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The 8 Best Date Spots in Dayton

Rachel Gilchrest

Treating clients like family is key to any successful business! As the newest member of theTylerMortonGroup, Rachel brings over 12 years of customer ...

Treating clients like family is key to any successful business! As the newest member of theTylerMortonGroup, Rachel brings over 12 years of customer ...

Feb 8 6 minutes read

Just like our relationships, everyone's idea of a "perfect" date varies greatly. For some it's a romantic candle-lit dinner, for some it's an adventurous outing trying something new, and for others is learning more about culture and history. Below are some of the best date spots in the area, no matter what your preference may be! 

Urban Krag

When: (Oct 1 - Apr 30) Tuesday - Friday 1:00pm - 11:00pm; Saturday 10:00am - 9:00pm; Sunday 12:00pm - 8:00pm; Open Mondays For Members Only
Where: 125 Clay St Dayton, OH
Why: They say “the couple that sweats together, stays together”!  Urban Krag is an 8000 square foot indoor rock climbing facility offering plenty of climbing options for beginners, as well as the advanced climber.  (Day passes are available for $14.00, with a one-time certification needed for new visitors for just $15.00) 

Dayton Art Institute

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When: Wednesday 11:00am - 5:00pm; Thursday 11:00am - 8:00pm; Friday - Saturday 11:00am - 5:00pm; Sunday 12:00pm - 5:00pm; Closed Monday & Tuesday
Where: 456 Belmonte Park N Dayton, OH
Why: Whether you are an art expert or novice, the Dayton Art Institute in a fantastic place to stroll hand-in-hand with your date, while viewing some of the world’s finest works of art right here in Dayton, OH. Leo’s Bistro is located inside the museum for a full date night all in one location! (Adult admission is a recommended donation of $8.00 per person) 

The Melting Pot

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When: Monday - Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Saturday 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday 3:00pm - 10:00pm
Where: 453 Miamisburg Centerville Rd Dayton, OH
Why: For some people, date night is best spent over a quiet dinner, in a romantic environment….. The Melting Pot offers this better than most! Enjoy a unique fondue dining experience with your sweetheart, and if you really want to up the romance reserve a semi-private table in “Lover’s Lane” or one of their “Ultimate Romantic Night Out” packages. (Dinner prices range based on your selected menu items… They do offer a four person, 4-course meal on Thursdays for $99- A great option for double dates!) 

Salsa Lessons at Therapy Cafe

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When: Saturday 9:00pm - 10:00pm (Live DJ from 10:00pm - 2:00am)
Where: 452 E 3rd St Dayton, OH
Why: Every Saturday night feel free to put on your dancing shoes and head down to Therapy Cafe for free salsa dance classes. They work with dancers of all levels, and as we know, dancing is a great excuse to get closer to that date of yours! (Lesson is free, fully stocked bar with drinks available for purchase) 

Breakout Dayton- Escape Room

When: Monday - Saturday 10:00am - 11:00pm; Sunday 12:00pm - 11:00pm
Where: 8120 Washington Village Dr Centerville, OH
Why: Nothing will make you feel closer to your date then putting your heads together in this interactive puzzle-solving game. Offering 6 different mysteries to solve (with new ones being added regularly) this is a date night you can experience more than once! (Tickets are $24.99 per person but head on over to their website for available discounts) 

National Museum of the United States Air Force

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When: Monday - Sunday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Where: 1100 Spaatz St Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
Why: Dayton is well known for its rich history in aviation, and this is the best place to take all that in FREE OF CHARGE. There are exhibits dating back to World War II, many planes open for guest to explore, and a Space gallery that is a must see! (No museum admission fee- some movies/lectures may be an additional cost) 

Wiley's Comedy Club

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When: Showtimes are typically Friday 8:00pm; Saturday 7:15pm & 9:30pm; Sunday 8:00pm (Open Mic Night or Promoted Shows)
Where: 101 Pine St Dayton, OH
Why: As the oldest comedy club in the state of Ohio, Wiley’s presents superior comedy shows with some of the best comics in the world. A date night here is one you will surely remember, and be laughing about long after the show is finished. (Ticket prices can vary based on performer, but are typically in the $10.00 - $15.00 per person range) 

Scene 75

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When: Wednesday 11:00am - 10:00pm; Thursday 11:00am - 11:00pm; Friday - Saturday 11:00am - 1:00am; Sunday 11:00am - 10:00pm; Closed Monday & Tuesday
Where: 6196 Poe Ave Dayton, OH
Why: If you want to act like a kid again…. This is the place for you! Scene 75 features laser tag, mini bowling, bumper cars, indoor go-karts, air hockey and over 120 arcade games! They also have a restaurant to enjoy a snack, and The Center Bar is perfect for grown-up beverages. (There is no charge for admission, but each game and attraction does have a fee ranging from $.25 - $8.50) 

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