Looking for date night options in and around Greenville? 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.
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 Romantic Dates Ideas in Greenville
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 in Greenville:
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.Amanda
Giovanni’s Italian Restaurant on Woodruff Rd. Authentic and delish! Get there early for seats…but if not, it really is worth the wait!Meredith
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!
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
Sept 9 & 10, 2023
QUEST AND DESTINY
Geoffrey Robson, conductor
Andrius Žlabys, piano
Oct 7 & 8, 2023
MUSIC FOR OUR MOMENT
John Devlin, conductor
Christylez Bacon, beatbox
Nov 11 & 12, 2023
THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
Lee Mills, conductor
Simone Porter, violin
Jan 20 & 21, 2024
TALES OF TRANSFORMATION
Janna Hymers, conductor
Joshua Roman, cello
Feb 17 & 18, 2024
FUSION AND DANTASTIQUE
Wesley Schulz, conductor
Tessa Lark, violin
Mar 16 & 17, 2024
THE FRENCH CONNECTION
Yaniv Attar, conductor
Hector Del Curto, bandoneon
GUNTER THEATRE SERIES – Gunter Theatre
Saturdays – 7:30 PM
Sundays – 3:00 PM
Sept 30 & Oct 1, 2023
OLYMPIC FEATS OF OPERA
Gary Malvern, conductor
Bruce Schoonmaker, baritone
Bronwen Forbay, soprano
Keith Jameson, tenor
Mar 2 & 3, 2024
EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN
Gary Robinson, conductor
Caroline Robinson, harpsichord
Apr 6 & 7, 2024
Thomas Joiner, conductor
Seth Russell, cello
May 4 & 5, 2024
WITH THE WIND
Leslie Hicken, conductor
Erick Franklin, clarinet
ARTISTS UP CLOSE SERIES – Fine Arts Center
Saturdays Show 1 – 2:00 PM
Saturdays Show 2 – 7:00 PM
October 28, 2023
DAY OF THE DEAD
March 23, 2024
SPECIAL CONCERTS – Peace Concert Hall
Dec 15-17, 2023
Friday – 7:30 PM
Saturday – 7:30 PM
Sunday – 3:00 PM
HOLIDAY AT PEACE
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor
Shayna Steele, jazz artist
Ansley Burns, a local native nationally renowned
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
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
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.
Kill two birds with one stone by going to a cooking class – do something fun with your loved one and eat tasty food. Get out of the rut of going to dinner and try out one of the many cooking classes at Plate 108. Their calendar is always full of yummy classes! Or try The Cook’s Station in downtown Greenville.
108 E Poinsett Street, Greer | 864.915.2640
The Cook’s Station
515 Buncombe Street, Greenville | 864.250.0091
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 and 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
1 E Coffee Strett, Greenville | 864.298.0494
101 N Main St, Suite D, Greenville
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
1451 Woodruff Road, Suite P, Greenville | 864.915.0777
Vino & Van Gogh
1818 August Street, Suite 112, Greenville | 864.434.3054
Hot air balloon ride at Skyscapes of America
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 Skyscapes of America, which operates out of Anderson. Certainly, an unforgettable and romantic adventure to share with your loved one (and Instagram)!
Skyscapes of America
3300-D North Main Street, PMC 310, Anderson | 864.221.0552
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
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.
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, or a drink at Birds Fly South!
1320 Hampton Avenue, Extension Bay 7, Greenville
Sunset Cruise at Lake Joccassee
Book two-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.
1 E Coffee Street, Greenville
Reader-Recommended Romantic Dates in Greenville
Bonus! We asked our readers for fun and romantic date ideas and they, as usual, had some fantastic suggestions.
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.
- Pick one of Downtown Greenville’s Top Date Night Restaurants
- Check out our Guide to Travelers Rest with things to do and restaurant recommendations
- Our Guide to Greer has restaurant recommendations located in the totally walkable and recently renovated historic downtown.
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.Lindy
Too hot to be outside? Check out these 15 Amazing Indoor Dates Near Greenville, SC.
Relatively new to the Greenville scene is 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.Karen
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
Stone Pin Bowling
I love activity type date nights! Some of my favorites are: Craft Axe Throwing Alchemy Comedy Stone Pin BowlingJulie
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 a number of 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.
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!