Now is the perfect time to explore fun, creative date ideas in Henry County, Georgia. If you’ve been racking your brain for fun beyond the typical dinner and a movie, this list will inspire you with your next couples outing. Home to a wide variety of activities, you and your date will enjoy your time spent comfortably south of Atlanta.
Who would have thought a night in jail would be a great start to a date? JailHouse Brewing Company in Hampton, Georgia is named for the former city jail in which it inhabits. The brewery hosts weekly events that vary from comedy nights to live music. Fridays are themed vinyl nights where you’re invited to bring a record to be played in exchange for a free 7 oz. taster.
If food is the way to your heart, stop by 15th Street Pizza and Pub, a casual dining spot. Sports lovers will enjoy viewing games on one of the many televisions inside the restaurant and beer connoisseurs can curve their cravings with a selection of 40-70 bottled drinks and 24 on tap. 15th Street Pizza has a patio with additional seating, televisions and cornhole boards. Challenge your date to a friendly game of cornhole that allows you to be both partners in love and fierce opponents.
Self-proclaimed comic book nerds will rejoice at the sight of Book End in Stockbridge, Georgia. Although it is modest in size, the comic shop is packed with single issues, graphic novels, merchandise and collectibles from a variety of fandoms. If you’re in the mood to partner up and play others, Magic: The Gathering® and Yu-Gi-Oh!® tournaments are also played in the space adjacent to the shop.
Strap on your skates and roll with your date as you enjoy a visit to Starlite Family Fun Center. With two Henry County locations, you can take your pick of a fun adventure in Stockbridge or McDonough. Spend time off the skating rink in an exciting game of laser tag or shoot for prizes in the arcade. After working up an appetite, order pizza or any of the other skating rink staples from the menu.
Are you and your significant other big readers? Any book lover knows the importance of reading the classics while leaving plenty of room for modern titles. Speakeasy Bookstore in Hampton, Georgia has a mix of both. There’s more to this bookstore than meets the eye, as the owners serve a variety of caffeinated drinks and lead a walking tour detailing filming from season six of The Walking Dead. If you ask, they’ll even take you downstairs to view the space that was used as a genuine speakeasy during prohibition.
You’ll be happy to navigate the fun of Southern Belle Farm with a partner. The McDonough, Georgia agritourism farm has offerings during all four seasons of the year with the winter season beginning November 20. You and your date can look forward to hot cider, Christmas trees, a petting zoo and more. Although Southern Belle Farm offers family-friendly attractions, there are plenty of activities that also make it a great choice for a low-key daytime date for adults. The farm is a great place to make memories. Before your time comes to an end, memorialize the time spent with your honey by snapping a photo in the giant rocking chair.
The downtown Locust Grove area has a special charm that Olive in a Bottle falls right in line with. The shop specializes in gourmet oils and vinegar fused with unexpected flavors. Attend one of the scheduled cooking classes to witness Chef Marian Minugh as she feeds your culinary curiosity on how to prepare a three-course meal. You and your date will be well fed during the class and walk away with a recipe for duplicating the meal at home.
When it comes to looks, chances are you find your partner cute but the rescued and rehabilitated residents of of Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary may be a close second. Meet the animals of the sanctuary on a free self-guided tour or try one of the paid experiences, including the WOW (Walk on the Wild Side) tour that gives you a closer look inside the first of two gates, or be a keeper for a day.
If you and your date are feeling adventurous, register for an intro to tree climbing course at Panola Mountain State Park. If you prefer your feet firmly planted on the ground, there’s also archery classes and a moonlight mountain hike that takes you and your love to the top of the mountain and ends with the sweet reward of s’mores over a fire.
You don’t have to be an artist to make a masterpiece at The Creativity Café in McDonough, Georgia. Select a design and it is traced onto canvas before you choose paint colors and add your finishing touches. Walk-ins are welcome at the studio, meaning you and your date can paint whatever item you choose at your own pace. The art studio also hosts pottery throwing and jewelry making classes and offers a large selection of ceramics and more.
Now that you’ve been inspired with ideas for out-of-the-box dates, start planning your weekend fun in Henry County, Georgia. Find more inspiration at the Things to Do section of the site and make a day trip or weekend trip of it. Here’s to a good time and to lots of love!