You’ve booked the sitter. You’ve cleared the calendar. Now what?

If you’re tired of the dinner-and-a-movie routine, try one of these cures for the common date night.

5 Unique Baltimore Date Ideas You’ll Both Love

Go Axe Throwing

Yes. You read that right. Book the sitter, head to Urban Axes on North Haven Street and give axe throwing a try. The location has a full service bar selling beer, wine and soda and allows you to bring in your own food. Walk-in hours are available on weekday evenings and all day on the weekends; but know that if you walk-in, you’ll probably be paired up with others that have walked in. This is a date that can be more fun as a group — so think about channeling your inner middle schooler and inviting a bunch of couple friends to compete with you. Just be sure to call and book your throwing lane in advance if you’re bringing a group.

Explore the Creative Side of Parenting… Without Kids

Indulge in a little culture and check out American Visionary Art Museum’s current special exhibit PARENTING: An Art Without A Manual. (How true, right?) The year-long celebration delves into what might be humanity’s most essential performance art — the intuitive, transformative, and complex art of parenting. And while the museum is definitely kid-friendly, it’s fun to have an opportunity to explore without the littles around. 

Cook-Your-Own Adventure

The couple that cooks together … has amazing meals! Book a couples cooking class at Baltimore Chef Shop in Hampden and cook your way around the world. They offering everything from mastering Indian Cuisine to Sushi to Korean Street Food to New Orleans Creole. Even if your passport isn’t traveling anytime soon, your palate certainly can!

Explore the Science Center After Dark

What happens at the Science Center after dark? It turns into a playground — for grown-ups! In an effort to keep scientists of all ages curious, the Maryland Science Center has curated a new line-up of evening adults-only events.  Join them for Music Under the Dome for a visual music show you can’t get anywhere else, learn a new trade while kicking back cocktails at DIY Happy Hour, experience science with a twist at Whiskey in the Shed–and so much more. 

Hone Your Latte Art (or Love)

Become a coffee ninja! Join Ceremony Coffee for a workshop that provides in-depth instruction on how to break the perfect cuppa or even a latte art lab. Because, coffee. And your favorite person. It’s a perfect combo.