These unique date ideas are for the adventurous, artsy, outdoorsy and gourmet lovers!
When you think of date night, romantic restaurants are the first thing that come to mind. But you don’t always have to stick to the same dinner-and-movie routine for every birthday, anniversary and special occasion. Switch things up with cool date ideas in Singapore that’ll give your love life a little boost.
Fun outdoor date ideas in Singapore
1. Get wild and wet
Beat the heat in our eternal summer with cool water sports and activities. If you’re both newbies, start slow with stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking and banana boat rides before you take on something more thrilling like wakeboarding and soaring in the air with a jetpack.
2. Have a countryside getaway
Escape the bustling city for fresh air, locally-grown produce and animal interactions at farms in Singapore. You can plan for a casual weekend brunch at Bollywood Veggies before visiting the goats at Hay Dairies and picking up organic veggies at Quan Fa.
3. Explore new neighbourhoods
It’s time to get out of your comfort zone and make the trek to unfamiliar neighbourhoods. There are always fresh and exciting things to uncover even in a city as tiny as ours! Best of all, you get to do it with your partner. Check out places like Punggol, Hougang, Farrer Park, Novena and Queenstown.
4. See the city on a Vespa
Not in the mood to walk around under the scorching sun? Hop on a vintage Vespa for a sidecar tour instead. Singapore Sidecars has trails that take you on through heritage ‘hoods and hotspots for good food and drinks.
5. Swing across a treetop adventure
To challenge your partner and yourself, pop by Forest Adventure, the city’s treetop obstacle course. It’s all about adrenaline-pumping action here – especially when you take on the Grand Course filled with 44 challenging crossings and three breathtaking ziplines across the water.
6. Catch fresh seafood
For late-night prawning adventures, hit up Hai Bin at Punggol, which is open 24/7. If you have your own gear, set out for waterfront parks like Sembawang Park and Changi Beach Park to go fishing. Since these activities require a good amount of patience, bring along games or conversation starters to keep things interesting.
7. Admire the beauty of nature
If your ideal date involves the two of you amidst lush greenery, strap on your shoes and tick off all the hiking trails on your bucket list. From Bukit Timah Nature Reserve to the Southern Ridges, there’s a pretty park for everyone.
8. Enjoy alone time at Yishun Dam
A serene spot to catch the sunset reflected on tranquil waters, Yishun Dam is perfect for a quiet outdoor date. Just plan your evening on off-peak days to avoid any crowds.
9. Have a two-wheeled adventure
Dying to take your new bicycles out for a spin? Rise and shine early on the weekend and hit up a cycling route to see mangrove swamps, riverside views, iconic landmarks, untouched nature and even a dinosaur or two!
10. Stroll through Seletar Aerospace Park
Once a home for Royal Air Force personnel and their families, the black and white bungalows of Seletar Aerospace Park have been conserved and redeveloped as part of their transformation into a lifestyle enclave. Wander around the green site, watch the planes fly by, dine under the stars or have a chill weekend brunch here.
11. Go island-hopping
Need a breather? Head out of the city together and enjoy unobstructed sea views at Singapore’s offshore islands. Pulau Ubin is a hot fave for cycling amidst flora and fauna, while St. John’s Island is home to beautiful beaches and trekking trails. For someplace nearer, cycle to Coney Island for outdoor fun.
12. Spend a leisurely day outdoors
Make a beeline for the north – specifically, Yishun – for fun in the sun at Orto. This rustic hangout will see you and your date try out activities like fishing, trampolining, prawning, playing a game of paintball and more. When you’re all out of energy, fuel up on mookata or local dishes at any of the eateries in the recreational park.
Artsy date ideas in Singapore
13. Discover hidden museums
We’ve got a good number of museums housing rare masterpieces, historical artefacts and cultural relics. But for something off the beaten path, find your way to secret museums for an unconventional date. These obscure spots cover music, movies, history, computer games and more.
14. Unleash your inner artist
Make like Picasso and create your own masterpiece at art jamming studios across town. Whether you’re painting one another, using a photo as inspiration or just drawing whatever comes to mind, this makes for a relaxing, unique date.
15. Get your craft on
So you’ve made it your resolution to learn a new skill or pick up a hobby together this year? Getting started is easy when the city’s full of craft workshops for you to take your pick. From screen-printing and leather crafting to calligraphy and ceramics, the choice is yours.
16. Plan your escape
At escape rooms in Singapore, you’ll be strategising and putting your heads together to find clues and work against time. From mysterious quests to puzzle-solving fun to curious secrets, these challenges have it all. What’s more exciting than that?
17. Show off your DIY chops
No, we’re not talking about building Ikea shelves (though that’s a great challenging bonding activity to try). Look to DIY craft kits for fun times when the two of you feel like getting creative at home. This leisurely activity can include everything from resin art to knitting.
18. Appreciate art
When you’re done making the rounds at museums, turn to art galleries for your culture fix. Gillman Barracks is a beloved enclave home to multiple galleries, restaurants and events, while Goodman Arts Centre is a treasure trove for art aficionados.
