14 Ideas for a Romantic Date Night: Greenville, SC

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Looking for things to do for a romantic date night in Greenville, SC? Here’s our list of the 14 most romantic dates in Greenville! We’ve included date ideas that all couples will love. We also asked our readers for their thoughts and included reader-recommended ideas for great dates in Greenville.

Romantic dates in Greenville, SC

Want to plan a romantic date, but you’re not sure where to start? Start here! Relax, take a look at these ideas, and plan a great date for your significant other for Valentine’s Day or another special date in the near future.

Top Ideas for a Romantic Date Night: Greenville, SC

Greenville Symphony Orchestra Music in the Gray Loft | March 21 | 12:00 PM & 5:30 PM

Romantic Dining in Greenville

To go with an obvious first choice, lovebirds can gaze at each other over an indulgent meal at a romantic restaurant and enjoy a memorable evening together.

Don’t just take our word for it! You can check out our list of the 10 Most Romantic Restaurants in Greenville, according to our readers.

But, to get you started, here are a few popular, romantic restaurants near Greenville:

The Melting Pot
The Peddler Steakhouse
Bocca Pure Italian
Lazy Goat
Stella’s Southern Bistro
Giovanni’s Italian Restaurant
Saskatoon Lodge

Seared Scallops from the Lazy Goat in Greenville, South Carolina

And, if a downtown stroll sounds like the perfect accompaniment to a romantic dinner, check out these 5 Date Night Restaurants in Downtown Greenville.

Looking for something a little different, don’t miss our new list of Locally Sourced Restaurants in Greenville! Their menus are sure to have something a little different, perfect for a special night out.

If dining in is not for you, many restaurants have expanded their options for dining to include some combination of dining room seating (with and/or without reservations), outdoor seating, take-out, contact-free curbside delivery, and/or home delivery.

Usually our date nights are centered around a special occasion. We like Saskatoon Fish and Wild Game and The Melting Pot for dinner. Both places make you slow down and enjoy the evening. You don’t feel rushed or crowded. Saskatoon requires a reservation most weekend nights.


Giovanni’s Italian Restaurant on Woodruff Rd. Authentic and delish! Get there early for seats…but if not, it really is worth the wait!


Musical Journey: Romance Through Music

Greenville Symphony Orchestra

If you’ve never attended a Greenville Symphony Orchestra performance, you are in for a treat! One time is all it takes to be hooked.

This 2023/24 season, GSO will carry you beyond your expectations. Join the journey of six guest conductors, each of whom has the chance to become the next Music Director of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra. Enjoy world-class talent while getting a preview of GSO’s next leader!

GSO 2023

Go ahead, soar away with your partner into the magic of live classical music.

The full schedule is listed below. General Admission Tickets: $20 | Student tickets: $5 | Teacher tickets: $10

THE PEACE CENTER – Peace Concert Hall

Saturdays – 7:30 PM
Sundays – 3:00 PM

Jan 20 & 21, 2024
Janna Hymers, conductor
Joshua Roman, cello

Feb 17 & 18, 2024
Wesley Schulz, conductor
Tessa Lark, violin

Mar 16 & 17, 2024
Yaniv Attar, conductor
Hector Del Curto, bandoneon


Saturdays – 7:30 PM
Sundays – 3:00 PM

Mar 2 & 3, 2024
Gary Robinson, conductor
Caroline Robinson, harpsichord

Apr 6 & 7, 2024
Thomas Joiner, conductor
Seth Russell, cello

May 4 & 5, 2024
Leslie Hicken, conductor
Erick Franklin, clarinet


Saturdays Show 1 – 2:00 PM
Saturdays Show 2 – 7:00 PM

March 23, 2024

SPECIAL CONCERTS – Peace Concert Hall

Jan 13 & 14, 2024
Saturday Show 1 – 1:00 PM
Saturday Show 2 – 7:00 PM
Sunday – 2:00 PM

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets ™ in concert
John Jesensky, conductor

Romantic Weekend Getaways

Hotel Hartness

You don’t need to go far to have a romantic overnight stay at Hotel Hartness in Greenville. Hotel Hartness’ Romance Package includes overnight accommodations in a luxurious guest room, dinner for two at Patterson Kitchen + Bar, and a bottle of Tattinger champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries in your room for arrival.

