There comes a point in all our lives where the idea of another “dinner and a movie” kind of date just doesn’t cut it. It feels formulaic and overdone and when you meet that special person, that just won’t do. Thankfully, we all live in a city where finding a so-not-clichéd date isn’t all that tall of an order. But if you’re still stuck, we’re here to help. These five locals can give you some serious date inspiration and take your dates from ordinary to extraordinary.
Go Madd 4 Massage
After a long day at work or busy with the kids, everyone needs a little pampering. And sure, you could go to a lot of places around town to get a massage. But the ultimate relaxation comes from not having to go anywhere. Diana will come to you (whether you’re in your home, your office, or a hotel) and provide a spa experience with that extra level of comfort. Date night can be taken to the next level with a couples massage right in your own home.
Our city has some pretty unrivaled views whether you’re gazing at the ocean or watching the skyline. But walking on the beach or strolling the streets is yesterday’s news. Treat your date to a low-key, but nevertheless beautiful adventure by taking a horizontal catamaran out at sunset. Jeremy and Captain Tom will be your guides as you take a tour and watch the Lighthouse, Fort, and more pass by you from the water. Romantic, serene, and off the beaten path.
The Singing Chef
Yeah, you read that right. Not only will you be able to treat your date to an innovative and delicious meal, you’ll get some entertainment at the same time. Chef Francesco is mutil-talented and will not only cook up a gourmet meal, but will sing his heart out. If your date is difficult to impress or you just feel like you need an extra special night, look no further. Be prepared though. A singing personal chef is a pretty hard act to follow.
Castaway Canopy Adventures
Not all evenings out have to be relaxation and quiet. There’s nothing better for a date than a little adrenaline-pumping adventure. Soar above the St. Augustine Aquarium’s marine life on a zip line obstacle course and encourage a little healthy competition. A day spent soaring on a zipline and working through obstacles high in the sky is a heart-pumping excursion and will give you something to talk about for a long time.
Painting With A Twist
One of the most memorable dates is learning a new skill together and having a little fun with it. Painting is creative and low-pressure and you only have to commit to one class. You just choose the day with the painting you and your date want to work on and attend just the once. And since instructors like Cindy walk you through every simple step, this date isn’t only for the burgeoning Picassos among us. Plus, the class is BYOB.