61 Awesome Date Ideas in Wichita (Local’s Guide)

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You’re planning a date in Wichita and you don’t know where to start.

Good news! Whether you’re feeling something more lowkey or an upbeat concert, there’s plenty to do in Wichita. Here’s our massive list of date night ideas, compiled entirely by yours truly – a longtime local!

P.S. – Don’t miss my local guide to the most romantic restaurants in Wichita, either!

Map of Date Ideas in Wichita, Kansas

1.    Temple Live

Catch a show at the historic Temple Live and check out their beautiful architecture while you’re at it!

  • Address: 332 E 1st St N, Wichita, KS, 67202
  • Website: Temple Live

2.    The Arcade

With tons of pinball machines and late hours, the Arcade is soon to be a date night regular.

  • Address: 139 N Mead St, Wichita, KS, 67202
  • Website: The Arcade

3.    Piatto Neapolitan Pizzeria

Piatto offers homemade, authentic Italian pizza (with a vegan menu)! Plus, they’re right next door to one of my favorite breweries, Third Place Brewing.

4.    The Public at the Brickyard

This joint has live music and great food; in fact, you’re guaranteed to have a good time at the Public.

5.    Wine Dive

Formerly Mike’s Wine Dive, this College Hill staple is known for their extensive wine menu and delicious food. Intimate date night with some funky eats? Yes, please!

  • Address: 4714 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS, 67208
  • Website: Wine Dive

6.    Botanica

With a butterfly house and flowers all around, Botanica makes for a lovely date night stroll, especially when their holiday lights are up!

  • Address: 701 Amidon St, Wichita, KS, 67203
  • Website: Botanica

7.    Great Plains Nature Center

Ready to get outside and save some dough while you’re at it? Take a sunset stroll through the Nature Center—you might see some wildlife too!

8.    Keeper of the Plains

Bike along the river to see a local landmark—time it right, and you may catch the Ring of Fire!

9.    The Tea House at Clifton Square

This beautiful tea house is in the cutest square in town. After grabbing a cuppa, you might as well head to Ziggy’s for some of Wichita’s best pizza or go shopping at the Clifton Collective!

  • Address: 3700 E Douglas Ave, #40, Wichita, KS, 67208
  • Website: The Tea House

10. Reverie Coffee Roasters

Or, if great coffee is more your style, check out Reverie’s locally-roasted beans and brews on Douglas.

11. Leslie Coffee Co

Leslie Coffee Co is perfect for a blind date thanks to their central location, chic vibes, and delicious drinks. Go out there and meet someone new at this beautiful coffee shop!

  • Address: 930 W Douglas Ave, Ste A, Wichita, KS, 67203
  • Website: Leslie Coffee Co

12. Idle Hands Tattoo and Piercing

Not for everyone, but if you want to get a matching tattoo or piercing, Idle Hands might be the Wichita tattoo shop for you!

13. Wichita Brewing Co

Grab some pizza and beer at Wichita Brewing Co, perfect for a lively night out at a local brewery.

  • Address 1: 535 N Woodlawn St, Wichita, KS, 67208
  • Address 2: 8815 W 13th St, Ste 100, Wichita, KS, 67212
  • Website: Wichita Brewing Company

14. Wichita Art Museum

Check out the WAM’s events, like Wichita Art Chatter, Ponder This, or Educator Night—or even a fundraiser! So many options!

15. Jenny’s Wine Cellars

This urban winery in Union Station has regular live music and super flavorful wines. What’s not to love?

16. Central Standard Brewing

This local brewery has got games, drinks, and food trucks, which makes for one cheery date night!

17. Exploration Place

If you’re a kid at heart, check out Exploration Place or consider attending one of their many events, some adult-only.

18. Music Theatre Wichita

MTW also produces amazing shows, many of which I’ve been lucky to see! Check out their yearly calendar to see which productions appeal most to you.

19. Café Bel Ami

Ready for a romantic meal in downtown Wichita? Café Bel Ami has got you covered!

  • Address: 229 E William St, Wichita, KS, 67202
  • Website: Café Bel Ami

20. Blade & Timber

Throw some axes in Delano at Blade & Timber. Where else can you get drunk and throw axes? I suppose in your backyard, but at least you’ll have some adult supervision here.

  • Address: 535 W Douglas Ave, Ste 160, Wichita, KS, 67213
  • Website: Blade & Timber

21. Milkfloat

In the mood for a more lowkey date night? Visit Milkfloat for homemade baked goods and chill vibes.

  • Address: 535 W Douglas Ave, #140, Wichita, KS, 67213
  • Website: Milkfloat

22. Bar Crawl

Crawl With Us hosts some of the largest bar crawls in Wichita—check their calendar and sign up for their next event!

23. Hot Asana Yoga Studio

Stretch it out at a yoga class at Hot Asana and get some endorphins flowing!

  • Address 1: 7348 W 21st St N, Ste 112, Wichita, KS, 67205
  • Address 2: 8336 E 21st St N, Ste 100, Wichita, KS, 67206
  • Website: Hot Asana Yoga Studio

24. IMAX

Check out the newest film or the next live Brandi Carlile concert (it was amazing!) at the largest screen in town.

  • Address: 9150 W 21st St, Wichita, KS, 67205
  • Website: IMAX

25. Flying Pig Improv

Or, if supporting local artists is more your thing, grab a seat at the next Flying Pig Improv performance and stay #loyaltolocal while sharing a laugh or two.

26. Sabor Latin Bar & Grille

Take your next date night up a notch with this romantic, vegetarian-friendly restaurant!

