Here at Marriage Solutions we’re always on the lookout for fun local activities to do for fun date nights. Fun is crucial for a love to last. We need to laugh together and go on adventures both great and small.
You know a life full of stress without stopping for fun can cause any great couple to end up in a marriage counselor’s office.
1. A Magical Date at Max’s Magic Theatre
They have magic shows and mentalism that are personalized for you and your date. They allow you to rent out space for private events or get professional lessons in magic. Be sure to check out their calendar to plan ahead. Doing things that are new and different are important to keep the spark alive without needing marriage counseling. You can contact them at maxsmagictheatre.com.
Watch a live show while cruising down the Oklahoma River. If a live wild west themed show isn’t your thing than consider a specialty cruise, a cocktail cruise, or a haunting ghost themed cruise. It’s super affordable! Plus, you can take the cruise to different landings. You can land at Bricktown for a nice dinner and dancing. Check out the website here: http://okrivercruises.com/specialty-cruises
This is a fun museum. You’ll be transported to another day and time when our country was much younger and expanding westward. Give yourself about 4 hours to explore the paintings, old cowboy movies, and for a free guided tour. Then take your love out for good food HERE. Visit them online at nationalcowboymuseum.org.
4. Explore Together Like Kids At The Science Museum of Oklahoma
Sure you could take your kids with you to this one…but just like Disney World…sometimes it’s best to let mom and dad have the fun! Enjoy the chemistry between you as you explore the science experiments. Don’t forget to explore upstairs too! They have a planetarium, live shows, and over 8 acres of hands on fun. When you’re done laughing and playing together you’ll have a hard time keeping your hands off each other. You can visit them online at sciencemuseumok.org.
5. Get To 3rd Base With Your Spouse At Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark
You’ve got our permission to display too much PDA while being featured on the kissing cam…just don’t get arrested LOL! One unique aspect of this baseball stadium is it’s constructed of brick. Some say it’s just as beautiful as many professional baseball stadiums. Since the stadium is in Bricktown there are many other places to be entertained and eat within walking distance from the stadium. But Brad and I enjoy grabbing a hot dog and drink right there in the stadium. Visit them online at okcdodgers.com.
6. Walk On The Wild Side At The Oklahoma City Zoo
Located right next to the Science Museum of Oklahoma you’ll find one of the best zoos in the U.S. Stroll along the many large shady trees as you admire the wild life. Or you can ride the train around the park while you sit side by side. See everybody’s favorites the prairie dogs and pet the sting rays! The zoo is always expanding so you can go back again and again to see more unique exhibits. They have a neat animal care facility that you can tour as well. Be sure to check them out online at okczoo.org to stay current with the opening of their new exhibits.
7. Gaze At All The Beauty At The Oklahoma City Museum of Art
Walk hand in hand in the quiet and peaceful museum of art. Permanent works of art include glass artwork by artist Dale Chihuly with changing special exhibitions from other noted artists during the year. Trust me, Chihuly’s glass exhibit alone is worth the price of admission. Visit online at okcmoa.com.
8. Stroll Through The Flowers And Greenery At The Myriad Botanical Gardens
Fifteen acres of natural landscape in the heart of downtown OKC. Imagine grabbing a lovely dinner or lunch and then spontaneously walking through a lovely garden. Stop to take a horticulture class where you make your lovely bride or groom a planter just for them to take home and think you and the fun date you went on. The gardens include a children’s area, a dog park, splash pads for kids, and walking paths. Check their website out for concerts, classes on horticulture, the annual Oklahoma Gardening School and more. Visit them online at oklahomacitybotanicalgardens.com.
9. Catch A Show Or Live Music At The Chesapeake Energy Arena
No list of fun things to do in OKC would be complete if it didn’t include the Arena. You can experience live music, sporting events, laugh together with world class comedians, and more. Check their calendar out online to see who his coming to town this month. Visit online at www.chesapeakearena.com/events.
10. Endless Entertainment In OKC’s Bricktown
Feel young again as you find yourself strolling down the lit brick lain street. Catch a boat ride, a movie, and dinner. It’s a must see part of OKC that has great restaurants, bars, and family entertainment. A special opportunity you can’t pass up is walking along the canal and taking a water taxi. Visit bricktownokc.com.
11. Dance The Night Away With A Fun Ballroom Class
This is a great way to get close and learn something fun and spicy together! Take a ballroom dance class and learn about your partner at new level. As an ex-semi-professional dancer I recommend starting with a simple rumba class if you’re a beginner. Also, if your partner has two left feet make sure you pick an easy class with a laid back instructor (No nazis!). Check out 3Sixty Dance.
12. Ride High On The Wheeler Ferris Wheel
Oh this looks like the coolest outing! Get a great look at the skyline of downtown OKC with the historic Santa Monica Pier Ferris Wheel. It’s a special opportunity to create new romantic memories any day or night. Pack a special picnic meal and a checkered blanket to enjoy an outdoor picnic. You can also enjoy the food trucks that frequent the area. Visit them online at wheelerdistrict.com/ferris-wheel.
13. Stroll In The Beautiful Will Rogers Park
Plant something lasting together if you take a horticulture class at this lovely park. Enjoy the nature, see turtles, ducks, fish, geese, and squirrels too. Grab your binoculars and go bird watching or check out the sweet nesting boxes added to the park. It might make you want to have another baby of your own…or at least to put bird feeders in your yard LOL. Visit them online at okc.gov/departments/parks-recreation/will-rogers-gardens.
A super fun spontaneous date would be food truck hopping. Food trucks are mobile restaurants with exceptional food! Grab a good drink and some lawn chairs to enjoy the food, live music, and carnival type games. Check out the most popular food trucks around Oklahoma. You could try to do them all in a day…but more than likely this would be better as a bucket list date idea. There are lots of food truck festivals all over Oklahoma…check out the dates and locations CLICK HERE.
15. Adventure Seekers Rafting Adventures!
This is one of the COOLEST attractions you can do in Oklahoma hands down. If you live in Tulsa this would be something to travel for. This is white water rafting in Oklahoma. You can go on a rafting adventure or you can do what they call a floating film which looks like a ton of fun. This may not be a good date if your pregnant and you’ll want to check the website for the dress code…but if you like zip lining, paddle boarding, or rafting this would be so much fun! Check out the website here: https://www.riversportokc.org/adventures/
Opportunity is everywhere if you know where to look at improving your relationship with your spouse. Marriage takes work, but when you are doing fun, different, and spontaneous things together it doesn’t have to feel like work.
It can be incredible amounts of fun! If you need marriage counseling (or you just want a tune up) be sure to give us a call at 405-237-9697. We have 3 locations…Tulsa, Oklahoma City, and our virtual practice where you can get help from anywhere in the world!