What to do on a date in Aurora

When it comes to finding places to go on a date in Aurora, the choices are endless! There are so many amazing restaurants, and fun things to do. One of the best places to go though, might be a bit unexpected. Southlands! Southlands has everything you could ever want to do on a date night, or day!

What to do on a date in Aurora

You can start off sometime in the mid-morning. and grab a cup of coffee and a light snack at Legends Coffee, Legends Coffee was at the first ever farmers market at Southlands, and they’ve been rocking Aurora ever since! This place has a great cup o’ Joe for sure, but they also have other delightful drinks for those who aren’t into coffee (wha? Is that a thing?)

Legends Coffee Southlands

Legends Coffee Southlands

After you finish your coffee, you can head over to Pedego Electric Bikes and rent a bicycle built for two!Pedego electric bikes Southlands

Pedego electric bikes bicycle built for two

Now here’s a date idea that you probably haven’t thought of before, and one that will be new to both of you. You can pedal normally (or not), and get assistance up to 20 MPH. It’s only about $20 for a whole hour! You can go around the entire shopping center, and then some. This would be amazing for a first date, or for a couple that has been together for a while; you’ll be the most creative date planner ever!

If you’re lucky enough to be at Southlands on a Saturday between May and September (check here for exact dates), you can walk through the Southlands Farmer’s Market. Walk through, samples some amazing local goods, and grab some stuff to make a fabulous dinner!

Farmers market at Southlands

Farmers market at Southlands

The Southlands Farmer’s Market is gearing up for our new season starting May 7th – September 24th 2016!
Southlands Farmer’s Market
Every Saturday 8:00am-1:00pm
Shop more than 40 local vendors in Town Square for organic and pesticide-free produce, fresh dairy products, delicious baked goods, homemade salsa, tamales and tortillas as well as gourmet pasta, fresh seafood, natural soaps, handmade goods and much more!

If the Farmer’s Market is closed for the season, you might look into ice skating at The Pond.

Right next to the Farmer’s Market, you can drop in a see a movie together. A movie might not seem like the most original date idea, but it’s an old favorite! Everyone loves a good movie! Check out the AMC Southlands 16.

AMC Southlands

After the movie you can grab some food; Southlands has more food than you could ever dream of, so here are some suggestions.

Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar (burgers for days!)

Buffalo Wild Wings (best wings)

McAlister’s Deli (the creamy tortilla soup, yummy!)

McCabe’s Bistro and Pub (the chicken tenders, so crispy, and perfect)

Noodles & Co. (Spicy Korean Beef Noodles, new and delicious)

Platea Latin Eatery and Cantina (Everyone is talking about this place)

Which Wich (all the sandwiches)

These are just a few of the options, you can see the whole list here.

After dinner, you should probably (and probably means definitely) grab some dessert. There are a bunch of dessert options on the link above, but here are a few of them.

Fuzziwigs Candy Factory

Goochies Cupcakes

Cold Stone Creamery

Fuzziwig’s Candy Factory

Goochie Cakes

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

If you decide to grab some goodies from around Southlands and head home to create your own special dinner, here are some good ideas for that too:

Savory Spice- A local favorite!

Savory Spice Shop offers a large variety of blends and spices.  Our spices are ground fresh in weekly batches, so that we can offer the freshest possible product.  Our more than 160 blends are original recipes and are hand-crafted at our warehouse here in Denver.  Both are offered for sale in as little as half ounce and in either bags or bottles.  Savory Spice Shop also offers extracts, sauces, spice ware and even more specialty items. – Savory Spice Shop

Savory Spice Southlands

Drizzle and Dip-

Drizzle ‘N’ Dip is a locally owned EVOO and Vinegar store! Michael & Kaeli are Colorado natives who have a deep rooted love for cooking and all things food related.  At Drizzle ‘N’ Dip we pride ourselves on providing you with high quality, great tasting, extra virgin olive oils and vinegars, pastas, sauces and other various products for your kitchen from around the world. – Drizzle ‘n’ Dip

Wine Experience Cafe- Grab a great bottle of wine to go with your dinner.

Drawn from decades of experience in wine distribution, World Cellar Founder Eldon Larson utilizes his expertise and passion for the international wine culture to stock World Cellar with a selection of fine, unique and attainable bottles from around the globe. –Wine Experience Cafe

Southlands is the perfect place to plan a date, you have unlimited options, and you could easily spend a full day, or evening enjoying everything there is to do.

Fire pit at Southlands

Disclosure: All opinions are 100% our own, and were not influenced in any way. Southlands invited us to visit, and gave us a gift card to use during our time on the property. No other compensation was received.

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