The 9 Best First Date Locations in Arkansas!

They said “yes” to that first date, so now what? You’ll want to make a good first impression, of course, especially if you’re hoping for that first date to turn into a second or third. From upscale restaurants to unique outings, we will start you off on the right foot. Check out these great Arkansas locations for a memorable first date.

1. One Eleven at the Capital, Little Rock, AR

If a contemporary bistro-style setting sounds like your choice of venues, then check out One Eleven at the Capital in Little Rock. Award-winning Chef Joel Antunes creates some of the most savory fare available in the Natural State, making this restaurant a perfect first date spot. Business casual attire is recommended for dining at One Eleven. 

2. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR

Spice up your first date with a little education and beauty at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. After taking in some of the breath-taking exhibits, you can enjoy a meal in the restaurant that sits on a glass-enclosed bridge. End your first with shopping for a memento in the Museum’s awesome gift shop.

3. Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville, AR

Take your date to the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville if you’re in the mood to celebrate art and culture with a memorable performance or event. Ticket prices and production times vary.

4. Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion, Rogers, AR

If music is more your speed then check out the Walmart AMP! With a variety of artists taking the stage and a wide range of ticket prices, this place is a great location for a first date. 

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5. The Old Mill, North Little Rock, AR

How about a romantic picnic at the historic Old Mill in North Little Rock? What’s so romantic about this spot, you ask? Well, because the Old Mill appears in the opening scene of the classic movie Gone With the Wind, of course! A first date here will be one that neither of you will soon forget.

6. Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks, Fayetteville, AR

Take your date to the botanical gardens to enjoy the natural beauty of the Ozarks. This unique destination features 12 themed gardens and the area’s only butterfly house.

7. Belle of Hot Springs, Hot Springs, AR

The Belle of Hot Springs will take you on an unforgettable sunset tour of Lake Hamilton. Book your reservation now to experience a romantic dinner cruise on the Belle, a wonderful riverboat. In addition to a delicious meal, you and your date can enjoy views of the Ouachita Mountains. 

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8. Ice Skating at the Jones Center, Springdale, AR

Looking for something fun and inexpensive? Ice skating at the Jones Center in Springdale is perfect for a low-key kind of first date. Be sure to check out rink times and dress warmly.

9. Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Rogers, AR

Get your reservation in early to enjoy a meal at this fabulous restaurant in Rogers. You’ll surely impress your date with a romantic night at this award-winning restaurant that’s famous for its wine list and signature plates.

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