Top 5 date spots

Vanessa Montalvo

Brookings may not be famous for its nightlife or have an abundance of places or activities, however, that shouldn’t stop you from taking advantage of the great things this little city can offer.

1. McCrory Gardens

Whether you are planning to have a picnic here or just taking your date out for stroll, McCrory Gardens is the place to go. With over 20 acres of flowers, trees, and shrubs, you are sure to impress your date with this display of natural beauty. There are numerous photo opportunities to create wonderful memories.

2. Taste of Europe

With its classy setting, Taste of Europe definitely makes for a romantic date location. Live piano music and a wide variety of European dishes really make this restaurant stand out. It’s located on Main Street and provides a great start to a wonderful date night.

3. Prairie Lanes Bowling

A generally overlooked date location is Prairie Lanes Bowling. It is a good place to go if you want to avoid the traditional “dinner and a movie” date. It’s decently priced and has the potential to produce lots of laughter.

4. BraVos

If you want a fancier dinner than McDonalds, but you don’t want to feel out of place in a t-shirt and jeans, then BraVos is a happy medium. Located right off campus at Sixth Street and Medary Avenue. It is popular for its pasta and wine, your date is sure to enjoy dinner here.

5. Century 14 Movie Theater

Sometimes, it is perfectly okay to be traditional when it comes to dating. Going to the movies is a cheap yet fun way to spend time with your date. Even if you have to go to Sioux Falls for a decent theater.

Combining multiple ideas is always great, too. How about going to a movie then star-gazing at McCrory Gardens? Or you could get all dressed up for an evening at Taste of Europe then head over for a few games of bowling as an interesting twist. Whatever you choose, be sure to make every date memorable.