Thinking of fun things to do for those date nights can soon become laborious, whether you’ve been together for a while, planning a first date or just recently started going out. But don’t worry, because we have put together some great date ideas to make that next quality time together that little bit more special.
What screams a better date than delicious chocolate! TripAdvisor named The Chocolatarium Chocolate Experience one of the best things to do in the world. The experience involves not only a ton of chocolate-sampling opportunities but also a chance to make your own chocolate bar, so it’s a great way to get creative and learn more about the chocolate industry.
Candlelight concerts have taken Edinburgh by storm, taking place in stunning spots around town. Couples can find romantic solace by enjoying tributes to their favourite artists performed in a historic venue, surrounded by the soft hues of candlelight. Guests can witness a string quartet playing all-time favourite hits from artists such as Queen, Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Vivaldi and more, in a way you’ve never heard them before.
If you ask us, one of the best date ideas involves gin or whisky. Well, couples can now embark on a whisky or gin tour to the Holyrood Distillery. During the one-hour tour, the experts within the distillery will go through the ins and outs of their innovative distilling process, as well as sample some boozy goodness for yourselves.
4. Watch the sunset with a view
Spending an evening to go watch the sunset with views over the Scottish capital can not only provide couples with some much-needed quality time, but also leave them in awe. The beauty of the city multiplies by a thousand during golden hour, so why not go up Arthur’s Seat or Calton Hill with some snacks and enjoy the beauty of our city. Alternatively, you can go to Portobello Beach or Cramond Beach to switch things up, even though the sun sets the other way than the sea.
5. Enjoy the rooftop bars of Edinburgh
Whether it’s a heated terrace with a view over the castle for the colder days or a suntrap terrace, switching it up from the regular local pub can make a big difference. Whether you’re looking for a fancy dinner or just after a decent cocktail, check out our guide to the very best rooftop terraces in Edinburgh.