Fun Date Spots In and Around Connecticut Cities Last Updated: November 2023

Ever taken your date axe-throwing? Or puzzled your way out of an Escape Room? Or gone for a romantic stroll through a pristine bird sanctuary? You can in Connecticut.

Forget your default dating destinations. Eliminate the stress of searching for that perfect setting. Surprise your partner! Go off the beaten path! All over Connecticut, you’ll find creative, exciting, adventuresome opportunities for unforgettable fun. Take a look at just a few of the places couples can fire up the chemistry. 

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Greater Hartford: from Goat Yoga to Yard Goats Baseball

You and your date can unleash your inner Paul Bunyan at Montana Nights Axe Throwing in Newington. Want to show that first date that you really rock? Head for Stone Age Rock Gym Climbing in Manchester. Or get to first base at Dunkin’ Donuts Park when it’s time for Hartford Yard Goats baseball. Here are a few fresh ideas.

Greater New Haven: for Rockin’ Skates and Great Escapes

Sure, couples head to New Haven for the famous pizza. But why not build togetherness by solving your way out of a tricky escape room at Escape New Haven? Or skate hand-in-hand together at Elm City Skating Club. Check out these options.

Greater Mystic: Make a Date with History

Don’t just take your partner on a date—go back in time, exploring the Mystic Seaport Museum. Up for a treasure hunt? See what you can find at the Niantic Book Barn, with more than half a million titles. Top off the evening with the fast-paced fun at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, or Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket. In this part of the state, you’re not only close to the beautiful shoreline—you’re close to so many uncommon things to do.

Greater Fairfield: Feathers, Fins and Funny Business

Take a romantic walk, hand-in-hand, through the magnificent Connecticut Audubon Sanctuary in Fairfield, or visit the dazzling, colorful residents of Norwalk's Maritime Aquarium.

Want to take the stress off that awkward first date? Laugh together at the Stress Factory Comedy Club in Bridgeport. The Fairfield area is rich with opportunities for great times!