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What is your perfect date night? Is it making dinner at home with your honey, taking a stroll with a warm drink, enjoying a local wine dinner? Or maybe you and your better half are more the adventuring types! No matter your preferences, Redlands has something sweet to offer every couple.

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Megan Barich says, "My husband and I like to start our date night at Mu since they have great cocktails! Then we like to head to Copehouse for some appetizers. You can’t beat the food there! We will usually end our night at Rok n Fondu; their live music really sets the date vibe. However, if we are doing a simple dinner and wine, we go to Olive & Citrus for the incredible ambiance."

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The Comfort of Home

  1. Dining with ease.

    GrubtoGo your favorite local meal, order some delicious adult beverages from Craft'd, light a candle and enjoy dinner in a nice warm bath (or on the couch with a great movie).

    Get your candle and bath salts (or bath bomb) from Principle Body Care. GrubtoGo and Craft'd will both deliver directly to you.

  2. Make it as a team.

    Get cooking together.

    Lot22 Olive Oil Co. has the COOLEST cookbook called Olive Oil & Vinegar Lover's Cookbook. It has recipes for all kinds of food and desserts, like Olive Oil Brownies! Be sure to get your vegetables from Saturday Morning Farmers Market, and fresh sourdough bread from Dough'lectibles.

  3. Week night simplicity.

    Dessert and wine under the stars - in the spa, or wrapped in a cozy blanket on the patio.

    Pre-order keto cinnamon cheesecake from Sugarbee Cafe to pair with your bottle of wine from Suveg Cellars.

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Fresh Air and Vitamin D

  1. Pick a trail.

    Take a hike together!

    Our favorite place to hike is Oakmont Park (number 5). There are multiple trails with beautiful views! You and your partner will enjoy exploring a new area together.

  2. Lunch in sunshine.

    Pack a picnic and enjoy it in Caroline Park, or Ford Park by the duck pond.

    Swing by Olive Ave. Market for a couple prepared sandwiches and tasty sides (the quinoa is YUM). Ford Park has picnic tables. Caroline Park does not, so bring a blanket!

  3. Take a walk hand in hand.

    Get a warm drink, grab their hand and go on a nice walk downtown.

    What good is living in CA if you don't take advantage of its sunny weather? Stop by Living Root Cellar for a spiced tumeric tea (add pumpkin spice and nut milk to make it taste like a chai) or other hot beverage and take a stroll. We suggest heading down State St., left on Orange, right up Olive Ave., left at Center St., another left on Fern, and head back to State St.

Try Something New!

  1. Learn to swing!

    Take dance lessons at Fox Dance Studio!

    Your first private couple lesson will be $35 for 45 minutes and you can pick any style! We suggest starting with either salsa or swing.

  2. How much do you know?

    Grab a pint and put your knowledge to the test at Brewcakes Gastropub Trivia Night.

    Trivia night is Tuesday and Thursday starting at 6:30PM. It is FREE to play and prizes are given every week!

  3. Put your brains together.

    See if you two can work as a team to ESCAPE!

    Open Door Escape Games offers two escape rooms with either shared or private options. Shared is $23 and private is $157.

  4. Get artsy.

    Sign up for a paint night and see what you and your honey can do.

    Fleur De Lis Gift & Home offers multiple paint nights each month. Check them out here. $40 for all your supplies and step-by-step instruction. Community potluck offered before class.

    The Eating Room also has a few Canvas & Cupcake classes. It is $40 for all your supplies and a FREE cupcake!

  5. For the love of the game.

    Keep your elbow up and eye on the ball!

    IE Performance Center and Batting Cages has batting cages for a fun and unique date night!

  6. Aim for the middle.

    Put on matching and stylish bowling shoes to see who has the better aim!

    Empire Bowl opens at 8:30AM and closes at midnight. Grab your sweetheart and hit the lanes! $5 per game and $4 to rent shoes. The 11th Frame Lounge is totally fun for those of you not looking to bowl all night long.

Relax together.

  1. Things are getting steamy.

    International Day Spa has lots of great ways to relax!

    We suggest a nice foot soak paired with relaxing in the steam room.

  2. How does that feel?

    Get one another a massage at Alec Ian Holistic Center & Spa.

    Each of you get your unique service and head to Nekter for a refreshing juice.

  3. Liven things up.

    Take a break from screens to relax and enjoy a plat at the LifeHouse Theater.

    LifeHouse is an independent, non-profit corporation funded by ticket sales and the support of volunteers and community contributors.


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