19. Lose yourself in a good book
Want some quiet time alone but together? Pick a bookstore and grab some literary gems, then head to a chill reading spot and spend the rest of the day immersed in an entirely new world. You can always regroup to discuss your reads afterwards!
20. Scent up your life
So you love artisanal candles and unique fragrances? Why not try your hand at a perfume workshop! Maison 21G offers lovely private sessions for couples, while Oo La Lab hosts fragrance design and mixology classes for you to create your own bespoke concoction.
21. Go on a wall crawl
The city’s brimming with stunning murals, nostalgic street art and gorgeous IG-worthy spots. For a spontaneous photoshoot with your boo, head to neighbourhoods like Little India, Everton Park, Tiong Bahru, Kampong Glam, Haji Lane and Keong Saik for beautiful backdrops. Or see if you can spot all the unique HDB blocks on the island.
22. Catch a theatre show
Now that theatre productions are back in action, you’re in for a treat. This year’s line-up includes online and offline plays and musicals, so you get the best of both worlds.
Gourmet date ideas in Singapore
23. Take your love to great heights
Forget your usual date night resto and head up to rooftop restaurants and bars where you can dine and drink with a view. From breezy alfresco terraces to sleek, air-conditioned spaces, these dining destinations are great for first dates, anniversaries and more.
24. Pack a picnic
First, round up all the staples: cheese, bread, cold cuts, snacks and wine. Next, make it classy and set the mood with a comfy mat and some groovy tunes. Lastly, pick the perfect spot at a beautiful park or garden. We’ve got it all covered in our ultimate picnic guide!
25. Dine at a themed restaurant
For date night with a twist, try unique dining experiences. You’ll be hunting down a secret chamber, clinking wine glasses in complete darkness, romancing one another in the clouds and setting sail on a sunset cruise.
26. Add flour, sugar and a little love
Nothing strengthens your love more than time spent in the kitchen. And if you don’t have your own place yet or you’re short on equipment, just book a baking class to pick up some skills. You’ll learn how to make pastries, bread, cakes, tarts, kuehs and more.
27. Eat around the world
No romantic travel plans? No worries. Singapore’s home to international cuisines from across the globe. Just take your pick from Italian, Mexican, Indonesian, American, French, Chinese, Spanish and Indian restaurants. That’s your date night, sorted!
28. Have a mid-day treat
Take a day off to avoid the weekend crowds and indulge in an afternoon tea sesh together. Whether you’re into elegant hotels or cosy cafes, these spreads include lovely nibbles and aromatic brews.
29. Toast to bottomless cocktails
Start your weekend the right way with boozy brunches that’ll feed you with endless plates and free-flow champagne. The resulting food coma is totally worth it, because you can walk it off with a leisurely hand-in-hand stroll afterwards.
30. Dine under the stars
Alfresco restaurants are great for any occasion, but they’re exceptionally beautiful when it’s just you and your sweetheart. Try dining in gorgeous gardens, under the twinkling night sky, by the beach or even in air-conditioned domes.
31. Wine and dine in luxury
Got a birthday, anniversary or special occasion coming up? Reserve a table for two at the city’s best restaurants for an intimate dinner. Then, extend the evening at romantic bars for cocktails and love.
32. Cheers to happy hour
Our cocktail scene is bubbling with the best and brightest, but if you’d like to take your lover to a bar that won’t cost you a bomb, it’s happy hour to the rescue. Think cocktails, beer, wine, makgeolli, shots and more.
Adventurous date ideas in Singapore
33. Show off your inner Spider-Man
Got a love for extreme sports? Pump up your fitness levels at bouldering and rock climbing gyms. Whether you’re a newbie who needs a beginner class or an advanced climber who can easily scale the walls, you’ll be sweatin’ it out together and cheering each other on.
34. Step into an alternate reality
Virtual reality adventures, anyone? Escape from the boredom of real life and enter a new dimension at VR hotspots. HeadRock VR at Resorts World Sentosa has games that take you from a zombie apocalypse to jungle rafting, while Sandbox VR at Orchard immerses you in hyper-realistic worlds with themes like Curse of Davy Jones and Amber Sky 2088. Then there’s Zero Latency, the largest of its kind in Singapore where you can have a double date and engage in a free-roaming experience.
35. It’s all about that axe factor
So you’ve both had a stressful week. Or perhaps you just want to unwind with a casual, sporty activity. Head to Axe Factor at Turf Club Road and unleash your frustrations by hurling axes on a target board. This indoor axe throwing spot is a safe and fun way to let loose and laugh at yourself (or each other). Anyone can do it – it’s all about the technique!
36. Jump for your love
Yup, we’re talking about trampoline parks. They’re a fun, energetic way of spending an afternoon with your significant other. And they’re a total sweat sesh, FYI. Bounce is the most central spot at Cathay Cineleisure; other options include Amped.
