Want to impress a first date? Feeling in a rut on your regular date nights? These unique date ideas in Hong Kong will spice things up!
Dating in Hong Kong is definitely what you make of it and what you’re willing to branch out into. Whether you’ve been having regular date nights or going out with someone for the first time, these outings can get a bit monotonous. Going on hikes, trying out fine dining spots, and going to the cinema are always fun, but sometimes you want to be more creative. To help get the ball rolling, we’ve compiled a list of unique date ideas in Hong Kong.
Surprise your partner with these unique date ideas in Hong Kong
1. Go on a bike ride
What’s more charming than a bike ride these days? Beat the stuffy indoor dates with a chance to get to know someone while getting in some cardio. A bike ride is perfect for an active outing where you can whizz by interesting landmarks while keeping a conversation going. We recommend the trail from Tai Wai to Tai Mei Tuk for a nice, beginner ride. This trail is one of the most picturesque and popular routes for bikers, with even a handy bike rental shop nearby. Keep in mind that this kind of date will likely last a few hours, so get ready to pedal up some romance!
Planning to bike around town? Check out our list of the most scenic cycling routes in Hong Kong.
2. Go on an island escapade
Here’s an unique date idea in Hong Kong that we hope will gain more popularity – because who wouldn’t love to explore more of our beautiful #HomeKong? Find some romance outside the hustle and bustle of city life with an outing to one of the islands around Hong Kong. Head to a hotspot like Tap Mun or Sharp Island, where you can explore another side of Hong Kong with a special someone. There are many beaches and eateries to discover on these islands, so this kind of date will be jam-packed with adventure!
3. Battle it out (over a cuppa) at a board game cafe
Think you have what it takes to beat your date in a game of Scrabble? Head to a board game cafe to have a memorable time winning or losing. Add some flair to the traditional cafe date by introducing a few dice or cards into the mix. We recommend trying out Wheat and Wood for a board game cafe that also serves alcoholic beverages. It’s a great place for group dates as well, where you can team up with a couple of friends for a rousing game of Settlers of Catan.
Wheat and Wood, Shop 6, G/F, Brilliant Court, 28 Praya, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, p. 2399 0433
4. Try some indoor rock climbing
There are not many types of dates in Hong Kong with opportunities to show off your inner spider monkey, but climbing gyms have been the latest craze – and are the perfect place to have a creative date with an active beau. Demonstrate your strength and sense of adventure while getting in some conversation between climbs. Also, indoor rock climbing is a great way to exercise while being able to spend quality time with your significant other.
5. Unleash your inner artist together at an art class
Add a little paint into the mix on your next date by going to an art class. These classes are one of the many kinds of creative courses available in Hong Kong for your artistic pleasure. Not only do you get to spend some quality time together, you can also broaden your horizons and maybe find your next hobby. Choco L’ART Studio is a great place to start, with art jamming classes available for when you can’t commit to multiple sessions (perfect for a first date!). You and your special someone can get to know each other while discovering your inner Basquiat together.
Choco L’ART Studio, 2B, Yan King Court, 119-121 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 6695 1161
6. Catch an outdoor movie
We know, we know – a movie? That’s hardly a unique date idea. But hear us out: this is a whole different kind of movie-going experience. The Grounds has brought outdoor movies to Hong Kong, where you can catch a feature on the big screen while enjoying some fresh air. Put a fresh twist onto the age-old movie date with a film under the stars. A bonus to this alternative date idea is that you can take a romantic stroll along the waterfront afterwards, too, to discuss the movie (and where to go afterwards? ;)).
The Grounds, Hong Kong Observation Wheel & AIA Vitality Park, 33 Man Kwong Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2339 0777
7. Watch the Symphony of Lights show
Some of the best unique date ideas in Hong Kong are ones where you get a truly Hong Kong experience. The nightly Symphony of Lights light and sound show is one such experience. You and your date can share a moment marvelling at the show that will definitely up the romance factor. Whether it’s while eating dinner, strolling along the waterfront, or from a high vantage point, watching the Hong Kong skyline in all its glory is an unforgettable experience.
Find out more about Symphony of Lights.
8. Enjoy a fun challenge in an escape room
Can you handle being in the same room with your significant other? If you can, try out an escape room for the next time you’re feeling adventurous. See how well you and your partner work together by solving some brain teasers that will literally decide your fate. We recommend checking out your closest branch of LOST Hong Kong for a fun and expertly crafted escape room experience. This is perfect for the couple looking to spice up their regular date nights, or even for the bold first-daters that are willing to push themselves.
LOST Hong Kong has several branches across Hong Kong.
9. Glide along by roller skating
Get a blast from the past with your date at the local roller rink! Lace up your roller skates and show off your moves for your partner. This is a perfect excursion for when you’re feeling a bit more whimsical and want to get more creative with your outings. Just starting out? You can check out Bun’s 2020 for roller skate rentals with classes available. For those with their own skates, the Victoria Park Roller Skating Rinks are a good economical option. So, bring some modern romance to a retro time and hit the rink for some alternative fun.
Bun’s 2020, 7/F, Kodak House 1, 321 Java Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, p. 2779 2020
Victoria Park Roller Skating Rinks, Victoria Park, Viking Garden Block A, 42 Hing Fat Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, p. 2890 4355
10. Bring your romance to new heights at a trampoline park
Think you can jump higher than your date? Test it out by heading to a trampoline park in Hong Kong. Although these are popular spots for families with little ones, you too can bring out your inner child and hop to your heart’s content. You’ll have a hard time keeping the smile off your face at a place like Ryze Hong Kong, where you can leap into foam pits and navigate obstacle courses. The best dates in Hong Kong are the ones where you and your significant other genuinely have a great time – and we dare you not to enjoy yourself while soaring through the air!
Ryze Hong Kong, 3/F, Kodak House 1, 321 Java Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, p. 2337 8191