
Do Some Stargazing
The city lights do tend to deter this a little, but on a clear night, you can still see plenty of stars out.
If the weather isn’t cooperating, you can still go on a romantic stargazing date. Just head to The Noble Planetarium instead.
Drink Some Wine
Doing a wine tasting makes for a great night in Fort Worth.
Many local wine bars offer tastings. Order a cheese board and you have the makings for a great romantic evening before buying a bottle to drink.
Adventurous Date Ideas in Fort Worth
Backwoods Paddle Sports
Head down to Panther Island Pavillion for this adventurous date idea in Fort Worth.
Grab your loved one and some life jackets and paddleboard, kayak, or canoe your way down the Trinity River together.
Check out their website for special deals and promotions.
Cowtown Cattlepen Maze
In the heart of the historic Fort Worth Stockyards, you will find the fun Cowtown Cattlepen Maze. Challenge each other to see who can find their way out of the maze in the shortest amount of time.
Just do not cheat by standing on their two-story observation deck prior to going in. LOL!
Now you can’t get much more adventurous than this. Go wakeboarding at Cowtown Wake Park and see who is better at this sport!
Take a Segway Tour
Why not have some fun and learn a little about the city together on your outing? There are many segway tours offer in the Fort Worth area.
Go Ice Skating
See who has better balance when you take your date ice skating at Panther Island Ice.
See who the best driver is by going to do a few laps around a go-kart track. There are several in Fort Worth to choose from, including an oldie but a goodie, Rockwood Go-Karts on University Drive.
Take a Helicopter Ride
Riding in a helicopter can be both fun and adventurous for most people. Impress your date by introducing them to epic views of Fort Worth that they can only see from a helicopter!
Go to a Shooting Range
A shooting range can make for an adventurous date. If you are a gun owner, then this is even better. Just be sure this is something your date would like, as everyone might not be into this one.
See Who Can Jump the Highest
Have fun at the trampoline park on your next date night in Ft. Worth! While there are several to choose from, we love visiting Urban Air.
Throw an Axe
Axe throwing is sweeping the nation right now. Why not have some fun and challenge each other to this trendy event.
Axe throwing allows you to let out some steam, have a drink, and a good time!
Shoot an Arrow (or Two)
If throwing axes wasn’t enough for you, then why not try your hand at archery. There are many archery ranges throughout the city that you can try out.
Drive a Race Car
Yes, you read that correctly. You can arrange for a night out on the track.
There are several driving experiences at Texas Motor Speedway that you can participate in.
Beat an Escape Room
Testing your skills and seeing if you can escape from an escape room is another one of the many date ideas in Fort Worth.
There are escape rooms with all sorts of themes, so find one that sounds fun and take on the escape room challenge.
Ride a Bull
Head down to the Stockyards and see who can stay on the mechanical bull the longest.
Just be sure that you both dress for the occasion.
Ride Roller Coasters
What adventurous soul doesn’t love roller coasters? Head over to our neighboring city of Arlington, TX, and take on all of the roller coasters that you can stand at Six Flags Over Texas.
Riding the roller coasters and walking around Six Flags is truly a fun day.
Try Sky Diving
Now we are aware that this may not be for everyone, but personally, I would love this as a date!
There are places close to Fort Worth that offer actual sky diving if you are feeling really adventurous. If you are only feeling slightly adventurous, then why not try indoor sky diving?
Ride Horses at Sunset
A horseback ride can make for a very romantic date and time of day, but add in the sunset, and you definitely have the makings for a romantic evening in Fort Worth.
There are several places in and around the Fort Worth area where you can make this happen.
Another of the fun date night ideas on our list!
Bounce Around at a Trampoline Park
Trampolines bring out the inner kid in all of us, so why not make it a fun date night at the trampoline park?
Ziplining is such a fun adventurous activity. Believe it or not, there are several places right here in DFW to go ziplining.
Free Date Ideas in Fort Worth
Rustle Up Some Cattle
Yes, you can attend a cattle drive right here in Fort Worth. Head down to the Stockyards to surprise your date with this event that probably only happens here. LOL!
Do a Photo Shoot Around Town
Fort Worth is full of great places to take some fun photos.
We love shooting around the river and old bridges in Trinity Park or the beautiful foliage of the Botanical Gardens.
The Fort Worth Stockyards is another great place to take photos if you want a western vibe to them.
This is one of the fun date night ideas on our list.
Go Mural and Street Art Hunting
Murals and street art are taking over the country these days, and Fort Worth is no exception.
So, why not make a night out of finding some of those cool murals and street art. A good place to see street art is Inspiration Alley, located on Weisenberger Street just east of Carroll Street.
