Date Night: Eight Ideas for Your Next Night Out

Tired of dinner and a movie? Break the Date Night mold with these eight unique date night ideas that are sure to blow (both) your socks off. Whether you’re venturing out on a first date, or want to treat your long-time partner to an absolutely unforgettable night out, you’re sure to find an activity on our list that will ignite a spark in your relationship.

The Black Sheep

The Black Sheep in Whitewater is sure to put a fresh and inspired spin on your next dinner date! Chef Tyler’s experimental style and adventurous dishes will leave your tastebuds begging for more. The Black Sheep’s farm-to-table menu is constantly changing with the seasons and each dish is made from scratch to order.  July’s menu features handmade pasta dishes, strawberry pepper jelly chicken, and summer salmon and grits. Be sure to sip on a signature cocktail or the OFOTM (Old Fashioned of the Month) to quench your thirst.  Do date night a bit differently at The Black Sheep.

Lake Geneva Balloon Company

Surprise your date with a sunrise hot air balloon ride with the Lake Geneva Balloon Company. Glide over the Geneva Lakes area and take in the stunning sights from a bird’s eye view. Not a morning person? No worries, they also have flights 2.5 hours before sunset. Each one-hour flight ends with a delightful champagne toast making this an adventurous, yet romantic, date idea.

Wine Tasting and Weekend Getaway

Maybe you want to extend your date night into a weekend getaway? Relax lakeside in the peace and luxury of the French Country Inn. Arrive Thursday evening and indulge in a sunset wine tasting with sommelier Joshua Sutter.  Book your stay today at

Movies Under the Stars

Pack your picnic blankets and must have movie snacks, and enjoy a movie date at Movies Under the Stars on Fontana Beach. Catch a free movie Friday July 24th or Friday August 7th on the shores of beautiful Fontana on Lake Geneva.  Snuggle up with your sweetie under the stars and enjoy the show.

Ghost Walks

If you and your sweetheart are interested in the supernatural, consider a Lake Geneva Ghost Walk for your next date night. Learn about colorful characters, haunted mansions, vengeful spirits, monsters, and more! Discover the bone chilling haunted history of Lake Geneva with a walking tour of Downtown and a few of the famed mansions along the lakeshore.  Space is limited, so reserve your tour today by visiting their website.

Dinner on the Rails

Enjoy dinner on the rails as you embark on an East Troy Electric Railroad signature Dinner Train. Enjoy a delicious dinner on a historic train as it makes a leisurely trip to Phantom Lake, pauses on the shoreline, and then heads to Indianhead Park. Savor a sweet dessert and after dinner drinks on the return trip. Seating on Dinner Trains is limited and reservations are required. This unconventional restaurant  will certainly be a date night to remember. Get your ticket to ride by visiting

Tristan Crist Magic Theatre

Add a little magic to your date night with tickets to Tristan Crist Magic Theatre. Illusionist Tristan Crist promises to deliver an incredible evening of laughs, jaw-dropping illusions and gut-wrenching escapes! There is no doubt that this magical evening will leave you and your date mystified by the performance and wanting to come back for more! See why it was voted #1 Lake Geneva Attraction by Trip Advisor.  Get your tickets before they disappear:

Sunset Lake Cruise

Whether you’ve lived in the area for years or are just visiting for date night, admire the beauty of Delavan Lake (and your date of course) aboard the Lake Lawn Queen Sunset Tour.  Savor a rich sunset and take in the views of Delavan Lake’s shoreline from the best seat in the house aboard our 76-foot, two-level Lake Lawn Queen. This two-hour, narrated sunset cruise is the perfect beginning to a special night and includes two drinks.  Bon voyage!


Let us know where your next date night will be in the comments below.  As always, for more ideas and information visit  Once you take your first peek, you’ll be ready to plan your next adventure to Walworth County.  

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