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20+ Date Ideas in Fresno: Romantic things to do for Couples

Looking for fun Date Ideas in Fresno?

Look no further! Fresno CA is one of the best places in Cali for couples as there are so many fun activities which are simply perfect for couple to enjoy.

Whether you just love art and want to take a romantic art stroll, or if you prefer nature or a quirky restaurant, Fresno has it all. The most romantic date spots right here.  

20+ Date Ideas in Fresno: Romantic things to do for Couples

Date night ideas in Fresno

Ghost Golf – Every bit as fun and exciting as it sounds. Open from 1pm – 9pm each day, this is the perfect place to bring your date, especially if it is around the time of Halloween. Adults tickets only cost $15 a pop so it is a good cheap date idea in the area.

Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater – If you are a fan of dinner with a show – this one is for you. Personally, ever since visiting Pigeon Forge we were big fans of a dinner and a show. This business is a local favorite as it was founded back in the 70s and has been popular ever since. It features a group of enthusiastic actors and musicians which have a true talent of entertaining the crowd.

Dave & Buster’s – Want a great place for a low key date with burgers and some drinks – Dave & Buster’s is the best place to go.

Mysteriously Yours Organic Restaurant & Theater – Love fresh organic food? Then this is the perfect place for you and your date. The restaurant are also known for putting on some cool shows on certain nights of the week.

Maya Cinema – If you want just a good old date, there’s no going past dinner and a movie. Maya cinema is the best place to catch a movie in Fresno. Plus, it is a great cheap date!

Romantic Things to do in Fresno

Pinot’s Palette – Sip and paint is such a romantic activity to do for couples and if you want to do this in Fresno, the very best place to do is none other than Pinot’s Palette. It’s got great reviews and for good reason – everyone has a good time there!

Madera Drive-In – One of the most popular things to do for couples near Fresno. A drive in movie is always a winner. Maybe because it gives off total grease vibes! Just don’t pull a Danny and get too handsy on a first date. Never a good look. You can bring your own snacks or there is also a snack bar where you can order from. They give you a menu when you arrive.

Art Hop Downtown Fresno – This is a great place to go if you want something a little lighthearted on your date. While it is about art, it is also nice place to be to check out the beautiful buildings of downtown Fresno, eat from the multicultural food trucks and listen to live music. Note: Art Hop is a great date for a Thursday night as this is when it is on.

Bowlero Fresno – Seriously, who doesn’t enjoy bowling. Bowlero Fresno is hands down the best place to go bowling in Fresno. We went bowling on our first date and have been together ever since. If you are looking for a long lasting relationship to flourish, bowling is a win – take it from me.

Shizen Japanese Garden – a super romantic place to go for a stroll hand in hand during the day. Shinzen Japanese Garden was built as a sign of friendship for the Sister city of Fresno, Kochi. Don’t miss the spring blossom festival, it is truly magical. One of the most romantic places in Fresno. It only costs $5 to enter so it is a bit of a bargain.

Visit a winery – The city of Fresno is known for having some pretty good wineries. Some of the best wineries to visit for couples in the area include:

  • Engelmann Cellars – The tasting room is open every Saturday and Sunday making it a great weekend activity for couples in Fresno.
  • The Tasting Room – What is cool about this place is visitors can build their own red and white wines to sample.
  • LoMac Winery – This winery is known for producing some of the most delicious locally grown grapes in the region.

Woodward Regional Park – A great place to go for a walk with your SO. There are lots of cool trails and walks to enjoy throughout the park. One of the best places in the area to get back top nature. Love parks and trails? You can see here for a list of other cool nature activities in the area.

Fresno Chaffee Zoo – If you are okay with zoos, this is a decent option for a date in Fresno. Inside you will find orangutans, sting rays, giraffes and sea lions.

Fresno Art Museum – I don’t know if its just me but I think that going to an art museum is really romantic. If you are looking for the best place to go for a cultured date, the Fresno Art Museum is a must.


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Quirky things to do for Couples

Forestiere Underground Gardens –  I’m a bit of a fan of anything weird and quirky so this place really hits the spot for me. If you want to take your date somewhere really interesting in the area, then this is the perfect spot! What makes this place cool is that it is an underground home of one man who purchased 80 acres of land and dug his home underground.

Note: this place is best for a weekend date as it is only open Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Next-Gen Escape – Always wanted to do an escape challenge? This is your perfect opportunity. Theres different challenges you can take on so you can visit weekend after weekend and never get bored. Well, for a while….

No Surrender Adventure Park – Dating with kids? This is the best place to go. They’ll love it – trust me.

Oxotic Fresno – Ever wanted to pick your date up in a fancy car but just don’t have the budget for it? Well there is another option! This car place lets you hire cool cars and race them. Super fun.

romantic things to do for couples

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Romantic Restaurants in Fresno

If you want to dine and dine your sweetheart, here are some yummy restaurants we would recommend:

  • Cracked Pepper Bistro – One of the best and yummiest places to eat in town.
  • The Lime Lite – One of the most popular places for couples in the area. Dim lights with a touch of classic decor.
  • Oggi Cosi Si Mangia – The most delicious Italian in the area. Hands down.
  • Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar – Who doesn’t love a good steak?

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Romantic Place to stay: Where to stay in Fresno for Couples?

If you are going to Fresno for a romantic getaway, we pulled out a few super romantic hotels you simply can’t beat:


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