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80 Ideas for Date Night in Fort Worth

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 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!

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; we try to keep the adventures alive, whether traveling or close to home.

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; 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 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

    Expert instructors teach most and include everything you need for a nice meal.

    Many cooking classes even specialize in certain foods on different nights so that you can plan a whole-themed date around that food region.

    For example, if your date loves Italian food, 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

    Fort Worth Stockyards sign

    I know this one sounds a little quirky, but ghost tours can be 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

    football stadium

    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

    gorillas at the zoo-Things to do in Dallas-Ft Worth and date night in Fort Worth 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!

    If your date loves animals and you want a little day trip into Oklahoma, check out the Oklahoma elephant sanctuary, the Endangered Ark Foundation.

    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 visiting 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.

    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 a competition with the winner buying dessert or drinks to spice it up.  LOL!

    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.

    Go Tubing

    In the summer, Panther Island Pavilion lets you float on a tube while listening to 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 try them? 

    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 specials that might save you 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

    baseball field

    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 ballpark. 

    Don’t forget to buy your date some peanuts and Cracker Jacks. 🙂

    See Some Texas Leather

    At Tandy Leather Museum, you can learn about this Fort Worth company and see some awesome leather artifacts.

    Play Bingo

    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

    sunset over water

    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 the tasty food treats the vendors are serving.

    Our personal favorite is the waffles from Press Waffle Company!

    They are so unique and creative.

    Make a Terrarium

    Making a terrarium is a unique date idea; you can create your own at Ephemera Terrariums.

    Watch a Rodeo

    Did you know 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 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 ready for this fun date night.

    Go Bowling

    Dallas date ideas-bowling

    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 at Stirr, 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 you can repeat repeatedly and always have a different experience.

    Do a Distillery Tour

    Date Night Fort Worth-Trinity River Distillery

    We absolutely love the new distilleries opening up in the Fort Worth, TX, area. 

    Another awesome weekend suggestion is to take a distillery tour and then have craft cocktails at the night’s end.

    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.

    Take Old Timey Photos

    There is no better place than Fort Worth to dress up like a saloon girl or a gunslinger from the Old West.

    Jersey Lilly’s Old Time Photos in the Stockyards is a 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 in the picture instead of just watching it.

    Attend a Car Race

    race car track

    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 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 know you can take tours of the Budweiser Brewing Plant, but did you also know that many of our microbreweries offer tours?

    Of course, after taking the tour, you must hang out and drink a beer.

    Romantic Date Ideas in Fort Worth

    Take a Wine Tour

    glass of wine and cheese board

    Wine 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.

    Visit a Speakeasy

    There are several speakeasy-style bars in Fort Worth. One of our favorites is The Amber Room.

    Listen to Some Jazz

    Enjoy a night out and 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.

    Watch a Ballet

    The Bass Performance Hall often features ballet shows, as does the Texas Ballet Theatre.

    Both are great places 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 choices 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.

    Go Vintage

    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, and 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, 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, the Circle Theatre in Sundance Square in Downtown Fort Worth is the place for you.

    Create a Staycation

    downtown fort worth

    Why not book a romantic weekend stay in Fort Worth?

    Several hotels 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

    botanical gardens-date night in Fort Worth

    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; several times a year, they host special events, including a Japanese Tea Ceremony.

    Do Some Stargazing

    The city lights tend to deter this a little, but you can still see plenty of stars on a clear night.

    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

    girl on a paddleboard

    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 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.

    Do not cheat by standing on their two-story observation deck before entering.  LOL!

    Go Wakeboarding

    girl wake surfing

    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 fun and learn a little about the city on your outing? 

    There are many segway tours offered in the Fort Worth area.

    Go Ice Skating

    Date Ideas Dallas-ice skating

    See who has better balance when you take your date ice skating at Panther Island Ice.

    Race Go-Karts

    See who the best driver is by doing 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.

    go karts are a great date night Fort Worth idea

    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 your date would like this, as every one 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 lets you let out some steam, have a drink, and have 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.

    Ride Roller Coasters

    roller coaster at six flags over texas

    What adventurous soul doesn’t love roller coasters? 

    Head over to our neighboring city of Arlington, TX, and take on all the roller coasters you can stand at Six Flags Over Texas.

    Riding the roller coasters and walking around Six Flags is a fun day.

    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.

    Try Sky Diving

    Now we are aware that this may not be for everyone, but personally, I would love this as a date!

    Some places close to Fort Worth offer actual skydiving if you are feeling really adventurous. 

    If you are only slightly adventurous, why not try indoor skydiving?

    Ride Horses at Sunset

    horse riding for date nigh fort worth

    A horseback ride can make for a very romantic date and time of day, but add 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?

    Go Ziplining

    Ziplining is such a fun, adventurous activity. 

    Believe it or not, there are several places in DFW to go ziplining.

    Free Date Ideas in Fort Worth

    Rustle Up Some Cattle

    cows walking in the stockyards-Fort Worth date night

    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.

    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 today, and Fort Worth is no exception.

    So, why not spend a night finding some 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 😉

    Mural hunting-Date Night Fort Worth

    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 (close to Inspiration Alley) and browse old music or Montgomery Street Antique Mall to browse 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.

    Go Swimming

    Lake Granbury is one of the things to do in Granbury TX

    In the hot Texas summer, there is nothing better than swimming. 

    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 exercising 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 time admiring and discussing art for the evening. 

    Admission to both of these museums is free except for special exhibits.

    Visit the Water Gardens

    Fort Worth date ideas-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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    Michelle Snell founder of That Texas Couple and Totally Texas Travel

    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!