Dating is hard, everyone knows that. You meet someone, there’s a potential spark, now what do you do? So much pressure is put on that first date, your initial interaction with this brand new human being you’ve never met before. A lot weighs on your decision of what to do and where to go. Don’t fret, YYC, here are our top five picks of fail-safe first dates in Calgary that won’t let you down:
Tour Calgary’s Brewery & Distillery Scene
Calgary is blessed with SO many delicious breweries and distilleries that you can make a day of it. Pick a few of your favourites and explore the city together, one beer at a time – the perfect opportunity to reach for a hand across the street or try sips of each other’s picks.
Going out for dates isn’t cheap, but what if you got your backstage brewery tour for free?! Sign up with Date Night Insiders today and tour the Burwood Distillery for freeeeeeee.
A Locally-Inspired Homecooked Meal
Everyone loves a good homecooked meal, so why not impress your date with your kitchen skills and whip something up? Maybe you’re not a chef, no biggie. Turn on the grill and barbecue up something tasty – no one can turn down a juicy burger, thick steak, grilled pineapple or even a flamed pizza!
Make it even easier with fresh local meat delivered right to where you are. truLOCAL is a meat delivery service serving up fresh cuts each month, whether you are at home, work, the gym, wherever! Get $25 off your first box by signing up today!
Experience the Bow River
The Bow River is a gorgeous fixture in our city, and a big draw for many people to visit. Float, kayak, go fishing, bike the pathway, sit by the water’s edge – there are so many different ways to explore the river with your date.
Let the Paddle Station do the planning for you – this wicked local company provides all the water exploration equipment you need in Shouldice Park and allows you to travel down the waterway worry-free, only to leave the equipment at St. Patrick’s Island without another thought and continue on your way. Psssttt…they’re only open until September 15th so get 15% off tours by signing up right here.
Tacos & Mini Golf – Need We Say More?
You’ve probably heard of Calgary’s newest taco hotspot, but if you haven’t, listen up. Tacos, drinks and mini-golf under one roof – yep, life really does get this good at Taiko Canteen. Bring your date for a competitive game of mini-golf and say winner buys.
All you need to do is flash your Date Night Insiders membership card and you’ll receive a free round of lucky putt – worth? We’d say heck yes.
Pedal Your Way Around YYC
First dates can be great – and they can also be awkward. Biking around the city is a great way to take the pressure off a one-on-one date and explore the city at the same time. Perhaps you stumble across a new neighbourhood you’ve never been to, stop for a drink and get to know each other better.
Make it easier by taking a Pedal Pub Tour on a super-cool 15-person bicycle! This eases the intenseness of the date and adds an element of fun. Do something new for this first date, and why not do it at 10% off!?
What are you waiting for YYC? Ask your date out now!
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Kelsey is the Editorial & Events Manager for Date Night. Monday-Friday she works as an independent Marketing & Communications Contractor, providing writing, editing and digital marketing services for small businesses here in YYC. When she’s not busy writing about our city, you can usually find her trying the newest fitness studio, exploring the Rockies or chasing the sun – whether here in AB or halfway across the world.