While some states continue to reopen businesses and lift travel restrictions, many are experiencing a new in-flux of COVID-19 cases. Here in Washington state, face masks are required 24/7 in public. For the Navy, the latest guidelines restrict sailors, for the most part, to work and home. We’ve heard every command is slightly different with their restrictions, so we advise you and your sailor determine what is applicable for you.
Regardless, these restrictions might be especially difficult if your sailor just came home or is on their way out for deployment. It’s not easy, but we have to make do with what options we have available. Luckily, there are many ways to creatively enjoy a “date night-in” around the Kitsap County area.
Here are a few ways to spice up your date nights if you are stationed at Bangor Sub Base:
Drive in Movie: Rodeo Drive-In Theater
In the comfort of your own car, and without the hassle of masks, you can view a double feature at Bremerton’s Rodeo Drive-In Theater. If you wish to sit outside your car, the theater complies with current Washington State masking laws in addition to six feet social distancing. Showtime is at dusk. It is highly recommended to come early as no spots are assigned or saved. The theater has three different fields with three different double features to choose from! You listen to the movie on the designated FM station for the movies you are viewing. Online concession orders are available with notification via text for pick up.
At Home Concert: All In Washington: A Concert for COVID-19 Relief
From the comfort of your couch enjoy a concert showing off why Washington is so talented, with performances by Macklemore, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Dave Matthews, Pearl Jam and others! The hour long concert is free for Amazon Prime members for the next 30 days, and has raised more than $48 million for COVID-19 relief. To watch it, click here.
Escape Room at Home: Kitsap Great Escape
The Kitsap Great Escape is open for private parties in addition to having a take home escape room crate. You can complete the escape room crate as many times as you’d like during your rental period. It makes for a very memorable evening in your own home! Don’t forget to ask about the military discount at check out!
Kayaking or Paddle Boarding: Olympic Outdoor Center
Out on the water it is easy to be physically distant from others and enjoy a beautiful day date. Olympic Outdoor Center’s Poulsbo location is open for rentals of single and double sit top kayaks along with stand up paddle boards. Rentals start at $20.
Paint from Home Kit: Dancing Brush
The Dancing Brush in Poulsbo is a ceramic painting studio. Through the Dancing Brush website you can order a “To Go Kit” for a paint night at home. It is easy to select your pottery, glazes, and tools needed from the online menu. Pick up your supplies, paint at home, then return the glazed pottery to the store for firing. In approximately seven days your final product will be ready for you to pick up and bring home.
To-Go Drinks: The Loft
If you are missing going out to happy hour, The Loft in Poulsbo is an excellent place to check out. They are currently offering “Fro-Zip,” adult drinks in a bag! You can take a night off from being your own bartender and bring home these tasty, summer beverages. Pair your frozen treat with their comfort classics like cilantro lime tacos, chicken avocado melts or prime rib philly sandwiches. For their latest takeout menus, click here.
Cooking Class: Free Online
A variety of different chefs are hosting online cooking classes on YouTube and IGTV. Massimo Buttura, Jose Andres, Christina Tosi, and Seamus Mullen are a few of those providing FREE online cooking and baking classes. Pick your favorite recipe from cookies to pasta, grab the ingredients from the grocery store, then enjoy an evening of making but more importantly eating good food with the person you care about.
Have you tried any date nights at home? Any other ideas you want to share? Comment below!