The kids are fed, the babysitter is heading over and your rockin’ a new outfit. It’s date night, finally. Now, what to do…? There’s plenty of dining and entertainment options within a short distance of Highland Creek. 

Check out Basilico Italian for some local Italian fare. I love the Chicken Piccata. After, head over to Hop & Vine for a friendly cocktail. The vibe is fun and laid back, and it usually has low-key live music on the weekends.

Share piping hot slices and salad at Hawthorne’s Pizza. We like the Greek salad and barbecue chicken pizza.  Afterward, take a stroll over to Barista Craft for a yummy, seasonal coffee while strolling down memory lane about how you met and why you fell in love. 

Need some excitement in your life? Try indoor skydiving at I Fly Charlotte Concord. Experience isn’t needed, but bravery is a must. Keep stepping out of your comfort zone and try a bayou-inspired meal at Razoo’s Cajun Cafe.

Channel your inner teenager and go wild at Dave & Busters. They’ve got bowling, billiards, virtual reality games, air hockey and video games. A huge menu and full bar await you after you’ve played. 

Tacos For Life is one of my personal favorites. There’s not a bad taco on the menu, and their delicious, generous concoctions will leave you satisfied. After savoring every bite, continue up Concord Mills Boulevard to Adam & Eve for some couples shopping… and then race home as quickly as possible. 

If you prefer an afternoon date, mosey on over to Persis Biryani Indian Grill for their lunch buffet. It’s such a treat, and they offer free hot tea by the buffet as a nice way to end your meal. Now, off to a matinee at AMC Concord Mills 24… to see anything other than a Disney movie.

Start out with relaxation at Bamboo Organic Massage. They offer couples massages and an array of other spa services to pamper you. Then, walk over Mr Tokyo Japanese Restaurant for the all-you-can-eat sushi or hibachi. 

Which one of you is the trivia buff? Check out Music Bingo Night on Thursday’s at Pippa’s Cafe while enjoying some wings or a wrap and a draft beer. Wind down your evening with the most luscious treats ever at Abbot’s Frozen Custard.

For the athletic couples, challenge your mate to a game of pickleball right here in Highland Creek. What is pickle ball? It’s like paddleball tennis. It’s easier than tennis, but still a fun workout. Sign up and bring the beach paddleball set you have stashed away in your garage. Now that you’ve gotten your cardio in for the day, you can head to Twenty-Six Acres Brewing Company for some food truck fare and a craft beer. 

And finally, this list wouldn’t be complete without laser tag at Frankies Fun Park. Never played laser tag? It’s a blast-and-a-half and you’ll feel like a kid again. After working up an appetite, head over to Que Onda Tacos + Tequila for an enchilada and margarita.

Of course, some nights it’s nice to just cuddle up on the couch while catching up on Netflix. If you’re ready to live in a place with plenty of nearby date-night options, give me a call at 252-412-5367 to find your dream home!