The kiddo is gone and date nights have become more of a thing in my household. For four years, date nights consisted of track meets, drop offs to football games, supporting the beloved high school volleyball team that had been ranked top five in the nation and any other high school highlight. Following my son’s senior year, we were still smack dead in the middle of a pandemic and were not moved to engage in too many extracurricular activities. Although we still limit the places we visit, we do try to find establishments that accommodate smaller crowds in larger spaces. Houston and its surrounding areas has a lot to offer. There are a few places I love to visit and some I am looking forward to dropping by to experience brand new adventures.
First on the list is The Kemah Boardwalk. Located along the shores of Galveston Island, it is a pleasure to go outside and water watch. There are several attractions on The Boardwalk and a variety of restaurants to choose from. In addition to the fun on the premises, there are several shops and restaurants surrounding The Boardwalk. They also have a winery that offers a wine tour and tasting and sits amongst some of the most private as well as beautiful cottages around. Kemah is a great place to go if you enjoy being outdoors and can appreciate amusement park vibes.
Next is Bogies. Bogies is a little gem I stumbled across last year. It is a pub/bar that has a sizable space but never gets overcrowded. They have the jukebox, the TVs, a game room and some of the most impressive Happy Hour specials you can find. On Fridays and Saturdays they have a live band. Each time I’ve visited, I’ve found the staff to be more than superb.
Friday Night Lights! Football is big in Texas. My husband and I are both sports fans so it is only right that we drop by a football game or two or three or four throughout the season. At the conclusion of the game, we will stop by a small establishment like Taco Cabana and enjoy a soda. Simple but effective date night.
The one place I am dying to try is Seismique. I’ve seen pictures of this museum and I am completely intrigued. I’m not sure if it’s going to be a great date night option or would be better for a girls’ night out but I’m definitely interested in seeing what it has to offer.
The best date night and the most recurring date night option is at home dates that consist of us picking up dinner, grabbing popcorn from one of our favorite popcorn places and finding a comedy to enjoy together. It is the least expensive and the most effective.
What are some things you enjoy doing for date night? For us, our favorites are dinner dates, museums. movie nights and sporting events. However, we are open to ice cream dates, driving around the city and even going to the gym. What about you?