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8 Great Date Night Ideas in Peoria and the West Valley

Looking for some new Date Night ideas? Whether you are in a new relationship or have been together a long time, it’s fun to find new things to enjoy your time together. We’ve found spots for dinner and drinks, axe-throwing, golfing, escape rooms, art and more.

1. Dinner or drinks at Scorpion Bay Grill

What’s more romantic than having drinks or dinner on a floating restaurant, gazing at each other and gorgeous Arizona mountain views? There’s a reason they call it Lake Pleasant, it’s an amazing feeling to take in the atmosphere here. Casual, yet exquisite location and food, featuring Dock Plates, salads, burgers, flatbreads and cocktails made with the freshest ingredients. Dinner entrees change to reflect the season. Or take it to go and find your own private piece of heaven by enjoying a full- or half-day boat rental to cruise around the Lake. Water skiing, kayaking, fishing and more are all available for fun times with your date.

10970 W. Peninsula Blvd., Peoria, 928.501.2628.
Price: Moderate

2. Modern Round

Described as “part virtual shooting range, part upscale lounge,” you’ll experience state-of-the-art technology that is sure to be a night to remember. Wide variety of cocktails, wines, burgers and entrees, plus realistic shooting in a virtual environment. Terrific onion rings! New games added on a regular basis. Nice change from dinner and a movie.

7377 E Doubletree Ranch Rd., Ste. 280, Scottsdale
Price: Moderate

3. Splitting Timber Axe Range

Have a blast learning how to throw axes and add a little friendly competition into the mix. Kind of like darts, but with an axe! Axeperts spend 15-20 minutes going over safety (closed toe shoes are mandatory, for instance) and show you the ropes while giving you tips on how to capture that illustrious Bullseye! The crew assists and helps keep score.

2005 W Deer Valley Rd., Ste 104, Phoenix
Price: Moderate

4. Wonderspaces

Wonderspaces is an inspiring place for a date. View the evolving art show that features extraordinary artwork from around the world. Always something new, with artwork rotating out periodically to make room for new works. Average time at the show is about 70 minutes, then you can head out for dinner or drinks. And yes, non-commercial photography for personal use is permitted to help you remember the night!

Scottsdale Fashion Square, 7014 E Camelback Rd., Scottsdale
Price: Moderate

5. The Murder Mystery Company in Phoenix

Why not try dinner and a murder? Treat your date to mystery entertainment you won’t find anywhere else at the Murder Mystery Company. It’s a two-hour interactive game of mystery, intrigue, and murder, plus a tasty three-course meal during the show. Get glammed up for some murderous fun. And yes, they do offer Zoom murder mystery parties!

1418 N Central Ave, Phoenix
Price: Moderate

6. Eludesions Escape Rooms

Awesome decorations and puzzles of different levels make a trip to Eludesions Escape Rooms worth it! Choose games like Runestone, where you try to defeat the evil wizard; stroll down the yellow brick road through the Wicked Witch's haunted forest on your way to Oz to help Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion; or find the trapped souls within the paintings that haunt the halls in the Painter’s collection. COVID 19 update: All games are automatically private to ensure overcrowding.

2710 W. Bell Rd., Phoenix
Price: Moderate

7. Topgolf

How about a no-pressure golf game that’s all about fun and not the score? Topgolf lets you enjoy sports through a blend of technology and entertainment. You’ll love the climate-controlled hitting bays for year-round comfort with HDTVs in every bay and tasty treats from the sports bar and well-respected restaurant.

6101 N. 99th Ave., Glendale
Price: Moderate-High

8. Kawaii Sushi & Asian Cuisine

Dying for Asian cuisine? Here’s a restaurant that’s family friendly, yet classy and refined, with a diverse menu that has something for everyone. Spicy Tuna Jalapeno Poppers, oysters, mussels, house specialty rolls, Orange Chicken and much more! You’ll find a refined wine list, large sake selection and imported beers. The chefs bring 30 years of Cantonese wok-cooking experience and passion to each dish.

8385 W. Deer Valley Rd., Ste 114, Peoria
Price: Moderate

We hope your next Date Night is delightful and we invite you to share your ideas for Date Nights. Share your ideas in the comments on our Facebook page.

Scorpion Bay is Arizona’s premier floating playground, offering everything from daily pontoon and ski boat rentals to slips for harboring your yacht (or dinghy). Come for the fishing or come for the frolicking—either way, incredible mountain views, fantastic dining and world-class marina services await less than an hour out of Phoenix. https://www.scorpionbayaz.com/

Rental reservations must be made prior to visit, preferably a week in advance. Scorpion Bay Grill is open for both in-restaurant dining as well as to-go orders. Face coverings are required. For county park updates click here.