The 10 Best First Date Locations in South Carolina!

Bored of the same old dinner and a movie routine? There are no excuses if you’re in South Carolina. The Palmetto State knows no bounds when it comes to fun activities to spur new romantic interests. No matter what you’re into, be it sports, music, the arts, or the great outdoors, a little creativity goes a long way in helping your first date turn into a second. Let the sparks fly at these 10 best first date locations in South Carolina.

1. Family Kingdom Amusement Park, Myrtle Beach, SC

From roller coasters to go-karts and all types of rides and food, you and your date will have a blast getting to know each other. The spacious park is just across from the beach, providing beautiful views and a good place to prolong your date when you’ve had your fill of amusements. Plus, the park is usually full of families and other couples, which makes it less intimidating during a first meeting.

2. Myrtle Beach Safari, North Myrtle Beach, SC

Add a little thrill to your first date with a visit to the Tigers Preserve. You and your date can take a walk on the wild side as you get up close and personal to tigers and other wildlife. You can watch from afar, or pay extra to journey on your own exclusive “safari.” If you want to make a great first impression, this place will do it for you.

casually bottle feeding a baby tiger 🐯😍

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3. Jones Gap State Park, Marietta, SC

If you want a cheap date that doesn’t feel like a cheap date, head to Jones Gap State Park. For a meager admission of just $5 each, you and your date can spend the day exploring the great outdoors. The park offers several hiking trails of varying difficulties, some of which lead to beautiful waterfalls, as well as spots for picnicking, geocaching, and birdwatching.  

4. Hole-N-One Family Fun Center, Aiken, SC

True, it’s a FAMILY fun center, but that doesn’t mean new couples can’t have a good time, too. A trip here gives you more than just entertainment: a round of miniature golf gives you plenty of time for chatting, while two-player games in the arcade can show you how well you can work together.

Serious competition. #minimasters

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5. HHI Escape Room, Hilton Head Island, SC

Bold, adventurous, and exciting, conquering an escape room can reveal a lot about your new romantic interest, even though it doesn’t give you much chance for getting-to-know-you conversation. It gives you a chance to see how well you might work together in the future, plus it can help you learn about their strengths and weaknesses. Plus, you’ll have plenty to talk about afterward during dinner.

6. Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC

Brush up on your culture while you take your date to the Gibbes Art Museum. The large collection of art and exhibits give you plenty of exploring time to get to know each other, plus it can give you clues into each other’s tastes and preferences. The museum also offers art classes, so consider planning your trip to include a hands-on activity.

7. Anderson Jockey Lot & Farmer’s Market, Belton, SC

As one of the most expansive flea markets in the state, a date here serves two purposes: First, you have seemingly infinite places to roam while you learn more about each other. And second, this flea market sells some of the coolest gadgets, antiques, animals, and other unique items. If you pick up a piece of furniture for refurbishing, you can just about bank on a second date to work on the project together.

Make sure you don't miss us Anderson Jockey Lot South Carolina bring your cars let's trade

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8. Riverbanks Botanical Garden, West Columbia, SC

One of the most beautiful botanical gardens in South Carolina is tucked away inside the Riverbanks Zoo. You and your date can spend all the time you like wandering through gorgeous themed gardens, sit next to fountains, and getting lost in nature. As a bonus, you also have the entire zoo to explore while you’re there.

She thought the animals were cute but I thought she was cuter 😊

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9. Charleston Culinary Tours, Charleston, SC

This dinner date with a twist is one of most filling first date experiences. Rather than sitting down for one meal, you can keep things fresh with a sampling of some of Charleston's most exquisite cuisine. Food tours take you to a few of the best restaurants in town, allowing you to try amazing local flavors while you enjoy the sights and sounds of the area.

Chef Thompson explaining how he prepares paella. @prohibitionchs

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10. Grand Central Station Disc Golf Course, Central, SC

Cozy and challenging, a round of disc golf is a perfect low key, no pressure activity. Whether you’re an expert or absolutely terrible, you can both have fun laughing at your flaws or celebrate when you score.

Central disc golf #discgolf #innova #paulmcbeth #innovaboss

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