27. Lucinda’s

Go on a shopping spree at Lucinda’s—I always walk out of there with new Dolly Parton paraphernalia!

  • Address: 329 N Mead St, Wichita, KS, 67202
  • Website: Lucinda’s

28. Bradley Fair

Shop around Bradley Fair and take a stroll along the pond out back while you’re at it!

  • Address: 2000 N Rock Rd, Wichita, KS, 67206
  • Website: Bradley Fair

29. Old Town Farm & Art Market

Check out our farmers market for a lovely date(day) activity that somehow combines errands and fun in one go!

30. Paramount Antique Malls & Marketplace

Go antiquing at Paramount and get a head start on all your holiday shopping!

31. Gallery 12

Check out this artists’ cooperative, dedicated to supporting, displaying, and uplifting local artists.

  • Address: 412 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS, 67202
  • Website: Gallery 12

32. WAVE

Go catch a show at the WAVE, a hot event space here in Wichita. Disco Dolly, anyone??

  • Address: 650 E 2nd St N, Wichita, KS, 67202
  • Website: WAVE

33. Wichita Thunder

Believe it or not, we do have a hockey team, and they’re actually pretty good! Go see one of their games at the Intrust Bank Arena when you’re feeling those sporty vibes.

34. WSU Shockers

Or, if basketball is more your speed, check out the WSU Shockers and support our team this season!

  • Address: 1845 Fairmount St, Wichita, KS, 67260
  • Website: WSU Athletics

35. Wichita Pottery

Take a class at Wichita Pottery and expand your crafting skills. Plus, you’ll have a souvenir to remember this date by!

36. The Bartlett Arboretum

Take a road trip down to the Bartlett Arboretum for a concert and some award-winning trees!

37. Kansas Food Bank

Volunteer at the local food bank to give back and spread love on your next date night adventure.

38. Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum

Take a guided tour of one of Wichita’s best museums, and also learn thing or two along the way!

39. “Passage to Italy”

Napoli offers a special, once-a-month dinner that is sure to please your tastebuds!

40. The Donut Whole

Grab an evening donut at the Donut Whole and catch up in their cozy yet funky space.

41. Healing Waters

Take a spa day at Healing Waters in Bradley Fair—it’s time to unwind!

  • Address: 2000 N Rock Rd, Ste 100, Wichita, KS, 67206
  • Website: Healing Waters

42. Watermark Books & Café

Browse the shelves of this local bookstore before grabbing a milkshake at their café.

43. Beau Monde

Get a massage (or a manicure, haircut, facial, etc.) at one of their locations! I had the best massage of my life in 2018 here, and I still think about it to this day (obviously).

  • Address 1: 2441 N Maize Rd, #2509, Wichita, KS, 67205
  • Address 2: 2939 N Rock Rd, Wichita, Ks, 67226
  • Website: Beau Monde Spa & Boutique

44. The First Place

Shop for some quality jewelry at the First Place, AKA the epitome of elegance in Wichita!

  • Address: 2929 N Rock Rd, #165, Wichita, KS, 67226
  • Website: The First Place

45. Air Show

Watch one of our local airshows; we are the airplane capital of the world, after all!

46. Downtown Murals

Check out all the murals in downtown Wichita for a change of pace and some beautiful (and free) art!

47. Mrs. O’Leary’s Mercantile

Learn how to make a book or cute little crafts with a loved one at this cutesy craft shop.

48. The Loud Cicada

Take an art class or handwrite a letter at their card-writing station for a personalized artsy experience.

  • Address: 2721 E Central Ave, Ste 113, Wichita, KS, 67214
  • Website: The Loud Cicada

49. Redbud Trail

Bike along the Armour Bike Path and the Redbud Trail for a chill evening ride. Maybe you’ll even catch the sunset!

  • Address: Hydraulic Ave Trailhead, Wichita, KS, 67214
  • Website: Redbud Trail

50. Gabby’s Peruvian Restaurant

Cheap, delicious, and authentic food? If that’s not romantic, I don’t know what is!

51. George’s French Bistro

Get all gussied up for a romantic meal at George’s French Bistro. Please try the bouillabaisse. So good!

52. The Room

Get your blood pumping and brain working in Wichita’s famous escape room—not for the faint of heart!

  • Address: 617 W Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS, 67213
  • Website: The Room

53. Architectural Tour

Take a self-guided architectural tour of downtown Wichita to help the conversation flow while you get your steps in.

54. Northrock Lanes

Who doesn’t love a little friendly competition? Add in some cosmic bowling, and I’m hooked!

55. Crown Uptown

Yet another great venue for local theater, grab some tickets for a show or concert at the Crown Uptown and enjoy!

56. Chicken N Pickle

Eat some chicken while playing Wichita’s favorite game, the incredibly addictive pickleball!

57. Dock 410

Shop around at Dock 410 and daydream about your perfectly furnished home!

  • Address: 410 S Commerce St, Wichita, KS, 67202
  • Website: Dock 410

58. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Allen House

Take a tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Allen House and experience some major architectural envy.

59. Prost

Prost is Wichita’s sole bier garten, so grab a stein and get ready to drink!

  • Address: 2721 E Central, Ste 101, Wichita, KS, 67214
  • Website: Prost

60. The Orpheum

Catch a show at the Orpheum for a fun night out. Psst – The Indigo Girls are coming!!

  • Address: 200 N Broadway St, #102, Wichita, KS, 67202
  • Website: Orpheum Theatre

61. Sedgwick County Zoo

Check out the adorable critters and help support conservation at one of Wichita’s most iconic attractions.