The Ultimate Charleston Date Ideas Guide


When it comes to dating your spouse or significant other, it’s easy to get stuck in the same routine of dinner, dinner and a movie, or dinner and drinks. Charleston has so many amazing award-winning restaurants that sometimes it can be hard to think outside of the dinner date box. We put together this list of 125+ date ideas to get you out of your rut and put the fun back into your dates!

*Please note – While we make every effort to crosscheck current links and event details on our guides, we always encourage you to do the same before making final plans. If details are missing or incorrect, please let us know so that we can correct them.

For the Animal and Nature Lovers

For the Art Aficionados

For the Festival Fans

Mark your calendars for one of Charleston’s fantastic festivals:

For the Thrill Seekers

  • Cheer your partner on and tackle obstacles together at Wild Blue Ropes
  • Challenge your teamwork and problem-solving skills by trying to escape at Break Out Charleston or Escape in 60
  • Looking for an adrenaline rush? Go skydiving! (Sky Dive Charleston)
  • Explore Charleston’s haunted side with a dungeon, cemetery, or ghost-walking tour.
  • Run or walk the Ravenel Bridge and stop at the top for a picnic.
  • Train for a 5K, 10K, Mud Run, or Color Run!
  • Check out one of Charleston’s many ax-throwing places! There’s even pop-up ax-throwing by Blade & Bull that shows up at local breweries around Charleston! Bonus: it’s all outdoors and social distancing is easy!

For the Foodies

For the History Buffs

For the Hopeless Romantics

For the Kids at Heart

For the Adult Beverage Lover

  • Go bar hopping on Folly Beach. With lots of outdoor patios, it always feels like a vacation there.




For the Movie Fanatic

For the Music Lovers

For the Staycationers

Book a room at one of these fabulous Charleston locations! And check out our Guide to Staycations in Charleston! 


Bed & Breakfasts:

For the Sports Fanatics

For the Theater Enthusiasts

Attend a professional production by these amazing theater companies

For the Couple with a Sweet Tooth

What better way to end your night than with dessert! Here are some of our favorites:

For those staying home

Still looking for more ideas? Check out 15 Free (Or Cheap) Date Ideas that Don’t Require A Babysitter and Ways I’m Connecting With My Spouse Right Now (Monthly Date Night Ideas)

What’s your favorite Charleston date night spot?