Hotel Hartness
120 Halston Avenue, Greenville

The Red Horse Inn

If you can convince grandma to take the kids for a couple of nights or find an awesome babysitter, drive just 40 minutes north to Landrum for a cozy bed-and-breakfast experience at The Red Horse Inn. The Inn can customize your experience to include a romantic dozen roses, champagne, and chocolate-covered strawberries.

The Red Horse Inn
45 Winstons Chase Court, Landrum, SC

Swamp Rabbit Inn

For more choices, see this list of Bed and Breakfasts Near Greenville.

Pretty Fall Vacation Rentals Make a Great Date Night Getaway

Book a cozy cabin with great views of fall leaves in the mountains for a romantic getaway.

If you are looking for additional places to travel near Greenville, be sure to check out our list of great day trip ideas for couples.

Cooking Class

Kill two birds with one stone by going to a cooking class – do something fun with your loved one and eat tasty food. The Truist Culinary & Hospitality Culinary Center offers lots of options for cooking and baking classes.

Truist Culinary and Hospitality Culinary Center
556 Perry Avenue, Suite B114, Greenville

Ice Cream Date

Reconnect over a waffle cone and your favorite ice cream by heading to Spill the Beans in downtown Greenville. Stroll across Liberty Bridge, admire the falls hand-in-hand, and take the time to enjoy your treat and the time spent with your loved one. Don’t forget the hat and gloves if it’s chilly!

Spill the Beans
531 South Main Street, Greenville | 864.242.6355

Group Therapy Indoor Playground for Grown-Ups

Bring out your inner child as you spend time with mini-golf, ping pong, curling, or even axe throwing. You can do all that and more at Group Therapy, an indoor playground for grown-ups. Find out more about this unique date night spot: Group Therapy Indoor Playground in Greenville, SC.

Group Therapy Pub & Playground
320 Falls St. Suite G, Greenville

Group Therapy Pub in downtown Greenville, South Carolina

Coffee Date

For a low-key date night, head on over to the hipster coffeehouses in downtown Greenville: Coffee Underground or Methodical.

Coffee Underground
1 E Coffee Street, Greenville | 864.298.0494

101 N Main St, Suite D, Greenville

hot chocolate greenville sc

Don’t like coffee? Try our list of the best places to get a cup of hot chocolate in Greenville.

Bust Some Stress

If there was ever a year in which couples feel the need to blow off some steam, this is it! Kick, smash, and jump your stress away together. We’ve put together this list of stress-busting date ideas to help you to get a little physical and just let go.

Paint and Sip

There’s something about drinking wine and painting that frees the mind from the pressures of the world. Sharing that experience with your beloved is a great way to enjoy each other and maybe even learn that your partner has some serious art skills – or maybe it just looks that way thanks to the vino. Here are several places to paint and sip.

Wine & Design
1175 Woods Crossing Road, Greenville | 864.288.1260

Vino & Van Gogh
1818 August Street, Suite 112, Greenville | 864.434.3054

Hot air balloon ride

Major props for the man who surprises his girlfriend/wife with a hot air balloon ride since it seems like something that only happens in movies. But hey, it could be a reality in Greenville, too, with Carolina Balloon Fantasies, which operates out of Anderson. We took a ride with them and it was just incredible. Plus, it is certainly an unforgettable and romantic adventure to share with your loved one (and Instagram)!

Carolina Balloon Fantasies
Anderson, SC

Horseback Riding at Black Horse Run

Hey ladies, your knight in shining armor waits to take you on a romantic trail ride. At the same time, men don’t have to dress up as knights (if they do, it wasn’t my idea…), a romantic ride with your loved one on a well-trained horse at Black Horse Run is a break from the ordinary.

The Upstate has so many gorgeous places, and exploring on horseback is a great way to see them and revel in that necessary couple of time together.

Black Horse Run
2245 Fair View Road, Fountain Inn | 864.505.7920

Culinary Tour

When it comes to sampling Greenville’s culinary delights, there is no equal to John Nolan at Greenville History Tours. His Chef’s Table Culinary Tour is quite possibly one of the coolest date ideas in town. Guests go to five restaurants in downtown Greenville, get VIP treatment with small plates and a drink at each location, and learn about the city’s fascinating history.

Chef's Table tour

John also runs a BBQ food tour and a breakfast tour. Read our review of Chef’s Table Culinary Tour.

Paint or Make Pottery

Color Clay Cafe

Every Friday night is date night at Color Clay Cafe from 5-7 pm. An adult couple can paint two pieces for a combined studio fee of $6 (plus whatever your piece costs).

This is fun for couples – it’s time to just relax with each other and do something enjoyable. Reservations are required.

