The Best Ideas for a Date Night in Des Moines

August 07, 17

5-top-romantic-date-ideas-for-valentines-day-in-rochester-minnesota.jpgOnce you and your beloved settle in at your new luxury apartment in West Des Moines or Waukee, it is important that you do some things to make the area your home. One of the best ways to get to know your new city, while also spending some quality time with your romantic partner, is to plan a cozy and romantic date night. If you are new in town, or simply new to the neighborhood, it may help you to gather some helpful hints, as far as things to do in Des Moines on a date night. 

The Best Ideas for a Date Night in West Des Moines and Waukee

We know how important it is for couples to discover some special things to do in Des Moines for a night out together. The sooner you find your own personal romantic spots, the more you will feel at home in the area together. 

No matter what you and your special someone enjoy doing—whether it's seeing a movie, bowling, taking a cooking class or simply dining at your favorite restaurant—we came up with a list the best ideas for a date night in Des Moines. We broke the lists down into two sections—one for dining and one for activities to do together—to make a full evening on the town together.

The Best Restaurants for a Date Night in Des Moines 

You are going to love all the dining options available in Des Moines. There is a style and atmosphere to fit any romantic taste. 

  • Reed's Hollow. Perfect for adventurous foodies, Reed's Hollow is just 11.5 miles away from the Springs at Jordan Creek community and worth the drive. Enjoy the low-key atmosphere that creates a striking contrast once you see the breathtakingly creative menu that includes dishes like bison and red snapper ramen. 
  • RoCA. Restaurant on Court Avenue, or RoCA, has all the earmarks for a romantic evening. With an interior that features exposed brick walls. sculptures made out of bottles, cozy sofas tucked away in quiet corners and exquisite lighting, the ambience is set. Follow that up with a menu that includes a long list of shared plates hoisin ribeye skewers, crab croquettes, vegetable ratatouille, sliders and root beer braised pork. Be sure to explore the extensive wine, cocktail and beer lists so you can relax and talk about all the plans for your new home at the Springs at Waukee

The Best Things to Do in Des Moines for a Memorable Date Night 

While some people may be perfectly content to spend the night at the restaurant, talking and enjoying the atmosphere, you might just want to occasionally head out for entertainment or a favorite activity. Take a look at some of our favorite date night activities. 

  • Ballroom Dance Classes. How long has it been since you and your partner have danced together? We love the Des Moines Ballroom and its amazing classes, and we think it is a great way for couples to bond while learning something new together, or simply brushing up your steps.
  • A Night at the Playhouse. The Des Moines Community Playhouse isn't far from your West Des Moines or Waukee home, and it is a great place to spend a date night. Watch small productions in an intimate setting while sitting close to the one you love. 
  • Head Out to the Arcade for Game Night. Not to be confused with the equally fun board game night, a night at Up-Down is all about arcade games, pinball machines and skee-ball lanes, and Nintendo and Sega consoles. After a big move, a night of Tron, Mario Brothers, Zombie Raid and any other favorites that you and your sweetheart enjoy may be just what you need to settle in and relax. 

Sometimes There Is Nothing Like Keeping Things Close to Home

The best date nights are often spent at home cooking together and dining at your own cozy table with your favorite lighting. You can take a post-dinner evening stroll around the community or a dip in the community resort-style swimming pool. 

Contact us today for more ideas about things to do in Waukee and West Des Moines, along with our long list of amenities, to make sure you feel at home in one of our townhome apartments. 



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