First Date Planner

From a wild ride on the rapids to a casual chat over a pint of ale, find Charlotte's best places to go on a first date, whether it's dinner out, just drinks, or a fun, new activity to take the pressure off.

Updated: March 09, 2007

First Date Ideas


Dean & Deluca

6822-J Phillips Place Ct, Charlotte, NC 28210

Bring your date to this comfortably elegant wine bar for wine flights and tapas.


300 East

300 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203

Make it the perfect rendezvous at an informal, funky restaurant serving fresh, creative meals that won't break the bank.


Latta Plantation Nature Prsrv

6211 Sample Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078

Go horseback riding or have a romantic picnic at a historic 19th century cotton plantation.


Sir Edmond Halley's

4151-A Park Rd, Charlotte, NC 28209

Keep it casual with a pint of ale and traditional British pub fare at this favorite neighborhood hangout.


U.S. National Whitewater Center

820 Hawfield Rd, Charlotte, NC 28214

Impress him with your adventurous side and get swept away for a couple of hours on the rapids of the world's only recirculating whitewater river.


Colgate Huffman Adrianne

201 S College St Fl 27 (Charlotte Plaza), Charlotte, NC 28244

Impress your love interest with dinner at a swanky uptown French restaurant featuring breathtaking views.


More Great Date Ideas


The Evening Muse

3227 N Davidson St, Charlotte, NC 28205

Bring your date to NODA's monthly gallery crawl and conclude the evening at this popular acoustic listening space.


Alexander Michael's

401 W Ninth St, Charlotte, NC 28202

Share an intimate meal at this cozy eatery and follow it up with a stroll through Charlotte's quaint Fourth Ward neighborhood.