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.

The 10 Most Romantic Dates in Spartanburg

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:

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.


The Peddler Steakhouse for a nice relaxed dinner.


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 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 and gives couples the opportunity to paint portraits of each other.

Cook Together

If the way to your heart is through your stomach, consider the Sweetheart Cooking Class hosted by the The Spice & Tea Exchange on February 7th, 2020. The cost is $45 per couple or $25 per person. The menu includes an entree, dessert, and two tea cocktails.

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 coffee and a baked good 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, starting in February 2020, they are adding a bi-monthly date night to their schedule of events. For $100 a couple, indulge in a three-course meal and a bottle of wine. Call the store at 864.707.2790 or follow their Instagram account for more details. And if beer is more your style, downtown Spartanburg has several great options for you!

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.


Underpin was really fun!


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.

Need more ideas? There are lots of unique date options and great restaurants in nearby Greenville, SC. Don’t miss our sister site’s Greenville Guide to Date Nights.

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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