20 Date Night Ideas in Plainfield

There are loads of exciting things to do for your next date night in Hendricks County. Here we will be focusing on Plainfield, IN which has an up and coming restaurant scene, plenty of outdoor spaces to soak up the sun and nature, as well as abundant shopping. There is a little something for everyone in Plainfield.


Thai Orchid

2683 E. Main Street, Plainfield

My husband and I love eating food from around the world. We are always open to new cuisine and try to keep a regular rotation of unique restaurants for our date nights. Thai Orchid is a great example of this. Thai food is so delicious and the spice levels can be as hot as you can stand if spicy food is your thing. Pad Thai is a great place to start if you have never had Thai food before. We love to curry, dumplings, and spring rolls or salad rolls. Thai Orchid has all of these things and more! Don’t forget to try the Thai Sweet Tea.

Oasis Diner

405 W. Main Street, Plainfield

Oasis is a retro diner and perfect for a throwback style of date night. Oasis Diner was established in 1954 and the atmosphere will give you nostalgic feelings from your childhood. This historic landmark cannot be missed! You will find all of the American classics here including an amazing tenderloin. Indulge in the hand dipped ice cream or in house baked goods.

Nigh Brewing Company

2067 E. Hadley Rd, Plainfield

Nigh Brewing Company has moved into the old Black Swan location in Plainfield. They are serving up refreshing craft beers and diverse menu in a contemporary atmosphere. Things like southwestern egg rolls, buffalo cauliflower wrap, and specialty mac and cheese grace the menu. If beer isn’t your thing, the brewing company also serves bourbon.

Stone Creek Dining Company

2498 Perry Crossing Way Suite 105, Plainfield

Stone Creek is the perfect location for an upscale date night. Part of CRG Dining, Stone Creek is in the same family of restaurants as Mesh, Union 50, Vida, Livery, and many more. The food is up to the excellent standard that CRG holds. Steaks, seafood, pasta and great wine are all available here to help create the perfect date night.

Brew Link Brewing

4710 E US-40, Plainfield

Brew Link knows what they are doing when it comes to craft beer. You definitely need to check out their can art as well. The names and designs on the cans are so fun and different. The beers here are beyond unique and also just plain good. Brew Link’s atmosphere is a mix of industrial and rustic giving your date night a casual fun vibe. You can eat inside or out here. Grab a flight of beers and a flatbread to share. The experimental beers will give you and your date plenty to chat about.

Outdoor Activities

Sodalis Nature Park

7700 S. County Rd 975 E, Plainfield

Beautiful scenery will surround you at Sodalis Nature Park. Take a hike around the lake and enjoy the peace and quiet. There are 3.5 miles of trails. Take time to notice the rock features and small waterfall. Bring a picnic to share to extend your stay. There are picnic tables throughout the park or just bring a blanket. Plenty of wildlife lives in the nature park so keep your eyes peeled.

Hummel Park

1500 S. Center Street, Plainfield

Hummel Park is a large park with a variety of amenities available. This park is truly beautiful and sits on 205-acres. There are plenty of walking paths here. You can find a stream, little bridges, plenty of wide open spaces, and ample picnic spots throughout the park. There is also a disc golf course near the other ball fields.

The Shops at Perry Crossing

2499 Perry Crossing

If you would rather shop while strolling with your loved one, check out The Shops at Perry Crossing. This open air mall has plenty of shops to browse and some excellent restaurant choices including Stone Creek and Bru Burger. For added fun check out Rocket Fizz and pick up some classic candies or interesting bottled sodas. You can also check out the newest movies at the AMC Perry Crossing 18 which is a huge movie theater.

Friendship Gardens Park

850 S. Center Street, Plainfield

This park is a perfect location for adding romance to any date. Friendship Gardens is a 13-acre garden park. There is a beautiful stone waterfall, a three room gazebo pavilion, trails to explore, and a historic iron truss bridge. The quiet peaceful atmosphere will create the perfect opportunity for you to connect with your date.

