Date Night Ideas in Greenfield

The town of Greenfield, located east of Indianapolis, has plenty of fun and exciting choices for your next date night. You will find several historic buildings in the charming, downtown area. There are also beautiful parks to explore and delicious restaurants to try out. Bring your date to Greenfield, and try out some of the fun things they have to offer! 

Restaurants

Carnegie’s A Place to Eat

 100 W. North Street, Greenfield

Carnegie’s is a fun place to take a date, partly because the food is amazing and partly because the restaurant is housed in a historic library. This cozy ambience is only a portion of the reasons to be excited to eat here. The restaurant has its own herb garden they use for their recipes, and meat eaters and vegetarians alike can both find something great on the menu. If you prefer to dine al fresco, head out to the romantic garden patio and enjoy your meal in the fresh air.

Zapp! Thai Restaurant

2045 N. State Street, Greenfield

Zapp makes getting Thai food easy and fun. The dishes are nicely plated, and the cocktails are beautifully presented as well. You will find an extensive wine list and full bar here. As for food, you can determine the spice level to your taste. The restaurant has comfortable seating and flowers adorn each table, making this a romantic spot to enjoy some delicious food. 

Griggsby’s Station

101 W. Main Street, Greenfield

Griggsby’s Station has a mission to serve pasture-to-pub food with locally sourced ingredients. Much of the food is sourced from Tyner Pond Farm, as well as other local farms. This restaurant is a great date night spot, with plenty of choices on the menu. Steaks, pasta, and more laid back options, like burgers, grace the menu. The décor is rustic-meets-industrial, and outdoor seating is also available. 

Costa’s Grill

1020 W. Main Street, Greenfield

I love Greek food for a date night. Costa’s is a must-visit for their generous portions of delicious food, in addition to their excellent service. If you have never tried Greek food before, make sure to order the Saganaki. It is a cheese dish that is brought to the table, then set on fire, making it a memorable experience for your date. All of the favorite Greek standbys can be found here, such as pastichio, moussaka, falafel, and gyros. The Greek style chicken can’t be missed either. Opa!

The Mug

117 Apple Street, Greenfield

The Mug is ready for you to come by for a more casual dining experience. Perfect for those warmer months, the Mug has plenty of outdoor seating for you to enjoy a pork tenderloin, burger, or specialty hot dog. The food is all “farm to curb,” locally-sourced and made from scratch. This is not your typical drive-in style restaurant. The quality is unmatched, and the prices are super affordable. We suggest finishing off your meal with a root beer float!

Outdoor Activities

Riley Park

Apple Street and US 40, Greenfield

Riley Park is one of the most well-known parks in Greenfield. Spanning over 40-acres, the park is filled with amenities to keep you coming back all year long. During the summer, visit the pool or splash pad to cool off. In the winter, go on a date and do some sledding, then grab a hot drink after to warm up. There are trails to explore and a creek to check out. You can also partake in some friendly competitive action at the basketball courts, tennis courts, and disc golf course. 

Tuttle Orchards

5717 N. 300 W, Greenfield

Tuttle Orchards is a well-known Indiana tradition. You have likely headed out to the orchard before, but if you haven’t visited yet, be sure to plan a day date to check out the grounds. You can tour the buildings, get lost in a corn maze, pick apples, and take some glamorous selfies by the sunflowers. Head into the farm store to pick up a few items to take back home, like a jug of cider; Tuttles cider is absolutely the best! You can also find plants in the greenhouse, and pick up a bite to eat or a sweet treat in the café. 

Beckenholdt Park

2770 N. Franklin Street, Greenfield

Beckenholdt Park is simply beautiful. Pack a picnic when you visit this park. The prairie comes alive with native wildflowers, creating a romantic backdrop for that picnic.  This park has walking trails that go around the pond, with some wooden paths that lead to observation decks. There are 2 wetlands and a native tree walk among the 75 –acres. You can also go fishing here. 

Lark Ranch

1611 N. Meridian Road, Greenfield

If you haven’t been to Lark Ranch, you are missing out! This is an incredible ranch to visit during the Harvest season. Over the years, Lark Ranch has expanded its activities and amenities immensely. There are plenty of things for adults to do, such as some carnival type rides, a corn maze, pumpkin patch, train ride, and a log jam, which is similar to a bucking bull. Try out a hay ride and take a look at the farm animals. You can purchase an all-inclusive pass to enjoy all of the things that Lark Ranch has to offer. 