37. Feel like a kid again
At Airzone, the world’s first indoor atrium net playground, it’s all about letting go of your fear of heights and relishing in the adrenaline of being up high. Grab your partner’s hand as you bounce your way across the nets, wander through the 3D maze, dive down the big slide, and kick off at the giant inflatable soccer corner. Just have fun like no one’s watching!
38. Fly through the air
Got a little daredevil in you? Take your date to AJ Hackett Sentosa, where you’ll live life on the edge. Feel the ultimate adrenaline rush with thrilling activities like the bungy jump or giant swing (which you can do together). Or walk hand-in-hand as you take in the island’s stunning views from up top at the skybridge.
39. Join The Hunger Games
Put on your best Katniss impression at Combat Archery, an action-packed tag game that’s a fun mix of paintball, dodgeball and archery. Just gather a few couples to join you on this high-energy date for a total bonding experience that’ll get your heart pumping. May the odds be ever in your favour.
40. Battle it out at arcades
Get nostalgic and relive your childhood days with crazy fun arcade games. It’s a no-frills date idea where you can just be your goofy self and show off your competitive side. Hit up Timezone for old school classics alongside VR rides and LED bumper cars, Cow Play Cow Moo for claw machine madness, or Clarke Quay bar Level Up for #throwback games with a side of booze.
41. Ready, aim, shoot!
So you’ve never held a gun? Try your hand at a laser clay shooting experience. Fret not, the shotgun is authentic but inactive, so it’s safe. And you’ll be firing infrared beams at reflective clays. The visual and sound effects are simulated, which means you get all the fun with any hazard.
42. Try defying gravity
Heading to Sentosa for fun in the sun? Swing by iFly Singapore for a thrilling date with your fellow adrenaline junkie. As one of the world’s largest indoor skydiving wind tunnels, it lets you experience true free-fall conditions. Best of all, you can unleash all your cheesy ‘falling for you’ pick-up lines on your partner afterwards.
43. Hit a hole in one
You don’t have to be a pro to play mini golf. Just head to Holey Moley at Clarke Quay and get your putt on. Throw in themed holes, upbeat tunes, cocktails and bar bites, and you’ve got a fun weekend date idea.
44. Go bowling in the dark
Ditch your regular bowling alley in Singapore to knock down those pins in a neon setting at K Bowling Club. This Somerset spot is where you can experience cosmic bowling – complete with flashing lights and thumping tunes. Plus, the space also hosts dart machines and arcade games for more fun times with your boo.
45. Target the bullseye
For a casual post-lunch hang, swing by iDarts (locations include Bugis+ and JCube) and challenge your date to a round. To make things interesting, come up with dares for the loser to complete!
Romantic date ideas in Singapore
46. Travel without leaving the country
It’s simple, just pretend you’re overseas at hidden spots so magnificent, they’ll make you forget for a minute you’re still in Singapore. Get those traveller vibes at places like Little Guilin, Fort Canning Park, Raffles Marina and more.
47. Find hidden gardens
Got a thing for nature? Uncover the city’s secret parks so you can spend time amidst greenery without being surrounded by crowds. Some of our faves include Thomson Nature Park, Yishun Pond Park and Pearl’s Hill City Park.
48. Bliss out at a couple’s spa
Enjoy a day of relaxation and rejuvenation with head-to-toe pampering at Singapore’s best spas. You can book your massage together and make the most out of couple room facilities.
49. Surprise your sweetheart with a staycay
50. Take a scenic stroll
Want spectacular waterfront views? Make your way to places like Changi Point Coastal Walk, Bedok Reservoir, Rower’s Bay Park, Jurong Lake Gardens or Woodlands Waterfront Park. They’re perfect for lush sights and deep conversations.
51. Have a premium movie experience
Go beyond your typical Netflix or movie theatre hangout and treat your partner to a luxurious time with food and drinks (even wine) delivered to your seat as you recline in comfort. Try Golden Village’s Gold Class cinemas at Funan, Suntec City and VivoCity, or check out Cathay Cineplexes’ Platinum Movie Suites at Cineleisure Orchard, The Cathay and more.
52. Catch the golden hour
What’s more romantic than watching a sunrise or sunset together? Parks, waterfront areas and beaches are perfect for capturing that gorgeous moment. Just take your pick from green spaces such as Marina Barrage, Lower Seletar Reservoir Park, Kranji Reservoir Park or Punggol Waterway Park.
53. Chill by the beach
If there’s nothing you both love more than a sunny day on sandy shores, live out your whimsical summer dreams at beach clubs and bars like Tanjong Beach Club, Ola Beach Club and more.
54. Volunteer and give back
There’s nothing more attractive than someone who shows love for others. So grab your significant other and volunteer your time at a charity or social enterprise to help communities in need.
55. Get in the mood for love
For more ideas on romantic places in Singapore to take your lover to, we’ve got just the thing. Our list includes swanky spots, cultural attractions and nature parks.
Bookmark this list for the next time you’re out of ideas!