Top Date Ideas in Cumberland Valley
Whether you are passing through the Valley for the evening or ready to uncover hidden gems in your backyard, we have a date night suggestion for you!
A Trip Down Memory Lane
Pick out some nostalgic candy at Georgie Lou's Retro Candy and strap on your dancing shoes for a night of swing dancing at The Green Door Dance Studio or cozy up in the car as you watch a movie at Cumberland Drive-In.
Take a Cruise
Board the Pride of the Susquehanna for a sunset dinner cruise along the scenic shores of the Susquehanna River. This is by far the best view of the Harrisburg skyline!
Lace your fingers together for a walk around scenic Children's Lake before settling in for a candlelit dinner at historic Boiling Springs Tavern or plan to stay overnight at the newly-renovated Allenberry Resort.
Enjoy traditional Italian cuisine in a garden setting at Trattoria Piatto before catching a show at the art-deco Carlisle Theatre. Finish with a Nutella filled crepe at Helena's Chocolate Cafe & Creperie for a European flair.
A Romantic Rendezvous
Impress your date with fine dining at THEA in Mechanicsburg followed by a performance at Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg. End your day with an overnight stay at 30 Timber Road B&B.
Engage in some friendly competition with a game of mini-golf on one of two courses at Carlisle Sports Emporium. Whether you go for the castle or the western theme is up to you. The perk of this date? The loser buys ice cream at a downtown Carlisle staple, Massey's Frozen Custard!
This is sure to be a date you won't forget! Spend the day zipping down the picturesque mountainside on zip lines, skies or a snowboard and enjoying the natural beauty of the Valley at Roundtop Mountain Resort. End the day with food and live music at Roundtop's Fireside Pub & Grill.
Enjoy the View
A short hike will reward you and your date with an inspiring view of the Valley from a rock outcropping at Waggoner's Gap Hawk Watch. Pack a romantic lunch to enjoy at the picnic area. Please follow Leave No Trace practices!
Explore the Shore
Explore nature as you paddle along in a kayak, canoe or paddle boat on beach-front Laurel Lake in Pine Grove Furnace State Park. Stop at Twirly Top for a nostalgic dinner and classic ice cream treat!
Things to Do
- Car Shows and Racing
- Family Fun
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- Food, Wine & Beer
- Appalachian Trail
- Bike Routes
- Bird Watching
- Colonel Denning State Park
- Conodoguinet Creek Water Trail
- Disc Golf
- Guided Tours
- Hiking & Biking
- Horseback Riding
- Hunting & ATVs
- Kings Gap
- Nature Explorer
- Parks & Wildlife Area
- Pine Grove Furnace State Park
- Susquehanna River
- Yellow Breeches Creek Water Trail
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