Thornwood Preserve

1597 S. Morristown Pike, Greenfield

If you and your date are interested in hiking, be sure to check out Thornwood Preserve. The 40-acres has 7 hiking trails running through it, with varying degrees of difficulty. You can see a diversity of wildlife, flora, and fauna. There is also a suspension bridge to walk across, and two creeks run through the property. 

Indoor Activities

Strike Force Lanes

1539 W. Main Street, Greenfield

Bowling is a great way to add some competitive action to any date. Strike Force Lanes has 32 lanes for bowling, and the owners have really taken pride in their business. The bowling alley is very clean and has been frequently updated over the years. Head over on a Wednesday for $2.00 games and $2.50 shoe rental.

Evolution VR

1757 Melody Lane, Greenfield

Have you tried out Virtual Reality gaming yet? Break out of the norm and go to Evolution VR for an out of the box date night. They have tons of game to choose from and you can switch between them as much as you want during your reservation. This is a great spot for a double date. For $59.99, you and 3 guests can enjoy a dedicated space with 2 headsets, soda and snacks for a full hour. The staff is excellent at helping you get started, so you can make the most of your time. Choose the racing simulator for added fun!

Riley Home Museum

250 W. Main Street, Greenfield

History buffs will enjoy visiting the boyhood home of poet James Whitcomb Riley, which is now a museum. The home will give you taste of life from the 1850s and 60s, as the pioneer-era homestead features many items and artifacts from that time period. The museum is only $4.00 per adult, so it is not only interesting but also affordable. 

Hometown Comics and Games

1040 N. State Street, Greenfield

My husband and I love having board game nights and inviting another couple over for dinner and games. Hometown Comics and Games has absolutely everything you need for an amazing game night. This is such a fun store to stop in after you go out for dinner. Include it in your date night, so you can check out the latest and greatest in all of gaming. This store truly has it all, and it will feel slightly like you are attending a convention located in a storefront. Check out their event page for game nights geared toward adults, and add it to your list of new places to check out. 

Hancock County Historical Society

28 Apple Street, Greenfield

This is another interesting spot, if you are looking to learn more about Indiana history. The Historical Society is housed in Chapel of the Park Museum and the Old Log Jail Museum, which are on the property at Riley Park. You will be able to see thousands of artifacts dating as far back as the Ice Age, with animal fossils, Native American artifacts, and pioneer era items all on display. Admission is only $3 for adults. 

 

Sweet Treats and Cool Drinks

Hitherto Coffee and Gaming Parlor

1558 N. State Street, Greenfield

Hitherto is the perfect place for a coffee date. Hitherto is offering top-of-the-line coffee and espresso drinks made-to-order. Expect your latte to feature latte art and your cold drinks to be garnished. The sweets are handmade and amazing, so be sure to grab a couple of hand pies when you are in. Not only do they offer amazing coffee and treats, but they also have board games to keep you entertained. So next time you need a caffeine fix, head to Hitherto to stay awhile and play some games.

Sweet Shop

1309 W. Main Street, Greenfield

Next time you are wanting to go on a donut date, (That’s a thing, right?) please do yourself a favor and go to the Sweet Shop. Aptly named, the Sweet Shop specializes in classic donuts that are delectable and amazingly priced. This no-frills shop has cases of fluffy donuts, in a ton of varieties. Grab a few to share!

Wooden Bear Brewing Company

21 W. North Street, Greenfield

Wooden Bear Brewing Company is the perfect spot if you are looking to enjoy some craft beer. Order a flight with 6 different styles of beer to see what suits your palates. They have over a dozen beer choices. This is the first brewery in Greenfield and it does not disappoint. The casual, laid back atmosphere is so inviting, and you will be able to just enjoy time with your date. You can also order Greek’s Pizzeria inside the brewery now.

J. Evelyn Confections/Greenfield Chocolates

15 W. Main Street, Greenfield

A beautiful artisanal box of chocolates? Sign me up! This spot will have your date swooning, when the enticing aroma of chocolate fills this shop, and the assortment of chocolates is out of this world. This award-winning chocolatier has been crafting exquisite chocolates for Greenfield and beyond for the last 12 years. These chocolates are gorgeous and tasty works of art. Bring your date in to peruse the selection of truffles, caramels, and other confectionary treats. 

The Greenfield Grind

14 N. State Street, Greenfield

The Greenfield Grind is a wonderful coffee shop located in downtown Greenfield. They are roasting Blue Mind Coffee, which is from Indiana natives. If you aren’t in the mood for a coffee, try one of their unbelievable smoothies, with flavors like acai berry and blueberry crunch. Breakfast is served all day, and they also have a lunch menu, as well. This spot has a comfortable, cozy-chic atmosphere that is so inviting. 

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