The Ultimate List Of Fun And Romantic Date Night Ideas In Northwest Arkansas

If you’re looking for something fun and romantic to do in Northwest Arkansas, there is a wide range of options available. But which ones should you consider for your next date night?

From flight tours to arcades to your classic dinner and a movie, we’ve got you covered! ❤️

Flight Tour

Want a way to really impress your date? Take them on a helicopter tour. FlyARH has several different tours to choose from. Do a local sight seeing tour, or adventure over to Branson for a full day on the strip.! 

Escape Room

Talk about fun and exciting! With a wide range of different themes, you’re sure to find one of these popular attractions in the area that fits your interests and relationship. If you’ve never done an escape room before, you’re in for a treat! You and your special someone can work together to solve clues to solve a mystery and escape.

NWA Escape Room – Bentonville
1003 SE 14th St suite 20, Bentonville, AR 72712
(479) 466-3555

NWA Escape Room – Fayetteville
3810 N Front St suite 10, Fayetteville, AR 72703
(479) 466-3555

Ozark Axe

Grab some beers, grab an axe, and get to throwing! With multiple lanes, Ozark Axe is a great place for a group date.

Game Night at the Arcades

We all have a gamer inside of us. Arkadia in Fayetteville is super retro and only $5 for unlimited play. Check out this video for a tour of the place:

Terra Studios

A Despite being around for since 1975, Terra Studios is still something of an unknown gem to many Northwest Arkansas residents. The beautiful six-acre park is full of art and pet-friendly.

Stroll Through Crystal Bridges Gallery

Crystal Bridges is a slightly better-known gem 😜.

With a wide range of art styles, the galleries at Crystal Bridges provide you with a great cultural break to enjoy with your loved one. With regular and traveling exhibits, you can ensure that you’ll always find something new.

Painting With a Twist

Rather than looking at the beautiful art exhibits at Crystal Bridges, you can create your own!

Go Ice Skating

Depending on when you’re reading this article, there may be several options available to you. The Jones Center in Springdale is always an option, and the Lawrence Plaza Ice Rink in Bentonville is available during the winter months.

Skylight Cinema

Sure, you could just do dinner and a movie, or you could go to Skylight cinema in Bentonville! In addition to blockbuster films, the theater will often also show indie films. While it doesn’t have the same feel as your larger theaters, it does have reclining seats and bar food for your pleasure during screenings.

Once your movie is finished, hit up Spark Café for some yummy ice cream or simply take a stroll through downtown.

Mini Golf

Depending on what side of NWA you are, there is mini-golf in both Fayetteville (Gator Golf) and Rogers (Golf Mountain).

Top Golf

If you prefer to really work on your swing, Top Golf in Rogers might be the spot for you!

Take a Walk – and a Picnic – in the Great Outdoors

There are numerous beautiful locations around the Northwest Arkansas area, including several beautiful state parks. With beautiful weather regularly through the area, pick a lovely day and pack a picnic meal, then head out into the park for some hiking, from a gentle walk to a more adventurous trail.

Check Out a Festival or Local Event

It seems like there’s always some kind of fair, festival, carnival or downtown event going on in Northwest Arkansas, whether it’s taking in War Eagle or just enjoying one of the many arts or food based events that regularly occur. A little shopping, a little eating and a little entertainment all rolled into one.