It’s an evening that partners and spouses are typically looking forward to—date night. However, keeping date night fresh and exciting can seem challenging when couples stick to the same circle of places. Ignite a spark this date night by planning an outing to one of these best date night activities near Avery Ranch.

Cedro Restaurant Scratch Italian & Wine Bar

Since opening its doors in 2014, Cedro Restaurant Scratch Italian & Wine Bar in Austin exudes the ambiance of fine dining Italian without a feeling of presumptuousness. The menu boasts fresh pastas, salads, appetizers and a lavish brunch style menu that is delightfully simplistic, yet sumptuously elegant in presentation and flavor. However, the chef’s daily specials often veer from classic interpretations and delve into often unexplored food territories. Cedro’s happy hour specials are incredible, and the entire menu is moderately priced—including their wine selection, making this an ideal dinner date location.

Bent Oak Winery

While it’s technically a Texas winery, Bent Oak Winery focuses on the creation of irresistible wines sourced from California and Texas grapes. That being said, the purveyors and wine artisans here never blend the grapes together, but rather craft each wine from one source. Book a tasting here and prepare to have an elegant and educational date experience. Warm and welcoming staff give guests a tour, explain the workings of the winery, and share several of their best wines with a tasting. As a bonus, Bent Oak Winery is located right next to Delysia Chocolates…a perfect pairing for a pair looking for a unique date night.

ComedySportz Inside Zach Theater North

Comedy shows on date night are often risky due to the unknowns concerning potentially crude content. On the contrary, ComedySportz showcases good, clean comedy that’s considered family friendly, so there’s no need to worry about offending a date or feeling uncomfortable yourself. Grab a seat inside the Zach Theater North and enjoy the show as two teams of funny folks use improv comedy formats to earn your laughter and points to claim themselves the victors of the evening. Let laughter rule date night with an evening at ComedySportz.

Painting with a Twist

Those looking for date night activities near Avery Ranch that are sure to result in a memorable evening should check out Painting With a Twist in Cedar Park. Obviously, there will be painting involved, and the studio provides everything one needs to tap into their inner artist such as canvases, brushes, aprons and paint. Simply bring a date and an enthusiastic attitude!

Patrons will receive instructions from a studio artist as they create their masterpiece, and there are sessions designed for couples to create individual canvases that ‘pair’ together to form a singular artwork. Aspiring artists can also wine or another beverage to enjoy during the session, and the studio provides glasses and ice for guests use. Spots tend to fill quickly—especially for couple’s sessions—so make a reservation for a twisted good time ASAP.

Fun, affordable and just minutes away from home, look no further for great date night activities near Avery Ranch than these five Austin and Cedar Park establishments.