Ditch the mundane dinner and a movie formula for your next date night.
Explore Dubuque, Iowa with fresh eyes and a sense of adventure. Don’t miss an opportunity to check these 10 date-worthy destinations off your bucket list.
1. Embrace Childlike Wonder
Head down to Backpocket Brewing Dubuque to enjoy a cold local brew and an evening of classic arcade games. Dust off your Pac-Man skills for some healthy competition and put your heads together for Tuesday Night Trivia.
2. Solve A Casino Heist
Unlock and solve a mystery at the Escape Room Dubuque. Three unique puzzles including solving a casino heist, motel mystery, and archaeology adventure, make for a memorable double date.
3. Set Sail
Experience the awe and wonder of the mighty Mississippi River on your next date. Learn to SUP on a serene lake, take an evening riverboat cruise for a picturesque sunset on the open water, or have a beach day full of volleyball and sunshine.
4. Make History
Create your own love story in historic Downtown Dubuque. Spend your day date posing next to the only shot tower left West of the Mississippi or riding up the charming Fenelon Place Elevator. Don’t forget to document your memories and share them with us, #whereiowastarted.
7. Take a Roadtrip
Travel along the Great River Road starting or ending in Dubuque. Head south to Bellevue to see the beautiful outlook at Bellevue State Park and eat Iowa’s Best BBQ at Flatted Fifth Blues & BBQ. Or head north to Balltown and share a meal at Iowa’s oldest restaurant, Breitbach’s Country Dining.
9. Sing A Love Song
Enjoy a karaoke filled evening at Skinny Maginny’s serenading your loved one or sing along to our abounding local talent. Make a date for Dueling Pianos at the Mississippi Moon Bar plus check out the latest live music schedule in our always up-to-date weekend calendar.
10. Hit the Slopes
Transform a cold winter day into a romantic date on the slopes at Sundown Mountain. Spend the day taking leisurely rides up the chairlift, skiing through the snow-covered landscape of where Iowa started, and getting cozy in the lodge after an adventurous date.