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7 Best First Date Locations in Delaware!

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Are you seeking a memorable and fantastic setting for a first date in the First State? Worry no more; we've compiled the 9 locations Delaware offers. From state parks to restaurants, make that great first impression and choose one of these 7 places for a first date.

Delaware State Parks, Multiple locations

Sometimes you have just got to break out of the city limits and return to the peaceful, bucolic forests of nature. With hundreds of acres of pristine marshlands, pastoral fields, and majestic forests, the First State offers state parks like no other. Go for a hike, a walk along coastal beaches, or just sit and watch nature weave its complex web. Whatever your interest, Delaware state parks make the perfect backdrop for your first date.

Delaware Blue Coats, Wilmington, DE

Did you know that Delaware has its own pro-sports team? The Blue Coats are the NBA G-league affiliate for the Philadelphia 76ers. Plus, their stadium is located in downtown Wilmington, and you can see them play for half of what a regular season NBA ticket costs. Show your date good time at this professional level competition with plenty of parking and reap your rewards later.

Cinema Arts Theatre, Lewes, DE

Catch Broadway shows, opera, foreign and independent films, and more at this beach area 300-seat theatre and events space. Plus, you’ll find year-round programming and events, a store, gift shop, concession stand, and ticket box office, and know that your membership dues are tax-deductible. Moreover, all events are scheduled with education and cultural enrichment in mind, so you can impress your first date with just how learned and civic-minded you truly are.

Delaware Rock Gym, Bear, DE

If you are the thrill-seeking type, though, you might enjoy taking a first date to this 11,300 square-foot rock-climbing gym. Established in 2007, this climbing facility is air-conditioned, professionally staffed, and offers free Wi-Fi. Plus, changing rooms are, by many accounts, both clean and spacious. 

Govatos Chocolates, Wilmington, DE

Govatos Chocolates in Wilmington has been tantalizing taste buds for over a century. Whether you’re looking for a special occasion treat or just a tasty bite of chocolate, Govatos is sure to satisfy you. With a variety of delicious selections, Govatos Chocolates is the perfect way to add something sweet to your first date.

Beer, Wine, and Spirits Trail, Multiple locations

This entry on this list should keep you going from your first date until you start living together, as the more than 30 wineries, breweries, and distilleries on this walking or driving trail offer plenty of date options. Plus, whether you are into craft beer or bourbon, a drink or two should move things right along, and your date will be laughing and talking with ease in no time at all.

Go Ape USA, Bear, DE

Of course, if you wanted to kick you date up a notch, you could head to Bear to Go Ape. Featuring treetop ropes courses, a zip line, and a 2-3-hour journey through the forest canopy are sure to get the blood pumping and the conversations flowing. Plus, you can’t beat the views from above, so make your first date count.

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