Date night is essential for any relationship. It gives you a chance to get out of the house and spend quality time with your significant other. But sometimes, finding new ideas for date night can be tricky. That’s why we’ve put together this list of eight unique and fun date night ideas in Orange County that aren’t just dinner and a movie!
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Get your competitive juices flowing and head to one of Orange County’s many go-karting tracks. Pick your favorite, then put the pedal to the metal and see who will come out on top!
If you are ready to go fast, K1 Speed is where you want to go. The go-karts at K1 are the fastest in the industry and can reach speeds up to 45MPG. Most locations have an arcade, pool tables, and a cafe, making K1 Speed a one-stop date night.
K1 Speed Hours:
Mondays-Thursdays: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fridays: 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
Saturdays: 10:00 AM – 12:00AM
Sundays: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Special K1 Speed Offers (call your local K1 Speed to see if these offers are available at your location):
- Tuesdays: Buy two races, get a third race for free.
- Wednesdays: For only $50, get two 12-lap Arrive & Drive and a $10 game card for the arcade.
- Happy Hour Monday- Thursday from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Enjoy $5 domestic beer, $6 import beer, $7 craft beer, and $7 glasses of wine at Paddock Lounge café.
- Military & First Responder Discount: $5 off a regularly priced one-race package.
Special K1 Speed Race Nights:
- Fast Thursday: Be the fastest racer and win free races!
1000 N Edward Ct, Anaheim, CA 92806
17221 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92614
For more information, head to K1 Speed.
Climb Some (Indoor) Rocks
Have you thought about going indoor rock climbing for your next date night? Not only will you get some exercise, but it’s also a great way to bond with your date as you work together to conquer the wall.
If you drive the 55 through Santa Ana, you have probably seen the Sender One building. Inside this building is indoor rock climbing heaven. The climbing structures are fun and colorful, with some walls as high as 50ft. There is a mandatory intro class if it is your first time at Sender One, but a day pass and rentals are included with your intro class fee (reservations are required).
Climbing, Yoga, & Fitness Center Hours:
Monday – Friday: 6 am – 11 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 8 pm
Sunday: 8 am – 6 pm
Sender City Hours:
Monday – Friday: 10:30 am-6:30 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am-7:30 pm
Sunday: 9:30 am-5:30 pm
Sender One Pricing:
- Day Passes: $32
- Day Pass with Rental Gear: $39
- 10-Punch Pass: $289
- Sender City (1-hr open climb): $32
Sender One Address:
1441 S. Village Way, Santa Ana, CA 92705
For more information, head to Sender One.
Whatever level of indoor rock climbing you do, Hangar 18 has something you can climb. If you are a brand-new climber, there is a mandatory intro class that you will need to take. The course is 30 minutes and includes a climbing day class and rental shoes. Currently, there are three Hangar 18 locations in Orange County: Mission Viejo, Orange, and San Clemente.
Hanger 18 Hours:
Mondays – Thursdays: 10am – 10pm
Fridays: 10am – 9pm
Saturdays & Sundays: 10am – 8pm
Hanger 18 Groupon Deals
- One Intro Climbing Class for $23
- Two Intro Climbing Classes for $45
- One Month Membership for Two People for $110
- One 12-Month Climbing Pass for $449
- 6-Month Climbing Membership for $249
Hangar 18 Address in Mission Viejo:
23812 Vía Fabricante a4, Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Hangar 18 Address in Orange:
1547 W Struck Ave Suite A, Orange, CA 92867
Hangar 18 Address in San Clemente:
1031 Calle Trepadora unit a, San Clemente, CA 92673
Orange County Indoor Climbing Gyms
- Aesthetic Climbing Gym – Lake Forest
- Movement – Fountain Valley
- Hanger 18 – Mission Viejo, Orange & San Clemente
- SenderOne – Santa Ana
Take Your Date Bowling
Bowling is a fun and unique date night idea. In Orange County, there are plenty of bowling alleys to choose from, with some offering more than just the traditional alley. Here are some of our favorite bowling alleys:
Located in Orange, Lucky Strike is not your typical bowling alley. This upscale bowling lounge offers an onsite bar with food and specialty cocktails, flat-screen TVs, pool tables, and shuffleboard. But why is Lucky Strike an excellent place for date night? After 9 pm, Lucky Strike is 21+, and before 9 pm, all minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Lucky Strike Hours:
Mondays – Thursdays: 4pm – 12am
Fridays: 2pm – 12am
Saturdays: 12 pm – 1am
Sundays: 12pm -10pm
Lucky Strike Pricing:
- Open – 6 pm $17 per person per Hour
- 6 pm – Close $22 per person per hour
Lucky Strike Address:
20 City Blvd W Suite G – 2, Orange, CA 92868
For more information, head to Lucky Strike.
Orange County Bowling Alleys
- Concourse Bowling Center – Anaheim
- Bowlero – Anaheim, Fullerton, Tustin
- Splitsville Luxury Lanes – Anaheim
- Tavern+Bowl – Costa Mesa
- Fountain Bowl – Fountain Valley
- Off The Wall Social – Huntington Beach
- Irvine Lanes – Irvine
- Forest Lanes – Lake Forest
- La Habra 300 Bowl – La Habra
- Saddleback Lanes – Mission Viejo
- Round1 Bowling & Amusement – Santa Ana
- Westminster Lanes – Westminster
Throw some Axes on Your OC Date Night
If you are looking for an adrenaline-filled date night, then axe throwing is the right choice! Indoor axe throwing is becoming increasingly popular and the perfect place for a fun and unique date night.
