Top Date Ideas in Cumberland Valley

Carlisle Theatre

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!

One-of-a-Kind Date Nights

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.

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! 

Lover's Lane
Lace your fingers together for a walk around scenic Children's Lake before settling in for a candlelit dinner at Boiling Springs Tavern.

Dinner & a Show

Classic Romance
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 RockBass Grill followed by a movie at the West Shore Theatre, a vintage, single-screen theatre.

Just Playing Around

Batter Up
Long summer nights call for the all-American date - beers served deck side at Duke's Bar & Grill followed by a Harrisburg Senators' home game at City Island. 

Strut your stuff on a pair of ice skates at Twin Ponds, then show your knowledge of craft beers at Appalachian Brewing Company.

Tee Off
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!   

Outdoor Adventure Date Nights

Mountainside Adventure
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.  

Enjoy the View
A short, .18-mile 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 located before the rock outcropping. Please follow Leave No Trace practices!

Reach New Heights
Build up a sweat scaling 40-foot walls at the Climbnasium. Afterwards, cool down while creating a totally custom frozen yogurt sundae at Bamboo Frozen Yogurt Cafe

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!

Uncover Hidden Gems
Have a sense for adventure? Try out the South Mountain GeoTrail. Covering four counties, this interactive, modern-day scavenger hunt will lead you to agricultural, heritage and history sights around South Mountain.