BRUSSEL, BELGIUM - JULY 20: King Philip of Belgium and Queen Mathilde hold hands as they walk through the inauguration of the Summer Exhibitions at Royal Palace on July 20, 2017 in Brussel, Belgium.

Valentine’s Day 2024 is now in the rearview mirror. Maybe you spent it doing something very romantic or maybe you and your significant other didn’t do much at all. And that’s ok too! Moving forward, of course you want to keep the romance alive. So what can you do? I thought we could take a look at 6 exciting dates to go on in New Jersey!

Many people like adventurous, action-packed dates. Something thrilling or daring, or just active in general really suits these folks. Others are into your basic restaurant followed by a film. My wife and I enjoy concerts, the movies, and going for walks at various parks and trails.

No single place is going to be suitable for everyone’s interests or preferences. That’s just how it goes. But, there are so many things to do in New Jersey, hopefully, you can find something on this list that sounds like something you’d try!

And let me say this, if you’re just not feeling any of these or you prefer to just sit at home, there’s nothing wrong with that. My wife and I love a night just relaxing with a good movie on as we enjoy a drink and just kicking back on the couch. Sometimes, it’s fun to take it easy, since we’re all on the go all the time. I won’t tell you how many times, my wife and I decided to just take it easy and spend our “date night” at home. It’s fun and easy, and we don’t have to get anyone to watch our kids! However, if you do want to get out of the house and shake things up a bit, I thought this list might help to figure out something cool you could do.

So let’s take a look at 6 exciting dates to go on in New Jersey!


    They have tours in multiple areas of New Jersey. Take a drive and check out what they have to offer. They’re into showing off lesser-known, excellent restaurants for you to enjoy!

    Beyond the Plate Food Tours | Food Tours in New Jersey

    Beyond the Plate Food Tours offers the best walking food tours in Jersey City, Somerville & Red Bank. Ready for a food tasting? Book your NJ food tour online!

  • IPIC - Fort Lee

    This takes movie night to a whole other level.  You get your own private bay of two lounge chairs and the option of dining on some amazing food and drinks.

    IPIC Theaters - The Ultimate Theater Experience

    IPIC Theaters' passion for the movies is bringing a premium yet affordable movie experience for everyone.


    A really fun crafting idea.  You can make fused-glass art that you can then bring home to display.  And it’s reasonably priced!

    Glassworks Crafting Studio, Morristown New Jersey

    Looking for something fun and creative to do? Glassworks Crafting Studio in New Jersey is where family and friends can make fused-glass art. We host birthday parties, adult groups, and corporate team building events. Handcrafted fused-glass is always a unique gift.

  • MINI GOLF SAFARI - West Orange

    Located at Turtle Back Zoo.  This award winning mini-golf course is awesome!  Have some fun with the large animals on display on the course and then check out the real thing at the zoo.  Just wait for the weather to get a little warmer!

    Mini Golf Safari - Turtle Back Zoo

    Please note Safari Mini Golf is not part of Zoo Admission. *Course may close due to inclement weather Located on the corner of Cherry Lane and Northfield Ave in West Orange, NJ, the Essex County Safari MiniGolf is an award-winning 19-hole course.


    How about you and your date take a dance lesson?  Learn to Salsa with the best of them.  From Beginners to more advanced they’ve got you covered!

    MDN Latin Dance Studio - We specialize in salsa lessons, and can provide merengue/ bachata services as well. We are New Jersey's #1 salsa studio for New York style salsa on2.

    Marcus Nieves started dancing in 1998 while out clubbing in one of New Jersey's hot spots at the time, "Foxes". He was intrigued by the various turn patterns and energy that the local dancers displayed on the dance floor. That sparked his interest in Salsa and he began taking dance lessons with Kenny Lopez.


    Check out this site of different cuisines and chefs.  Some come to you and some you can take a ride to.  Either way, you might learn to make a fantastic dish together!

    Cooking Classes in New Jersey

    Discover the best cooking classes in New Jersey! All experience levels. World-class chefs. Large selection of cuisines. Seamless booking.

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