San Jose is a beautiful city, which means it’s the ideal dating spot for taking a beautiful girl out on the town.
San Jose Date Ideas
Instead of the typical dinner and a movie try taking your date somewhere unexpected. You could take a hike, and challenge your date to a race. You could go to flea markets, and make a game out of who can find the weirdest item there. The loser has to buy it. You could go to an amusement park, and try to win the biggest stuffed animal you can find. Go-cart racing, or swimming are two other off the beaten path date ideas.
You could take a leisurely stroll through downtown San Jose visiting all the historic spots. Going to an art class, like painting with a twist, or a ceramics class could be something you both like. Try dancing. Find a hole in the wall place where you guys can dance as badly as you want and you want run into anyone you know. Try taking a class; a cooking class or any random class you can find. Learn something new together so you have something to talk about when the conversation lulls.
Rent bikes and ride on a trail you’ve never been on, so you both can experience something new. Go to Sky Zone. There is nothing more freeing than bouncing on a trampoline. You both will loosen up and laugh. It is a guaranteed good time. Try a bookstore or the library. It will show your date that you appreciate literature, even if you don’t, and that you are a well rounded person. You don’t have to buy or rent anything. Just have discussions about different topics, which can segue into each other’s past, and likes and dislikes, which will prove helpful if you continue to date.
Go see a play, maybe one outside, or watch a street performer. What you decide shouldn’t be boring but should be exciting and maybe a little challenging. Try to incorporate something that you would both like to do, but never could. A long the way you should find something, a token, to remind your date of the good time you two had. Whatever you do should be fun so your date remembers you and all the effort you put into this date.
Ideas on Where to Go
The Heritage Rose garden would be a great place to start. You could enjoy a nice picnic while relaxing in this serene place. If you want to continue on the garden route you could then make a quick stop by the Guadalupe River Park and Gardens. Maybe you will get lucky and stumble across one of the festivals or benefits being held there. Or just take in all the beauty of the scenery.
The Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph would be a nice place to stop by. Just to take in all the beauty of the architecture. It is a popular sightseeing spot so it could be busy depending on when you go. But if you want something a little less artsy and a little more fast paced you should try Karaoke. The Creekside Inn and Treatbot are two good places you can sing as loudly and off key as you want. If you have to go to the movies try the Retro Dome. You could see classics and they also have trivia contests before the show.
Don’t forget to eat. Find out where all the food trucks are and try something different. Stepping outside your comfort zone will impress your date. It shows your ability to grow and change. Food trucks are better than sit down restaurants because you can walk around and talk in private. You don’t have to feel uncomfortable or pressure from other couples sitting around you. It’s a good icebreaker when on a first date.