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A Guide to the Ultimate Date Night in Vacaville, California

Date nights should be fun, not stressful! We've made it simple with a list of favorite spots for a perfect night out with your significant other in Vacaville! Whether you want a classic dinner and a movie, to go out for drinks, or try something different (laser tag, anyone?), there is something for every couple in Vacaville!

For Dinner…

Merchant and Main


Located right in the middle of Downtown Vacaville and a favorite among locals, Merchant & Main is always a good choice for a dinner date. Choose to sit inside or outside on their patio for a special romantic evening. After, take an evening stroll through downtown and enjoy the historic homes along tree-lined Buck Avenue.

Tip: Split an order of baked brie to start, then follow it up with a classic steak or the 49er chicken salad - a Merchant & Main original!

More date night dinner favorites:

Santana’s Cantina 

Backdoor Bistro


For Drinks…

University of Beer


What better way to unwind and recharge after a delicious meal than grabbing a cold brew? After dinner, head over to University of Beer for a mix of beers on tap. This craft beer bar, located in the Nut Tree area of Vacaville, is an ideal spot for a having an entertaining evening with your significant other! UOB, as it's known locally, has fun events that will spice up your date like Karaoke night on Thursdays and Trivia night on Wednesdays, washed down with a wide selection of local brews and ciders. They also have a pet-friendly patio so you can bring your furry third wheel if you desire.

Some of our other favorites for date night drinks:

Brass Tap

Linda's Cocktails


For Dessert…

Peace, Love, & Boba


Up for trying something new? Take your date to Peace, Love, & Boba to try some of their liquid nitrogen ice cream! With flavors like dole whip, jackfruit, and lavender matcha, you’ll be guaranteed to find something new and interesting on their menu. After all, nothing says love like ice cream!

Tip: the ice cream menu changes often! Be sure to follow them on Instagram (@peaceloveboba) to see what your flavor options might be. 

Some of our other date night dessert favorites:


Cultive Frozen Yogurt


For Fun…

Stars Recreation Center


Dinner and a movie might be the traditional route of a date night, but sometimes it’s fun to mix it up! Stars Recreation Center has a stacked arcade, state-of-the-art laser tag area, and a billiards room with shuffleboard and darts ON TOP of a bowling alley. Who says that kids get to have all of the fun?

Tip: Make sure to stay for Glow&Bowl!

Some of our other date night fun favorites:

Vacaville Ice Sports

Theatre Deville

Shopping at the Vacaville Premium Outlets


Looking for even more fun? Check out our Things To Do and Restaurant listings to create your own perfect date! Enjoy your night out and don't forget to tag your adventures with #ilovevacaville to share them with us!

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