Sometimes it's nice to go out to eat with your special someone! Getting a nice meal, a good drink, and talking about your day with no distractions.

But sometimes we need something other than another restaurant date.

So here is a list of 5 date ideas in Rochester that aren't restaurants!


  • 1

    Take a Walk Along the Rochester Trail System

    Rochester has some beautiful trails, and since the weather is finally warm this is a perfect date idea! It gets you both out in the nice weather and you get some quality time together.

    Check out a map of all of the trail options here.

  • 2

    Challenge Your Guy to Laser Tag or Bowling!

    Don't tell me you're too old for laser tag or bowling because that is a lie! Challenge your guy two one or both of these options at Bowlocity!

    Check out their website here.

  • 3

    Check out the Rochester Art Center

    If the two of you are into art, then take a stroll through the art center! Look at all of the cool art and you could talk about your favorite piece of art at the end.

    Check out the current exhibits here.

  • 4

    Rent Kayaks or Paddleboats at Silver Lake

    Another great option now that it's finally nice outside! Stop at Silver Lake to rent a bike or paddle along the Zumbro River or Silver Lake.

    Check out their website here.

  • 5

    Get Your Game on at The Machine Shed

    Even if you're bad at video games like me, you have to check out The Machine Shed! Challenge each other to classic arcade games like Pac Man or Astriodes!

    Check out their website here.

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