5 Fun Date Night Ideas in Charleston

One of the best parts of being an adult: date night. Find a sitter, put on that dress you’ve been stashing in your closet, grab your spouse, and explore these date night ideas in Charleston.

Make a DIY Terrarium at PlantHouse

Perhaps you are a budding plant mom or maybe you just want to grab some new green for your home, PlantHouse is for you. Located in Mount Pleasant and their fourth location nationwide, PlantHouse offers unique plants, build your own terrariums, and adult beverages to enjoy while you shop. Plants and booze? Sign me up. They offer terrarium making classes where you and your partner can enjoy a beer or glass of wine and make a new addition for your home. Activate your green thumb for this unique date night idea!

Take the Daniel Island Ferry

Back for another season, the Daniel Island Ferry offers a beautiful and convenient way to enjoy a date night in downtown Charleston. The ferry departs from Daniel Island with options for a one-way cruise, round trip, and even a 90-minute sunset cruise. We all know that parking and traffic are two of Charleston’s worst features, so this is a great alternative. Jump aboard and enjoy a hassle-free trip. They also offer custom charters for bachelorette parties, corporate events, and more!

Candle-Making at Candlefish

Everyone loves a good candle. Don’t argue this with me. Grab your partner and partake in Candlefish’s signature scented candle making workshop. The workshop is offered year-round and is the perfect introduction to candle-making. Choose a fragrance from their candle library, learn how to blend wax and fragrance oil, wick your jars, and finally pour two 9oz glass jars to take home. Candles are ready for pick-up the next day. The kicker? The workshops are BYOB.

Bowling at The Alley

Perhaps you like a slightly active and slightly competitive date night. The Alley is a 16,780-square foot reclaimed warehouse that features eight lanes of retro bowling, a 40-foot bar made from recycled bowling lane wood and a 150-seat restaurant serving tasty bites including Holy City Nachos, Bruschetta Avocado Toast and Buffalo Chicken Dip. I once had a work event here and it was such a fun atmosphere. The Alley is also home to an arcade, a concert venue, and a space for children’s parties.

Take a Class with Charleston Culinary Tours

Charleston is known as one of the culinary capitols in the United States. Home to some of the best chefs and most highly rated restaurants in the country, Charleston Culinary Tours offer a variety of culinary tours and cooking classes for every palate. Learn the techniques of cooking from some of the best chefs in the country in this fun and interactive date night. Perhaps you prefer a less hands on experience. If so, then book a culinary tasting tour where you get to experience some of Charleston’s finest dishes to delight your taste buds.

Have you lived in Charleston? What are some of your favorite date night jaunts? Comment below and tell us! For more Charleston resources, click here.

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