Vandalia Trail

Vandalia Trail, Plainfield

For those living out in or near Plainfield, the Vandalia Trail is the perfect place to stretch your legs and get some exercise. This trail runs all throughout Plainfield and will connect you with plenty of shops and restaurants. This trail runs for about 4 miles and is a great way to spend some time with your date biking, jogging, or just going for a leisurely stroll. You will travel through woodlands, a tunnel and bridges as you make your way along the path.

Indoor Activities

Splash Island Indoor Water Park

651 Vestal Rd, Plainfield

When the weather is gray and cold, retreating to an indoor oasis is very tempting. Splash Island not only has a large outdoor water park but also an indoor water park with a lazy river perfect for time to relax with your date. You can also relive your childhood and race down the water slides. If the weather is hot and sunny, be sure to check out Splash Island’s outdoor water park filled with even more fun water activities.

uPaint Pottery Studio

1820 E. Main Street, Plainfield

I love uPaint Pottery for a date because you don’t have to sign up for a class to participate. You can stop in during open studio hours and pick out the projects that you and your date would like to work on. There are so many choices in type of project, paint colors and designs. The staff is wonderful and will gladly help you narrow down the choices and give you any painting advice you may need. After your pieces have been fired in the kiln, you can pick up your finished projects.

Sky Zone Trampoline Park

851 S. Columbia Rd Suite 172, Plainfield

You may be thinking to yourself, Sky Zone is for kids. Well, it is time to live it up like the kids do and jump on more trampolines than you can count. Sky Zone is so fun for all ages and is another amazing way to include physical activity during date night. On Fridays and Saturdays, the facility is open until 11pm, giving you plenty of time to get your jumps in. For added fun check out one of their Glow events typically on the weekends. Blacklights, lasers, and upbeat music transform the park into a party.

Gilley’s Antique and Decorator Mall

5789 US 40, Plainfield

Gilley’s Antique Mall offers not just antiques but also booths from decorators with new primitive style products and unique finds for your home. With over 350 booths, you and your date are sure to find some interesting items. You could truly spend hours here perusing the booths and reminiscing on old times. This is the perfect rainy day activity, sure to help you keep the conversation going. The staff is really wonderful as well. They are helpful in answering questions and helping you find particular items.

Serenity Spa

132 Perry Rd, Plainfield

A couples massage is an absolute must if you and your spouse are looking for ways to unwind, connect, and destress. Serenity Spa currently offers a custom couples massage package which includes Swedish or Deep Tissue Massage (or combination), free hot stone treatment and free moscato wine or a mimosa. I can feel myself relaxing already.

Sweet Treats

Milk & Honey Bakery

111 S. Vine Street, Plainfield

Milk & Honey Bakery is sure to add a romantic French flair to any date. This bakery specializes in the French style of baking and you can find amazing buttery croissants and delicately crafted macarons. Pair these with all of your favorite coffee and espresso beverages from Tinker Coffee.

Two Chicks Whisky Business

120 E. Main Street, Plainfield

If you and your date are out early in the day and need to grab some treats, head over to Two Chicks. They are baking all sorts of wonderful baked items that are selling out quickly. Cupcakes, cookies, pies, and cakes are all available and the cold brew coffee is amazing.


351 Marketplace Mile Suite 160, Plainfield

Schakolad is brimming with romantic chocolates that are sure to fill your date with sweetness. The shop specializes in European style chocolates and truffles. The shop has so many choices; chocolate lovers will be in heaven. The smell is intoxicating and you can see the chocolates being made in shop.

Kung Fu Tea

2683 E. Main Street Suite 107, Plainfield

If you want a sweet treat but are tired of the usual suspects, you must try Kung Fu Tea. This shop is so fun and a great addition to any date night especially when you want to try something new. Here you will find freshly brewed Taiwanese teas topped with tapioca pearls known as Boba Tea. There are tons of combinations and the shop makes it so easy to order-there are step by step directions!

Gee’s Nice Cream

2481 E. Main Street Suite 190, Plainfield

At Gee’s Nice Cream, you will create your own favorite ice cream that will be frozen on the spot using liquid nitrogen. This is a fun twist on the typical ice cream date, and your date will be amazed at how delectable the ice cream turns out. This spot adds a little science to the everyday ice cream outing.

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