The 10 Best First Date Locations in Nebraska!

You only get one chance to make a first impression, so make sure it’s a good one! Great first date destinations in Nebraska include historic Art Deco theaters, intimate wine lounges, and whimsical gardens. For a comfortable but intimate first date setting, start at these 10 great Nebraska locations!  

1. Grand Theatre, Grand Island, NE

The Grand Theatre in Grand Island is a non-profit, volunteer operated, Art Deco theatre that was built in 1937. You and your date can go for the classic dinner and show afterward here. From live music and comedians to films and more, check out the Grand Theatre schedule to plan out your perfect first date. 

Grand Theatre

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2. Old Market, Omaha, NE

Take a magical, carriage ride around the glamorous Old Market in Omaha. Carriage rides start at just $25, depending on where you and your special someone want to go.

3. Nosh Restaurant and Wine Lounge, Omaha NE

You’ll definitely leave your date impressed at this relaxing, yet sophisticated date spot. Located in downtown Omaha, Nosh Restaurant and Wine Lounge is a great first date location to sip on some wine and enjoy some tasty, casual bites. 

4. Slattery Vintage Estates, Nehawka, NE

If you and your date have a shared interest in wine, then a visit to the Slattery Vintage Estates is a must. Sample some of the more than 55 wines by the glass in the tasting room and enjoy small snacks while taking in the views at this lovely vineyard conveniently located between Omaha and Lincoln. 

Beautiful winery

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5. CRAVE, Omaha, NE

CRAVE American Kitchen & Sushi Bar is a great place to have a date night like no other. The warm, open restaurant features a modern sushi bar and fresh spin on the classics. Chat it up over high-quality drinks and food and show your date that you know the good local spots.

6. Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, NE

A visit to a museum is a good, low-stakes first date idea. Take in one of the many masterpieces at the Museum of Nebraska Art, which features more than 6,000 works by artists of regional and national importance. 

7. Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha, NE

What’s more romantic than a stroll through a garden? Make your way to the Lauritzen Gardens in Omaha and get to know each other while you check out hundreds of gorgeous plants and flowers.

Come see 'Metamorphosis' tomorrow from 2pm-7pm if you want to♻♻♻

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8. Nebraska’s State Capitol Building, Lincoln, NE

For a fun and educational first date, plan a trip to the capital city for a tour of the Nebraska State Capitol building. Head to the 14th floor observation level for some spectacular views of the city.

9. Spielbound Board Game Cafe, Omaha NE

Skip the first date chit-chat and play a game instead! At Spielbound Board Game Cafe in Omaha, you and your date can enjoy craft food and beverages to fuel your competitive first date.

10. Sunken Gardens, Lincoln, NE

Each year, the Sunken Gardens in Lincoln features a floral display made up of more than 30,000 plants. The gardens are regularly named as some of the best in the country and make for a lovely first date spot. 

Oasis in the city

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