Just about a year ago, Ryan (my man) and I created the Date List. All the dates we wanted to go on the we could reference when we are trying to plan our dates. I thought I could share some of them on here with you guys.
The Muttart Conservatory
We’ve gone quite a few times to the conservatory to enjoy the fragrance and beauty of the exhibits. It’s always been a nice way to spend a chilly day without freezing our butts off. We often bring a camera with us and get some nice profile shots of each other while we wander through the plants. Going into the Muttart is a date well under $50.00 but the cafe attached is a rather pricy place to grab a bite to eat.
West Edmonton Mall Water Park
This is another date we’ve actually gone on. It was fun to be silly and act a little younger together. Though I have to say I was a little uncomfortable being in a bathing suit with so many people around, as I was a little heavier at the time. The looping slide was absolutely terrifying, there was no count down and I lost half my bathing suit by the time I reached to end of the slide. Otherwise it was a really fun day together and certainly a good way to spend a rainy afternoon.
Rocky Horror Picture Show Live
I have heard tales of the audience participation screenings of Rocky Horror, and in Edmonton we do have a theatre that promotes exactly that. We have yet to be able to go, but friends who have gone have told me it’s a hoot and a holler to go. Don’t wear your nicest clothes though, apparently it gets pretty messy in there by the end.
Surprisingly something we have yet to go out and do. I would say this is probably better for a double date or group event but bowling is always a great time. Bronx is always fun but Gateway has some massive lanes to enjoy. I can’t wait to go out on this date.
The Rec Room
I have been to the Rec Room, its a little pricy compared to most dates on this list, but it is a lot of fun if you like arcade games. I have to say most of the games are just larger versions or spinoffs of cellphone games but they are still fun. The Photo Booth there is a lot of fun to play in as well. We haven’t gone on a date there yet, I went with a friend of mine. When we go on a date I hope to try the food, I hear it’s pretty tasty.
The Hardware Grill is on the East end of Jasper Avenue and it’s one of the nicest restaurants in Edmonton. We’ve been waiting to go there for a special occasion as it is not an inexpensive dining experience. From all the reviews I’ve read it may well be the best dining experience in the city from ambiance, quality of food, service and expertise. I can’t wait to try it for myself!
We kept seeing ads for Archery Tag and it looks like a ton of fun. Again I think this would be better for a group activity or double date. Who doesn’t want to shoot their loved one with arrows?
We had a lot of fun at Galaxy Land. I’ve been many times in my life, but on our date there I went on the Mindbender for my first time. It was exhilarating and terrifying at the same time. There have been new rides installed in the last couple of years that give a new experience to the beloved Edmonton Amusement Park. It is not an inexpensive date either I am afraid. In our case we bought the 2 Day passes for ourselves and spent a weekend at West Edmonton Mall enjoying all of the attractions included. It was around $200.00 for the two days for both of us but we got to go to the water park, Galaxy Land, Glow In The Dark Mini Golf, The WEM Golf Course, The Caves and the Santa Maria.
Airport Outlet Mall
We were curious about just how great the deals here would be. I wasn’t overly impressed, there didn’t seem to much discount at all on most women clothing there, though for mens wear there was more discounts. It was cool to see it all and fun to go out on a shopping date together.
There are more to come, so keep an eye out for the next post! Let me know if you’ve been to any of these places in the comments!