November is packed full of fun things to do in the Indianapolis area. If you are planning a date night, look no further! We have ten great ideas to make November warm and cozy with that special person. Whether you want to embrace the chill outdoors or hide out indoors, we have you covered.
9061 N 700 W, McCordville
Sundays are the perfect time to go visit a local winery. The laidback vibe at Daniel’s is perfect for any date. They offer multiple specials throughout the week. Sundays are Bottomless Mimosas. Most Sundays also offer live music throughout the afternoon. Snuggle up by one of the fire pits or hang out inside and enjoy a wine tasting at the bar. Pizza and a variety of appetizers are also available.
Chocolate and Wine Class
1125 Brookside Ave, Gate D2, Indianapolis
November 3, 12, 17, 26
Immerse yourself in a two-hour experience at SoChatti. You will receive a flight of all four SoChatti origins paired with a variety of delicious wines. You will also have the opportunity to tour the chocolate factory, indulge in charcuterie, and create drop candies and chocolate-covered fruit. Make advance reservations online.
Indianapolis Colts Games
Lucas Oil Stadium
500 S. Capitol Ave, Indianapolis
November 20, 1 pm
November 28, 8:15 pm
Cheer on the Colts at either an afternoon or night game this month. Don your jerseys, grab a favorite beverage, and snack on some classic concessions to round out the trip. Be sure to make time to visit Touchdown Town for pregame entertainment. The fun starts 3 hours prior to kickoff.
10 Carter Green, Carmel
The 2022 Carmel Christkindlmarkt opens on November 19! Bundle up and keep warm with a hot mug of Glühwein. Peruse the vendors and shop from a variety of German gifts. Don’t forget to indulge in the Raclette sandwiches with the most savory, melty cheese you’ll ever experience. Take your sweetie out on the ice for a beautiful skate throughout the middle of the market. Admission and parking are free.
Press Your Luck at an Arcade
When is the last time you went to an arcade without kids? Chances are, not recently. Indy is home to some great options for adults to play games from their childhood. Places such as Tappers and 16-Bit offer a variety of retro and new games along with a slew of pinball machines. Drinks are available and it is so fun to have some friendly competition over the games. Check out our guide for more arcades throughout Central Indiana.
Date Night on a Budget
The holidays can add up quickly. If you aren’t sure you can swing a full-blown date night plus purchase everything else needed for the holiday months, try getting just drinks and desserts out. Gallery Pastry Bar has beautiful desserts including croissants and their widely popular macarons. Pair that with their full bar and you have a beautiful evening without the added cost of dinner.
Give Back to Your Community
With the holidays come reminders of the importance of giving. Although not your traditional date, finding time to volunteer locally will give you some wonderful memories to look back on. There are many locations throughout Central Indiana where you can volunteer your time to help others. Food banks, senior centers, animal rescues, and mentoring youth are a few options you can consider. You can also put together packs of essential items to hand out to people in need.
Day Trip to Brown County
Brown County, Indiana
Doesn’t a day full of sweaters, fall leaves, brisk temperatures, and drives through the countryside sound like a wonderful date? If you get a chance, plan a day trip down to Nashville, Indiana. The drive alone is worth it as you snake through the hilly Southern Indiana landscape. Once in the town of Nashville, enjoy the smells, tastes, and sights of fall. Old-time candy shops, quaint boutiques, and amazing coffee await you. We love stopping at The Daily Grind to grab coffee to sip before shopping. Head into the Brown County State Park for hiking, picnicking, and the beautiful colors of fall.
Indy Fuel Games
Indiana Farmer’s Coliseum
1202 E. 38th St, Indianapolis
November 4, 5, 17, 20, 25, 26
There are 6 chances to catch the Indy Fuel in November. Each game has a promotion so there is always something exciting happening. From discounted food, to free t-shirts, to appearances from some of your favorite characters, there is something for everyone. The games are action-packed! Even those new to hockey will be fans before the game is over.
Circle City FOWLFest
The Fowling Warehouse
1125 E. Brookside Ave, Indianapolis
November 12 from 2 pm-6 pm
The Fowling Warehouse invites you to join in the fun at its inaugural FOWLFest. Not sure what fowling is? Think of a mix of football, bowling, and cornhole. Grab your tickets now to access unlimited samples from over 16 breweries and cideries from the Indianapolis area. You will also have unlimited fowling for you and your date while at the festival. Make it a group date and bring along another couple or two to join in some competitive fowling fun. The festival will also have live music and food trucks. Be sure to grab tickets ahead of time to score the early bird rate!
Get out there and enjoy the end of the fall season with one of these great date night choices. Be sure to use the hashtag #IndyWITHOUTkids to let us know about all of the fun you are having out there.