Perth City comes to life during summer, so why stick to the same boring date night? Get out and explore Perth’s cultural scene for a date night to remember, experiencing the many hidden gems of Perth. We’ve put together our top 8 date night ideas that will make your night one to remember.
Valentine’s Day 2020 is right around the corner – surprise your loved one with a romantic getaway package and escape to the city for the weekend. Stay with our Entertainment Package to save up to 25% off, and enjoy two complimentary beverages at Ivy & Jack. Book a room and lose yourself exploring the events and attractions Perth City has to offer.
1. Perth Festival
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Perth Festival boasts a mixture of entertainment, arts and cultural intrigue. Expect live music acts including a Highway to Hell rendition, Ngaire & Emma Donavon and Mavis Staples. Also enjoy Ballet at the Quarry with West Australian Ballet or a Lotterywest films pop up at Claremont, plus other renowned dance/circus artists. If you want to impress your date with a bit of culture, this is how to do it.
Learn more. Dates: 7 February – 1 March.
2. Comedy lounge
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When the motto is Eat, Drink, Laugh you know you’ve come to the right place. The Comedy Lounge is the perfect place to have a giggle with your date – it’s especially great for those first date jitters! They’re open Thursday to Sunday with a new act each night, and best of all they’re right around the corner from Holiday Inn Perth City.
Learn more.Dates: Thursday – Sunday all year.
3. Dome Date Night
It doesn’t get much more romantic than an evening of stargazing. Take your date on a unique adventure to Scitech and explore the magnificence of the universe at their Planetarium. Tickets are just $35 each and include a drink on arrival.
Learn more. Dates: 13 – 14 February.
4. (NOT) The Bachelor Live on Valentine’s Day
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After selling out in 2017, 2018 and 2019, (Not) The Bachelor is back for another season of new eligible bachelor/bachelorettes. Watch as comedian Luke Bolland attempts to make a real love match, right in front of your eyes. The perfect laugh for a first date or a good way to find one…
Learn more. Dates: 14 February.
5. Gondolas on the Swan
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If you like it cheesy, then treating your date to a romantic Gondola ride under the starlight at Elizabeth Quay is the way to go. Enjoy a sunset cruise on the Swan while enjoying a bottle of bubbly, some chocolate and the traditional Italian music.
Learn more.Dates: All year.
6. Moonlight Cinemas
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A picnic, the sunset and a romantic film playing at an outdoor cinema. Moonlight Cinemas at Kings Park ticks all the boxes this Valentine’s Day, and so does the film – the classic Ghost. You can BYO food and alcohol at Moonlight Cinemas, so be sure to pack your dates favourite nibbles!
Learn more. Dates: current – 29 March.
7. Holey Moley
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Wander over to Northbridge for a bit of mini-golf, with a twist. Holey Moley is the cheekiest mini-golf you’ll ever play. Expect Donald Trump’s face on a donkey ass (romantic right!?), the couch from The Simpsons and more. Treat yourself to a cocktail with Wizz Fizz and Sour Straps while you play.
Learn more.Dates: All year.
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Speaking of bars… No date night is complete without stopping into one of Perth’s best bars for a drink or a bite to eat. Here are some of our favourite date night bars, or see our Top 5 bars here:
- Shadow Wine Bar: for the wine lovers who like to slip away into their own world.
- Laneway Lounge: old school elegance and a bit of free live Jazz never goes out of date.
- Ivy & Jack: perfect for cocktails or a cheap pint in the city.
STAY IN THE HEART OF PERTH CITY
Turn your Valentine’s night out into a weekend to remember and stay at Holiday Inn Perth City Centre. Our hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of the train station, Elizabeth Quay and the city’s entertainment venues. Jump on the free Red Cat at the hotel’s doorstep for easy transport to Perth Arena and many other attractions.