We discovered a total of 52 date ideas in or near Tulsa, Oklahoma, including 29 fun or romantic activities in nearby cities within 25 miles like Broken ArrowClaremoreSand Springs and Owasso.
Uncovering Oklahoma showcases many great places and things to do around Tulsa with friends, but how date-worthy are the places? Here on this are a collection of suggestions for various fantastic local dates you can only have in Tulsa or surrounding towns.
There are ideas for all kinds of couples and types of dates. Date ideas are sorted in collections of districts, areas, or themes, making it easier to string together an itinerary. For example, start a date at a coffee shop and then walk across the street to the food truck park. For more date ideas throughout the year, follow Uncovering Oklahoma on social media like TwitterFacebookand Instagram. Be sure to come back here as this list will expand and change over time.
Visit local galleries, studios, and businesses displaying local artists and musical acts.
Couples can also experience glass blowing, pottery, even chocolate making. Arrive early and stay late to enjoy the art venues as well as the restaurants, clubs, and retail businesses in the Tulsa Arts District. Start with a cocktail at one of the patios or bars in the area. The various art venues open at 6 and usually run through 9 pm.
Throughout the evening, one can experience the different venues while enjoying dinner before, during or after the exhibit show times. Finish with a night with dancing, bar hopping or a stroll through the new Guthrie Green park space.
The Art Crawl runs 12 months of the year. The only occasional change of date will be if there is a holiday in conflict with the First Friday. Ahha Tulsa is a place to gather and create.
Include visiting their gallery spaces for a date night in the Tulsa Arts District. Located in the heart of the Tulsa Arts District, this industrial square block was transformed from an old freight yard to an inviting green space. Guthrie Green is a community town square to celebrate the performing arts. It is a source of health and wellness, ecological awareness, and joyous appreciation of the arts.
The greatest feature of the park are the many events it hosts that are free and open to the public, such as concerts, movies, fitness classes, and markets. When your date night includes, Living Arts of Tulsayou can not only experience contemporary art, but also participate in creative workshops, performances, exhibitions, films, demonstrations of current art, lectures, related educational activities and research. We have all types of people and all age groups learning how to blow glass and appreciate the art form.
You can catch a free demonstration during the First Friday Art Crawl. Glacier Confection for one of the best artisan chocolateries in the state of Oklahoma. True chocoholics will be interested in the rare, single-origin chocolates available. They got fun retro arcade games, cocktails, and all the retro jams. Plus, they host dance parties and gaming competitions. The retro pub is 21 and older to enter.
The 8, square foot facility, which includes a lounge, full-service bar, patio and private VIP room with two lanes, is a retro-inspired tribute to the classic bowling alleys of the s. Dilly Diner for breakfast all day, lunch, and late-night dining where freshness is a focus. Also great for weekend brunch dates. Juniper for a menu that evolves with the changing seasons, with delicious plates with Italian, French, Spanish and American influences.
The bar at Juniper is an innovation in mixology, utilizing infused vodkas and gins, flavored bitters and food highlights in cocktail drinks. Great place to impress a date.
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Watch our episode on Foolish Things. Shades of Brown — For a relaxing coffee date where you can enjoy local art and board games.
Watch our episode on Shades of Brown. The Tulsa Center of the Universe is a worn concrete circle, approximately thirty inches in diameter, within the middle of another circle made up of thirteen bricks. Overall, the center is a little more than eight feet in diameter. Of course, the effect works best when there are no trains. Coming from either side of this railroad overpass, you can follow a brick path that goes to a brick circle that is located directly over the tracks.
The closest address is 50 South Boston Avenue. Foolish Things Coffee — Nothing foolish about a coffee date here.
Take a stroll around the Tulsa Boxyard to explore unique boutique shops and restaurants together. Rose Rock Microcreamery for small-batch ice cream to add a bit of sweetness to your date in the Tusla Boxyard. Open Container for an outdoor bar with top-notch cocktails, bar food, and a view of downtown Tulsa in the Tulsa Boxyard.
