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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Central PA Date Ideas (Winter Edition!)


Pretty soon, the weather is going to get freezing cold and yucky. Weather like that usually makes me feel like staying all warm and cozy inside. And while staying home in my pajamas is probably my favorite thing to do, it's also fun to get out there and live a little!

Today, I'm going to share some Central PA *WINTER* date ideas for you and your hunny! This list will be things that require you to get a shower and get dressed, but don't worry, I'll do a follow up post on some stay at home date ideas for the winter!

1. Mid State Distillery. They make their own vodka, bourbon, moonshine, and rum. Their tastings are free! Have you ever done a liquor tasting? There are mixed drinks made from their own spirits as well as local wine and beer. Bring your own food or order in! (There's a Popeyes right across the street!!!!)

2. Game Table Cafe. This place has every game you can think of as well as enthusiastic employees who will teach you how to play the games! They make soups, sandwiches, salads, and have a wide assortment of non alcoholic beverages including specialty coffee drinks and frozen drinks. 

3. Wineries. There are just so many in Central PA, and it seems like there is always something going on at the wineries on the weekends. Check out their websites to find out about tastings, live music, and other fun events! Suggestions: Armstrong Valley, Buddy Boy, Bucks Valley, Hunters Valley, Adams County, Hauser's Estate.

4. Breakfast and a hike. One of our favorite things to do is get breakfast at Funck's Cafe right by Fort Indian Town Gap and then go for a hike at Swatara State Park. But obviously there are many other gorgeous places to hike- the Appalachian Trail, Pinchot Park, and Detweiler Park.

5. Paint Nite. I have done a couple Paint Nites and they are so much fun! I'm not good at painting but somehow, someway, my picture always turns out nice. Search the Paint Nite website for events near you. And ALWAYS use a discount code!

6. Movie & lunch. See an IMAX movie at The Whitaker Center and then walk to a local eatery downtown.

7. See a live performance! Here are some links to get you started!

Little Theater of Mechanicsburg
Theater Harrisburg
The Belmont Theater
Oyster Mill Playhouse
Hershey Area Playhouse
Hershey Theater
Whitaker Center
Dutch Apple Dinner Theater
What is your favorite winter date idea?

14 comments:

  1. Kind of a 'family' date but going to Chocolate World as soon as it opens on Saturday then lunch and brews at Troegs! Love all your ideas!

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    1. That is a great family date idea! I went to Troegs once... too many kids for me!

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  2. I too much prefer staying home when it's chilly out! But if I have to go out I prefer doing inside activities like theaters (live not movies). In a few weeks we are going to a performance at the Hershey Theater!

    I do remember you mentioning that game cafe before and that looks like fun!

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    1. What are you going to see at Hershey?

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    2. We are going to the Jewel holiday concert. It's a Christmas present from Scott!

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  3. Great ideas that would be found in my area too! I could probably convince my kids to get out and go for a winter hike too if the promise of breakfast at a restaurant was included. I have been trying to arrange a date night at the University that Alan and I attended - going to a show at the university's theater.

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    1. Oh that will be a sweet date night for your an Alan. :) As for the hike, yes just pick a day when it's like mid 30s or 40s and the cold is no big deal.

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    1. HA! Sounds like you and I should go on a date!

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  5. This are such great ideas! It does get too cold to be outside in the winter, but having motivation to do something fun makes it worth it to take a shower.

    We like to go to PA bakery and share a desert. Come to think of it, we don't do much on weekends at night.

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    1. That's because you have to be rested up for all of your races, right!? I have never been to the bakery but one time a student got me whoopi pies from there. Great gift!

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  6. this is a fun idea for a date night post. I need a fun date night w my hubs

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    1. Write a post and then start checking the items off. :)

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