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Summer Time Date Night Ideas

Date nightSummertime in Connecticut means the days are long and the nights are warm. It’s the perfect season for fun and romance. Whether you’re planning a romantic first date or you and your partner would like to try something new and different for date night, the following Connecticut date spots are sure to spice things up.

Hartford

City Steam Brewery Café -- 942 Main St.
Enjoy a 19th century feel at this brewery that taps into the Hartford steam and chilled water system to fuel its 23-barrel brewery. Nestled in an 1870s brownstone, this brewery features an upscale casual dining menu along with its award-winning suds. Antique steam-whistles announce the brewing process is in full swing to make a tasty porter, pilsner, or signature “City Steam Ale.”

Firebox Restaurant -- 539 Broad St.
Situated in the Frog Hollow neighborhood, this restaurant’s mission is to use locally-sourced food for that fresh “farm to fork” dining experience. Menus change to reflect the best seasonal offerings but expect to be served an amazing meal any time of year.

Black-Eyed Sally's Southern Kitchen & Bar -- 350 Asylum St.
Get a taste of down-home Southern comfort food in the heart of New England. This mainstay of Hartford cooks up the South’s favorite dishes like barbecued brisket, fried chicken, and lots of Cajun cuisine in a juke joint-inspired setting. Sit on the sidewalk patio and listen to live blues and jazz music for an authentic Southern experience.

More Date Ideas

If you’re looking for less structured ideas for your date, take advantage of Connecticut’s great outdoors to guide you to a fun, memorable outing.

Take a Bike Ride— Connecticut is home to many city and state parks chock full of gorgeous scenery. Get on your bikes, grab your cameras, and make an afternoon out riding the trails and capturing shots of the countryside.

Go on a Picnic— Nothing is more “summer” or more romantic than a summertime picnic. Pack up an old-fashioned basket with your favorite food and wine, grab a blanket, and set up your spread under a big tree at your favorite park.

Go to an Amusement Park —Whether you crave big thrill rides or prefer to just eat cotton candy, you can have a fun, memorable date at an amusement park. Lake Compounce Theme Park in Bristol and Quassy Amusement & Waterpark in Middlebury are two of the state’s favorites.

Visit a Zoo— While away the day visiting the lions, tigers, and bears (oh my!) at Beardsly Zoo in Bridgeport. With over 300 species on display including a South American rainforest, you’re sure to be impressed with the variety of wildlife.

Go to a Baseball Game —Connecticut doesn’t have a major league team, but that doesn’t mean America’s favorite pastime isn't happening. New Britain is home to the Bees, a member of the Atlantic League. Hartford is home to the Yard Goats, a Double-A minor league team.

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