The 10 Most Romantic Dates in Spartanburg

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Are you looking for date ideas in or around Spartanburg? We’ve identified 10 of the most romantic dates in Spartanburg. The various date options on this list make it possible for Spartanburg couples to enjoy a variety of dates year-round.

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and the pressure is on to make the day extra special. Have no fear! You can plan a romantic evening with your love right here in town – no matter your budget. And, even better, you can go on dates any time of year – not just Valentine’s Day.

The 10 Most Romantic Dates in Spartanburg

Local Restaurants That are Perfect for Date Nights

Spartanburg has several amazing restaurants that offer delicious meals and date night atmospheres. Depending on your tastes and your budget, here are some of the most popular date night restaurants in Spartanburg:

Bowen’s Landing at Lake Bowen

City Range

Cork and Beans Wine and Coffee Bar


Gerhard’s Café

Lime Leaf Thai Fusion

The Peddler Steakhouse

Renato in Centro

The Standard at Drayton Mills Marketplace

Two Samuels

Take It to the Roof

In addition to the popular restaurants listed above, Spartanburg also has two new rooftop dining options for couples. For sushi fans, Miyako Sushi Group relocated and now has a rooftop bar where you can enjoy each other’s company under the stars.

Also, Level 10 opened last year on top of the AC Hotel with amazing food options and views of the city. Plus, if you want an ultra-romantic date, you can reserve the sunset deck for private dining.

Enjoy a Picnic

If you would rather avoid the restaurant scene and save some money, you can always pack a picnic and enjoy it at one of the lovely parks in the area. I suggest Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve or Milliken Arboretum.

Embrace the Arts

Fan of the movie Ghost? You can take a pottery wheel class date night at Hearts of Clay this Valentine’s Day weekend! Hearts of Clay also offers various pottery and adult painting classes all year long.

Paint Your Partner is another fun option. This new business gives couples the opportunity to paint portraits of each other.

Cook Together

Monarch Café offers culinary classes, such as Wine and Dine Your Valentine, where couples will learn to cook a 3-course meal and then enjoy it (along with a signature beverage and dessert). Classes start at $50 per person.

Have Some Drinks

For those wanting to skip a big meal, you can plan a romantic date with just drinks in downtown Spartanburg easily. Coffee fans will love the atmosphere of Little River Coffee Bar where you can enjoy your coffee, eat a treat from Hub City Bakeshop, and then peruse the bookstore. (That sounds like a dream date to me!) If you are a wine lover, Bond Street Wines in downtown offers Friday Tastings, wine flights, and serves wine by the glass. Plus, downtown Spartanburg has several great options for beer fans.

Outdoor Fun

If your idea of romance involves more play and less googly eyes across a dinner table, then you will love playing Sparkle City Mini Putt (for free!) and then heading over to the local hangout, Fr8 Yard for drinks and food. Fr8 Yard’s gate borders the mini-golf area, and it offers a huge screen for viewing sports, cornhole, ping pong, and fire pits.

Check Out Chapman Cultural Center’s Calendar

If you want to take in a show or enjoy some music, start your date night search by checking out Chapman Cultural Center’s calendar. Chapman Cultural Center is home to Spartanburg Little Theatre, Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra, and Ballet Spartanburg. You can catch live music, theater performances, and ballet here in town.

Worth a Drive to Greenville

Greenville has a lot of great date night options, but many of the things you can travel to Greenville for, you can enjoy in Spartanburg. However, Spartanburg does not have The Chef’s Table Culinary Tour. For the foodies, this is a dream date option that takes couples on a walking tour to enjoy some of the best restaurants in Greenville.

Splurge Ideas

If you want to go all out and plan a super romantic date, you don’t have to travel far. Simply traveling to Landrum will open several romantic date possibilities. Landrum is home to the amazing Red Horse Inn, as well as the pick-up location for limousine wine tours that takes you to various wineries right over the North Carolina border.

Do you have a date night idea to add to our list? Share it in the comments.

About the Author
Jennifer relocated to Spartanburg seven years ago, and now spends her days working from home and taking care of her two kids. She loves this area because we can go from rural areas to urban areas to the mountains within an hour. Her favorite things to do with her kids are using their imaginations and visiting Spartanburg County local libraries. Follow Jennifer at

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