Looking for a fun new idea for date night? The classic dinner and movie combo is always an option, but there are plenty of great, unique date night spots here in Irvine California. Here are a few of our favorites!

Escape Room

Try an escape room! This is a great opportunity to bond with your date while working together to solve clues. Escape rooms are also perfect for double or even triple date nights, as escape room teams can range in size. There are several escape rooms to choose from in Irvine, so you’ll definitely be able to find one with a theme that interests you and your date!

Comedy Show

Want to show your date that you have a great sense of humor? Take them to a comedy show! Comedy improv theaters like ImprovCity and Irvine Improv regularly offer great shows, including local comedians and bigger, national names. Check their schedules online to see when your favorite comedian will be in town!

Paint Night

Feeling creative? Try a paint night! This is a great date idea that will leave you and your date with a personalized memento to remember the night with – your own paintings! You’ll end up with similar paintings to display at home and show off your creative work. Many paint night classes offer easy to follow instruction and wine!

Tanaka Farms

If you’re looking for an afternoon date idea, check out Tanaka Farms! They’ve got a great fall pumpkin patch right now. They also offer strawberry tours, watermelon tours, u-pick produce tours, and Christmas tree shopping throughout the year. They even have a community supported agriculture (CSA) subscription box, which sends fresh local produce right to your door so you can prepare a delicious meal at home! Be sure to purchase a parking pass online ahead of time during busy seasons.

Irvine Spectrum

In addition to shopping and dining options, the Irvine Spectrum also offers several options for nightlife. Check out their Giant Wheel or movie theater with your date! The Irvine Spectrum has a variety of great weekend entertainment as well. Check out the schedule on their website to see this weekend’s lineup.

Can’t Get A Babysitter?

Are you bringing the kids along? Don’t worry – there are also a LOT of family friendly activities in Irvine to choose from! Try a day outdoors at one of the many recreational nature areas we have here, or check out the Pretend Children’s Museum.

Taco Catering

Of course, we think that every date night should include tacos. Invite your date to our flagship restaurant Taqueros in San Juan Capistrano, or call us to cater! Imagine having a delicious taco bar delivered right to your door for the perfect night in. Yum!


We hope these ideas help you come up with a fun and creative date night. Last but not least, don’t forget the key to everyone’s heart: tacos!