Three options if you're looking for a solo date night

Going out by yourself used to be a taboo idea, but now it is a great way to get out of the house without having to wait around for friends to make or confirm plans. These are three great options to enjoy yourself.
MJ Swanson mixes drinks at Lemon and Olive Thursday, Sept. 22, 2023, in Eugene. The bar is a new
MJ Swanson mixes drinks at Lemon and Olive Thursday, Sept. 22, 2023, in Eugene. The bar is a new / Ben Lonergan/The Register-Guard / USA

Planning a night out can be a stressful affair. Especially when you must take into account the opinions of others. But that’s not the case for those who enjoy going out solo. The solo night out was once a taboo activity, but that is no longer the case. Instead, people are finding more opportunities to spend time alone, but be out in the streets. If you’re looking for ideas on solo “date nights” here are three ways to get the most out of your time.

Visit a local museum

Many cities have museums of interest throughout them, but locals frequently forget their presence. If you find yourself looking for something to do on your own, you can’t go wrong looking for a museum to visit. These locations are often free and feature rotating exhibits that freshen up the attraction. Another reason why you should keep museums on your shortlist is because they frequently have special events like concerts and other shows, especially in bigger cities. Take a moment to check out the museum website to see what’s coming up on the calendar.

Find a new restaurant

New restaurants are opening every year and they are ready to welcome you into their establishments. Yes, the costs associated with dining out are rising, and with new hidden charges popping up each week, finding a new restaurant to try out may not be an enjoyable affair. Websites such as Eater are a great resource to highlight the newest restaurants in your area. Peruse the list they release multiple times each year and check out the newest establishments. You’re bound to find something interesting and worth your time.

Try a new fitness class

The fitness industry is a major attraction in several cities. Going to the gym is no longer the only option for those looking to get in shape. There are activities that you can join in to find your niche when it comes to your own fitness journey. You can enjoy hot yoga classes, group bike rides, martial arts classes, and many more options. Platforms such as Eventbrite usually feature several fitness events that you can enjoy at no or little cost. Plus, this is a great way to make friends if you’re moving to a new city.

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