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3 must-go spots for the perfect date night

Your next date night is right around the corner and though you’re excited about spending some quality time with your significant other, planning where to go and what to do is such a drag it almost takes all the fun out of it.

Well, stress no more. We’ve got you covered with some pretty special spots to hang out on your next date night:

For the film lover, cocktail enthusiast and the foodie –

iPic Theaters and Luxe Dining Experience

you’ll never see dinner and a movie the same way again. 

Ipic Theaters is an affordable luxury cinema chain.

Ipic Theaters provide the perfect setting for a romantic and upscale date night. iPic theaters has 11 locations and 81 screens in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Milwaukee, Texas, and Seattle. (Photo Courtesy of Ipic Theaters).

Ugh…Dinner and a movie? Yes, dinner and a movie but not the tired, boring, and overdone style. At iPic Theaters there are “no sticky floors or crying babies”, there’s awe-inspiring art, delicious dishes, and craft cocktails.

iPic Theaters offer moviegoers what they’ve labeled as “the ultimate theater experience” and have mastered the art of providing film watching audiences with the perfect classy setting to relax, enjoy and unwind.

iPic theaters an affordable luxury chain crafted by former Muvico owner is lined with art.

When was the last time the walls of your local movie theater looked like this? iPic Theaters displays the work of nationally and internationally renown artist. (Photo courtesy of iPic theaters).

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They’ve paired independent upscale dining options, such as Arizona’s Tangy Restaurant, California’s The Lounge and most recently North Miami Beach’s The Tuck Room, with luxurious theaters which feature micro-suede reclining chairs and matching complimentary pillows and blankets.

Farm fresh speakeasy-inspired cocktails like the Afternoon Delight will make date night at iPic Theaters sweeter. (Photo courtesy of The Gap Group).

Farm fresh speakeasy-inspired cocktails like the Afternoon Delight will make date night at iPic Theaters sweeter. (Photo courtesy of The Gap Group).

Cocktails served at the state-of-the-art facilities are always farm fresh and created by world class mixologist Adam Seger, who has delighted celebrity guests at the Grammy Awards with his concoctions, so you won’t have any complaints here.

If Seger’s speakeasy-inspired cocktails are good enough to wow Oprah and Mr. and Mrs. Pitt, you’re bound to fall in love with these top-of-the-line craft cocktail creations.

(Try the Afternoon Delight – lemon, vodka, berries and tea or the Look Better Naked Margarita – Camarena 100% de agave silver, organic agave, citrus and stevia.)

At iPic Theaters you’re more than welcome to grab a fresh cane, nitro-muddled mojito or a hand shaken daiquiri and sip it as you watch your movie, plus in-cinema service is just a press of a button away. iPic Theater “ninja” servers will tip-toe their way to your seat and gently whisper your order back to you as to not disturb you from your movie watching experience.

With all these amenities and first class vip treatment who wouldn’t want to go on a date here?

iPic Theaters has 11 locations and 81 screens in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Milwaukee, Texas, and Seattle with plans to expand into more states in the near future. To find an iPic Theater near you or for more information visit www.ipictheaters.com

For the laid-back and those seeking to relax –

Massage, Massage, Massage! Did we say Massage?

Give those other couples “Massage Envy” 

You can’t go wrong surprising your partner with a “spontaneous” massage date. We can’t think of anybody who would be disappointed with the opportunity to relax next to their loved one on a massage bed and it doesn’t have to be Valentine’s Day for that. The great thing about it is there’s many options to book this type of date in almost every state.

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There are also many great couple’s massage deals so you don’t have to break the bank if you’re not in the place to, however, if you’re looking to woo your love with a luxurious massage treatment you can do that too so don’t worry we did the homework for you and found massage offerings which stem from low to luxe.

a perfect way to spend Valentine's Day is to go get a couple's massage.

Date night at the massage parlor? Where do we sign up? Gift cards are available at massageenvy.com. (Photo courtesy of Massage Envy).

Massage Envy – Massage Envy has over 1,000 franchised locations in 49 states so it’s safe to say there’s a location near you. Gift cards are available at www.massagenvy.com and couple’s massage deals range from $75 to $150.

Any massage treatment whether it’s a Swedish Massage or a Deep Tissue Massage can be upgraded to a romantic couple’s session for just $10 to include AromaTherapy.

Massage Envy’s site notes: “Requesting one of these enhanced therapies can make your getaway more memorable.” (You can choose from lavender garden, mint and rosemary.)

Spa inside the Biltmore Hotel – Each hotel forming part of high-end Bitlmore Hotel chain, boasting a slew of luxury hotels in 11 states from Arizona to Rhode Island, features an elegant spa and the spas found inside Biltmore hotels are as swanky and accommodating as the rest of the facilities are.

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Book a couples massage and facial package and surprise your significant other on your next date night.

However, if you search you can usually find affordable spa packages. Start by finding a Biltmore Hotel in your area and go from there. The usual range for a spa treatment is from $75 to $240 and some packages even include facials and skin rejuvenating procedures.

Deal booking websites such as Groupon and Living Social are excellent resources to book a discounted couple’s massage package in your area. You’ll be surprised at the value of some of their offerings. We highly suggest for you to check it out.

For the super smart, puzzle loving and challenge seeking –

Getaway together 

Escape to The Great Escape Room 

Locked inside a room with your date? Sounds like a good date night to us. The Great Escape Room provides a fun and different alternative to a plain old night out. (Photo courtesy of The Great Escape Room.)

Locked inside a room with your date? Sounds like a good date night to us. The Great Escape Room provides a fun and different alternative to a plain old night out. (Photo courtesy of The Great Escape Room.)

Locked in a room with no way out? That seems like it might make for a wonderful date night and that’s just what The Great Escape Room, a real-life room escape game, can provide. You and your date must work together to unlock hidden compartments, secret passageways and clues to secure your great escape. The 60-minute activity is surely something different from any other date night escapade you’ve had so far.

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In the Sherlock Holmes themed rooms you and your significant other can go into character as one of Holmes’ apprentices or a cardiac surgeon on Dr. Watson’s team. Private and team building events are also available. Tickets range from $23-$28. For more information on specific cities and times or to book tickets please visit www.thegreatescaperoom.com (The Great Escape Room has locations in five states and 11 cities including Florida, New York and Washington D.C.)

However, if you can find a Great Escape Room location in your state, other states have similar offerings for instance Denver, Colorado has the Denver Escape Room and Los Angeles, California has Escape Room L.A.  but if you’re really in a bind you can always find an escape room in the Escape Room Directory, which provides locations internationally.

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Daysi Calavia-Robertson has a BA in Mass Communications from Florida International University. Her articles have appeared in The Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald, The Sun-Sentinel, The South Florida Times and The Huffington Post. She's also conducted entertainment reporting segments on local television. No matter what the medium, Daysi believes in the power of storytelling.

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