When it comes to A date, it’s much easier to skip some extra planning and do the typical outing of going to a restaurant and ordering a delicious meal. Although the ambiance may be nice, why not opt for something adventurous? 

Houston is loaded with places to go and things to do with your lover, just ask TikTok. Take a boat ride on a swan, knock some pins at an upscale bowling alley or enjoy a wonderful night under the stars. Small talk over a dinner sounds cliché when you can embark on exciting adventures throughout the city. 

Planning a date for this weekend? Hit the town with your mate and try these romantic hotspots. 

Cypress Trails Equestrian Center 

With Texas full of graceful horses and nature's fresh air, head to the Equestrian Center at Cypress Trails for a romantic horseback ride. Up the romance with a charming evening excursion. 

Cypress Trails Equestrian Center, 21415 Cypresswood Drive Humble, TX 77338. For more information, visit the website. 

George Observatory

After a two-year renovation, the George Observatory in Fort Bend is open and ready for visitors to explore the galaxy. Visit this Saturday, October 16 in celebration of the worldwide International Observe the Moon Night to learn about the astroid and its connection to planetary science. 

George Observatory, 21901 FM 762 Rd. Needville, Texas 77461. For more information on tickets visit The Houston Museum Of Natural Science online. 

Improv Houston

In the mood for a good laugh? Catch a show at Improv Houston and let rising comedians or one of your favorites make you laugh until you cry. Paul Virzi, Cristela Alonzo and D.L Hughley are among the October lineup. 

Improv Houston, 7620 Katy Freeway Space 455. For more information on tickets, visit the website.

James Turrell's Twilight Epiphany Skyspace

Is there anything more romantic than watching the sunrise or sunset? Catch both at the Twilight Epiphany Skyspace by James Turrell. An LED light sequence projects onto the ceiling and through an aperture to enrich the composition of light from the natural radiation present at twilight. 

James Turrell Twilight Epiphany Skyspace, 6100 Main St. For more information, visit the website. 

Market Square Park Blanket Bingo

Sometimes a timeless game of bingo is all you need for the perfect date. Join Market Square Park as they host Blanket Bingo; an evening full of delicious eats, great tunes and a chance to win some prizes. 

Market Square Park, 301 Milam St. For more information, visit the website. 

Moonstruck Drive In

Switch up movie night from the theater to a retro drive in.  At Moonstruck, bring cozy blankets, pillows and snacks to snuggle up and watch any film from the comfort of your car. 

Moonstruck Drive In, 100 Bringhurst Street. For more information, visit the website. 

Pinstripes

Pinstripes is the upscale bowling experience you never thought you wanted to have. Enjoy the luxurious ambiance created by the bistro's freshly served American and Italian bites, while striking out some pins on the alley's sophisticated bowling lanes.  

Pinstripes, 3300 Kirby Drive Suite 3A. For more information visit the website. 

Grown Up Story Time Series

Every third Tuesday, producers Blair Ault, Emily Hynds and Bree Bridger, carefully curate a group of storytellers to relay intriguing anecdotes. You'll either laugh, cry or both at the creative concepts to be enjoyed throughout the night. Due to the pandemic, the Grown Up Story Time Series is being hosted virtually. 

For more information, visit Grown Up Story Time online. 

Sugar Room Bar

Hiding in Washington Avenue is the TikTok-famous Sugar Room Bar. What seems like a delectable bakery, is actually a modern-day speakeasy. Enjoy tasty drinks and great conversation from the opulent main area or fresh air from the outside deck.  

Sugar Room Bar, 5120 Washington Ave. For more information visit the website. 

Texas Treeventures

For a playful date in the trees, Texas Treeventures is the place to be. Climb through a thrilling three-level aerial sky course with over 72 challenging elements for the ultimate date night adventure.

Texas Treeventures, 6464 Creekside Forest Dr, Spring, TX 77389. For more information, visit the website. 

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