Are you looking for date ideas in or around Spartanburg? We’ve identified some 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.
Don’t miss our sister site’s Greenville Guide to Date Nights.
A Note About Indoor Venues and Events: Due to closures and changes surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, local venues may not be open and all activities may not be advisable. Please consult with local ordinances and your own doctor to determine what activities are best for your family.
Spartanburg’s Most Romantic Dates
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.
Local Restaurants in Spartanburg 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
- Dray Bar and Grill
- Gerhard’s Café
- The Kennedy
- Lime Leaf Thai Fusion
- SouthThe Peddler Steakhouse
- Tulip Tree
If dining in is not for you, many restaurants have expanded their dining options to include some combination of dining room seating (with and/or without reservations), outdoor seating, take out, contact-free curbside delivery, and/or home delivery.
Several restaurants are also offering special Valentine’s take-home meals or desserts.
If you’d like to find out a little more about some of the most romantic restaurants in Spartanburg, don’t miss our list!
There are so many [date night options]! City Range has a beautiful fireplace to help set the ambiance. The Kennedy provides a unique chef’s table experience. Longhorn has a killer steak with a fun atmosphere. Renato’s is fabulous for authentic Italian.Dodi
The Peddler Steakhouse for a nice relaxed dinner.Deysi
Take It to the Roof
In addition to the popular restaurants listed above, Spartanburg also has a few rooftop dining options for couples. At Bar 1884, you can enjoy a bite to eat, a beverage, and each other’s company under the stars.
Also, Level 10 on top of the AC Hotel has 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, which offers various pottery and adult painting classes all year long. And if you’re feeling crafty, Spartanburg’s AR Workshop is hosting Valentine’s Date Night on Friday, February 12. Each couple works on a craft project of your choice, and also enjoys a full course meal, a specialty drink, a floral bouquet, and chocolate-covered strawberries. The price starts at $125 per couple.
You could also give Paint Your Partner a try! You don’t actually paint ON your partner. Instead, you’re each given a canvas, brushes, and paint to create your own portrait of your partner. The cost is $30 per person.
Kill two birds with one stone by going to a cooking class – do something fun with your loved one and eat tasty food. Get out of the rut of going to dinner and try out one of the many cooking classes at Plate 108. Their calendar is always full of yummy classes!
Have Some Drinks
For those wanting to skip a big meal, you can plan a romantic date with
If you are a wine lover, Bond Street Wines downtown offers wine flights and serves wine by the glass. And if beer is more your style, downtown Spartanburg has several great options for you, such as RJ Rockers, Ciclops Cyderi & Brewery, and Holliday Brewing.
Get A Little Sporty
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!) or bowling a few strikes at UnderPin Lanes ‘N Lounge. Another downtown hangout, Fr8 Yard, offers a huge screen for viewing sports, cornhole, ping pong, and fire pits. If you feel the need for speed, Speed Factory Indoor Karting is a great place to get an adrenaline rush together.
For my husband’s birthday, we ate lunch at Sidewall Pizza, then bowled at UnderPin Lanes & finished up with a beer at Growler Haus.Tara
Underpin was really fun!Rachel
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.
*This tour has been altered due to covid, and now the chefs all come to you at Table 301 Kitchen.
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.
Need more ideas? There are lots of unique date options and great restaurants in nearby Greenville, SC.
Do you have a date night idea to add to our list? Share it in the comments.