Guide to Date Nights in the Treasure Valley

We get it–motherhood can be a whirlwind of responsibilities, leaving little time for romance. But fear not, we’ve got your back! Here’s your ultimate guide to creating unforgettable date nights in the Treasure Valley, even amid the chaos of motherhood.

Quick Anytime Dates

Coffee & Stroll at Julia Davis Park
Start your evening at Flying M Coffeehouse for a cozy cup of coffee, then take a stroll through the picturesque Julia Davis Park.

Food Truck Date Night
Grab a quick bite from Green Acres Food Truck Park. If you’re lucky you might catch some live music while you’re there. (Be sure to check their calendar, they do close for the winter.)

Sunset Drive to Table Rock
Take a scenic drive to Table Rock during sunset. Park at the Old Idaho Penitentiary for a short hike up to the summit with a breathtaking view of the city below.

Weekend Splurges

Wine Tasting at Ste. Chapelle Winery
Head to Ste. Chapelle Winery in Caldwell for a delightful wine-tasting experience amidst the picturesque vineyards.

Art Walk in Boise’s Basque Block
Immerse yourselves in the vibrant art scene of Boise by exploring the Basque Block. Visit Surel’s Place for a unique art experience.

Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise
Elevate your date night with a hot air balloon ride over the Treasure Valley at sunrise. Book with Boise Hot Air Company for a magical experience.

Tips for Keeping the Romance Alive

Prioritize “Us” Time

Schedule regular date nights. Whether it’s a weekly or monthly occurrence, having dedicated date nights on the calendar ensures that you make time for each other.

Disconnect from technology. Consider having a phone-free or technology-free date night to focus on each other without distractions.

Surprise Each Other

Leave love notes. Hide sweet notes for your partner to find in unexpected places, like in their lunch bag, on the bathroom mirror, or in their car.

Small thoughtful gestures. Surprise your partner with their favorite snack, a small gift, or a gesture that shows you’ve been thinking about them.

Laugh Together

Play games. Choose lighthearted and fun games for a game night at home. Whether it’s board games, card games, or video games, find something you both enjoy.

Watch a comedy movie. Pick a comedy film that you both like or explore new ones. Snuggle up and enjoy a good laugh together.

Date Spots by Category


Indulge in a culinary delight at Fork in Downtown Boise. Their farm-to-table menu showcases local ingredients and offers a diverse selection of dishes.

Share a couple of small plates to create a sense of closeness, and savor each bite as you discuss your favorite flavors.

They even have a great brunch menu so you can sneak away for a date any time of day.

Spacebar Arcade

Their nostalgic atmosphere can transport you and your partner back to the carefree days of youth. The neon lights and the sound of classic arcade games create a lively and playful backdrop.

Challenge each other to friendly competitions on your favorite games. Consider creating a prize (maybe a back rub perhaps) for the winner, adding a playful and competitive element to your date.

Wahooz Family Fun Zone

Embrace your playful side at Wahooz Family Fun Zone. Mini-golf, go-karts, and an arcade provide a fun-filled atmosphere for the young and young at heart.

Stella’s Ice Cream

Nothing says inner child like a couple of scoops. Grab your loved one for a quick getaway to Stella’s Ice Cream where they believe ice cream has the power to make the world a little sweeter. They promise to be uncommonly kind so you can take in the childhood nostalgia while you talk about the simple joys.

Old Idaho Penitentiary

Dive into local history with a visit to the Old Idaho Penitentiary. According to their website, the prison saw escapes and scandals. Walk into a different world with your partner to learn about some of Idaho’s darker past.

Barbarian Brewing Beer Bar

Good beer, a free spirit mentality, and a kid-free zone, that’s what you’ll find at Barbarian Brewing Beer Bar. With two locations, one is sure to be close to home. Also, check out their event calendar, as they always have something fun happening. This is a great place if you want to unwind in an adult-only atmosphere.

Cinder Wines

For wine enthusiasts, Cinder Wines offers a picturesque setting to savor local wines. Their tasting room provides a relaxed atmosphere with scenic views. Reserve a spot to enjoy a guided tasting experience. Check out their event calendar for updated happenings.

Looking for something NA or Low ABV?

Art Haus Cocktail Bar

Art Haus Cocktail bar serves up drinks that could be confused for fine art. Dress up and enjoy some darts or ramen and a drink (NA or otherwise). They serve beer, wine, cocktails, and decadent mocktails. Here’s what they have to say about their NA drinks . . . “Sober-curious or fully immersed in the NA life? That choice was not an afterthought. Your drink shouldn’t be either.”

Two Rivers Salon & Spa

Treat yourselves to a pampering session at Two Rivers Salon and Spa. Indulge in a rejuvenating couples massage and unwind in a serene environment.

Area Hot Springs

Check out our guide to Family-Friendly Hot Springs near Boise to find the right one for you. Even though it says family-friendly, no one will bat an eye if you leave the kiddos behind this time.

Idaho Soap Company

Create a spa night at home with products from Idaho Soap Company. Their locally-made soaps and bath bombs add a touch of luxury to your relaxation.

Boise Contemporary Theater

Enjoy a night of quality theater at Boise Contemporary Theater. Check their schedule for thought-provoking performances in an intimate setting.

Morrison Center for the Performing Arts

Catch a Broadway show or a live performance at the Morrison Center. This venue hosts a variety of cultural events and entertainment.

ExtraMile Arena

Cheer for your favorite team or artist at ExtraMile Arena. Whether it’s a sports game or a concert, this venue offers an electric atmosphere for enthusiasts.

Boise River Greenbelt

Combine sports with nature by biking or jogging along the Boise River Greenbelt. It’s a scenic route for active couples who enjoy outdoor activities.

Remember, moms, you deserve to have moments of romance and connection amid the beautiful chaos of motherhood. Grab your partner’s hand, explore the Treasure Valley, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Lauren Hall
Lauren has a background in marketing and advertising. She is passionate about bringing people together in a meaningful way, and that's what brought her to Boise Mom. Raising two kids as a young mom she realized that her background in marketing could be put to good use connecting moms together in the community. She loves to travel, find new foods to love, and spend afternoons in the yard or outside.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here