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Date Night (and Day) In + Around Redmond

Choose your romantic rendezvous

The Pacific Northwest is chock-full of dating destinations. Whether you’re a die-hard dinner-and-a-movie dater or prefer to quench your thirst for adventure with an added twist of romance, this targeted list has something to try.

Lingering longer? Book a romantic stay at Archer Hotel Redmond. Relax at AKB Redmond (Archer’s buzzy hotel bar) and enjoy casual fare and classic cocktails, a shuffleboard and an outdoor patio. Wander the walkable Redmond Town Center, then retreat to snuggle in our five-star beds.

Know the destination but not quite sure about the timing? Archer’s gift cards save the day until you can save the date.

When you’re looking for inspiration for date night (and day) in and around Redmond, read on and you’ll no doubt get lucky.

Spread out in Archer’s Deluxe King Studio Suite

For adventure seekers

In warmer months and for more-active couples, a great date includes packing a picnic, renting Pedego Redmond electric bikes, cruising nearby trails and finding beauty (perhaps love?) along the way.

Up the competition factor at Redmond’s K1 indoor cart racing. The 20 hp electric motors and flat torque curves mean that the karts can reach up to 45 mph — almost as fast as your heartbeat at the finish line.

Kirkland’s Top Golf Lounge brings real love into the virtual world with classic Topgolf challenges, baseball pitching, Zombie Dodgeball and a bevy of golf courses. Handcrafted cocktails and shareable plates.

Is your love about to take off? Emerald City Trapeze Arts in Seattle will send you both flying via aerial arts, circus fit, flying trapeze, acrobatics and pole dance classes. For the voyeurs, check the schedule for circus shows, typically 21+ only.

“Sammamish River bike trail from Bothell to Redmond was quite busy on such a beautiful day” by Robert Ashworth is licensed under CC BY 4.0.

For romantic foodies

Looking for a sure recipe for love? Sign up for a cooking class at Whisk in Bellevue. Sample classes include Steak Dinner at the Bistro, Neapolitan Pizza and Wine Pairing, and Around the World — Small Plates With Big Tastes.

Woodinville wine country is just 7 miles up the road from Archer Hotel Redmond. Four winemaking districts are home to 130+ wineries and 25+ distilleries, each with their own personality (just like you two). Pick up a tasting pass for custom tours and discounted tastings.

Dave & Buster’s in Bellevue is a great place to grab a bite and a bev, play a wide variety of games, including billiards, bowling and VR, and watch “the game” on a super gigantic TV. The couple that plays together ….

A romantic dinner for two? Yes, please:

  • Redmond — Downtown Redmond’s intimate Sages Restaurant, serving up rustic Italian and European fare alongside local-favorite Washington wines.
  • Bellevue — The award-winning Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar with a diverse selection of seafood, and the acclaimed Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi with enviable presentations, wine lists and views.
  • Kirkland Café Juanita, a renowned restaurant showcasing the cuisine of northern Italy influenced by the Pacific Northwest.
Photo courtesy of Barking Frog

For show-goers

IPic Redmond — In Redmond Town Center, with custom designed Pods, a chef-driven theater menu and mixology offerings (and yes, movies).

Marymoor Park concerts — Redmond’s annual concert series in the park’s 5,000-person venue near Clise Mansion.

Summer concerts at Chateau Ste. Michelle — a series of jazz, rock, blues and contemporary concerts, along with Washington wine and food vendors.

Photo courtesy of Chateau Ste. Michelle

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