Spending time with your SO is always special after you have kids. But it also seems like after we have kids, we totally forget what makes a fun date night! It’s cool to just chill, especially if your partnership is more of a collective homebody, but it’s important to get out and experience new things together! So, what makes a perfect parent’s night out in Jax? Here are some awesome date night ideas right here in Jacksonville!


Jacksonville has an amazing network of river waterways perfect for strolling, especially in this cooler weather. At night, the water sparkles, the breeze lightly caresses your skin, and it just feels refreshing and romantic. Start your date by enjoying a walk together and stopping for a snack as you head on to something else.

Amelia Island

Not technically Jacksonville, but it’s near enough with a drive of less than thirty minutes. Have dinner together at either The Ritz or The Omni, then take a walk on the beach. Once you’re ready to wind down, head to your room-hey, a date night can be a full 24 hours-and bask in a uninterrupted couple time. After waking in the morning, get a tasty brunch then head on over to Centre Street for fun shopping.

The Cummer Museum

Date night on a week night? Yes! On select Tuesdays, you can eat tapas at The Cummer Museum. Trade in one Taco Tuesday for a more grown-up Tapas Tuesday! Plus, you can walk off your dinner by looking at the exhibits together and learning something new.

The Jax Symphony

The symphony is such an experience. One that is special when you share it with your most cherished one. It has a sophisticated romance to it that adds memorability to your date. The Jax Symphony is preparing for their annual Nutcracker performance, which makes a fantastic date night! Get dressed up, put on your best winged liner, and maybe I’ll see you there 😉

5 Points

For the hip and wannabe hip parents, I couldn’t leave out the buzzing 5 Points neighborhood in Riverside. With local eateries, happening bars, and the Sun-Ray cinema, this area is walkable, fun, and energetic. Eat a gyro outside at the Greek Hovan or sit rooftop at Hoptinger. Best thing though-it is within three miles of the studio which means with a little bit of planning, your kiddos can have a blast while you have a much-needed date night. Our “Parents Night Out” events ensure that not only does your child have competent care, but they get to have a fun night out too!

What are your favorite date ideas? Share in the comments!

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