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Boardwalk, Granite Park, Plano, TX

Free $0
$ $1-5
$$ $6-10
$$$ $11-15
$$$$ $16-20
$$$$$ $21+

Looking for Great Date Night Ideas in Collin County?

including Allen, Frisco, McKinney, and Plano

If you're looking for live music, star gazing, or local events, be sure to visit our calendar of events for a daily listing of fun date ideas.

The Classic: Dinner and a Movie—with a Flair!

Angelika Film Center & Cafe´
Devoted to independent and specialty films, it is located in the heart of Mockingbird Station. The two of you can enjoy a Breadwinners sandwich and dessert in the cafe´/lounge or take it with you into the auditorium. Traditional movie theater snacks are also available, as well as beer and wine.
5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, Plano

happy couple on a date
iPic Theaters
Cozy two by two recliners in the Premium Plus seating can be reserved and include blankets, pillows and popcorn. Order off the gourmet snack and dinner menu for in-cinema dining or pick up the same food before entering. Arrive early for some billiards or a drink at the theater, or stop at one of the numerous places to dine in the Village. Tip: Sign up for a free membership and receive a discount off your seats. iPic shows first-run movies.
321 Town Place, Fairview

Outdoor Movies at the Park

She saw this in the movie "The Wedding Planner" and has been secretly wanting this romantic date and picnic with you ever sense. Trust me. Check our Calendar of Events at the link for locations and show times of outdoor movies in Collin County.

Night Hikes

Heard Natural Science Museum
What better way to see that spark in her eyes than when she turns to you as her protector? Once a quarter the Heard Museum offers night hikes. Check our calendar or the link above to see if there's one scheduled for your special night.
1 Nature Place, McKinney

Cozy Up by a Fire

Outdoor Fire Lounge Areas

On one of the cooler evenings in Collin County, you'll find numerous outdoor fire pits roaring where you can just hang together and gaze at the fire. No purchase is expected of you to sit and enjoy one of these. Let us know if we've missed one.

Boardwalk at Granite Park
Situated on the Boardwalk is a large fire pit with several adirondack chairs situated around it. Enter the Boardwalk past beautifully lit fountains, then try your skills at the life-size Jenga game, lawn bowling and bean bag toss. When you're ready to eat, there's a handful of restaurants nearby.

The Grotto at Fairview Town Center
At the entrance to the Ipic Theater is a large fireplace as well as an over-sized chess/checkerboard. Comfy lounge chairs surround the fire pit and nearby restaurants and coffee houses offer refreshments for purchase.
321 Town Place, Fairview

The Grove at The Village at Allen
In the center of the Village at Allen shopping center is a fireplace with lounge chairs. If you do have the kids with you, you could let them play on their own (if they're old enough) in the nearby caboose, Texas-shaped maze, and playhouses. And because you're in the center of a shopping center, there are plenty of nearby restaurants for either a quick bite or to enjoy a quiet meal. It is located right outside ThaiBOX.
190 E. Stacy Road, Allen

Whole Foods
Just outside the entrance to Whole Foods is a large fire pit with lounge chairs. This is a wonderful option if either of you are on a restricted diet or focusing on eating healthy, because you can eat inside Whole Foods or bring your snack outside.
190 E. Stacy Road, Allen

Go Sampling

Set Your Price

Taste Your Way through a Shopping Center

Of course, the purpose for sampling is to purchase and we're not advising you to abuse your gracious hosts, but this is a fun way to spend an evening. High-end grocers (Market Street in Allen, Frisco and McKinney; Central Market in Plano; Whole Foods in Fairview) and shopping centers are perfect for this. So is Eatzie's Market & Bakery!

Here's how it works: rather than going out to a restaurant for a heavy meal, walk through your favorite grocer or shopping center and purchase a small bite at each location. See how many "countries" you can experience in one evening!

Shopping Centers:
Watters Creek in Allen with about a dozen restaurants.Directions
The Shops at Legacy in Plano with over 30 restaurants. Directions
The Village at Allen with over 20 restaurants.Directions
Fairview Town Center with 10 restaurants. Directions

Play Together!

Pole Position Raceway, Frisco
Race each other around the track!
10550 John W. Elliott Drive, Frisco

Disc Golf, McKinney
It's free and it's fun! Two courses to choose from: Alex Clark Memorial Disc Golf Course with 18 championship style holes and the Towne Lake Disc Golf Course. The latter considered by many to be one of the best courses in No. Texas.

Main Event, Frisco & Plano
469.362.7227 (Frisco)
972.881.8181 (Plano)
Play a game of laser tag! You'll have so much fun hiding and shooting at one another!
Frisco and Plano

by Debbie Krubsack
May 26, 2017
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