Dead Armadillo Brewery for approachable yet unique interpretations of classic ale beers as well as other styles. Palace Cafe for local, organic cuisine in a romatnic autosphere. For smokers, you can enjoy a fine cigar in their smoke lounge. For non-smokers with friends in the lounge, the ventilation system fully replenishes the air with one hundred percent outside air eight times an hour.
Their mission is to use film to foster understanding, and appreciation of the diversity of the human experience, and create community among the viewers in the restored historic Circle Cinema. The Admiral Twin Drive-In is a rare drive-in theater with two separate 9-story tall screens, showing a double feature every evening during their movie season.
The audio for the movies is broadcast through an FM transmitter and you must have an FM radio in order to hear the movies.
They highly recommend bringing a portable radio to hear the movie. If you are going to use your car stereo, be sure that your car battery is strong enough to power your radio throughout the show. They do offer jump-starts, but that would ruin the date night. Gathering Place is a park u nlike none other in Tulsa for everyone to enjoy. Gathering Place is entirely free to the public and is an adventure sure to inspire wonderful moments for an adventured filled date.
They have drinks and snacks in their cafe as well as a full-service restaurant. Rabbit Hole Improv presents the best in local improv, sketch, and stand-up comedy with regular shows every weekend. Every show is different, making each date a unique experience. For even more fun, be sure to take one of their improv classes together. Once you two have decided what to eat, play a round of mini-golf in their Route 66 themed course. With over 26 miles of paved trails, the River Parks have activities for the young and old alike. For an outdoor hike together, visit Turkey Mountain for some spectacular views of the river.
Go explore the Cross Timbers Trail for a striking mosaic where the eastern hardwood forests meet the western prairies. Walk through the Tandy Floral Terraces ature floral display with seasonal color and year-round interest.
While the Tulsa Botanic Garden may still be growing, the collection of bulbs, picturesque scenes, and trails make it worthy for a date idea. Journey to the Tulsa Zoo for a worldwide animal adventure. During their renovation, every effort was made to use recycled and native materials. Combining rustic luxury with modern amenities such as high-speed wireless internet access, Cedar Rock Inn is the perfect escape from reality.
Couples can roam the property and enjoy the hiking trail, sitting by the pond and the many features of Cedar Rock Inn. For a romantic weekend getaway, Meadowlake Ranch is located 15 minutes west of Downtown Tulsa in a private rural setting, just a short drive to dining, casinos, and entertainment yet a world away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Enjoy your stay in lodging such as their Lakeside Log Cabins with a two-person whirlpool tub, full kitchen, fireplace, and private patio next to a spring-fed lake.
Or sleep in an authentic Indian tepee with a chiminea and up to six fold-out sleeping cots. They are set near one another in a wooded setting by a waterfall. The private modern bathroom has a hot shower, toilet, and sink a few yards away.
Their hiking trails feature jaw-dropping scenery and the hammocks are relaxing. The Oklahoma Aquarium is famously known for being the home to the largest bull sharks in captivity, seen through a unique tunnel and dome. The aquarium also has hundreds of other fish, interactive touch stations, and feed tanks. With all of the interactives and photo ops, it is worth the admission price for a memorable date.
When you two are not staking or play games, stop at the snack bar for drinks, snacks, and hot food. For ificant others seeking a little excitement, Xtreme Tulsa offers options that elevate your heart rate: high-speed kart racing, axe throwing, and immersive free-roam Virtual Reality. Every option on the experience menu pairs well with craft beer and wine, and Xtreme has both putting the BAR in snack bar. That something about the satisfying WHAM of an axe splitting its wooden bullseye gets your blood pumping to all the right places.
Be sure to check out the Events Calendar too. Creative Burgers Vol 3 Route 66 Edition. Rendezvous Pizza. Monday Music Discovery for July 26, Equity Brewing Co. Monday Music Discovery for June 28, Address. Guthrie Green.