Guides to Fayetteville

33 Winter Date Ideas in Fayetteville

Are you at a loss for date ideas during winter time?  The cold and rain don’t have to stand in your way.  You can make fun, creative and exciting memories, right here in Fayetteville!  Check out our list of 33 winter date ideas in Fayetteville and be inspired.


  1. Make your own hot chocolate. Get those pre-made packets out of here and melt your own hot chocolate beverage. Get some exciting toppings you both want to try.
  2. Take a cooking class together. Get cozy in the kitchen and check out this list of cooking classes in and around Fayetteville.
  3. Have a game night with a prize for the winner. You can even invite some other couples over for a great night of competition.
  4. Go ice skating on post. Cleland Ice Rink is located on Fort Bragg. Get bundled up and prepare to show off your best moves.
  5. Go to a hockey game. If you would rather watch someone else ice skate, check out the Fayetteville Marksmen and attend one of their home games together! They have a lot of themed nights so check the calendar and pick something fun!
  6. Go on a Groupon date. Groupon always has great deals. Have you been dying to try something, or are you looking for inspiration? Check out Groupon and you won’t be disappointed.
  7. Have breakfast for dinner. Hit the Metro Diner on Skibo and dine on hashbrowns and bacon for dinner.
  8. Go to 2nd and Charles on Skibo and find a book of North Carolina adventures, or thumb through some classics. Start a vinyl collection together or pick an inexpensive movie to take home and watch together, cozied up with your fluffiest blanket.
  9. Go on a winter hike in Carvers Creek State Park in Spring Lake.
  10. Try a new pub or brewery downtown. Have you both been to Bright Light Brewing Company yet? How about Lake Gaston Brewing Co? Taste test their brews and vote on your favorites.
  11. Go to a local museum neither of you have been to before. Check out our blog post here for 7 must see museums in Fayetteville.
  12. Go to a trivia night. There are trivia nights all around Fayetteville every night of the week. Mash House is on Wednesday and Rustic Burger is on Saturday.
  13. Catch a play at the Cape Fear Regional Theatre on Hay Street. This winter you could see Annie from January 31-February 24 or Trumbo from March 5-17th.
  14. Try indoor rock climbing. We tried Triangle Rock Club-Fayetteville for our team building day and had a blast.
  15. Go indoor sky diving. Embrace your inner adventurer and head over to Paraclete XP in Raeford.
  16. Do couples yoga. Check out this list of suggested places to go.
  17. Go on a drive! Stay cozy in the car and head out into the unknown with a thermos of hot coffee and your favorite winter tunes.
  18. Have a spa day. Head somewhere local to get pampered—like the Renaissance European Day Spa (reopening soon!)—or get your own supplies and spa it up at home. Bubble bath, massage oil, and face masks are a must.
  19. Go see a movie at AMC Market Fair. Your life will never be the same after sitting in their heated reclining seats.
  20. Head to the beach and do all the things you normally don’t in the summer. Check out their shops, bundle up to glimpse the waves, and eat dinner at a restaurant with a water view.
  21. Have an at home movie date. Pick your favorite releases from 2018 and rent them from Red Box for a fun at home movie night.
  22. Go antiquing downtown and pick up a small trinket to remind you of your fun date.
  23. Pretend you’re a tourist in Fayetteville. Take a walking tour, visit a local museum, and take tons of pictures.
  24. Try out the Drop by the River Seafood restaurant on Person Street.
  25. Make a relationship bucket list and cross one of the items off that night.
  26. Go for a dip in a hot tub.
  27. Hire a local photographer and have a winter wonderland photoshoot—just the two of you.
  28. Fire up a bonfire in your backyard and make some s’mores.
  29. Sign up for the Visit Fayetteville newsletter to hear about local events, and then pick something from their calendar of events to do together.
  30. Volunteer together at FAPS to take care of some furry friends who need more love than most.
  31. Make it a group date and head to an Escape Room.
  32. Get an Airbnb in the mountains and have a romantic getaway. Asheville, Boone, and their surrounding areas of favorites of locals.
  33. Have a wine and cheese night at home. Pick up some wine from Harris Teeter and make it a double date for some great conversation and memories.


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