8 Best First Date Locations in Louisiana

Don't let those first date jitters get the best of you. If you're planning a special day or evening out with a crush, make sure you pick the perfect backdrop for it. The right setting for a date helps alleviate some of those nerves. From exploring an art museum to wine tastings, here are the best first date locations in Louisiana. 

Frank’s Pizza Napoletana, Shreveport, LA

Who doesn’t love a good pizza pie? And Frank’s Pizza Napolitana is a great place to relax and get to know each other. Try one of their wood-fired pizzas made with authentic Italian ingredients and a cold beer, then top off your meal with homemade gelato. That’s amore!

Robinson Film Center, Shreveport, LA

Need to jumpstart some conversation starters? One of the best ways to do that is to enjoy a movie together. The Robinson Film Center is a diverse place to come together and see an oldie but goodie or the latest film release. They have programs and special screenings available, too. 

Restaurant Cotton, Monroe, LA

Featuring some of the South’s favorite flavors, Cotton is more than a restaurant. It’s a dining experience to be shared. Located in the beautiful historic part of the city in a building that’s more than 100 years-old, Cotton embodies the richness of age with the modern techniques and fusion of Creole and Cajun flavors with Southern comfort food. 

The River Room, Baton Rouge, LA

Whether you’re celebrating the first date or the one-hundred and first, The River Room is a fitting place for lively conversation in a casual and comfortable atmosphere. The friendly bartenders can create your favorite libation and there are drink specials during the week for any taste or budget. 

Louisiana Art & Science Museum, Baton Rouge, LA

Located in an old train station in the heart of the city, Louisiana Art & Science Museum allows you and your special someone to step back in time. Events and exhibits change regularly and include a planetarium and various studios for art, photography, music, and other special workshops. Admission to the museum is free on Sundays and reduced for planetarium shows. You and your date will have an out of this world time!

Arcadiana Swamp Tours, Breaux Bridge, LA

If the thought of alligators doesn’t spark sparks in your love life, how about a romantic evening cruise? Daytime two-hour tours are available every day and night tours after sunset are by appointment. There’s something magical about riding through the swamp at night with the sound of the push-pole moving your boat along and nature all around beautiful Lake Martin. This is an experience of a lifetime. 

Blue Bike, New Orleans, LA

Get to know each other and the historic and beautiful city of New Orleans from the comfortable seat of a blue bike! Although they don’t have any bicycles built for two, this special and very affordable mode of transportation is perfect for conserving energy and connecting to each other on a whole new level. If it’s been a while since you’ve been on a bike, there are free safety workshops to make sure you have fun and stay safe on your adventure. 

Bacchanal Wine, New Orleans, LA

After a great day exploring the city of New Orleans, you’ll find a welcome retreat into relaxation, good food, and your favorite wine. Of course, the live music helps set the perfect atmosphere for the end of a perfect day. Like most places in the city that never sleeps, Bacchanal Wine excites the senses with exotic aromas, sights, and tastes, and the sounds of original music. First come, first served. 

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