Color Clay Cafe
2518 East North Street, Greenville | 864.244.3445

Hollowed Earth Pottery

Sign up for an introduction class together and learn how to throw on a pottery wheel. It’s tons of fun! Plus, Hollowed Earth Pottery is located in Hampton Station, which means you can grab dinner at White Duck Taco after class.

Hollowed Earth pottery for a date night in Greenville, South Carolina
Hollowed Earth Pottery Class

Hollowed Earth
1320 Hampton Avenue, Extension Bay 7, Greenville

Sunset Cruise at Lake Joccassee

Book two to three hours of quiet with a pontoon ride tour of the waterfalls of Lake Jocassee completed with sunset. Want even more beauty? You can also book a full moon tour.

Or, if you just love a good sunset, here’s a list of the best places near Greenville to view sunset and sunrise.

Alchemy Comedy Theater

You will laugh so hard that you are crying at Alchemy Comedy at Coffee Underground in downtown Greenville. These comedians are absolutely hilarious as they perform improv. Grab dinner at any of the great downtown restaurants and you’ve got a unique and memorable date night.

Alchemy Comedy
1 E Coffee Street, Greenville

Bonus! We asked our readers for fun and romantic date ideas and they, as usual, had some fantastic suggestions.

View of Falls Park in Greenville, South Carolina
Falls Park in Downtown Greenville

Explore the Downtown Areas of the Upstate

The local downtown areas are walkable with great restaurants, shopping, and more. Enjoy golf? Grab dinner in downtown Travelers Rest and then visit the driving range right across from Farmhouse Taco. If books are more your thing, browse M. Judson Booksellers in downtown Greenville.

I love walking around downtown Greenville checking out whatever shops and cafes catch my eye. Downtown Greer, Downtown Spartanburg and Main Street in Traveler’s Rest also are awesome spots.


Ideas for indoor date nights near Greenville, SC.

Too hot to be outside? Check out these 15 Amazing Indoor Dates Near Greenville, SC.

Axe Throwing

The Greenville scene loves Axe Throwing. Our readers recommend it as a great date night. You can try your hand at some ax throwing at Blue Ox Hatchet House in Taylors Mill and Craft Axe Throwing.

The Blue Ox Hatchet House at Taylor’s Mill! So much fun! And, it’s BYOB! There’s also a restaurant and 13 Stripes Brewery at the Mill.


Blue Ox Hatchet House
250 Mill St. Suite PW1106, Taylors | 864.451.7528

Craft Axe Throwing
1320 Hampton Ave Ext, Suite 5A, Greenville | 864.301.6032

Ax throwing at BlueOx in Greenville, South Carolina
Axe Throwing

Stone Pin Bowling

Try some upscale bowling on your next date night. Our readers recommend Stone Pin Bowling. You might also try Underpin Lanes N’ Lounge in Spartanburg.

I love activity type date nights! Some of my favorites are: Craft Axe Throwing Alchemy Comedy Stone Pin Bowling


Stone Pin Bowling
304 E Stone Avenue, Greenville | 864.412.7228

Underpin Lanes N’ Lounge
127 W Main Street, Spartanburg | 864.707.2181

Date Night Child Care in Greenville

There are usually several venues that regularly offer Parents’ Night Out Events in the Greenville area where your kids will have fun and you can enjoy your night out.

If you need childcare for a romantic date night, Greenville, SC has Drop-In child care facilities like Giggles Drop-In if you need care during the day!

Guide to Date Night in Greenville, SC

Looking for more ideas to help you plan the perfect date in Greenville, SC? Our Guide to Date Nights in Greenville is loaded with restaurant ideas, activities and things to do, bed and breakfasts, day trips for couples and so much more!

What are your most romantic date night ideas in Greenville?  We’re all ears!

About the Author
Kristina Hernandez is a mom of two girls, freelance writer and photographer. Originally from New Jersey, she is in love with the Upstate and could not imagine raising her kids anywhere else. She enjoys hiking to waterfalls, kayaking, camping, cooking, and exploring all that Greenville has to offer. And she really loves baby goats. Follow her on Instagram at @scadventurer.

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7 years ago

There is 2 BYOB (wine only) events held at the SweatBox club for Valentines day. Ladies n Heels is on Friday the 17th @ 7pm and Couples salsa is Saturday the 18th @ 6pm. The coat is just $10 and $40, respectively, with a 20% off offer with the purchase of both. 😊🍓🍷❤