A memorable, successful date requires a certain amount of spontaneity. However, a little planning ahead of time goes a long way.
Dayton is a wonderful, affordable place for a blossoming romance. There’s something for the outdoorsy pair, the chic couple and of course the foodie love birds.
These Best of Dayton 2018 winners in the Best Place to Take a Date category serve as a great jumping off point when planning a romantic day for your love interest.
🥇WINNER: The Oregon District
No surprise here, the Oregon District is an all-encompassing destination for date night. The strip of local eateries has something for every budget for people who want to enjoy a candlelit meal with their honey. Even if you or your date decide to pass on food, you could spend hours walking through the District, window shopping, gabbing, checking out street art and fun cozy shops.
🥈SECOND PLACE: The Greene Towne Center
There are endless date night options when it comes to The Greene Towne Center in Beavercreek. A great thing about the shopping and restaurant destination is that you and your date can see where the night takes you and decide when you get there. Cinemark at The Greene 14 is one of the most raved about theaters in our area, so couples can cap the night with a show and grab drinks afterward.
🥉THIRD PLACE: Carillon Historical Park
No matter the season, Carillon is a gorgeous date destination for multiple reasons. Of course, in the winter, a Carillon Christmas will dazzle you and your date as you stroll hand in hand through holiday lights. During the regular season, Carillon is a museum, park, brewery and more, all in one. You could even keep it simple by packing a picnic and enjoying it beneath the Deeds Carillon — the beautiful Dayton bell tower.
🏆BEST OF DAYTON 2017 WINNERS: Best place to take a date
2nd Place: D20: A Bar With Characters
3rd Place: Coldwater Cafe
🏆BEST OF DAYTON 2016 WINNERS: Best place to take a date
WINNER: The Greene
2nd Place: Fifth Street Brewpub
3rd Place: Thai 9
🏆BEST OF DAYTON 2015 WINNERS: Best place to take a date
WINNER: Lily’s Bistro
2nd Place: The Greene
3rd Place: Pinot’s Palette