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Dating – Romantic Ideas

Indianapolis is a vibrant cityand there are a number of exciting things to do in Indianapolis that are a perfect fit for any romantic and dating ideas. The downtown Indianapolis area offers many dining options including many five star Indianapolis restaurants that would be perfect for a romantic evening out on the town. Imagine sharing an appetizer at the world famous St. Elmos Steakhouse in downtown, or enjoying cocktails at the luxurious Club Level Bar.

To complement a wonderful dining experience, try the various Indianapolis music events or famous Indianapolis performing arts productions, such as a show in the famous Hilbert Circle Theater. This is a classic approach to dating and is a tried and true romance formula that is sure to please many couples.  However, if this style of dating does not fit a couple’s taste, there are other less conventional dating options in Indianapolis that will be unexpected and would make for a memorable romantic evening.

A great way to spice up any romantic evening or date is to enjoy the beautiful urban scenery of by taking a downtown carriage ride around popular landmarks like Monument Circle and the Soldiers and Sailors Monument. Carriage rides are offered year round and are a great escape from the everyday hustle and bustle of the busy city streets. These horse-drawn carriage rides are equipped to handle the unpredictable Indiana weather and tours go by popular attractions in Indianapolis such as Fountain Square and Circle Center Mall.

If conventional romance is not an interest to the parties involved, the Indianapolis cultural districts are what makes Indy unique and offer up a plethora of dating ideas. Broad Ripple Village is a perfect example of a great dating and romance destination. For the outdoors enthusiast, the beautifully kept Monon Trail runs directly through this eclectic, cultural epicenter of Indy. The tree-lined trail offers a scenic view of Indianapolis and passes right by the Indianapolis Art Center and the ARTSPARK, making it accessible to yet another convenient date destination. Whether biking, rollerblading or taking a stroll sounds like a perfect dating idea, The Monon Trail is the ticket to making the date special.

If biking or walking on the Monon sounds appealing, taking in an Indianapolis sporting event, such as an Indianapolis Indians baseball game at Victory Field in downtown Indianapolis, would be memorable way to cap off a sports themed date. Victory Field is located in the heart of the city and is surrounded by the beautiful Indianapolis skyline. To make this date extra special, attend a night game and cheer on the Indians while basking in the warm, romantic glow of the city lights.

For the adventurous couple, Climb Time Indy and Fastimes Indoor Karting would fit the bill. Climb Time Indy has over 8000 square feet of climbing surface ranging from beginning to expert and Friday nights are date night. Friday is not, however, an ideal date night for everyone, but Climb Time is open late all week making it a great option any night. Like Climb Time, Fastimes Indoor Karting is a state of the art facility specializing in open-wheel carting and is a suitable option for the true speed machine. While taking a break from burning rubber on the track, Fastimes has an in house Italian restaurant called Final Lap that will quench any hunger that was worked up while racing. This is a unique option for a one stop shop date.

There is such a strong sense of diversity present in Indianapolis culture, and there are so many dating and romantic options for all tastes and interests. This is only a handful of helpful dating ideas and romantic tips that are available in the city. Keep these ideas in mind and make memories by being thoughtful and creative when planning an upcoming date.