I mean, we live in Louisville, home of the Kentucky Derby, for crying out loud. We won’t tell your boss.) and meet your date for some drinks and bets during the track’s Twilight Thursday evening races. These programs are only available during the Spring and September meets.
Honestly, what’s not to love about Churchill Downs? There’s nothing more romantic than star gazing with someone special.
(No comments from the peanut gallery, please.) You’ve got horse racing, booze, betting and a good-time atmosphere. In case the weather isn’t on your side for this one, head to the Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium on the University of Louisville‘s campus and view one of their shows on the screens surrounding the entire circumference of the building. If you haven’t make it to see Louisville Slugger Field for a Louisville Bats game, consider date night the perfect opportunity — especially during the summer months when they shoot fireworks after select games. Pack a blanket and enjoy America’s favorite pastime with your date. Test your leadership, teamwork and problem-solving skills (and compatibility) as you solve a puzzle to get yourself out of the room in which you’ve been locked.
Downs After Dark, the track’s night racing series, is popular with locals and something you must check off your list, if you haven’t already. Peanuts, Cracker Jacks and cold beer not included but strongly recommended. Every month Bernheim Forest hosts a full moon night hike. There are several different options of puzzles from which to choose but all offer a great challenge and the opportunity for you and your date to work together — a great test for any relationship.
This date night suggestion comes highly recommended because of its versatility.
You and your sweetie can get in a workout together by lacing up your running shoes or hopping on a bike to cross the Ohio River to Indiana and back on the Big Four Pedestrian & Bicycle Bridge.
This website lists the dates and specific times to see this rare occurrence — if Mother Nature cooperates.
This list wouldn’t be complete without including Churchill Downs.
Trust us, that queue of yours can wait for a rainy day.
It’s known for its moonbow, a rainbow that you can only see at night, only during a full moon and only under a clear sky.
This phenomenon is not found anywhere else in the entire Western Hemisphere.
We’re here to help bring a little spontaneity and excitement back to your dating scene.
Take advantage of one (or all) of these fantastic cheap date nights in Louisville and soon your love life will be as hot as Louisville in July!
Louisville is chock-full of history and intrigue, so much so that you are definitely missing out on a lot of things if you don’t live in certain neighborhoods.