By Noelle Downey

Need a fun date night idea for this weekend? Cupid’s got you covered! With all the hype about teen sensations like Bella Thorne, Noah Cyrus and Shawn Mendes, it seems like the coolest thing to be right now is a teenager. In the spirit of all things teen, take some time out this weekend to visit the old haunts of your childhood for some grown-up fun.

Looking for a nostalgic way to spend an evening with your partner remembering your favorite places from childhood? This date night idea is the perfect way to make new memories out of your old favorites!


While an arcade might be a little old school, places like Dave & Buster’s offer not only all the fun arcade games you loved in middle school, but also a restaurant and bar. Embrace your competitive spirit with friends, or challenge your date to a game.

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Another classic spot is a local mini-golf course. Not much skill is required, and there are all kinds of fun theme options from Pirate’s Cove to Wilderness Falls. It’s a good way to see how someone handles a loss… or a win. Plus, working on your stroke could be an easy way to get closer.

Other old-school ideas options are drive-in movies, go-carting, and treating yourself to ice cream.

In the NYC area? Check out Long Island Go-Karts for indoor racing and other fun activities.

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Have a favorite high school-esque date night of your own? What are your favorite ways to kick back and enjoy a night with your significant other that makes you feel like a kid again? Let us know in the comments!