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10 First Date Ideas

Saratoga is perfect for summer lovin'! The birds and the bees are coming out in full force lately, and if you have a budding romance, we have some great "first date" ideas for you in Saratoga!

couple on a date

1. A Day At The Track

saratoga racetrack

Going to the Saratoga Race Track is a sure bet for a first date! Its casual setting will allow you to get to know each other without the pressure of too much romance too soon. With its high energy, delicious foods, and fun atmosphere, it's sure to be a great time. Plus, with admission costing just a few bucks, you'll have plenty left to spoil your date at dinner later if all goes well!

2. Watch A Polo Match

polo match

Polo matches are perfect events for a first date! Saratoga Polo offers a casual environment that's ideal for getting to know someone, and they're also inexpensive. Plus, you don't need to be a polo expert to enjoy the match! These fast-paced, adrenaline-pumping matches are sure to excite you and your date, and make for a fun afternoon for the both of you!

3. Go Bowling

bowling alley

Bowling is the perfect solution to help break the ice on a first date. Not only is it fun, but it's sure to make you laugh. Plus it's a great way to escape the summertime heat for a few hours. Check out Saratoga Strike Zone for that first date on a hot summer day!

4. Paint & Sip

paint and sip

If you're looking for a more refined first date venue, Paint & Sip is the place to go! Enjoy a glass of wine while you and your date learn how to create a beautiful painting together. No experience is necessary, you'll be guided step by step through the whole process, and you'll get to take the painting home with you! Get to know your date a little bit better while enjoying each other's company - all while painting and sipping!

5. Spend The Day At The Park

saratoga state park

Pack a picnic basket, throw a frisbee around, or simply take a relaxing stroll and explore your surroundings. The Saratoga Spa State Park is a beautiful setting for a casual date. There's no need to dress up or prepare - just be yourself and get to know one another all while enjoying the beauty of summer in Saratoga!

6. Go To The Movies

movie theater

While it may be cliche, going to the movies is still a great option for a first date in our books! While we definitely recommend doing something after the movie (possibly dine out together or grab some ice cream), it's a great way to break the ice. It allows you to have something else to talk about later, and helps you shake out those butterflies in your stomach. Stick with a comedy - laughing on your first date is a good sign!

7. See A Concert At SPAC

spac concert

Seeing a concert together at SPAC is a great way to break the ice on a first date! Just make sure to choose something that interests both of you and provides an enjoyable experience. This will allow the discussion to flow freely once the concert is over. Whether it's high energy rock or a soothing concerto, make it a night to remember!

8. Go Wine Tasting

wine tasting

Go on a wine tasting! Whether you're visiting multiple wineries, or just checking out one or two, a wine tasting is a perfectly romantic first date. It allows you to try something new together, get to know each other a little better and find out what kinds of wine your date likes!

9. Dine Outside

patio dining

First dates often revolve around food, in an open setting, where you can get to know the person. Try dining outside in Saratoga for a romantic first date! Saratoga is the perfect spot to dine alfresco during the summertime - your date is sure to be impressed!

10. Explore An Art Gallery Or Museum

art gallery

Exploring an art gallery or museum can be the perfect place to begin your first date! It offers a casual environment, while also allowing you to talk to one another. Get to know your date and see what they like, whether it be art, history, or even just what their favorite color is! Galleries and museums are great places to meet for your date and begin your day together. Plus, they are often free or require a very small admission fee. Get rid of those nerves first thing so you can enjoy your time together!

Ready to start planning that second date? Check out all the attractions and things to do in Saratoga as well as these upcoming events.

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