Oklahoma City offers a variety of activities that offer far more than the typical dinner and movie night out.
If you're looking for a standout date night spot to enjoy with that special someone, we’ve rounded up 11 adult-focused activities in OKC that give couples a memorable – and much-needed – night out.
1. Try your hand at ax throwing
For a great thrill and stress releasing activity, experience ax throwing at Bad Axe OKC. The learning process is fast and easy the expert axe throwing coaches will make it easy for you to pick up the art of hurling an axe.
2. Battle it out in a pickleball match
Chicken N Pickle is a unique indoor and outdoor entertainment complex featuring 10 pickleball courts, with six inside courts and four outside, in addition to a variety of outdoor yard games such as Jenga, ping-pong, cornhole and Battleship. With a rooftop bar and full-service restaurant that offers delicious rotisserie chicken dishes, you’re bound to have a good time. Pickleball court reservations are available and highly encouraged.
3. Head to Chisholm Creek for active fun
This mixed-use development offers adrenaline-pumping activities, plus a cool mix of locally-owned dining and retail favorites. At Topgolf, enjoy a little competition on the tee box while enjoying great food and drinks or suit up and soar inside an indoor vertical wind tunnel at iFly Indoor Skydiving.
4. Hit the slopes & catch waves in the Boathouse District
With the new additions of Surf OKC and alpine skiing, RIVERSPORT becomes the first facility in the world to offer skiing, surfing and whitewater rafting all in one location. Head to the Boathouse District and ride endless waves on the trampoline-like surface or experience a Blue ski run and a Black ski run in a matter of seconds. Just because we’re in a landlocked state doesn’t mean you can catch a wave and hone your surfing skills!
5. Go retro!
The Plaza District’s new adults-only arcade features 25 cent games from the 80s and 90s, pinball machines, classic skee-ball alleys, Nintendo 64 console gaming, life-size Jenga and Connect Four. Up-Down also offers pizza by the slice, two bars with a plethora of local beer on tap, and an upper and lower wrap-around patio with plenty of outdoor seating.
6. Create a culinary masterpiece
Craft a delicious meal with your significant other for an intimate date night experience. From make & take desserts and baking classes to diverse theme nights inspired by cuisine around the world, Sur La Table offers a wide variety of unique and lively classes for couples.
7. Explore OKC’s immersive art experience in style
Every Third Thursday is an adults-only night at Mix-Tape, so they stay open as late as 10 p.m. Adults are invited to explore, relax and enjoy every nook and cranny of the immersive experience. Located in Automobile Alley, there’s plenty of local shopping and dining to keep you entertained before or after Factory Obscura's event!
8. Get wild with the OKC Zoo
Each Thursday evening this summer, adults are invited to venture on a patch through the Oklahoma City Zoo and experience wildlife from around the world. At Sip & Stroll, guests can plan their own travel itinerary through six watering holes at the Zoo, featuring drinks inspired by Belize, Rwanda, India and more. In celebration of Pride in Oklahoma City, the Zoo is also hosting a special Pride Sip & Stroll event in June!
9. Go wine tasting at Put A Cork In It
Sample handcrafted wines from fine grape varietals at this couple-owned winery. The outdoor patio offers a cozy atmosphere and exquisite view of the Bricktown Canal. Afterward, catch a ride on the water taxi or explore the local shops and restaurants that adorn the vibrant entrainment district.
10. Learn the art of glass blowing at Blue Sage Studios
Get hands-on in the studio to create your very own blown glass piece of art at Blue Sage Studios. Schedule a one-on-one class or just stop in during operating hours and observe a studio artist practicing their craft.
11. Beat the clock at an escape room
Put your sleuthing skills to the test and follow the clues to solve the puzzle and get out in time. A few favorites are the Red Door in Chisholm Creek, The Sanctuary at the OKC Outlets, Escape OKC in Uptown 23rd, Breakout Games at Penn Square Mall and Baker Street Escapes in Midtown.