These also make for great photo ops, so combine this with the photoshoot around town idea. You’re welcome 😉
Go Vintage Shopping
Another fun idea is to go vintage shopping together. While this can mean vintage clothing, it doesn’t have to.
You could head to Doc’s Records (it’s close to Inspiration Alley) and browse old music, or Montgomery Street Antique Mall to browse all kinds of vintage items.
Go on a Scavenger Hunt
Why not invite a few more couples and make this date night an entertaining group date? Challenge your friends to a scavenger hunt where each of you has to go around and take pictures of fun places in Fort Worth.
In the hot Texas summer, there is nothing better than going for a swim. Why not take your date and a picnic to one of the many local lakes and enjoy a relaxing evening on the water.
Take a Hike
There are several places to go on a nature walk/hike in the Fort Worth area. Getting out and getting some exercise together tops the list of date night ideas.
Check Out the Museums
There are several great art museums in Fort Worth, some of which are free. Consider heading to the Kimbell Art Museum or the Amon Carter Museum to spend some time admiring and discussing art for the evening.
Admission to both of these museums is free except for special exhibits.
Visit the Water Gardens
The Fort Worth Water Gardens is a great place to take a date. Stroll through the gardens listening to the sounds of the water surrounding you.
This is another fun place on our list of date night ideas for a romantic picnic.
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Book Your Vacation Package:
If you want to book an entire vacation package, then we suggest using Expedia. We love how easy Expedia is to use and we always find good deals on entire vacation packages on their site.
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We always begin our search by checking out the honest review on hotels at TripAdvisor. This allows us to narrow our search for specific properties once we are ready to book. Of course, you can also book directly on the TripAdvisor site as well!
There are several accommodation sites that we like to use. One of our favorites is Booking.com because it gives you a wide variety of hotels and guesthouses at a good price.
Another “go-to” hotel booking site for us is Hotels.com. We love their loyalty program that allows you to earn free nights, and their “secret prices” for members are fabulous deals!
HotelsCombined is another cool site. They allow you to compare all of the top travel sites with one search to ensure you are finding the best deal out there. Kayak works in this way as well.
If you are looking for a luxurious all-inclusive vacation, then consider checking out the Sandals/Beaches properties. Sandals properties are for couples only and Beaches are for families. We have visited Sandals in the past and absolutely love the attention to detail and the service they provide.
Tour Companies We Trust:
We love taking guided tours when visiting new places. Our go-to tour companies are Viator.com and Get Your Guide. Both of these companies have been in business for years and provide excellent customer service. You can trust booking tours from their sites for sure!
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About The Author
Michelle Snell is a travel writer, history buff, wine lover, and enthusiast of different cultures. Michelle enjoys bringing places to life through her informative writing style on her blogs, That Texas Couple and Totally Texas Travel. Her practical tips and suggestions help make travel dreams a reality while immersing her readers in the history, culture, and food of a region. She is happiest sipping wine in Italy or chilling on a beach with her husband, Marty.
Wednesday 12th of February 2020
First, I am a HUGE fan of your blog. I absolutely love following along with all of your adventures. I never really had a desire to visit Forth Worth, I guess because I didn't know of anything to do there. I LOVE this entire list. I've never raced go karts before, but I think that would be the most fun activity to do with my husband. Although - he's pretty competitive haha.
Thursday 13th of February 2020
This is so very sweet, Stephanie. Thank you so much for loving our work. We are so humbled by this. Dallas-Ft. Worth and really, Texas in general, has so many great things to offer. I hope you make it out to visit one day...and to ride go karts! ;)
Monday 10th of February 2020
Great list! I love the variety of choices there are - something for everyone at all times during the year.
Friday 7th of February 2020
Haha. Your post makes me want to go out and find a partner ASAP, so we go on all your great date nights (although I don't mind going alone). I've never heard of a progressive date before, but it sounds like so much fun and a great way to experience a number of new places in just one night. I love mini golf and play it whenever I can, so I will definitely be hitting that up if I ever make it to Fort Worth. I personally love a good ghost tour. They really are a great way to get less main stream information about a place. Plus you always meet the most interesting people on ghost tours!
Friday 7th of February 2020
Thank you so much for reading our post, Erica. You are so right though, these are all things that you could do on your own if you wanted :)
Reina E Conboy
Thursday 6th of February 2020
Wow, I didn't realize how many things there were to do in Fort Worth. I would love to visit a distillery and do a ghost tour! I always think those are so interesting and fun!
Friday 7th of February 2020
Yes, Reina, Fort Worth is actually a great place to visit. Thanks for reading our post!