Make your next night out in Baltimore one full of fun and adventure, and take your significant other along for the ride. Dating here doesn’t have to be full of dull dinners, it’s coastal, urban and ripe with fun adventures waiting to be had. Start here, with the best dates the city has to offer for an awesome date you’ll never forget.
Price: $25 per adult – Bring your own drinks.
Hours: Sun-Thu, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 9:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Adult ‘Bring Your Own Grog’ cruises run every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Friday & Saturday at 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Dates don’t have to be boring, and Urban Pirates Company of Baltimore seems to know that. In fact, they’ve created a fun way for their customers to enjoy the splendor of the Baltimore Harbor, all in the name of romance. Board the Fearless and go on a one-hour pirate adventure with your date, and join in on the many festivities aboard the ship, including water cannon fights, singing, dancing, and games. Every Friday, the ships B.Y.O.G. (grog) cruises boast bundles of fun in the Inner Harbor, guaranteed to unite couples with like-minded pirate lovers out on the open seas.
Light Flight Hot Air Balloons
4006 Ady Rd.
Pylesville, Md. 21014
Price: $125 per person for 20 minute ride/$175 for 30 minutes/$250 for 45 minutes/$300 for 60 minutes/5 percent tax
Hours: daily, year round
Take your date on the adventure of a lifetime with Light Flight Hot Air Balloons. Soar more than 1,000 feet into the sky taking in Baltimore and Harford counties’ beautiful scenery from the comfort of a hot air balloon basket. Light Flight offers couples a romantic getaway in a place where no man walketh, literally. A sparkling cider or champagne toast at the pinnacle of the aerial ascension is included in the ticket price. Meet at the intersection of MD routes 543 and 165.
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Red Zone Adventures
1928 Greenspring Dr.
Timonium, Md. 21093
Price: $21.95 to $27.95 for adults
Hours: Tues to Fri – 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Sat – 10:30 a.m. to 12 a.m.
If you and your date are looking for fun in Baltimore, you should definitely check out Red Zone Adventures. Red Zone features a number of indoor recreation activities that will add a bit of excitement to a night out on the town, including laser tag, urban golf, a laser maze challenge and a lightspace play floor. Be prepared for a slightly psychedelic night out in the zone’s mostly black light facilities. You and your special someone will most certainly get outside of the box when you get into the zone here.
Paintball Adventure Park
3939 Old Taneytown Rd.
Taneytown, Md. 21787
Price: $15 walk ons/$25 rental equipment/$40 per paint case
Hours: Sat to Sun – 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Paint the town red, white, blue or whatever color you and your date desire in a competitive game of paintball. Paintball Adventure Park in Taneytown gives you the chance to burn a few calories on the playing field with your special someone. The park is rated as one of the best on the East Coast, and a game of paintball can be a perfect, exhilarating icebreaker for adventurous couples. Snag a season pass, save a little money and get some of that frustration out on your significant other every weekend.
Gunpowder Falls State Park, Hammerman Area
7200 Graces Quarters Rd.
Middle River, Md. 21220
Price: $65 kayaking per person/$95 sailing per person/$175 windsurfing per person
Hours: Sat and Sun – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Kayaking, sailing and windsurfing are just a taste of what Ultimate Watersports provides its patrons. Ultimate’s exceptional instructors allow you and your date to receive one-on-one lessons in any of the above categories. If instruction isn’t a concern, snag super-cheap rentals and hit the water. Soak up sunshine on a day out that makes last weekend look like a night out at the Grand Ole Opry.
As a Life Development Strategist, David Newby works with spiritually-minded business owners and other professionals who are looking to improve their quality of life and make positive contributions to society. David was born, and currently resides, in Baltimore, Md. His work can be found at Examiner.com.