Date nights are special whether it's a first date or that elusive date away from the kids. From nature, to art, to entertainment, Concord is the perfect spot for your date!
1. West Wind All Digital Drive-In
The drive-in has to be the classic and perfect date destination. West Wind is a fully modern take on a drive-in theater with a movie screen that’s digital and larger than even most walk-in theaters. Your audio is crystal clear and comes through your car’s stereo. If you're feeling peckish, grab a bite to eat from their fully loaded snack bar as you enjoy your night snuggled up to your special someone. For more information and showtimes and tickets, click HERE.
2. Tour Concord's Murals
A totally unique date is a tour of the murals around Concord. In The Veranda Shopping Center, Cost Plus honors its hometown with a large painted map of Concord on the store’s wall. Take a look and then grab drinks or dinner at one of the many choices The Veranda offers. One of the most popular murals is on Salvio Street. Hand-painted by Bay Area Muralist Dan Fontes, it depicts a 4th of July street scene in 1894 inspired by an album of Ruth Galindo’s, grand daughter of Concord’s founder. While you’re here you can catch drinks, dinner or coffee in Downtown Concord!
Two more murals are in Oak Grove Plaza including an eye catching piece inside Trader Joe’s featuring the iconic Mt. Diablo, Concord Pavilion and Todos Santos Plaza. Behind the center is a colorful mural that immediately grabs your attention with its splashes of colorful paint spilling out of three cans. It was created to honor Oak Grove Plaza founder David Zimmerman by his daughters. Here you can also dine, drink and chat at one of the plaza’s fine establishments.
3. Stroll through the Markham Arboretum Nature Center and Picnic
The Markham Arboretum and Nature Center is a hidden gem in Concord and the perfect place to impress your date with a stroll and picnic. Spend a romantic day surrounded by some of the most beautiful flora and fauna from Australia, South Africa, South America and Europe. In fact, you’ll see 45 different species of trees as they shade you on your walk along Galindo Creek. A self-guided tour map can be found here.
4. Get an Escape Room Experience
The Red Door Escape Room is another ideal place for a date. Here you’ll select from multiple themed rooms where you’re immediately taken to another place and time. Then you’ll pull together your collective creative and deductive skills to escape from the room. Do it in under an hour and win. What a perfect way to get to know more about each other whether you’ve been together for hours or years. Celebrate afterward at one of the many nearby restaurants at The Veranda.
5. Take an Art Class
aRt Cottage gets the fun and conversation started when you join one of their personalized art classes. Classes are available in ceramics, watercolor, oil, drawing and more. It’s the perfect way to get to know each other better while creating your very own masterpiece with the assistance of your instructor.