Sauced BBQ and Spirits in Orange is an excellent place to experience axe throwing. Not only can you show off your ax-throwing skills, but you can also enjoy a delicious meal before or after your date night adventure.
Sauced BBQ and Spirits Hours:
Sunday – Thursday 11am – 10pm
Friday – Saturday 11am – Midnight
- Reservations for axe throwing can only be made for groups of four or more. So if you want, make it a double date night. If only two of you are axe throwing, you can walk in and put your name on a waitlist.
- Don’t forget to wear closed-toed shoes.
- The time it takes to throw axes: Those with axe-throwing reservations with four or more people have 1 hour to throw axes. Walk-in guests are offered 30-minute timeslots.
Sauced BBQ and Spirits Prices:
- For Hour Long Reservations: $30 per person
- For 30-minute walk-ins: $15 per person
Sauced BBQ and Spirits Address:
1535 W. Katella Avenue, Orange, CA 92867
For more information, head to Sauced BBQ and Spirits.
Orange County Axe Throwing Locations
- Stumpy’s Hatchet House – Huntington Beach
- Whoop Axe Throwing – Lake Forest
- King’s Eye Escape & Axe – Westminster
Play Arcade Games Like Kids
Arcade date nights are growing in popularity, making date nights fun. Orange County has plenty of arcades, each more fun than the next. Here are some of our favorite Orange County arcades for adults:
Mission Control in Downtown Santa Ana is the perfect date night spot. Not only do they have classic arcade games and pinball machines, but they also have specialty cocktails.
Mission Control Hours:
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – Thursday 5:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Friday 5pm – 1:30am
Saturday 1pm – 1:30am
Sunday 1pm – 10:30pm
Mission Control Address:
515 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92701
For more information, head to Mission Control.
If you are looking for a date night spot with more than just classic arcade games, Off The Wall in Huntington Beach is the place to go. This date night spot also offers bowling, laser tag, and other attractions to make date nights fun. They also provide food and drinks to make it a one-stop date night.
Off the Wall Social Hours:
Monday to Thursday: 12:00 pm to 12:00 am
Friday: 12:00 pm to 1:00 am
Saturday: 10:00 am to 1:00 am
Sunday: 10:00 am to 12:00 am
Off The Wall Social Address:
7227 Edinger Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA, 92647
For more information, head to Off The Wall Social.
Orange County Arcades and Entertainment Centers
Here are some arcades and entertainment centers found in Orange County:
- Camelot Golfland – Anaheim
- Dave & Buster’s – Irvine, Orange
- Off the Wall Social – Huntington Beach
- Mission Control – Santa Ana
- Round1 Bowling & Amusement – Santa Ana
Head to The Driving Range
If you want an outdoor date night, hitting golf balls at the driving range is a great idea. Orange County has some beautiful golf ranges offering fun and laughter on date nights. Here are some of our favorite Orange County Golf Ranges:
The Islands Golf Center is an excellent place for a date night. It features 13 floating targets and 82 hitting stalls. There is an onsite kitchen for all your snacking needs. Islands Golf Center is conveniently located by popular Anaheim breweries if you want to grab a beer after hitting some balls.
The Islands Golf Center Hours:
Mondays: 3 pm – 10:30 pm
Tuesdays- Sundays: 7 am – 10:30 pm
Last Bucket Sold at 9:30 pm
The Islands Golf Center Prices:
- Rental Clubs: $3
- Small Bucket: $8
- Medium Bucket: $11
- Large Bucket $13
The Islands Golf Center Address:
14893 E Ball Rd, Anaheim, CA 92806
For more info, head to The Islands Golf Center.
Olympic Golf Zone in Buena Park is not your Grandpa’s driving range. Instead of hitting balls outside, Olympic Golf Zone brings the driving range inside with their driving range simulator. They also have a baseball simulator, pub food, and drinks to complete your date night.
Olympic Golf Zone Hours:
Sunday – Thursday 11am – 1 am
Friday – Saturday 11 am – 2 am
Olympic Golf Zone Address:
6988 Beach Blvd #B208, Buena Park, CA 90621
For more information, head to Olympic Golf Zone.
Orange County Driving Ranges
Here is a list of all the driving ranges located in Orange County:
- Birch Hills Golf Course – Brea
- Mile Square Golf Course – Fountain Valley
- Golfers Paradise – Fullerton
- Rancho San Joaquin Driving Range – Irvine
- Westridge Golf Club – La Habra
- Lake Forest Golf Course – Lake Forest
- Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club – Mission Viejo
- Newport Beach Golf Course – Newport Beach
- Super Range Golf – Orange
- San Juan Hills Golf Club – San Juan Capistrano
- Tustin Ranch Golf Club – Tustin
- Black Gold Golf Club – Yorba Linda
Ready to have some date night fun in Orange County? With these date night ideas, you will have a great time with your date and create some memories that will last a lifetime! So grab your date and get ready for fun date nights in Orange County. Happy Date Night! 🙂